Career Overview

B.Ed.

The Bachelor of Education programme aims to prepare reflective and competent humane teachers. At School of Education GDGU focus is on learning outcome based education. Student- teachers are given exposure to repertoire of pedagogical skills that they can use while teaching in global scenario.(Government, Private, Government aided, International and World Schools) At School of Education Student- teachers are encouraged to be creative and innovative. The programme focuses on initiating and enhancing educational discourse by organizing seminars, debates, lectures and discussions for student- teachers. The highlights of the programme are to make the student- teachers organize and participate in intra-institutional and inter-institutional activities on themes of educational significance. A participatory teaching approach is adopted to help student- teachers develop into thinking professionals. The focus is also on developing research aptitude and critical thinking so that after the completion of this programme students of School of Education may have enhanced opportunities in further studies, research, and jobs.

Programme Structure

Perspectives in Education – Childhood and Growing up, Contemporary India and Education, Learning and Teaching, Gender, School and Society, Knowledge and Curriculum, Creating an Inclusive School, Health, Yoga and Physical Education.

Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies – Language across the Curriculum, Pedagogy of two School Subjects and Assessment of Learning.

Engagement with the field – Tasks and Assignments that run through all the courses, School Internship, Reading and Reflecting on Texts, Arts in Education, Understanding ICT and its Application and Life Long Learning (LLL).

Internship: The programme also includes a comprehensive School Experience Programme (SEP).Internship is enriched with activities that requires sustained engagement not only with learners but with school and communities as well.

Integrated B.A./B.Sc.- B.Ed.

Integrated B.A. /B.Sc. - B.Ed. Programme equip student-teachers with the basic knowledge and skills of sciences, social sciences, humanities and education. Such knowledge and skills would help teachers to teach in the 21st century classroom of upper primary and secondary school students and address issues concerning their development as global citizens. To initiate the discourse on education and to provide a strong professional base through diverse educational experiences, School of Education regularly organises seminars, debates, lectures and discussion groups for student-teachers.

This programme aims to prepare professionally competent reflective teachers who are sensitive to local and global issues. At School of Education GDGU focus is on learning outcome-based education. Student- teachers are given exposure to repertoire of pedagogical skills that they can use while teaching in global scenario (Government, Private, Government aided, International and World Schools). At School of Education Student- teachers are encouraged to be creative and innovative. The highlights of the Programme are to make the student- teachers organize and participate in intra-institutional and inter-institutional activities on themes of educational significance. A participatory teaching approach is adopted to help student- teachers develop reflective thinking and questioning skills. The focus is also on developing research aptitude and critical thinking so that after the completion of this programme our students may have enhanced opportunities in further studies, research, and jobs.

Programme Structure

The course duration is 4 years. The courses in this programme are organized into three categories:

  • Common courses
  • Core courses
  • Electives

Common courses:

Comprise of the following courses that are mandatory for all student-teachers:

  • Hindi
  • Communicative English
  • Environmental Studies, Information and Communication Technology in Education (ICT), Indian Constitution and Human Rights, Holistic Education, Theatre, Arts and Heritage, Craft Traditions, Lifelong Learning (LLL).

Core courses for B.A B.Ed.: English Literature, Social Science, History/ Geography / Economics /Political Science/ Mathematics and comprehensive core and pedagogy courses of Education.

Core Courses for B.Sc. B.Ed. (PCM): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and comprehensive core and pedagogy courses of Education.

Core Courses for B.Sc. B.Ed. (CBZ): Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and comprehensive core and pedagogy courses of Education.

Electives: Comprise of following Education Courses, out of which only ONE is to be opted by student-teachers:

Guidance and Counselling/Inclusive Education/Peace Education/Value Education/Skill Education/ School and Curriculum/Vocational Educational Education/Measurement & Evaluation

Internship: The programme also includes a comprehensive School Experience Programme (SEP); the internship in teaching.

M.A.(Education)

The Master of Arts (Education) Programme is an innovative programme, which would provide learners a wider and comprehensive understanding of education as a field of knowledge and thus would accommodate a wide variety of learner needs. Needs may range from understanding the concept of education to knowing how knowledge gets generated in the area of education and to acquiring higher levels of specific aspects of education. As per the norms of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), one of the academic eligibility criteria of becoming a teacher educator is to have M.A. (Education) degree in order to teach the foundation courses, hence the importance of this programme. The Programme is delivered through seminars, workshops, tutorials and lectures. Experiential Learning is an integral component of the curriculum. Students submit a dissertation at the end of the last semester. The focus is on essential skills and knowledge with a balance of practical and theoretical learning. This programme would give an opportunity to:

  • Identify various aspects of development of learner
  • Practice skills pertaining to the different research methods and data analysis techniques
  • Hold discussions on the aspects of history of higher education
  • Analyze curriculum development and instruction
  • Reflect on different aspects of comparative education

Programme Structure

Major course areas are:

  • Learning, Learner and Development
  • Societal Context of Education
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Methods of Data Analysis in Education
  • Higher Education : Its context and linkages
  • Inclusion and School Perspectives in History and History of Education
  • Comparative Education,
  • Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Equality and Education : Sociological Perspectives
  • Field Work with Community
  • Dissertation

MBA (Educational Leadership and Management)

MBA (Educational Leadership and Management) Programme is a flagship programme of the G D Goenka Group, a pioneer in education.  This will would provide students a wider and comprehensive understanding of education as a field of knowledge and relate it with various aspects of leadership and management. The programme inculcates skills in students to manage educational institutions, and other organizations. The Program is structured to develop competencies such as curriculum development, management of finances, resolving conflicts, conducting outreach programs, understanding legal aspects of education. The focus is on management and leadership skills needed to understand, sustain, and help an organization grow.

Learning Objectives and Career Opportunities

Courses will be in core areas of Management include Strategic Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, International Business, Human Resource Management, Business Analytics, Marketing, Production Operations Management, Entrepreneurship and Information Technology.

In the second year the focus will be on pedagogy and understanding the requirements of an Educational institution.

Training (Internship Opportunities): Students are provided with internship training to equip them with a practical understanding of various aspects of educational leadership and management in various educational organizations specifically in G.D Goenka Schools and University.

Diploma in Education (Montessori System)

The Programme Diploma in Education (Montessori System) is an innovative and scientific initiative in the area of teacher education with special reference to Montessori philosophy. The programme is aimed for individuals who are passionate about shaping the life of children adopting child- centered approaches. The programme develops all the essential skills in people who are aspiring to work in an educational setup that is based on the well-known philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. It nurtures all the domains of human personality, such as, physical, social, emotional and cognitive using an integrated approach. The programme is delivered through seminars, workshops, tutorials and lectures. Internship is an integral component of the curriculum. The focus is on essential skills and knowledge with a balance of practical and theoretical learning.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To appreciate the contribution of Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy in Early Childhood Education
  • To understand the process of growth and development during the early childhood stage
  • To develop essential skills, competencies and values needed for effective classroom functioning and management

On completion of the Programme, the learners will be able to:

  • Practice child centered teaching-learning methodology of Dr. Maria Montessori.
  • Create opportunities for experiential learning to clarify the concepts.
  • Use innovative techniques during the teaching-learning process in accordance with the age level of the students and Montessori philosophy.
  • Coordinate regularly with various stakeholders of the school such as parents and Head of the school.

Programme Structure

The major areas of study include:

  • Philosophy of Education (Montessori System)
  • Curriculum Development
  • Child Psychology and Child Development
  • Story Telling
  • Theatre and Puppetry
  • Music & Movement
  • Information and communication Technology in Montessori System
  • Personality Development
  • First Aid
  • Health and Yoga

Post Graduate Diploma in Education Management (Montessori System)

The Programme Post Graduate Diploma in Education Management (Montessori System) is a premiere initiative in the Management of internationally acclaimed Montessori Method in an academic setting. The Programme aims at developing essential skills, competencies and values needed for effective school leadership and management. The programme focuses on having world class effective school leaders. PGDEM (MS) is a unique, scientific and innovative child-centered educational and management programme based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. PGDEM (MS) curriculum is a seamless blend of the internationally acclaimed Montessori Method and Indian cultural values.

The programme is delivered through seminars, workshops, tutorials and lectures. Internship is an integral component of the curriculum. The focus is on essential skills and knowledge with a balance of practical and theoretical learning. On completion of the programme, the student-teachers will be able to:

  • Facilitate use of modern approaches to leadership and management of schools within, as well as outside India.
  • Implement effective and meaningful strategies in managing and leading various types of primary and pre-primary educational institutions.
  • Practice child centered teaching methodologies.
  • Create opportunities to practice designing assessment procedures and instructional strategies.
  • Create opportunities for experiential learning to clarify the concepts.
  • Contribute actively towards relational trust within school and community.

Programme Structure

Major areas of this programme includes:

  • Philosophy of Education (Montessori System)
  • Curriculum Development and Management
  • Child Psychology and Child Development
  • Story Telling
  •  Theatre and Puppetry
  • Music & Movement
  • The World of Aesthetics
  • Organisation and Management in Montessori System
  • Child Rights
  • Planning and Management of Meal and Nutrition
  • First Aid
  • Personality Development
  • Grooming and Communication

PG Diploma in Education Technology (PGDET)

Educational Technology is emerging as a new discipline. The growing popularity of this discipline lies in the advantages of integrating technology in the instructional system. The advantages are multifarious and may pertain to registration, delivery of instructions, the overall management of educational institutions and so on. Among these processes, the teacher is mainly concerned with delivering instructions and the application of educational technology is becoming indispensable for this process. Also, in keeping with the demands of the knowledge society, transaction of knowledge has to be freed from the confines of the classrooms and made available round the clock, at places convenient for the learner. Even within the classroom, technology is to be used to strengthen the constructive approach to learning, whereby learners become the active seekers of knowledge. Therefore, from the sporadic use of technology, we have to move towards its seamless integration into the teaching –learning system. For this merely the skills to use technologies is not enough but it requires us to take several steps further and be able to use technology as a tool for imparting instructions. Hence, proficiency for selection of technology, designing instructions based on pedagogic principles, using technology effectively for reaching out to learners, making education a collaborative process and so on are necessary. This PG Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET) intends to make you adept in these areas and enable you to face the challenges of imparting education in the 21st century.

Programme Educational Objectives

Understand concept, origin, characteristics of Educational Technology and various modalities of teaching.

  • Develop the skills needed for making optimum use of the technologies enabling collaborative practices and sharing of educational resources
  • Develop an awareness about the various educational technologies and their pedagogic uniqueness

This programme aims to develop a cadre of teachers and other professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills for organizing teaching and training with the help of appropriate technologies. The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • Describe the meaning of educational technology and its related concepts.
  • Make judicious selection of technology in developing instructional material with technological integration
  • Use the skills for optimum use of technology in the teaching learning process.
  • Build knowledge about Educational Technology for improving teacher’s behavior.
  • Locate information and resources on educational technology
  • Describe characteristics of technologies which can be exploited for maximum educational benefit based on the development of the learner.

Course Modalities

  • Minimum Duration: 1 Year
  • Maximum Duration: 3 Years
  • Minimum Age: No bar
  • Maximum Age: No bar
  • Eligibility: The eligibility condition for this programme is graduation in any discipline.

Program Structure:

Sem-I

  • Introduction to Educational Technology
  • Understanding Information and Communication Technology
  • Social Networking Tools
  • ICT For Assessment and Evaluation
  • Learning Theories

Sem-II

  • Digital Marketing
  • Designing Instructional Material
  • Cyber Security and Wellness
  • Project work
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