Dept. of Education
The Department of Education of Kurukshetra University, established in the year 1963, has been widening its horizon over the years in the field of education. It was the first Department in the country to start 4 year integrated course of B. A. B. Ed. Academic Staff College, Women Studies Research Centre and Adult Education Centre were part of the Department of Education till mid 1990s. At present, the Department is running B.Ed. (Spl. Ed.-V.I.), M.Ed. (Spl. Ed.-V.I.), M.A. (Education), M.Ed. (General), M.Phil. (Education) and Ph.D. (Education) courses. All the courses are approved by respective regulatory bodies. The M.Ed. (General) (two year course) is approved by NCTE; M.Ed. (Spl. Ed.-V. I.) and B.Ed. (Spl. Ed.-V.I.) (two year course each) are approved by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), New Delhi; M.A (Education), M. Phil. (Education) and Ph.D. (Education) are courses approved by UGC. This Department has been conducting researches in the area of Teaching and Learning, Teacher Education, Development of Audio and Computer assisted Materials, Education of Learners with Diverse Needs, Elementary Education etc. The Department had been a pioneering Department to start Special Education courses i.e. M.Ed. (Spl. Ed.-V. I.) and B.Ed. (Spl. Ed.-V.I.) in 1990 and 1991 respectively.
The goals of the Department include providing an exposure to students in a variety of training programmes and situations at all levels viz. B.Ed. (Special Education-V.I.), M.Ed. (Spl. Edu.-V.I.), M.Ed. (General), M.A. (Education) and M.Phil (Education). The Department was sanctioned DSA under SAP by the UGC in 1987. At present, the Department has SAP (DRS-III) from 2013-2018. The identified thrust areas are: (i) Teacher Education (ii) Elementary Education. The Department has been getting projects sponsored by AICTE, NCERT, NUEPA, MHRD and Government of Haryana. In the recent past, two MoUs were signed with MHRD, Government of India for monitoring the work of SarvaShikshaAbhiyan (SSA) and Mid Day Meal (MDM) for Haryana state (i) from 2008 to 2010 and (ii) from 2010 to 2012. Another MoU was signed with NCERT for MHRD, Government of India sponsored Research Study entitled ‘A Study of Impact of In-Service Teacher Training under SSA on Class Room Transaction’ for Haryana State. The Department has been continuously revising and upgrading curricula of Undergraduate and Post-Graduate courses in Education from time to time in accordance with the curricular Framework of regulatory bodies for different courses, viz – UGC, RCI and NCTE.