M.A. Admissions

Integrated B.Ed M.Ed (Three Years) To be announced shortly

Location: Mumbai

Centre: Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research

Intake: 50


Programme Description:

TISS is offering an unique integrated course  B.Ed-M.Ed (3 years) programme for the preparation of policy makers, education planners and sector leaders, teachers and post graduate studies in education towards the preparation of faculty for teacher education as well as other professional work in education.
The programme offers a multidisciplinary, applied social science approach towards the study of teaching and education providing a nuanced understanding of the complexities in the sector, the programme builds a critical perspective on existing knowledge and practice.
A well-rounded professional learning experience is developed through extended internship. The programme uses technology as an enabler for professional development and practice.
Students will have the opportunity to benefit from the faculty's involvement with field-based action research and work with marginalised communities to develop a critically grounded and practical knowledge of field realities and field action.
The programme allows students to develop a research-based, understanding of education theory that informs practice and enables them to proactively engage with and reinvigorate the institutional contexts of work. The course work and practicum will help prepare educators who can work with diverse and plural contexts and inclusively to achieve education for all.

Career Opportunities

The programme will help prepare leaders and professionals for the education sector who have the necessary knowledge, critical perspectives, understanding and capabilities to work as teachers, faculty of education programmes and in other professional capacities in the sector, including curriculum design and development, evaluation, technology in education, leadership, research and policy advocacy.

Programme Structure

The B.Ed-M.Ed programme spread over three years (six semesters) will be offered as a full time course with 122 credits. The courses are graded and address teacher preparation and post-graduate studies in education. Some courses are designed as taught courses, while others are designed as practical courses involving experiential learning through workshop, lab or school and field internship.

Most courses include engagement with the field to understand and contextualise issues. Pedagogic specialisations currently offered are: English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science.  These will be allocated based upon the entry level basic academic degree of students. Students are also expected to select and study one area of advanced specialisation, and pursue their research dissertation in one of the areas: Language education, Mathematics education, Science Education, Social Science education; Education and Development, Education Technology and New Media.

Student-teachers will engage with schools over the entire period of the programme in various ways and capacities, culminating in the period of internship. In the second year of the programme, the school teaching internship is planned to extend over a full academic year of the school. During the third year, student teachers will be attached to sites, aligned to the specialisation they select to provide them an opportunity to observe the complexities in the field, develop a critical understanding of practice as well as pilot innovations.
Evaluation and Programme Completion
All courses will be evaluated following the TISS evaluation rules and regulations. Evaluation is based on assignments submitted during the course, reflective diaries, observation of field practice and term papers or end term examinations. A student must achieve a pass in each course, and failing this they would need to repeat the course the next time that it is offered (i.e., the next year). Field attachment and dissertation are also evaluated and graded. Field attachment will be evaluated by the concerned field supervisor and an examiner from TISS. The dissertation evaluation will be carried out by an examiner from TISS, and an external examiner.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

1 credit = 15 hours classroom teaching or 30 hours lab/field experience/workshop/self study.
Note: Distribution of credit hours may undergo some changes

Year Course Type Year 1
(Sem 1&2)
Year 2
(Sem 3&4)
Year 3
(Sem 5&6)
1 (Sem 1 & 2) Foundation Course 06    
  Educational Studies 14 16  
  Pedagogic Studies 16 04  
  Professional Formation 03 13  
  Advanced Specialisations   08  
  Research   04  
  Field Attachment      
  Open Optionals      
  Total 122

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits

FC1,2,3: Understanding Economy, Society & Politics


Vacation 1: PF1 (P): Communicative English-1

ES1: Learners and Learning 4 ES4: The Adolescent Learner 4
PS1,5,9,13: Pedagogic Specialisation-1 4 PS2,6,10,14: Pedagogic Specialisation - 2 4

ES2: ICT and Education

2 PS18: Designing ICT tools and Resources 2

PS17(P):Classroom Observations

2 PS3,7,11,15: Pedagogic Specialisation - 3 4

ES3 (P): Understanding Students’ Thinking and Learning

2 PF4(P): Learning Lab - Small Group Teaching 2
    ES5(P): School Observations 2
Semester 3 Credits Semester 4 Credits

Vacation : PF3(P): Theatre, Art, Media & Communication


Vacation 3:  Review and preparation for Internship-2

PF2(P): Communicative English-2 1 ES8: Key Ideas and Concepts in Education

ES6: Policy, Institutions and Practices 4 ES9: Inclusive and Special Education

ES7: Social Marginality and Education 4 ES10: Analysing Educational Innovation

PS4,8,12,16: Pedagogic Stream-4 4 R3: Education Research Methods

AS1,5,9,13,17,21,25: Advanced Specialisation-1 4 AS2/6/10/14/18/22/26: Advanced Specialisation - 2

PF5: School Internship-1 5 PF6: School Internship - 2

Semester 5 Credits Semester 6 Credits

Vacation 4:  Field Attachment


Vacation 5:  Research

ES1: History of Education
AS4/8/12/16/20/24/28: Advanced Specialisation-4

AS3/7/11/15/19/23/27: Advanced Specialisation-3
4 ES13: Teacher Professional Development/Teachers and Teaching

ES12: Curriculum and School
4 Optional – 2

Optional – 1
4 R4: Research Dissertation

                                                                                    Total                                                 122


Note: The Semester -wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes

Selection Procedure

All candidates will have to appear for the National Common Written Test (TISSNET). Shortlisted candidates have to appear for a test which will assess the content knowledge in Mathematics/Science/Social Science/English language (one area to be selected based on PG subjects of choice) and reflections of education and society.  Candidates will need to choose ONE subject in Part-2, based on the pedagogy specialisation they are applying for.

Part 1: National Common Written Test


100 marks

Part 2: Written test in ONE subject:
Mathematics/Science/Social Science/English
Education Studies

25 marks

25 marks

Personal Interview 75 marks
Total 225 marks

Fee Structure:

Integrated B.Ed-M.Ed * (Three Years)

Fees Sem I Sem II Sem III Sem IV Sem V Sem VI

Tuition Fee

12000 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0 0 0
Field Work Charges 4000 4000 8000 8000 4000 4000
Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 0 0 2000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0 0 0
Students' Competency Fund 5000 5000 5000 5000 0 0

Internship/Documentation Fund

0 0 0 0 0 0

Lab Charges / Studio Fund

2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 8000 8000 8000 8000

Students' Union Fund

500 500 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0 1500 0
Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time
of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate)
10000 0 0 0 0 0
*Practicum / Study Tour Charges (Rural
Field Work / Urban Field Work) (Refundable)
0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Fee for Non-Hostelleres 45,200 33,300 38,800 37,300 29,800 30,300

 * Details under Centre

 *  Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.