M.A. Admissions

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

Location: Mumbai

Centre: Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research

Intake: 56


TISS offers four programmes of study in Education at the Post Graduate level
  1. MA Education (Elementary) is a flexible blended programme with face-to-face and online learning, offered by the School of Education, Mumbai. The following are regular, campus based programmes:
  2. MA Education and
  3. B.Ed-M.Ed (integrated, three years) are offered by the Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research, Mumbai
  4. MA Education is offered by the Azim Premji School of Education, Hyderabad.

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The B.Ed.-M.Ed. is a new three-year integrated programme of study to prepare educators for middle and secondary school pedagogy (English language, Science, Mathematics and Social Sciences) and integrates additional coursework leading to specialisation in teacher education, pedagogic and curriculum studies, ICT and New Media, policy and research.
(Note: The programme has received recognition from the NCTE WRC)
The B.Ed.-M.Ed. integrated is programme designed to prepare educators to work as adaptive experts and transformative intellectuals. The programme is in response to the need for quality teacher education which can develop eduators with a strong motivation and commitment to working in the sector as well as deep professional knowledge that empowers them to understand the curriculum and social context. The programme is designed based on NCF 2005, adopts the recommendations of NCFTE 2009 and adheres to NCTE Norms and Standards 2014.  It takes a holistic approach to curriculum design and pedagogy:

  • An integrated, discipline based approach is adopted to the formation of professional knowledge and practice through the development of communities of practice.
  • Anticipates the need for proactive orientation to the institutional context of practice and realities of schools.
  • Professional development is seen as a continuous process.

Career Opportunities:

The proposed programme aims at the development of professionals for the education sector. Initially four pedagogic streams are proposed - Science, Mathematics, Social science and English language. In future further pedagogic streams will be added, including teaching of Indian languages, art and theatre, and physical education.

On successful completion of the B.Ed M.Ed programme, graduates can be gainfully employed as faculty of education, education professionals engaging in curriculum and material development, research, teacher professional development and policy advocacy.


The duration of this integrated programme is three years. The programme will have six semesters.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English. Students are required to write their assignments, reports and examination in English language.


General Information

The Integrated B.Ed. M.Ed. programme aims to prepare professionals with pedagogic specialisation in specific disciplinary areas and with knowledge and experience to work as educators. The programme integrates content and pedagogy to base pedagogic understanding and develops professional identity and capability of educators as subject experts, with knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy andassessment and diverse uses of media and technology.

It derives integrated education theory to inform practice: historical, psychological, sociological and philosophical understanding of a subject along with social context of schools and learners. Professionals are prepared to proactively engage with and reinvigorate the institutional contexts and work with diverse and plural contexts and inclusively to achieve education for all.

The programme has a total of 122 credits. This includes the TISS foundation courses, school internship and a research dissertation. Optional courses enable students to choose from a range of possibilities to develop specialisation in areas of curriculum, material development design, school leadership, gender and education, etc.


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  12
  Pedagogic Studies 16 04  
  Professional Formation 03 13  
  Advanced Specialisations   08 08
  Research   04 06
  Field Attachment      04
  Open Optionals      08
  Total 122

Semesterwise Courses:


Semester Course Code Course Credits
I FC 01, 02, 03 Foundation Courses (Understanding Economy, Society, Politics) 6
  ES01 Learners and Learning 4
  PS01, 05,09, 13 Pedagogic Specialisation -1* 4
  ES02 ICT and Education 2
  PS17 (P) Classroom Observations 2
  ES03 (P) Understanding Students’ Thinking and Learning 2
    Total 20
II   Vacation 1: PF01 (P) Communicative English-1**** 1
  ES04 The Adolescent Learner 4
  PS06, 10, 14 Pedagogic Specialisation -2 4
  PS18 Designing ICT tools and Resources 2
  PS07, 11, 15 Pedagogic Specialisation -3 4
  PF04 (P) Learning Lab - Small Group Teaching * 2
  ES05 (P) School Observations 2
    Total 19
III   Vacation 2: PF03 (P) Theater, Art, Media and Communication 2
  PF02 (P) Communicative English-2 1
    Preparation for internship  
  ES06 Policy, Institutions and Practices 4
  ES07 Social Marginality and Education 4
  PS04, 08, 12, 16 Pedagogic Specialisation - 4 4
  AS (01 to 14) Advanced Specialisation 1 – Course 1** 4
  PF05 School Internship -1 5
    Total 24
IV   Vacation3: Review and preparation for Internship-2  
    Selection and Preliminary work on research  
  ES08 Key Ideas and Concepts in Education 4
  ES09 Inclusive and Special Education 2
  ES10 Analysing Educational Innovation 2
  R03(BC09) Education Research Methods 4
  AS (01 to 14) Advanced Specialisation 1 – Course 2 4
  PF06 School Internship 2 5
    Total 21
V   Vacation 4: PF07 Field Attachment *** 4
  ES11 History of Education  
  AS (01 to 14) Advanced Specialisation 2 – Course 1 4
  ES12 Curriculum and School 4
  CBSC03/ADOC03 Optional 4
    Total 20
VI   Vacation 5: Research  
  AS (01 to 14) Advanced Specialisation 2 – Course 2 4
  ES13 Teacher Professional Development/Teachers and Teaching 4
  CBCS04/ADOC04 Optional 4
  R04 Research Dissertation 6
    Total 18
    Total (I+II+III+IV+V+VI) 122


1. (*) Pedagogical Specialisation: Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences, English

2. (**) Advanced Specialisation (Choose any two): Teacher Education, Language Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Science Education, Education Development and Policy, ICT and New Media in Education

3. (***) Organisations working in and with expertise in areas such as curriculum and pedagogy, teacher development, disabilities, teacher support, publishing, digital resource development ,textbook societies, assessment, inclusive education, TEI strengthening, etc

4. (****) Vacation courses will be conducted during semester breaks



Fee Structure:

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

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


Tuition Fee

6000 6000 6000 6000 6000 6000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 5000 5000 8000 8000 6000 6000
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 5000 5000

Internship/Documentation Fund

0 0 0 0 0 0

Lab Charges / Studio Fund

3000 3000 4000 4000 4000 4000
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000

Students' Union Fund

500 500 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0 1500 0
DEPOSIT & ADVANCES 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
OTHER CHARGES Dinning Hall (Advance Charges



Hostel & Electricity Charges
  Total Fee for Non-Hostelleres 43,200 31,300 36,800 35,300 34,800 35,300

*  Details under Centre

*  Dormitory type multi seater hostel will be provided to GOI students only as per the norms of the Institute.

*  Dining Hall Advance is only an advance and the amount will be adjusted as per actuals.

*  Hostel and Dining Charges are subject to revision with changing costs of rents, electricity charges, provisions & fuel.

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


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