M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Education)

Location: Hyderabad

School: TISS-Azim Premji School of Education

Intake: 40


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 TISS-Azim Premji School of Education, Hyderabad.



The field of education has a dearth of professionals who have the capacity to develop curriculum, train teachers, conduct evidenced based research to influence education policies, strengthen the pedagogy of discipline-based teaching at various levels of education, administer educational institutions and provide leadership in achieving educational goals.

The Masters programme in Education that has commenced from the academic year 2013–14 at TISS Hyderabad attempts to address this gap in the field of Education. This programme will have significant commonalities with the Master of Arts in Education (Elementary) programme, which is being offered from TISS Mumbai since 2005, in terms of its intent and structure. While both the teaching programmes seek to contribute to the professionalisation and discipline building of education in India, the MA Education will be different from the earlier programme in certain respects. The effort of the MA Education (Elementary) programme has been to strengthen elementary education while the MA Education programme will seek to build a focus on all levels of education ranging from pre-school and school to higher education including the possibility of understanding the education sector and working with Government departments engaged in administering education programmes.

Objectives of the Programme

The overall objective of the programme will be to develop capacities of students for academic study of education with a view to facilitating their active immersion and self-reflexive involvement at the ground level whether as teachers/teacher educators or textbook writers/policy makers or in a range of capacities associated with the field of education.

The Master of Arts (Education) programme will enable sustained and critical engagement with the discipline of Education especially as it has emerged and expanded in India develop an understanding of how Education has been shaped by subjects such as Philosophy, Sociology, History and Psychology, which are regarded as its foundational disciplines equip students to special ise in areas of their interest with regard to different levels of education ranging from preschool, elementary or secondary schooling to higher education and develop the skill set and competency in strengthening students ability to engage with all aspects of policies and programmes in the field of education.

Career Opportunities

Diverse career choice are open to students completing the Master of Arts (Education) programme including in all those locations that engage with education such as governmental (NCERT, SCERT, University and college departments) and non-governmental organisations together with funding agencies that focus their work on education. Students would have the option of entering the teaching profession (as teachers or teacher trainers) or developing curricula or becoming educational administrators, counsellors or researchers of education. The first batch of students who graduated in 2015 were placed through the campus placement with various Government and private educational institutions. Job opportunities in the CSR sector are opening in this field.

Programme Structure

The MA Education programme spread over two years will be offered as a full time course covering 68 credits. Through a combination of core and optional courses, the programme will aim at ensuring that students are well equipped with foundational knowledge while also being able to pursue interests of their choice.

The programme enables the students to acquire specialisation by choosing optional courses, taking basic and advanced levels of various courses, and pursuing specific Dissertation topics. The specialisation domains offered at TISS, Hyderabad as tracks include the following areas:

  • Administration, Management & Leadership

  • Curriculum Studies

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Education and Development

  • Education Foundations

  • Elementary Education

  • Higher Education

  • Policy & Research

Distribution of Credit Hours:


Semesterwise Courses:

Semester Course Code Course Title Credits

FC 1 Understanding Society 2
FC 2 Understanding Economy 2
FC 3 Understanding Politics 2
ED 1 Philosophy Of Education 4
ED 2 Human Development and Learning 4
ED 3 Understanding Language 2
WSP1 Understanding the Field of Education 2
EL1 Experiential Learning 2
II ED 4 Sociology of Education 4
ED 5 History of Education 4
ED 6 Curriculum Studies 4
ED 7 Introduction to Education Research 2
EC1 (ECCP/ECT) Elective Course (Curriculum & Pedagogy or thematic) 4
EL 2 Internship -

Education Policy, Institutions and Practices


ED 9

Education Research Methods

EC 2 (ECADC) Elective (Advance Disciplinary Course) 4
EC 3 (CBCS) Elective (Choice Based Credit System) 4
EL 2 Internship -
 IV   EC 4 ( ECCP/ECT) Elective Course (Curriculum & Pedagogy or Thematic) 4
EC 5 (ECCP/ECT or any other) Elective course (Curriculum & Pedagogy or Thematic or any other course being offered) 4
WSP 2 Perspectives or Disability 2
RD Dissertation 6

Note: The Total number of credits, list of CBCS courses and semester - wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes. Due to current pandemic situation courses may be shifted or taught acorss semesters.

Fee Structure:


Component M. A. In Education (ED)
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Health Centre Charges 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
IT  Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students’ Competency Fund 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 8,000 8,000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 38,200 26,300 19,800 20,300
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges To be paid to the service provider directly by the students who avail the facility.
Hostel & Electricity Charges
  Total Charges 0 0 0 0
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.