M.Ed Course & Eligibility

About M.Ed. Programme

The Master of Education is a master's degree awarded by universities in many countries. This degree in education often includes the following majors: curriculum and instruction, counselling, school psychology, and administration. It is often conferred for educators advancing in their field.

1. Eligibility for Admission to M.Ed. Programme

  • (a) Candidates seeking admission to the M.Ed. Degree Programme should have obtained at least 50% marks (aggregate in theory and practicum) or an equivalent grade in the following programmes: i) B.Ed. ii) B.A.B.Ed. iii) B.Sc.B.Ed. iv) B.El.Ed.
  • (b) Reservation and relaxation of marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWD and other applicable categories shall be as per the Central Government / State Government whichever is applicable.
  • (c) Admission shall be made on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination and in the entrance examination or any other selection process as per the policy of the State Government / Central Government / University in force from time to time.

2. Duration of the Programme

The Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) shall be of two academic years comprising four semesters with 90 credits. Students shall be permitted to complete the programme requirements of the two-year programme within a maximum period of three years from the date of admission to the programme. The term ‘complete the programme’ means passing all the prescribed theory and practical examinations of the programme to become eligible for the degree. The number of working days for each semester shall be of 100 inclusive of classroom transaction, practicum, field study, and conduct of examination

3.Programme Content

The two-year M.Ed. Programme is comprised of five inter-related curricular areas – (i) Perspective Courses (ii) Tool Courses (iii) Teacher Education Course (iv) Specialization of Core Course, and (v) Specialization of Thematic Courses. All the courses include in-built field based units of study, dissertation and practicum work tailored to suit the requirements of prospective teacher educators. Transaction of the courses shall be done using a variety of approaches, including academic writing, self-development activities, and field visits.

4. Medium of Instruction

The medium of the programme for both instruction and examination shall be of in Tamil or English depending on the availability of medium of instruction in the Colleges of Education / University Departments.

5. Attendance

  • 1. In each semester, a student shall earn a minimum of 80% attendance for theory courses and practicum, and 90% field attachment/internship/immersion. In special cases, the ViceChancellor may condone deficiency of attendance not exceeding 10% on the recommendation of the Principal / Head of the Department, based on medical grounds duly certified by a Government Medical Officer not below the rank of an Assistant Civil Surgeon.
  • 2. Student who is continuously absent for ten days or more at any point of time, a showcase notice shall be served stating that he/she has to forfeit his/her seat, if, he/she fails to report to the College / University Department immediately.
  • 3. The student whose attendance is below 70% and more than 40% may be given readmission within a period of two consecutive years with full fee but without appearing at the entrance examination and in such a case the student has to fulfil all the rules and regulations which are followed by a fresh student.
  • 4. The student who does not have adequate attendance shall not be considered for the award of any scholarship or any kind of financial aid by the University or any other Government or Quasi Government Agency.
  • 5. Attendance shall be reckoned from the date of admission to the last instructional day of each semester.

6. Examinations

a. Theory Course: The term-end external examination for all semesters shall be conducted by the University at the end of each semester. The theory examination for each course shall be conducted for 70 marks.

b. Internal Assessment for Theory Courses: The award of continuous evaluation (i.e. internal assessment) marks in each semester for theory courses shall be distributed 30 Marksas follows:

1. Class Tests (minimum of two) 10 Marks
2. Assignment (minimum of two) 05 Marks
3. Seminar 10 Marks
4. Attendance 05 Marks

Appearance for the Examinations

Each candidate whose admission is approved by the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University shall apply for the written and practical examinations in the first attempt itself. Candidates who have failed to satisfy the minimum attendance norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will not be permitted to appear for the written and practical examinations. However, the basis of permitting a student to appear for the examination shall be in accordance with the regulations of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, in force from time to time.

Passing Minimum for Written Examination

A candidate who secures not less than 50% of total marks prescribed for the course with a minimum of 50% of the marks prescribed for the internal as well as external examination shall be declared to have passed in (theory/practicum/dissertation) examination for that course. In case a candidate secures less than 50% of marks prescribed for the internal, then one more opportunity shall be given to him/her to improve the internal marks in the specific course (theory/practicum/dissertation) within the next semester.

Reappearance for Theory Courses

Students who have secured ‘F’ (Fail) / ‘Ab’ (Absent in the examination) grade in a particular course (other than the practicum components) can reappear during the subsequent endsemester examinations. All applicable fees shall be charged for the purpose of re-appearance in (theory/dissertation) examinations.

7. Eligibility for the Award of Degree

A student shall be declared to be eligible for the award of Master Degree in Education (M.Ed.) provided that the student has successfully completed the course requirements and has passed all the prescribed examinations in all the four semesters within a maximum period of THREE YEARS reckoned from the commencement of first semester to which the candidate was admitted.

M.Ed Semester








The M.Ed. students are expected to complete the dissertation work in four phases in four semesters.

Two topics of the dissertation should be submitted to the University for Approval at the end of the first semester. The dissertation shall be of an educational topic approved by the Scrutiny Committee of the University. If a topic submitted by any student is not approved, he/she shall be permitted to resubmit another set of proposals for scrutiny and approval of the University. Each student shall carry out the dissertation related work under the guidance of the approved faculty member and the Research Advisory Committee of the concerned College / Department.

In the second semester, each M.Ed. student has to give a colloquium related to his/her research proposal in the presence of his/her classmates and the teaching staff of the College / Department. The presentation shall be evaluated by the Research Advisory Committee and submit the details of evaluation of the concerned College / Department.

In the third semester, each perspective teacher educator has to select/develop the research tools/instruments and collect the data pertaining to his/her research problem. The Principal / Head shall arrange a Research Colloquium to enable each student give a presentation on adoption/development of research tools/instruments related his/her research and to evaluate the process involved in the adoption/development of tools/instruments by the candidates and award the internal marks to him/her.

In the fourth semester, The Principal / Head shall arrange a Research Colloquium to enable each student give a presentation before submission of the dissertation to the university for external evaluation subject to the approval of the Research Advisory Committee. The peospective teacher educators have to complete the data analysis, interpretations and submit two hard copies and one soft copy (CD) of the dissertation along with an abstract before the commencement of the fourth semester theory examinations to the concerned Principal of the College / Head of the Department.

The Principal / Head of the Department shall send one hard copy and one soft copy (CD) of the dissertation to the University for external evaluation and the other copy to be kept in the College / Department for the purpose of viva-voce examination. The candidate shall be required to secure at least 50% marks in the external evaluation of dissertation and viva-voce examination separately to pass the examination.

While evaluating the dissertation, the examiner shall either

  • i) Award at least 50% marks, or
  • ii) Return the dissertation for resubmission with necessary remarks / observations, or
  • iii) Reject the dissertation
  • The candidate, whose dissertation is returned for resubmission may revise the dissertation along with a Certificate of Correction issued by the guide and counter signed by the Principal / Head of the Department and re-submit it within a period of two months on the lines of remarks/observations made by the external examiner. Failure to submit the dissertation within the stipulated period shall result in declaration that the candidate has failed in the M.Ed. examination.

    A dissertation can be revised only once. If the candidate fails to secure minimum pass mark in the revised dissertation, he/she shall be declared failed in the M.Ed. examination. The candidate, whose dissertation is rejected may with the approval of the University following all the procedures, shall be permitted to write a dissertation on another topic and submit it within a period of 6 months. If the candidate fails to secure the minimum required pass marks in the dissertation, he/she shall be declared failed in the M.Ed. examination. The external evaluation and the viva-voce shall be done by an examiner duly appointed by the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University