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. Edu-V.I.;M.Ed. Spl. Edu-V.I.; M.A. Education, M.Ed and Ph.D. Education Programmes. All the programmes are approved by respective Regulatory Bodies. The M.Ed.(Two Years Programme) is approved by NCTE; M.Ed. Spl. Edu.-V.I. and B.Ed.Spl. Edu.-V.I. Two Years Programme each) are approved by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), New Delhi; M.A Education and Ph.D. Education programmes are approved by UGC. 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. Edu.-V. I.and B.Ed. Spl. Edu.-V.I. in 1990 and 1991 respectively.
The goals of the Department includes providing an exposure to students in a variety of training programmes and situations at all levels viz. B.Ed. Spl. Edu.-V.I., M.Ed. Spl. Edu.-V.I, M.Ed. General and M.A. Education. The Department was sanctioned DSA under SAP by the UGC in 1987.The Department was sanctioned SAP (DRS-III) from 2013-2018. The identified thrust areas were: (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 Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (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.
To prepare future teachers and pedagogical professionals for global competitiveness by fostering academic excellence.
In pursuit of the vision, we are dedicated to the creation of community of teachers who are knowledgeable, skilled, reflective and sensitive agents of change.
The Department was established in the year 1963 and is continuously working with full zeal
and enthusiasm and dedication in the field of Teacher Education, Special Education and
general Education. The Department is producing quality Doctorates, teacher educators and
teachers in the field of general and special education by following all norms, regulations and
standards set by the regulators NCTE, RCI and UGC. The Department is having qualified
staff and non-teaching staff members and scholars who makes continuous efforts in shaping
the behaviour of students and their attainment levels through continuous and comprehensive
evaluation viz CBCS-LOCF framework adopted by the university. Department focuses on all
round development of the students and hence, emphasizes on participation of students in co-
curricular and extra-curricular activities in the Department as well as at university level.
Seminars, Assignments, Internal Tests, Field Works, Research Work and Internship are
integral components in almost all UG and PG programmes of the Department.