Year of Establishment : 1934
History of the department : It is the oldest department of Education in Indian Universities.It offers both Liberal and Professional Courses of studies. 2 year M.A./M.Sc in Education along with 2 year B.Ed, 2 year M.Ed couses as well as M.Phil and Ph.D. Courses. The Department has several had several UGC major research project, ICSSR projects under its faculties.
Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : B.Ed and M.ed courses are recognized by NCTE
Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department/ centre :
POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION.
EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION.
HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
NON-FORMAL EDUCATION AND OPEN LEARNING.
LCD projectors for ppt presentation as well as video presentations
Visits to various institutions
Extension Lectures by faculties from other Universities
Major activities :
Different Approaches in Educational Research
One day Seminar cum Workshop organized by AIAER (West Bengal Chapter) & Dept. of Education, Calcutta University on 23.11.14.
Making a Difference - closing the gap between theory and practice in the classroom Seminar Lecture by Dr.Vivienne Baumfield ,Professor of Pedagogy,International Dean South
Asia and Eurasia.University of Glasgow on 3.2.15
International Seminar on Enhancing Quality in Education (In Collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math.). held on 19.8.15
Workshop for M.Ed & M.Phil students on Inclusion and empowering the differently abled organized by ANKUR
Two day Workshop on decorative art for B.ED students by Fevicryl Hobby Ideas
ICSSR funded 10 days Research Methodology Course for Ph.D scholars in Social Science (mainly for the S.C/S.T/OBC) where 40%-60 participants were minorities. (Jan 2015).
The course was fully free for all the participants.
Campus : Alipore
Address for communication : 1, Reformatory Street.Kolkata 700027.