MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.)
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF SEMESTER SYSTEM IN
POST-GRADUATE COURSE IN EDUCATION (M.Ed. Regular / Distance Mode) IN THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION, OSMANIA UNIVERSITY: HYDERABAD.
Applicable to the students admitted from the academic year 2006-2007 onwards for one year (two semester) P.G., M.Ed. Regular and Distance Mode programme (with a minimum of two contact programmes) in the Faculty of Education, Osmania University. All the rules and regulations, hereinafter, specified shall be read as a whole for the purpose of interpretation.
A candidate for admission to M.Ed. course in the Faculty of Education has to qualify at the M.Ed. Entrance Examination conducted by the Osmania University for that academic year. The candidates will be admitted strictly in accordance with the merit secured at the entrance examination, keeping in view the rules in force in respect of the statutory reservation of seats under various categories of candidates.
DURATION AND COURSE OF STUDY
The duration of the M.Ed. course is one academic year. The academic year is divided into two semesters. The semesters in the year are referred to as Semester I and Semester II. Each Semester shall comprise 15 weeks of instruction.
The almanac preferably be as given below:
Duration of instruction : 15 weeks
Preparation holidays : 1 week
Duration of Examinations : 2 weeks
Instruction : 15 weeks
Preparation holidays : 1 week
Duration of examinations
(along with backlog exams) : 4 weeks
No admission/readmission are to be made after the expiry of four weeks from the date of commencement of instruction. In case there are any court cases consequent on which the Convener / Director of admissions is compelled to admit any candidate after the last date of admissions, the admission (seat) of such a student be reserved for the subsequent year on supernumerary basis.
No supplementary or any other examinations (except internal tests) shall be conducted during the instruction period of the semester.
A candidate admitted to M.Ed. course will forfeit his/her seat and admission stands cancelled if:
He / She does not put in at least 40% of attendance in Semester I,
He / She does not secure promotion to Semester-II within a maximum period of two academic years starting from the year of admission
He / She fails to fulfill all the requirements for the award of the degree as specified, within two academic years from the time of admission.
AWARD OF DEGREE
1. The M.Ed. Degree in the Faculty of Education will be conferred on a candidate who has pursued a Regular Course of Study for one academic year as prescribed in the scheme of instruction and has passed all the examinations as prescribed in the scheme of examination.
2. (i)A Regular course of Study for eligibility to appear at the M.Ed. examination of a semester shall mean putting in attendance of not less than 75% aggregate in lectures, field work, project, seminars, extension etc., in subjects listed in the scheme of Instruction. Provided that, in special cases and for sufficient cause shown, the Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Principal, may condone the deficiency not exceeding 10% in attendance on medical grounds when the application submitted at the time of the actual illness is supported by a certificate from an authorized Medical Officer, and approved by the Principal. In case condonation in attendance on medical grounds is sought, the applicant shall pay the prescribed fee.
(ii) Attendance at N.C.C./N.S.S. Camps of Inter-Collegiate or Inter-University or Inter-State or National Matches or Debates, Youth Festivals or Educational Excursions, if they form part of the curriculum or such other Inter-University, Inter-College activities, as approved by the University will not be counted as absence. However, the aggregate of all such absences should not exceed four weeks in a semester.
(iii) In any semester of the M.Ed. course, if a candidate fails to secure the minimum percentage of attendance, he/she shall not be eligible to appear in the examination of that semester, and he/she shall have to enroll himself/herself to undergo afresh a Regular Course of Study of the corresponding semester in a subsequent academic session, in order to become eligible to appear for the examination.
(iv) Attendance shall be reckoned from the date of commencement of instruction as per the almanac communicated by the College/University. However, in the case of late admitted candidates (but within the stipulated time), the attendance will be reckoned from the date of admission.
(v) To enable the students to know their attendance, at the end of each month the concerned Heads of Departments / Principal shall display cumulative attendance for information.
IV. SCHEME OF INSTRUCTION AND EXAMINATION
Each Theory subject . 45% of University Exam.
Internal assessment in theory . 45% of maximum marks
Each Practicum . 50% of maximum marks.
Aggregate . 45% of University Exam
The system of evaluation in M.Ed. course of Faculty of education, O.U., is different from that of conventional courses. M.Ed. two-semester system course has a two-tier system of evaluation:
i. Continuous and comprehensive evaluation mainly through internal assessments, project work and seminars;
ii. Semester end examination and dissertation.
The evaluation of the candidate depends upon various instructional activities undertaken by them. A candidate has to write internal assessment and project reports compulsorily before taking semester end examination in order to complete the semester.
For the purpose of evaluating the performance of the learner credit system shall be adopted. Each paper in the M.Ed. Course is assigned a certain number of credits. A credit is a unit of academic work in a semester calculated in terms of hours of instruction in regular mode and self-study in the case of distance mode. A credit is equal to 13 hours of instruction/self study. To get M.Ed. degree a learner has to accumulate seventy four (74) credits of work in two semesters. Students get their final grade according to their overall performance in various theory papers and practicum, which are assessed continuously.
M.Ed. is a two-semester course comprising 74 credits (962 hours) covering 16 papers (10 theory and 6 practical papers). A learner is required to complete 5 theory papers and three practicum in each semester. A student is required to acquire at least 37 credits (481 hours) in each semester i.e. 25 credits (325 hours) in theory papers and 12 credits (156 hours) in practicum in each semester to complete the M.Ed. programme
V. RULES OF PROMOTION
Rules of Promotion are as under:
VI. AWARD OF GRADE
Candidates who have passed all the examinations of the M.Ed. Degree Course shall be awarded grade in accordance with the total aggregate marks secured by them in the two Semester Examinations taken together. A candidate shall be deemed to have passed the Semester Examination, if he/she secures at least E grade in each of the theory paper and D grade in each of the practicum. The grades shall be calculated as follows:
85 and above A+
70 84 A
60 69 B
55 59 C
50 54 D
45 49 E
00 44 F
Note: A decimal of 0.5 and above will be treated as the next higher whole number.
Candidates who have not passed the examination in the first attempt along with the batch in which they were admitted are not eligible for getting Rank Certificates/Gold Medals/Prizes.
IMPROVEMENT OF DIVISION
1. Paper-wise Improvement:
1. When a candidate has passed in one or more papers/subjects in the first attempt in the regular* examination(s) conducted by the College/University for his/her batch, paper-wise improvement is permissible only in those papers.
2. A candidate is permitted to appear for paper-wise improvement only once for a semester examination.
3. A candidate who wishes to improve his/her performance may be permitted to do so, if he/she appears in the immediate next regular examination conducted by the College/University. Paper-wise improvements not permissible for any backlog** completed paper.
4. A candidate appearing for paper-wise improvement is permitted to have the better of the two awards for the purpose of award of grade.
N o t e: * Regular examination means: an examination conducted at the end of the semester for which the candidates were admitted and had undergone instruction.
** Backlogs mean: (i) the papers/subjects in which the candidate registered for examination but either absenteed or failed, or (ii) papers/subjects for which the candidate has not registered for the examination along with his/her batch of students.
2. Improvement in Aggregate:
Improvement in aggregate is permitted only after the candidate exhausts the chances of paper-wise improvement as per the following conditions:
a)Aggregate improvement is permissible only when a candidate appears in all papers/subjects (including practicals if any as per scheme) but not piece-meal of a semester. Further the candidate has to appear for improvement examination as per the scheme of examination and syllabus in vogue at the time of taking his/her examination.
b) When a candidate appears for improvement in any semester/semesters, he/she may be permitted to have the better of the two i.e., the Original or Improvement.
c)The candidate is allowed for improvement in aggregate by appearing not more than two times for any semester. Further, aggregate improvement is limited to a period of one (1) year after passing the final semester examination for one (1) year course.
N O T E: Candidate who appear for improvement of performances under the above two categories are not eligible for the award of Distinction/Prizes/Medals/Merit Certificates etc.
GENERAL RULES OF EXAMINATIONS:
1. Application for permission to appear at every examination shall be made by the candidate on the prescribed form, accompanied by three passport size full-face photographs (not profile) along with the necessary certificates and the prescribed fee. The application should be submitted to the concerned Head of the Department on or before the fixed date for the purpose. The Head of the Department after verifying the eligibility of the candidate forwards the application to the Principal of the concerned college who in turn sends it to the examination branch.
2. When a candidates application is found in order, the Controller of Examinations, shall send the attested Hall Ticket with photograph of the candidate affixed to it to the Principal of the College who in turn sends it to the Head of the concerned Department. The Head of the Department will issue the Hall Ticket to the candidate only if he is satisfied with all the conditions to be complied with by the candidate regarding the eligibility criteria. The Hall Ticket thus issued to the candidate shall have to be produced by the candidate before he/she can be admitted to the premises where the examination is held.
3. A candidate after having been declared successful in all semester examinations of the course, shall be given a certificate setting forth the year of examination, the subjects in which he/she was examined and, the grade secured.
4. No candidate shall be allowed to pursue more than one degree simultaneously.
IX TRANSITORY REGULATIONS:
Whenever a course or scheme of instruction is changed in a particular year, two more examinations immediately following thereafter shall be conducted according to the old Syllabus/Regulations. Candidates not appearing at the examinations or failing in them shall take the examination subsequently according to the changed Syllabus/Regulations
With effect from the academic year 2006-2007
M.Ed. (Two Semester Course) Scheme
Semester I: Scheme of Instruction and Examination
Number of instructional days in First Semester = 96 (Theory = 65 days; Practicum = 31 days)
III. Semester II: Scheme of Instruction and Examination
umber of instructional days in Second Semester = 96 (Theory = 65 days; Practicum = 31 days)
M.Ed. regular is a one-year course with two semesters. This course comprises of theory and practicum. The weightage of theory and practicum is in the ratio of 63:37 approximately. The total number of instructional days is 96 in each semester.
VIII. Number of instructional days in each semester = 65
In theory five papers are offered in each semester. Out of which four papers are core subjects and one special paper. In all the theory subjects maximum marks are 100 i.e., 25 for internal assessment and 75 for semester end examination.
Every candidate shall take 3 internal assessment tests in all the theory papers. Among the three internal tests one must be a review of article / book / programme / scheme or any practical activity. The other two shall be content oriented written tests. The candidate may take all the three or any two internal tests
The maximum marks allotted for internal assessment in each theory paper are 25 marks. Out of the three internal tests, only two tests in which the candidates performance is high shall be considered.
In each semester three practicum papers are offered. 31 days are earmarked in each semester for practicum
Teaching Faculty as Mentors
It is envisaged to introduce the concept of mentorship in the M.Ed. course from this academic year 2006 2007 onwards. Lecturers handling M.Ed. course in the College will act as a mentor. They will be entrusted the responsibility of Mentorship, who will be responsible for monitoring the overall progress of the M.Ed. student i.e., attendance, preparation of projects, and his over all participation in the M.Ed. programme. Each mentor will be allotted a group of M.Ed. students and he / she will take care of his / her progress and participation in the M.Ed. Programme. Each mentor, besides providing overall guidance, is also responsible for resolving of any problems faced by the students. Mentor will authenticate the report prepared by the M.Ed. students and conduct of various special projects of the M.Ed. Programme