St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), 30 Mother Teresa Sarani Kolkata 700016 West Bengal, India

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Department of Education (M.A. Education)

Dr. Charlotte Simpson Veigas (CSV)

M.A.(Ed), M.A.(Eco.), M.Phil. (Ed), Ph.D. (Ed), B.Ed.


Course Duration:

24 months (Two Academic Years July to June divided into four Semesters: I, II, III, IV)

Class Hours:

9:15 A.M. — 4:45 P.M.

The M.A. in Education is an intensive two-year post-graduate programme being offered by the Department of Education, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata from the academic session 2021-22 at the Park Street campus of the institution. The programme has been envisaged to provide an engaged and impactful learning experience to selected candidates through a substantive and comprehensive curriculum. The unique curriculum seeks to provide a global perspective to the four-semester course, besides instilling in the candidates the fundamental values of inclusivity and social justice in the field of Education. The specially designed post-graduate syllabus focuses on providing rigorous training that includes modern trends in research methodology, leading to the completion of the mandatory requirement of executing a dissertation in the relevant chosen field of specialization. The programme, through its unique curriculum and specific formulated courses seeks to provide a platform that will combine both asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences. This exclusive course is geared around achieving educational outcomes that will influence Cognitive, Affective, and Social dimensions of learning. The innovative course outline, with its strong research orientation and firm theoretical and practical foundations, uses cutting-edge technologies and field-based opportunities to prepare leaders of tomorrow with an insatiable zest for critical thinking and an avid urge for social reconstruction.




The course specific objectives of the programme have been outlined in the curriculum and they systematically diverge from the following programme objectives:

  • To produce social-entrepreneurs in education with a zeal for social re-construction and nation-building.
  • To form innovative, inventive, and original thinkers imbued with a desire to arrive at ground-breaking solutions to social problems.
  • To equip educational leaders with theoretical frameworks and practical tools for designing, implementing, and evaluating educational policies, practices, settings, context, and methods at different levels: national, state, institutional and specific program/project.
  • To provide learners with opportunities through engagement in the relevant field by linking theory and practice about child, adolescent, and adult development.
  • To explore and examine Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domains of learning through the lens of Social Justice.



Course Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the M.A. in Education from St Xavier’s (Autonomous) College, Kolkata, the learners will be equipped with requisite competence that will enable them to:


  • Think and evaluate critically with logic, clarity, and precision inorder to explore solutions to urgent educational and social problems.
  • Envision and create just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive educational solutions based upon a grounded understanding, in-depth knowledge and deep appreciation of theory, practice, policy, planning, research, and development in Education.
  • Explore and conduct research based on firm theoretical and practical foundations, using cutting-edge technologies and field-based opportunities.
  • Engage, communicate, and collaborate with learning communities and school systems to uphold the central value of equity in education in the process of social reconstruction and the development of the educational sector.


Career Opportunities


Following successful completion of the MA in Education from St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, the learner/candidate will have the option of exploring any of the   following career opportunities/ plans:


  • Ph.D. in Education
  • NET/SET in Education
  • Research Work in Education for different Programs and Projects
  • Formulation and Planning of Education-related Policy
  • Educational Administration
  • Curriculum Design
  • Designing and development of Teaching – Learning Materials
  • Program/Project Manager in Educational Intervention Programs and Projects


In addition to the career opportunities mentioned above, M.A. in Education will also prepare the learners to embark on exciting careers in:


  • Educational Institutions
  • NGOs
  • CSR work in Educational Sectors



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