College with Potential for Excellence Status by the UGC
Permanently Affiliated to the University of Jammu
Recognized by the Government of J&K

M.Ed. Special Education (ID)


The Master of Education Special Education, Intellectual Disability (M.Ed. Spl. Edu. ID) is a Two-Year (4 Semester) Full-Time programme that provides an opportunity for professionals in the field of special education (ID) to undertake advanced coursework and research in their area of interest. The aim of the M.Ed.Spl.Ed. programme is of preparing teachers as education leaders. The major thrust of the M.Ed.Spl.Ed. programme is professional preparation of teacher educators who would be equipped with the knowledge and competencies to facilitate and conduct initial preparation and continuing professional development of teachers through this process. They would need to be necessarily equipped with the core competencies and knowledge related to teacher education, its philosophical underpinnings, research methodology, and curriculum planning and be aware of best practices in the field of pedagogical interventions and adaptations for children with disabilities.

The number of seats in the M.Ed. Spl. Edu. (ID) Programme shall be 15.

The programme is of two years with 2 semesters in each year. Each semester will be of 16-18 weeks; 2 weeks in summer and 2 weeks in inter-semester break will also be utilized for covering the courses. In this way, the following operational weeks will be available for transacting the course:
Year 1:16-18 weeks for two semesters + 2 weeks in summer
Year 2: 16-18 weeks for two semesters + 2 weeks in inter-semester breaks
This comes to 64-72 weeks + 6 weeks for field activities/skill development with 40 credits in each year.

The M.Ed.Spl.Ed. program supports three shared philosophical stances underlying the long-standing tradition of preparing teacher educators as education leaders. These stances include teaching as inquiry, teaching as curriculum making, and teaching for social justice. The objectives of the program are to:
- Assist potential teacher educators to exert leadership in advocating and meeting the educational needs of children with disabilities in various settings
- Offer special teacher educators the opportunity to develop specialized capacity for leadership in curriculum, pedagogy, and universal design
- Build theoretical knowledge and skills in research methodologies and conducting research in order to enhance the education of children with disabilities in all settings.



The admission for the degree of M.Ed. Spl.Ed. degree shall be open as per college norms to:
a) A candidate who has successfully passed B.Ed Spl.Ed. with minimum 50% marks in Intellectual Disability (ID) from a recognized university or any other degree considered equivalent to B.Ed Spl. Ed. from an affiliating university and/ or teaching department under any University recognized by U.G.C. with RCI registration.
b) A candidate who has successfully passed the B.Ed. General course and has successfully completed Diploma in Education Special Education in Intellectual Disability (ID) recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India with minimum 50 percent marks in each course.
c) A candidate having passed PG Diploma (Till Academic session 2014-15)
d) A candidate with B.Ed. in particular specialization may be allowed for M.Ed. cross disability/ multicategory (as and when offered) but the reverse is not allowed. B.Ed. with multi-category should not be admitted for specialization in a single disability at the M.Ed. level, however; as part of CBCS, these can be admitted to B.Ed. Spl. Edu. Area C Courses and complete the Specialization Courses to qualify for a particular disability. On completion of Area C, these can be admitted to the M.Ed. Spl.Ed in a specific disability.
d) A student with B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. B.Ed.Spl.Ed. (4 years Integrated)
e) Candidate should have valid RCI registration.


A student shall be eligible for the End-Semester Examination if he/she has attended not less than 80% of the lectures delivered in each course separately in Theory and Practicum including seminars, tutorials etc. and 90% in Internship/Field work etc.


As per RCI Norms


The candidates admitted to the M.Ed. Course are required to deposit fee and other charges as prescribed by the college, the details of which can be had from the admissions office. Difference in amount if any will have to be paid as and when demanded by the college authorities. The fee for M.Ed. programme is Rs.42,500/- per Semester or Rs. 85,000/- per annum. Fees and other charges are subject to revision every year.

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