Azim Premji University calls applications for M.A. Education 2019-2021

Azim Premji University calls applications for M.A. Education 2019-2021
Team Careers360 | Apr 13, 2019 - 1:42 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, APRIL 13: Azim Premji University has invited applications from fresh and experienced graduates who are keen to contribute to the Education sector. The two-year full-time Postgraduate Programme, M.A. Education aims to address the significant talent gap in the Education sector. This unique broad-based programme of study includes theory, practice, research, policy and planning in education. They will be equipped to take up roles such as Program Associates/Managers, Curriculum designers, Teacher Educators, School Leaders, Researchers etc.

Azim Premji University offers a unique learning experience with a curriculum of core courses that provide the foundation and more than 50 interdisciplinary, theme-based electives. The wide range of electives provides students to focus in areas like Early childhood education, School organization, Teacher Professional Development, Curriculum and Pedagogy related to Science, Mathematics, Social studies, Language and Literature. Integrated field practice at the University consists of practicums every week, longer exposure visits, field research, internship opportunities and independent field projects. Students also have other learning opportunities through workshops, seminars, guest lectures and events organised in the campus.

The University has an explicit commitment towards supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds, based on parental education, income, caste, gender etc. The University provides extensive financial assistance for deserving students through full or part scholarships. Working professionals with 3+ years’ experience will be provided with a 50% tuition fee waiver.

S. Giridhar, Chief Operating Officer, Azim Premji University said, "There is a great need for well-prepared and committed graduates in the education and development sectors in India, given the scale and complexity of issues and the wide range of competencies required to engage in these areas. Azim Premji University’s Postgraduate Programmes aim to address this by preparing competent, motivated graduates and enable them to contribute meaningfully to the social sector."

Admission process and dates: Students can apply online on the University website. Applicants will be shortlisted based on a written test and personal interview. The final date to apply is April 30, 2019, with the test scheduled in 10 centres across India on May 11, 2019.

Career Opportunities & Placement Support: A variety of challenging and fulfilling roles are available in the education sector. Our graduates are working in NGOs, philanthropic organisations, corporate social responsibility departments, research and educational institutions.  Six batches of postgraduate students have graduated till now and have received excellent campus placements. Close to 90 organisations visit the campus every year. Dedicated campus placement cell facilitates these career opportunities such as Curriculum designer, Policymaker, School Leader, Teacher Educator, Designer of learning materials, Researcher in education, Program Manager of educational interventions, Associates working to address issues of access and equity in education etc.  In addition, they can also be social entrepreneurs capable of implementing path-breaking solutions to social problems.

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