Department of Education
                        Mother Teresa Women’s University
                        Attuvampatti PO
                        Kodaikanal   624 101


Tel     :            04542-240772

‘We Educate to Elevate and Excel’


To Promote Gender Equity   through Education


Empowerment of women and girls through formal,   informal   and   non formal education   through learner centered approach and skill         

Differently Abled    and    counseling    for    successful   human  resource  and personality development t in rural,   tribal  and  urban areas.


The Department of Education, Mother Teresa Women’s University, established in 1985 concentrates on its multi various functions viz, teaching, research, consultancy, and extension activities and also contributes for the holistic development of the University. The department is declared as “Centre for Excellence’ by Higher Education Department by  Government of Tamil Nadu. [G.O (Ms).No. 80 dated 28.05.2012]. Its special focus is on Teacher Education, Special Education [MR] Techno pedagogy, Professional Ethics and Counseling. The Department strives to achieve equal status between genders through its enlarged role in area of women’s empowerment by formal, informal and non formal education for girls, women and differently abled.

The Department has served as University Grants Commission RCC- Refresher Course Centre and conducted Refresher Course in Women’s Education. At present it is the Nodal Agency of MHRD, New Delhi in monitoring SSA and RMSA in 17 districts of Tamil Nadu .


The Department of Education has its own

  • Techno Pedagogy Lab
  • Educational Technology Lab
  • Psychology Lab
  • Internet Center
  • Counseling Bureau
  • Research Room
  • Barrier free wash room for Differently Abled and
  • Department library with  more than 3000 volumes, about 50 Ph.D thesis,  250  M.Phil Dissertations , 220 P.G Project reports and 10 Journals



S. No Name of the Course Eligibility  
1  Ph.D in Education  (Full – Time and Part- Time )   M.Ed. with 55% Marks

Eligible women candidates from any part of India and Abroad can register.

2 Ph.D in Guidance & Counseling Full – Time and Part- Time    M.Sc. Guidance & Counseling/Psychology/Social Work/ Human Resource Development/   Child Development with 55% Marks

Eligible women candidates from any part of India and Abroad can register.


M.Phil in Education(Full -Time / Part time)

M.Ed. 55% Marks Offered at Kodaikanal and Madurai
4 M.Phil in Guidance and Counseling (Full -Time / Part time)

55% in   M.Sc.(Psychology), M.Sc.(Guidance      & Counseling),MSc Rehabilitation Science/M.S.W with specialization in Human ResourceDevelopment

Offered at Kodaikanal and Madurai

M.Ed (Master of Education)

Full Time(1 Year)

NCTE NO.F/TN/M.Ed/SRO/NCTE/2006- 2007/6613

55% in B.Ed , [ General]   and  B.Ed ( Special Education)    

Offered at Kodaikanal and Madurai
6 M.Sc Guidance and Counseling :    2 years  Any Graduate with 55% marks Offered at Kodaikanal
7 B.Ed Special Education (Mental Retardation)- (Full Time (One Year)

Approval No: RCI NO.17-615/B.Ed[MR]/11/RCI- OCT 2011 

OC 50%   B.C 45%  MBC 43%  SC/ST    40% Marks

Stream 1 Any Subject in graduation

Stream 2 Primary School Subject in UG/PG Degree courses

Offered at Kodaikanal and Madurai

8 Diploma in Yoga for Human Excellence  -1 year in Collaboration with     Physical  Education   wing and World Vision, Aliyar + 2 or add on course for any regular students of the


Offered at Kodaikanal


i) P.G. Diploma in Professional Ethics

[Under UGC Innovative Program]

ii) P.G. Diploma in Counseling

Any Graduate


Any Graduate


Department Elective  and other general papers offered   are

1. Health and Yoga Education for all PG Students of other departments in  collaboration with physical Education  wing

2. Pedagogical Skills for all M.Phil Students

3 Psychological Skills for all PG First Year Students


    *Learner Centered Education

    *ICT enabled teaching and learning process

    *Student Support System


    Major research projects completed by the department:

    • Department has also received financial assistance from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for the following projects.

    i.  Evaluation of Education of Tribal Girls in Tamil Nadu – by Prof. K. Subbamal, Dr,M.Punithambal and Dr. A. Kalaimathy.
    ii. Evaluation of IASE of CTE in Tamil Nadu - – by Prof. K. Subbamal, Dr,M.Punithambal and Dr. A. Kalaimathy.
    iii.  Evaluation of the contribution of  DIET in Teacher Education- Tamil Nadu – by Dr.K. Nirmala
    iv.  Gender Studies as an academic discipline in Tamil Nadu, since 1986 – by     Dr. V. Rajeswari.

      • Capacity Building on Action Research among Block Resource Teachers By Dr.V.Rajeswari, Sponsored by Government of Tamil Nadu( SSA).

      • Skill Development programme for Higher Secondary School Students in Kodaikanal sanctioned by- Ministry of Science and Technology to Dr.K.Nirmala (DST). 

      Members of NAAC and NCTE

      • Prof. Dr. K. Subbammal [Retd] has severed as Chairperson, Peer Team Coordinator and other member of the staff have also visited as Visiting Team Member of NCTE
      • Prof. Dr.V.Rajeswari is serving as a Peer Team co-ordinator and Member of NAAC.


      • The Population Education Resource Centre sanctioned and funded by UGC   and the message was taken to the masses.
      • Offered Remedial Teaching Programme for minority students sponsored by UGC from 2005 to 2007 - Dr. V.Rajeswari - Coordinator. Any person belonging to the under privileged and minority communities doing any regular course in any college or correspondence course benefited with the educational assistance
      • Offered coaching classes for the non creamy layer students for various Recruitment Examination through Equal Opportunity Cell funded by University Grants Commission and  7 candidates have cleared NET/JRF.
      • Carried out Special Education Project under Merged Scheme funded by U G C
      • Consumer Development Cell carried out Consumer Awareness programmes among the public funded by Civil Service Department, Dindigul


      • Workshops on Low Cost Kitchen Gardening and Preparation of Low Cost Educational Aids Training Program Sponsored by Entrepreneur Development Cell, Mother Teresa Women’s University
      • The department organizes International and National Seminars, Conferences and Workshops, Training Programme and Faculty Development Programmes  every year.

      To quote  a few National and International Conferences:

      1. Conducted a Two Day International Conference on “Learning Environment for Excellence in Education” in collaboration with SRM University, Chennai on 24th and 25th January, 2014
      2. Conducted a Two Day TANSCHE Sponsored National Conference On “Educating Women: A Development Imperative”-WEDIMP 12 in February 2012
      3. Conducted a Two Day National conference on Paradigm Shift in Education in the  Present Scenario – PSEP” on 20th and 21st February 2011
      4. 4. Conducted a Two Day NAAC Sponsored National Seminar on “Quality Assurance and sustainability with reference to  Higher  Education” in April, 2012

      Joint Ventures

      Conducted various National and International Seminars & Conferences in collaboration with the following institutions:

                  Ramakrishna Chandra College of Education , Cumbum
                  Vysya College of Education, Salem
                  SRM University, Chennai

      Inter Departmental

      Conducted various Seminars, Conferences and Workshops in collaboration with the following Departments:

                  Department of Mathematics
                  Department of Economics
                  Department of Bio-technology
                  Women’s University College of Education
                  Mother Teresa Women’s University College
                  Admission Section
                  Controller of Examination
                  Physical Education Wing

      Academic Support received from Foreign Experts

                              Dr.Sivakumar Alagumalai, University of Adelaide, Australia
                              Dr. Mohamed Abubacker Ahamed Faiz Ali, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh,
                              Dr.Danny Wildmeersch, Katholieke University Leauven, Belgium

      Ongoing Projects

      *Nodal Agency of MHRD Project in Monitoring  SSA Programme in TamilNadu 2013-15

      * Nodal Agency of MHRD Project in Monitoring RMSA programme in TamilNadu 2013-15


      • From UGC for the Innovative Program to run Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Ethics from UGC New Delhi 2012-2017
      • From MHRD  for Monitoring SSA    Project in TNU II     2013-2015
      • From MHRD  for Monitoring RSSA Project in TNU II   2013-2015


      *MHRD Project –ICT in School Education

      *In collaboration with Government of TamilNadu, M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Madurai and NIMHANS, Bangalore Department of Education the pilot project namely “Development of a Comprehensive Programme for Children with Developmental Disorders in Dindigul District” is planned.


                 Established Professional Body viz., Indian Society for Faculty of Educational Sciences for better social and academic networking and knowledge sharing in the field of Education, Special Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education, Environmental Education, Psychology, Sociology, Language Education, Mathematics  Education, Women’s Education, Science Education and Rehabilitations Science, Extension Education, Health Education, Professional Education Guidance and Counselling, Social Science Education.

      Forthcoming Seminar: UGC Funded Seminar on ‘Education for Human Resource Development’ in Oct 2014


      Department takes efforts to place their students in Teaching Profession in Teacher Education Institutions, Special Schools and Counselling centers

      Curriculum Development Cell:  Govt. of TamilNadu Funded Project         

      The Professor and Head of the Department of Education is the Director of the Curriculum Development Cell of Mother Teresa Women’s University and an Assistant Professor of Education Department is the Coordinator. Fifty Two Programs are organized with the Financial Assistance from Government of TamilNadu  for enriching the curriculum in collaboration with the PG Departments of the University, Affiliated Colleges, autonomous Colleges and Constituent colleges of the University and prepared Broad Based Curriculum.

      Periyar  Maniammai Education  Chair

                  Periyar Maniammai Education Chair is instituted to have annual academic programme in Education and allied subjects..




      Professor and Head

      Educational Qualification

      Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Ed., M.Sc.(Psy), M.A.(WS), M.A.(His)., M.A.(PA), , PGDDE.,

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      Associate Professor

      Educational Qualification



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      Dr.A.Blessing Mary
      Assistant Professor
      Educational Qualification

      M.A.(Eco), M.Phil.(Eco), M.Ed, M.Phil.(Edn), M.Sc.(Psy), B.Ed.Spl.Edn.(M.R), Ph.D (Edn.)




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      Ms. B.Ranjanie
      Assistant Professor

      Educational Qualification

      M.Sc (Micro Biology). M.Ed., M.Phil (Micro Biology),


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      Ms.T.S.Reena Ruby
      Assistant Professor

      Educational Qualification

      M.Sc(Mathematics)., M.Ed., PGDC., M.Phil., M.Sc (Psychology)


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      Dr. C. Renuga Devi
      Assistant Professor

      Educational Qualification

      M.Com., M.Ed., PGDC., Ph.D


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