Master of Arts (Adult Education) (MAAE) | School of Education (SOE)

It aims at developing professional competency and capacity framework of pre-service and in-service people in the field of adult education and allied fields. This programme is meant for all those involved in entering and seeking a career in the field of adult education and allied areas as well as for those working with any institution in formal, non-formal or informal sector.

Programme Objectives:

  • To develop in them the national and international perspective  of various aspects of theory and practice  of  adult education.
  • To upgrade their knowledge and understanding of policies and programmes of adult, continuing and extension education, development and welfare, among others.
  • To enhance their understanding and skills of documentation, management and  dissemination of  knowledge and information on various aspects and processes of adult education.
  • To improve their knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities related to organizing and managing an adult learning setup.
  • To equip them with the skills of involving the community in participatory planning, development and transaction of curriculum as well as training, evaluation and research processes related to adult education and development.
  • To enhance their understanding and skills of networking at local, state, national and international levels for  their personal, social, and professional development.
  • To enable them to critically analyse, appreciate and promote the role of adult education  in the  emerging  social, political, cultural, economic, developmental and other situations for effecting transformation at the national and international levels.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University/Institute

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only in July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 14 ,400/- for full programme to be paid year wise  @ Rs.  7,200/-  per  year. Students admitted for first year shall re-register themselves for the second year by duly filling in the prescribed Re-Registration form of that year and submitting it to the Regional Centre concerned along with requisite fee.

Programme Study Centres

All the Programme Study Centres (PSCs)  of IGNOU  where  both MA (Education) and MEd  programmes of IGNOU  are simultaneously on offer are provisionally the PSCs for MAAE programme as well.

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
I year
MAE 1 Understanding Adult
MAE 2 Policy Planning and
Implementation of
Adult Education in
MAE 3 Knowledge
Dissemination and
Networking in Adult
MES 16 Educational Research6
MAEL 1 Practical Work
II year
Compulsory Courses
MAE 4 Extension Education
and Development
MAE 5 Population and
MAEP 1 Dissertation10
Optional Courses
MAEE 1* Sustainable
MESE 61* Open and Distance
Learning Systems
MAEE 2** Basics of Legal
MESE 62** Vocational Education6
Total Credits 68

*      indicates  that the  student  should select  only  one out  of  MAEE 1  and  MESE 61 Courses.

**   indicates  that the  student  should select  only  one out  of  MAEE 2  and  MESE 62  Courses.

After successful completion of all courses of first year, the student shall be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (PGDAE).

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