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MSc.Ed. -Mathematics

Regulations governing the Programme

1.0   Programme and Duration :

Integrated Programme of Teacher Education titled ‘Master of Science Education’ (Mathematics)  leading to the post-graduate degree, M.Sc.Ed. (Mathematics). The programme will be of six year duration organized on the semester pattern with 2 semesters in a year. Each semester will consist of 16 weeks of instruction excluding examination.

1.1  Equivalence:

The course contents related to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are equivalent respectively to course content in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics included in the syllabi for the same subjects in B.Sc.(PCM) and M.Sc.(Mathematics) ofUniversityofMysore, taken together.

The course content related to educational components in M.Sc.Ed. (Mathematics) are equivalent to that of B.Ed. of University of Mysore and in addition, contains Professional Education components required for teaching of Mathematics at senior secondary level.  This degree is equivalent to M.Sc. and B.Ed. degrees of University of Mysore.

The students who pass this course are considered eligible to pursue Ph.D. degree in Mathematics in compliance with Ph.D. regulations ofUniversityofMysore.

2.0  Eligibility for admission to M.Sc.Ed.

2.1  Candidates seeking admission to the M.Sc.Ed. Mathematics course should have passed CBSE Senior Secondary examination/ Pre-University examination of Karnataka or an equivalent examination recognized by theUniversity ofMysore with 45% marks in aggregate.  Relaxation upto 5% of marks shall be given to the SC/ST candidates.

2.2  Candidates should have passed the qualifying examination with the following combinations of subjects.  Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other subject.

2.3   Admission shall be regulated through selection on the basis of marks in the qualifying examination or performance in a specially designed selection test or both.  The selection test shall consist of Multiple Choice Questions with equal weightage to the three content areas of the combination of subjects at PUC/CBSE level.  Admission shall be as per the prevalent admission policies of NCERT.  It will also be governed by the reservation policies of Govt. of India as prevalent at the time of admission.

2.4   The Institutions other than RIE of Mysore, offering the course, shall follow the admission rules of Post-Graduate Courses of theUniversity ofMysore. 

3.0  Admission to M.Sc.Ed. (Lateral Entry)

Duration of the course under Lateral Entry Scheme is of four semesters.  The candidate will be admitted directly to IX Semester of M.Sc.Ed. with the following eligibility criteria.      

Candidates seeking admission into M.Sc.Ed. under Lateral Entry Scheme should have passed B.Sc. Degree with subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and B.Ed. degree with Pedagogy of Mathematics and Physical Sciences of any recognized University and that are equivalent to that of B.Sc.and B.Ed. of University of Mysore with 50% marks in aggregate in each of B.Sc. and B.Ed. Relaxation upto 5% of marks shall be given to the SC/ST candidates.

4.0  Scheme of Instruction :

Details of courses and scheme of study, duration, etc. are provided in Table 1. Courses of Study are organized under the following three categories :

a)   Common Courses

b)   Core Courses

c)    Electives

d)    Open Electives

4.1  Common Courses : Comprises of courses that are mandatory for all students.

I to VIII Semesters:

a)  Regional Language :  Any one of the following languages – Kannada/ Hindi / Tamil / Telugu / Malayalam.

b)  English

c)  Environmental Education, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education, Indian Constitution, Health and Physical Education and Theatre, Art and Heritage Craft Traditions.

IX to XII Semesters:

d)  Foundations of Mathematics – I & II, Foundations of Higher Secondary Education, Teaching of Mathematics, Research in Mathematics Education and Curriculum of Higher Secondary School Mathematics.

4.2  Core Courses

Comprises of five courses in Education, two courses one in Pedagogy of Physical Sciences and another in Pedagogy of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from I to VIII Semesters and 16 courses in Mathematics from IX to XII Semesters.

The programme also includes a comprehensive school attachment programme, the internship in teaching at VII and XI Semesters.

4.3   Electives

Comprises of three courses in Education and two in Mathematics  of which each student should opt one in each from  I to VIII Semesters and two electives in Mathematics from IX to XII Semesters.

Open Electives: Comprises of the courses viz. Communication Skills and Inclusive Education – II.

5.0  Attendance

Every student has to attend a minimum of 75% of the classes conducted of each course. If a candidate has failed to put in a minimum of 75% attendance in a course, he is deemed to have dropped the course and is not allowed to write the semester end examination of that course.  He has to attend the classes of that course in the subsequent years whenever it is offered.

6.0  Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction and examination shall be English

Course Structure of  M.Sc.Ed. Mathematics RIE Scheme

Table 1

PANORAMA

a) I to VIII Semesters

 

 

Sl.No.

 

 

COURSE

NO. OF CREDITS PER WEEK

IN EACH SEMESTER

Total Credits

L + T + P

(Split)

Total No. of Credits

Total Contact Hours

 

I

L+T+P

II

L+T+P

III

L+T+P

IV

L+T+P

V

L+T+P

VI

L+T+P

VII

L+T+P

VIII

L+T+P

 

 

 

 

COMMON COURSES:

 

 

 

1

English

2+1+0

2+1+0

2+1+0

2+1+0

-

-

-

-

8+4+0

12

16

2

Regional Language

2+1+0

2+1+0

2+1+0

2+1+0

-

-

-

-

8+4+0

12

16

3

Holistic Education

0+0+1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0+0+1

1

2

4

Environmental Studies

-

0+0+1

-

-

-

-

-

-

0+0+1

1

2

5

Theatre, Art and Heritage, Craft Traditions

-

0+0+1

-

-

-

-

-

-

0+0+1

1

2

6

ICT

 

 

0+0+1

-

-

-

0+0+1

-

0+0+2

2

4

7

Indian Constitution & Human Rights

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0+1+0

0+1+0

1

2

 

CORE COURSES

 

8

Maths

(2+1+0)2

2+1+0

2+1+0

2+1+0

2+1+0

2+1+0

(1+1+0)2

2+1+0

18+10+0

28

38

9.

Physics

3+0+1

3+0+1

3+0+1

3+0+1

3+0+1

3+0+1

2+0+1

1+1+1

21+1+8

30

47

10.

Chemistry

3+0+1

3+0+1

3+0+1

3+0+1

3+0+1

3+0+1

2+0+1

1+1+1

21+1+8

30

47

11.

Pedagogy of Maths

-

-

-

-

2+2+0

2+2+0

-

-

4+4+0

08

 

12

12.

Pedagogy of Physical Sci.

-

-

-

-

2+2+0

2+2+0

-

-

4+4+0

08

 

12

13.

Internship Methodology I

-

-

-

-

-

-

0+0+4

-

0+0+4

4

8

14

Intrnship Methodology II

-

-

-

-

-

-

0+0+4

-

0+0+4

4

8

15.

Understanding Education and its Perspectives

-

1+1+0

-

-

-

-

-

-

1+1+0

02

03

16.

Psychology of Learner & Learning

-

-

2+1+0

-

-

-

-

-

2+1+0

03

04

17.

Assessment of Learning

-

-

-

1+1+0

-

-

-

-

1+1+0

02

03

18.

Teaching Approaches and Strategies

-

-

-

-

2+1+0

-

-

-

2+1+0

03

04

19.

Secondary Education inIndia: Status, Challenges and Strategies

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2+1+0

2+1+0

03

04

Electives

 

20

Guidance and Counselling /  Inclusive Education/Curriculum and School

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2+1+0

2+1+0

03

04

21.

Mathematics: Numerical Analysis/ Graph Theory

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1+1+0

1+1+0

02

03

 

Total Credits

21

21

21

19

22

19

19

18

160

160

241

 

Total Contact Hours

30

32

30

28

32

28

34

29

241

 

 


b)  IX to XII Semesters


 

 

Sl.No.

 

 

COURSE

No. of Credits in each semester

Total  No. of Credits

 

Total  No. of Contact Hours

 

IX

L+T+P

X

L+T+P

XI

L+T+P

XII

L+T+P

 

Common Papers

 

 

 

Foundations of Mathematics I

1+1+0

 

 

 

2

3

 

Foundations of Higher Sec.Edu

2+1+0

 

 

 

3

4

 

Curriculum of Hr.Sec. Sch. Maths.

0+3+0

 

 

 

3

6

 

Foundations of Mathematics II

 

1+1+0

 

 

2

3

 

Teaching of Mathematics

 

2+1+0

 

 

3

4

 

Internship

 

 

0+0+3

 

3

6

 

Research in Mathematics Edu.

 

 

 

2+1+0

3

4

 

Core Papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algebra III

2+1+0

 

 

 

3

4

 

Linear Algebra

2+1+0

 

 

 

3

4

 

Real Analysis I

2+1+0

 

 

 

3

4

 

Real Analysis II

2+1+0

 

 

 

3

4

 

AlgebraI IV

 

2+1+0

 

 

3

4

 

Real Analysis III

 

2+1+0

 

 

3

4

 

Combinatorics&Graph Theory

 

2+1+0

 

 

3

4

 

Topology I

 

2+1+0

 

 

3

4

 

Complex Analysis I

 

2+1+0

 

 

3

4

 

Commutative Algebra

 

 

2+1+0

 

3

4

 

Elements of Functional Analysis

 

 

 

2+1+0

 

3

4

 

Ordinary &Partial Diff. Equ

 

 

2+1+0

 

3

4

 

Graph Theory

 

 

2+1+0

 

3

4

 

Topology II

 

 

2+1+0

 

3

4

 

Differential Geometry 

 

 

 

2+1+0

3

4

 

Complex Analysis II

 

 

 

2+1+0

3

4

 

Elective papers (two out of Three)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)Advanced Graph Theory (2) Theory

 

 

 

2+1+0

3

4

 

of Numbers(3) Algorithms & Computation

 

 

 

2+1+0

3

4

 

Open Electives:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication Skills / Inclusive Education - II

 

 

2+1+0

 

3

4

 

Total credits

11+9=0=20

13+7+0=20

12+6+9=21

10+5+0=15

76

106

L :  (Number of hours engaging a student in lectures in a semester) / 16

T : (Number of hours engaging a student in tutorials in a semester) / 32

P (Number of hours engaging a student in practicals in a semester) / 48 for science subjects from I to VIII semesters

P: (Number of hours engaging a student in practicals in a semester) / 32 for other subjects in all semesters.

L + T + P = V   The credit Value of a course

Note : VII Semester consists of 6 weeks of internship exclusively and the available time for classroom instruction is 10 weeks only.  So, in science, the number of credits shown for L = 2, but the contact hours is 3 per week and for mathematics the number of credits shown for L = 1, but the contact hours is 2 hours per week.

8.0   Change of Stream

Change of stream is possible after successfully completing first eight semesters and this will be decided by the academic body set up by the Principal and Dean of Instruction. 

The syllabus can be downloaded from here