Indira Miri School of Education

About School

Since the inception of the University, ‘Education’ discipline has been one of the core subjects of both UG and PG programmes. The discipline was initially placed under the School of Social Sciences. Later on, the University vide its Notification No. KKHSOU/School of Studies/14/2020/45 Dated 05/01/2022 has constituted a new School of Studies, namely "Indira Miri School of Education". The School has been named after a renowned educationist of Assam, Indira Miri, known for her efforts in promoting education in the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA). Indira Miri was born in 1910 in Shillong. Miri lost her mother at an early age and was brought up by her father, Sonadhar Senapati, who sent her to Kolkata for school and college studies which she started at Bethune School and completed with a BA from Scottish Church College. Later she obtained a degree in education (BT) from St. Mary's College of Teacher Education, Guwahati and did an advanced training course in the Montessori system in Ahmedabad on a government scholarship where she was trained by Maria Montessori. Another government scholarship helped her to travel to the UK to secure a master's degree from the University of Edinburgh and a three-month training at Oxford University. On her return to India in 1947, Miri was appointed as the Chief Education Officer of NEFA with her base at Sadiya, a small town in Assam and worked among the tribals for ten years. During the earthquake of 1950, Miri and her fellow teachers were known to have worked to bring relief to the people of the region. She resigned from NEFA service in 1957 to join the Jorhat BT College as its principal and worked there till her retirement in 1969. She also served the Guwahati University as a member of its executive council. Miri died on 5th September 2004 at the age of 94 at Guwahati. The Government of India awarded Indira Miri with the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1977 and also she received the Sankardev Award in 2004. The mission of the Indira Miri School of Education (IMSE) is to plan, develop and launch academic programmes in Education as a field of knowledge and an area of professional practice. The functions of the IMSE are within the broad framework of the objectives of the University to undertake academic, research and extension activities related to theory and practice of education. The School prepares specialists in educational discourses and knowledge generation. The thrust areas of the School are development and delivery of academic and professional programmes in general and specially for teachers, research activities and extension activities. The School offers UG, PG and M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes along with diploma and certificate programmes meant for teachers' capacity building. There are presently six (6) faculty members in the School. The major academic programmes of the School are:

  • 1.BA in Education
  • 2.MA in Education
  • 3.M.Phil/Ph.D in Education
  • 4.Diploma & Certificate for prospective & in-service teachers