The M.Ed. programme is the dominant post-graduate course in education offered by Indian Universities. The recipients have already been initiated into rudiments of education, its practices and their management. The course draws a very large variety of clientele, fresh graduates from different disciplinary backgrounds with a B Ed, experienced teachers, functionaries working in various education departments and sometime education officers working in other sectors. Due to the heterogeneous clientele and also due to shifting demands of various jobs related to education, there is a wide range of academic and professional needs to which the M Ed course needs to cater.
The products of M.Ed. (general) course have been employed by Boards, Councils of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education , Directories of Education,Inspectorates,Schools affliated to CBSE,Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,Navodaya Vidyalaya Samitis and SCERTs, as curriculam experts,evaluation experts,population education experts , inspectors,sub-inspectors of primary and secondary schools, education officers,head masters,school principals,statistical officers and planning officers.All these personnel may however, not posses professional expertise and the required knowledge-base in curriculam formulation ,evaluation,educational planning,management, supervision and educational administration.