Institute of Education and Research in University of Dhaka

The Institute of Education and Research (IER) in University of Dhaka, was established by the then Government of Pakistan and the U.S. AID ( then ICA) Mission. The Institute started in 1960 with the following objectives:
  • Promoting and providing of facilities for Advanced Study and Research in Education.
  • Providing teaching as well as guidance to prepare the candidates for degrees like ME and PHD in the University.
  • Providing courses of further study for those already qualified to engage in Educational Work.
  • Providing services for those concerned with Higher Education in the University Teaching Departments with affiliated and constituent colleges.


Administration and Management of IER

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive of the University. The Director is the Administrative Head of the Institute. Administration and Management of the Institute is handled by the following bodies, subject to the approval of their actions by the Academic Council of the University:

  1. The Board of Governors is headed by the Vice-Chancellor who is the Chairman;
  2. The Committee of Advanced Studies in Education is headed by the Director who is the Chairman;
  3. The Selection Board for Professorships and Associate Professorships is headed by the Vice-Chancellor who is the Chairman;
  4. The Selection Board for all ordinary teaching Posts is headed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor who is the Chairman;
  5. For appointments to non-teaching posts not below the rank of section Officers the selection board is headed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor who is the Chairman;
  6. The coordination and Development Committee is headed by the Director who is the Chairman;
  7. The Academic Committee is headed by the Director who is the Chairman.


Academic programs offered by Institute of Education and Research

  • The Institute of Education and Research offers several programs in various fields of courses. These are:
  • Four years Bachelor of Education (Hons.) Program
  • One-year Master of Education program (day)
  • Two year part time (evening) Master of Education program
  • M. Phil Program in Education
  • Thesis-based Ph. D. Program in Education
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Departments in the Institute of Education and Research

The Institute of Education and Research has 8 Departments to cater to the Higher Education in various fields. These departments work together to offer excellent courses to students and provide with advanced Educational services and resources. The 8 departments are:

  1. Department of Pre- Primary and Primary Education
  2. Department of Special Education
  3. Department of informal and Continuing Education
  4. Department of Educational Psychology and Guidance
  5. Department of Language Education
  6. Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
  7. Department of Educational Planning and Management
  8. Department of Educational Evaluation and Research
  9. Department of Social Science Education


For more details on the Institute of Education and Research, you may visit www.du.ac.bd/department/common/ier_home.php?bodyid=IER
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