The Department of Education had its inception in 1970. It was the only department in India that introduced M.Phil. Education Programme for the first time in 1970. This was followed by introduction of M.Ed. programme in the year 1974. Along with these courses, the department also offers Ph.D. programme in Education. The department has also been granted the status of Centre of Excellence by Government of Uttar Pradesh in 2016.
The department has constantly focused upon to produce competent, committed and responsible teacher educators and quality researchers. The department has also taken lead to produce innovative and quality researches. The major thrust areas of research in the department are teacher education, educational technology, educational psychology, and curriculum studies.
The department has well-equipped teaching-learning labs and required infrastructural facilities. In view of making students abreast with the latest trends, department regularly organizes in-house lectures, seminars and workshops. Department also provides all-round exposure to its learners by engaging them in a plethora of diversified activities like recreational tours, cultural programmes, etc.