Reports claim that the UGC has approved a set of revised guidelines that advise all universities to start a foundational course on human values and professional ethics for the undergraduate
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) is set to bring reforms to the existing education system by introducing several new guidelines. Having introduced the National Education Policy in 2020 and the Common University Entrance Test for undergraduate admissions this year, the body is now poised to instill value and ethics in students through education. Sharing a newspaper clip, UGC President, Mr. Jagadesh Kumar, confirmed that UGC is introducing new standards on values and work ethics in educational institutions.
Economic period (@EconomicTimes ) reports: “UGC to introduce new standards on values, work ethics in universities”.
UGC will soon post the guidelines on the above for stakeholder feedback. This is an equally important reform and awareness needs to be created about it. pic.twitter.com/51RnU6gbDj
— Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar (@mamidala90) March 25, 2022
Kumar tweeted the newspaper clipping and wrote: “Economic Times reports: ‘UGC to introduce new standards on values, work ethics in universities
In his tweet, he added, “UGC will soon be posting the above guidelines for stakeholder feedback. This is an equally important reform and awareness needs to be created about it.
The revised guidelines have not been officially released by the commission. Soon, it will be put in a public space for stakeholders to provide their valuable feedback and comments in a while, according to Kumar.
Meanwhile, reports claim that the UGC approved the revised guidelines of ‘Mulya Pravah – Inculcation of Human Values and Professional Ethics at its March 10 meeting.
The revised guideline advises all universities to start a basic course on human values and professional ethics for undergraduates as well as an advanced course for postgraduates, the ET report says.
Apart from this, the project also calls for active student participation in various government social programs as well as engagement with non-governmental and social organizations, the report further asserts.
The revised version speaks of multiple moral lessons for students that they should follow in institutions, public spaces and at home. At the same time, he asks teachers to be role models and lead by example.
The guideless, according to the report, have been revised in line with NEP 2020 which emphasizes upholding fundamental and constitutional duties among students so that they become aware of their nation and their responsibilities to make it a better country. .
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