The updated recommendations suggest that HEIs’ curricula and methods of instruction foster in their students a strong regard for fundamental obligations and constitutional values.
The University Grant Commission (UGC) has issued revised guidelines on Mulya Pravah 2.0: Inculcation of Human Values and Professional Ethics in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The guidelines recommend that the applicable National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 programme be operated, implemented, monitored, and strengthened.
All higher education institutes have been advised by the UGC to adopt the updated policies. As a part of the UGC’s Quality Mandate programme, these guidelines were released in 2019. The principal NEP 2020 suggestions have now been incorporated into the updated guidelines.
The updated guidelines recommend that higher education institutions’ curricula and pedagogy foster in students a deep respect for fundamental obligations and constitutional values, a sense of national pride, and a conscious awareness of one’s roles and responsibilities in a changing world.
These values include the universal human values of truth (satya), righteous conduct (dharma), peace (shanti), love (prema), nonviolence (ahimsa), scientific temper, citizenship values, and Lessons in seva and/or service, as well as participation in community service initiatives, are essential components of a balanced education.
Additionally, the policy suggests that education should help students develop their character and help them become moral, logical, empathetic, and caring people while also preparing them for rewarding careers.
In order to build a high-quality environment supported by human values and professional ethics in each institution, the policy framework in its entirety encourages all institutions to identify their creative practices.
(Source: Financial Express)