The Higher Education Institutes (HEI) in India will soon have a mandatory course on ‘social responsibility and community engagement’ for the UG as well as PG students. The UGC has recommended all the HEIs to either update the existing curriculum or introduce one for the students to impart values to the students.
The UGC has approved the guidelines and asked the institutes to nominate two faculties which will take part in the workshop to understand the implementation of the subject. For the implementation to be unified, the UGC is holding workshops for the faculties across the country. The workshops will be organized from mid-December to January 31, 2020.
Under the new curriculum, students will be awarded credits for participating in activities ranging from research projects to teaching. Students will interact with the community, understand their problems and will devise a solution for the problem.