Outdated syllabus which is seldom revised is one of the biggest reasons behind our Universities lagging behind their global counterparts. The UGC is putting in efforts to change it. The commission, in its communication to the Universities under it, urged them to ensure that their students are groomed and bestowed with qualities which make them employable. The commission demanded the Universities to take immediate action in this regard.
The UGC is of the view that a change in the curriculum would groom the students and give them more qualities which would make them employable. The commission has urged all the central Universities to make sure that they review and revise their respective curriculum after a gap of every 3 years.
This recommendation came after a meeting of Group of Secretaries on Education and Social Development with the Prime Minister in recent times.
A letter published by the UGC said, "This review and revision of academic curricula should focus on the existing and potential demand and supply of skill sets to make the university and college students employable."
Post this recommendation, all the central universities are expected to come up with the requisite changes.