New Delhi : Senior UGC officials and their team join AICTE to “Incorporate Universal Human Values into Education”. The one-day workshop was organized by AICTE for all key staff of UGC on April 30, 2022. The program began with an official inauguration by senior officials of UGC and AICTE.
The supreme body of higher education, UGC is serious not only for improving education but also for the holistic development of students by inculcating universal human values in education leading to comprehensive societal change ultimately bringing glory of Bharat as Vishwa Guru.
It has been discussed that there is a need for civilizational change and for this a holistic and humane worldview is essential. For a values-based life, values-based education is necessary. From values education to values-based education and finally, values-based living is the demand of the hour. It was stressed that this change must be brought to all stakeholders – Teachers and students, Academic Institutions and policy makers, Parents and families, and ultimately throughout society with its systems.
UGC and AICTE have taken the initiative to bring about this change through education. This is also aligned with NEP 2020.
The workshop addressed the following questions: “How to ensure the development of a holistic and human worldview? and “How to ensure a values-based education?” “. AICTE is already doing this work through Universal Human Values (UHV), i.e. the UHV-based Student Induction Program (SIP), and other courses at higher levels. Historically, over the past 17+ years, this approach has been naturally accepted and widely piloted with encouraging results – from 1 institution in 2005 to 1 university in 2009, to over 40 universities by 2017, over 10,000 vocational colleges from 2017 to date.
However, in 2022, the UGC agreed to work together on this, and therefore, a strong possibility of experimenting with it in all of the Nation’s higher education.
This is a breakthrough in the education system that will bring values-based living to society and nature.
The views were shared by UGC President Prof. Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar and AICTE President Prof. Anil D Sahsrabuddhe.
Participant commitments were also shared as well as future possibilities for collaborative efforts by the two umbrella bodies UGC and AICTE.
On this occasion, Prof. MP Poonia, Vice-president, AICTE, Prof. Rajiv Kumar Member Secretary, AICTE, Prof. Rajnish Jain, Secretary and CVO, UGC, Dr Archana Thakur, Co-Secretary, UGC, Dr Diksha Rajput, Deputy Secretary, UGC, Prof. Rajneesh Arora, President, NCCIP, Prof. HD Charan, President, NC-UHV, Prof. SK Somani, VC, Oriental University, Indore, Sh. Dhirendra Chaturvedi, Additional Director, DPI, Department of School Education, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Prof. GP Bagaria, Facilitator UHV, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh, Coordinator, VE Cell, AKTU, and many academicians were also present.