Joint workshop by UGC and AICTE leadership and key officials on Universal Human Values
Anil D Sahasrabuddhe, President, AICTE says, “Education is not just academic but also understanding and improving other life skills and becoming a useful good citizen.”
Social change is finally bringing glory to India as Vishwa Guru
Top officials of UGC and their team joined AICTE to “Incorporate Universal Human Values in Education”. A one-day workshop has been organized by AICTE for all key personnel of UGC on 30th April 2022. The program started with the formal inauguration by the higher officials of UGC and AICTE.
The apex body of higher education, UGC, is serious not only about the improvement of education but also about the holistic development of the students by inculcating universal human values in education, thereby overall social change ultimately bringing India’s glory as of the world guru.
1-day UHV workshop on #UniversalHumanValues for holistic #ValueBasedEducation: #Education for fulfilment of aspirations articulated in #NEP2020 held on 30Apr,2022 with #UGC& #AICTE leadership at AICTE hqr.,New Delhi.@EduMinOfIndia @ugc_india @adsahasrabudhe @mamidala90 pic.twitter.com/SAhqMXfzin
— AICTE (@AICTE_INDIA) April 30, 2022
It was discussed that civilizational change is needed and that it requires a holistic, human worldview. Value-based living requires value-based education. From value education to value-based education and finally, value-based living is the need of the hour. It was emphasized that this change would be brought about by all stakeholders – teachers and students, educational institutions and policymakers, parents and families, and ultimately the entire society with its systems.
UGC and AICTE have taken the initiative to bring about this change through education. It has also been linked with NEP 2020.
The workshop discussed “How can the development of a holistic, human worldview be ensured?”, and “How can values-based education be ensured?” issues addressed. AICTE is already doing this through Universal Human Values (UHV), i.e. UHV-based Student Induction Program (SIP) and other courses at a higher level. Historically, over the past 17+ years, this approach has been naturally accepted and used extensively with encouraging results – from 1 institution in 2005 to 1 university in 2009, 40+ universities by 2017, and More than 10,000 professional colleges since 2017.
Now, in 2022, the UGC has agreed to work together on this, and hence, there is a strong potential to use it across higher education in the nation.
It is a breakthrough in the education system which will bring value-based life to society and nature. UGC President Prof. Mamidala Jagdish Kumar and AICTE President Prof. Anil D Sahasrabuddhe shared their thoughts.
The future prospects of collaborative efforts by the two apex bodies UGC and AICTE as well as the commitments of the participants were shared.
On this occasion Prof M P Poonia, Vice President AICTE, Prof Rajeev Kumar Member Secretary, AICTE, Prof Rajneesh Jain, Secretary and CVO, UGC, Dr. Archana Thakur, Joint 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, Mr. Dhirendra Chaturvedi, Additional Director, DPI, Department of School Education, Govt. Madhya Pradesh Prof. GP Bagaria, Facilitator UHV, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh, Coordinator, VE Cell, AKTU, and several academicians were also present.