University students will read about ‘Love and Compassion’: UGC

“Love is a Battlefield and everything is fair in love and war.” Yes, this what you will be learning in your college. As a part of the quality mandate initiative, which aims at improving the quality of Higher Education, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to introduce ‘Love And Compassion’ as a component of the Life Skills curriculum in non-technical undergraduate education.

In Life Skill education class, students would study topics such as ‘Effective use of Social Media’, ‘Social and cultural Etiquette’, ‘Ethics and Integrity’, ‘Love and Compassion’ etc.

The curriculum consists of Four Courses –

  1. Communication Skills: Students will learn skills such as writing, reading, and listening skills. The course will also cover digital literacy, social media, and non-verbal communication.
  2. Professional Skills: This includes career skills and team skills such as resume writing, interview, group discussion, presentation, and internal communication skills.
  3. Leadership and Management Skills: Students will learn skills such as leadership skills, managerial skills, design thinking, ethics, and integrity, etc.
  4. Universal Human Value Skills: This will cover topics such as love, compassion, and empathy, truth, non-violence, righteousness, peace, renunciation, etc.

There are additional practical modules and a faculty or institute is free to choose any or some of the practical modules based on the requirement of the students like emotional well-being, yoga, and gratitude.

UGC has also prescribed a reading list for each module and has recommended assessment methods for each course. The assessment methods are a mix of MCQ tests, presentations, self-assessment, etc.

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