BENGALURU: Universities which are not following the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines on revising the curriculum once in three years have been asked to do so hence forth without fail.
In a recent meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Group of Secretaries on Education and Social Development recommended the mandatory revision of curriculum at university level.
In an official circular issued to authorities of all the universities across the nation the notification reads, “In a world changing at breakneck speed, any conceptual innovations and technological breakthroughs are subjected to further alterations and up-gradation within a short span since their launch.
In such a vibrant climate, the responsibility to address the needs created by self-activating change lies at the door of educational leaders, classroom teachers, academic administrators, and community leaders.
One efficient way to fulfill these needs is periodic curriculum revision, I believe that the ever-enhancing needs of various quarters of society and culture can be addressed effectively when inter-disciplinarity of the programs offered by the university can be complemented effectively by a robust mechanism to revisiting and revision of the curricula at regular interval of time,” the UGC chairman said.
It also mentioned that, “This review of academic curricula should focus on the potential demand and supply of skill sets to make the students employable.”