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November 11, 2019 Monday 12:00:56 PM IST

UGC’s curriculum for life skills launched

National Edu News

A curriculum for life skills, called ‘JeevanKaushal’, designed by University Grants Commission (UGC), was launched in the country recently.

There is an unprecedented demand in the country for quality higher education for producing employable graduates qualified with skills, knowledge and ethics essential for leading a rewarding life. It was with this aim that University Grants Commission issued Quality Mandate and its objectives. The mandate was adopted at the National Conference of Vice-Chancellors and Directors on Research & Innovation held in July, 2018. Life Skills (JeevanKaushal) for students was one of its verticals.

UGC had constituted an Expert Committee which prepared the scheme for Under Graduate Programme. The curriculum is designed to impart and strengthen knowledge, skills and disposition believed to be the best requisites of the current industry. Life skills such as communication skills, interpersonal skills, time management, problem solving ability, decision making capacity, leadership ability and integrity play a crucial role in boosting the employability of the students.


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