UGC revamps curriculum: Higher institutions to offer enhanced employability


NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission has introduced Life Skills courses as part of its Quality Mandate for students enrolled in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) at the undergraduate level. The aim is to equip students with vital soft skills that enhance employability and self-esteem. These skills cover communication, interpersonal relations, time management, teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, leadership abilities, and universal values.

The curriculum is designed to incorporate active participation from both students and faculty. Activities like oral presentations, debates, team-building exercises, projects, and psychometric analysis are integrated into the courses. The programme’s objectives include fostering self-awareness, emotional competency, leadership behaviour, stress and time management, and human values.

The Life Skills programme offers several courses, including Communication Skills , Professional Skills, Leadership and Management Skills, and Universal Human Values. These courses collectively aim to enhance learners’ self-competency, emotional competency, intellectual competency, professional competency, social competency, and