UGC to varsities: Introduce topics like anti-corruption in curriculum

In a letter to VCs of Central Universities, UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu said that it is observed that there is a general lack of awareness among school and college students about what is corruption, its adverse impact on society, how and whom to make a complaint regarding such practices.

By: PTI | Published:March 17, 2016 12:32 pm

Following a suggestion from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), the UGC has advised Universities and Colleges to add topics like ethics, vigilance and anti-corruption to curb graft in their curriculum.

In a letter to VCs of Central Universities, UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu said that it is observed that there is a general lack of awareness among school and college students about what is corruption, its adverse impact on society, how and whom to make a complaint regarding such practices.

Children are interested in knowing more about ethics, how to fight corruption and related issues, he said adding expanding their knowledge base on these issues will encourage them to be dedicated to the task of tackling corruption and also facilitate in character building.

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The CVC, the senior UGC official said has advised that topics such as Ethics, Vigilance, Anti-Corruption, Details of the organisations such as Central Vigilance Commission, Central Bureau of Investigation and how and whom to make complaints regarding corrupt practices, be included in the curriculum for all students.

“In view of the above, UGC would like to advise all the universities and colleges to add the topic in their curriculum,” the UGC secretary’s letter to Universities said.

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