Varsity to incorporate human rights in curriculum

The University of Pune (UoP) has decided to incorporate human rights as a subject. It is in the process of developing the subject’s content with help of experts.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published:August 20, 2010 4:34 am

The University of Pune (UoP) has decided to incorporate human rights as a subject. It is in the process of developing the subject’s content with help of experts.

“The varsity will incorporate human rights in curriculum very soon. The idea is to make students aware of human rights and various issues involved in it,” vice-chancellor RK Shevgaonkar said.

He was speaking at the Independence Day programme held on the varsity campus. “The idea was discussed in a seminar on human rights in Mumbai. Though the National Human Rights Commission has been insisting on including human rights in syllabus,nothing concrete has been done yet. As a varsity,we have decided to go a step further… The basic idea is to create awareness among students and making them responsible citizens. As per the changing times and use of technology,the dimensions of human rights issues have also changed. We will look into these aspects too. Experts’ help will be sought to develop the content. A full-fledged one or two-year course in human rights may also be thought of.”

He said the varsity was also keen on starting an integrated MTech programme with the involvement of industry. Earlier,the vice-chancellor hoisted the flag. He also planted saplings on the premises of the finance department. Students performed a street play on the occasion.

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