UGC has developed Jeevan Kaushal Curriculum to upgrade life skills of undergraduate students-HRD Minister

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has developed life skills (Jeevan Kaushal) curriculum for undergraduate students at Universities and Colleges. This Curriculum covers the courses on communication skills, professional skills, leadership & management skills and universal human values. The life skills curriculum is available at https://www.ugc.ac.in/e-book/SKILL%20ENG/mobile/index.html .

The Jeevan Kaushal curriculum is suggestive. The UGC has requested Vice-Chancellors of all Universities to consider the curriculum for introduction in Universities and affiliated Colleges/institutions at under-graduate level.

The objectives of the Jeevan Kaushal curriculum are:

(i) to enhance one’s ability to be fully self aware by helping oneself to overcome all fears and insecurities and to grow fully from inside out and outside in;

(ii) to increase one’s knowledge and awareness of emotional competency and emotional intelligence at place of study/work;

(iii) to provide opportunity for realising one’s potential through practical experience;

(iv) to develop interpersonal skills and adopt good leadership behaviour for empowerment of self and others;

(v) to set appropriate goals, manage stress and time effectively; and

(vi) to manage competency-mix at all levels for achieving excellence with ethics.

The information was given by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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