Draft framework for Fostering Social Responsibility and Community Engagement in Higher Education Institutions in India

May 02, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The University Grants Commission (UGC) on May 02, 2019, has prepared a draft National Circular Framework and Guidelines for “Fostering Social Responsibility & Community Engagement in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in India” to improve the quality of both teaching and research in HEIs. The framework recommends that each HEI conduct a compulsory course to provide community engagement to all Undergraduate & Post Graduate students so that their appreciation of rural field realities is holistic, respectful and inspiring.

 The key principles for community engagements are:

Mutual learning and respect

 University- wide, in each faculty and discipline

 Credit-based for students

 Providing Credit to teachers for engagement activities

 Linkage with local institutions

The UGC is inviting feedback or comments or suggestions from HEI’s, academicians, educational administrators, stakeholders and general public on the draft framework and guidelines by email on [email protected] on or before May 31, 2019.


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