8.What should be the method of student assessment? And, what kind of certification should be associated with such a course?
9.What are the financial and other resource requirements for starting such a course?
The Workshop was inaugurated by Shri M.K. Raw, Union Education Secretary (SE 8c HE), Ministry of Human Resource Development. Various sessions were chaired by Prof. B.P. Khandelwal, Director, NIEPA and Prof. Arun Nigavekar, Vice Chairman, UGC. The Programme was designed and directed by Prof. Marmar Mukhopadhyay.
The Programme was attended by 25 Vice Chancellors and their nominees and invited experts. It was also attended by the representative of colleges and university teachers' associations. The list of participants is enclosed.
Following are the major decisions and output of the Workshop:
1.Need—There was a complete consensus among the participants about the need for a programme on Education in Human Values and Life Skills for students of Higher Education. It should be introduced as early as possible.
2.Course Title—Several titles of such a course were suggested. These are
a.Education in Human Values and Life Skills.
b.Art of living.
c.Life Enrichment and Self-Development.
It was also decided that keeping the spirit of the Programme in mind, university should be free to title the course either from the above list or choose some other title.
3.Course Contents—The content of the programme has been proposed to comprise seven modules :
*Understanding and managing self.
*Learning to live together.
*Citizens and Indian constitution.
*Transition to work.
*Indian art and culture.