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University Grants Commission

                                 QUality mandate





                             Objectives                               All Higher Education Institutions

                                                                            shall strive by 2022 to:

                                    Improve the graduate outcomes
                                                                       improve the graduate outcomes for the students
                                    Promote student linkages with      to ensure that they get access to employment/self-
                                    society and industry               employment or engage themselves in pursuit of
                                                                       higher education.
                                    Train students in professional &
                                    soft skills
                                                                       promote  linkage  of  students  with  the  society
                                    Teacher Vacancy not to exceed 10   and industry to ensure that at least 2/3rd of the
                                    % of sanctioned strength           students engage in socially productive activities
                                                                       and get industry exposure during their period of
                                    All HEIs to obtain minimum NAAC    study in the institutions.
                                    score of 2.5 by 2022
                                                                       train the students in essential professional and life
             Initiatives to be undertaken by HEIs                      skills such as team work, communication skills,
                                                                       leadership  skills,  time  management  skills  etc;
          1.   Student  Centric  Initiations  including  Induction     inculcate human value sand professional ethics,
               Programme for students - Deeksharambh.                  and the spirit of innovation/ entrepreneurship and
                                                                       critical thinking among the students and promote
          2.   Learning Outcome based Curriculum Framework             avenues for display of these talents.
               (LOCF)- revision of curriculum at regular intervals.
                                                                       ensure  that  vacancies  of  teaching  posts  at
          3.   Use  of  ICT  based  learning  tools  for  effective    any  point  of  time  do  not  exceed  10%  of  the
               teaching-learning process including MOOCs and           sanctioned  strength;  and  100%  of  the  teachers
               online degrees.                                         are oriented about the latest and emerging trends

          4.   Imparting Life Skills (Jeevan Kaushal) to students.     including  ICT  in  their  respective  domains  of
                                                                       knowledge, and the pedagogies that disseminate
          5.   Social and Industry connect for every institution:      their knowledge to the students.
               Every institution shall adopt at least 5 villages for
               exchange of knowledge and for the overall social/       every  institution  shall  get  NAAC  accreditation
               economic betterment of the village communities.         with a minimum score of 2.5 by 2022.
               University-Industry  linkages  to  be  promoted  to
               improve employability.                                   Initiatives to be taken by HEIs
          6.   Evaluation   Reforms-test   the   concept,   and
               application                                                            Social and Industry
                                                                       ICT based Tools   connect
          7.   Student Career Progression and Alumni Network.          Online Learning           Regular Curriculum
                                                                 Mentoring of                    Revision (LOCF)
          8.   Faculty  Induction  Programme  (FIP),  Annual     non-accredited
               Refresher  Programme  in  Teaching  (ARPIT)  and   Instititions                       Deeksharambh-
               Leadership Training for Educational Administrators   (PARAMARSH)                      Student Induction
                                                                                                     Programme
               (LEAP).                                          Quality research
          9.   Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s   by Faculty (CARE                 Life Skills for
                                                                                                     Students (Jeevvan
                                                                STRIDE)
               Developing  Economy  (STRIDE)  and  Consortium                                        Kaushall)
               for Academic & Research Ethics (CARE).              Faculty Induction
                                                                   Programme (FIP)              Evaluation Reforms
          10.  Mentoring of non-accredited institutions            & ARPIT
               (PARAMARSH).                                                             Alumini Network



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