New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) Wednesday asked the central universities to review and revise their curricula, at least once in every three years, to make the college and university students more employable, and what it called, to address 'ever-enhancing' needs of various quarters of society and culture.
"In a recently held meeting of the Group of Secretaries on Education and Social Development with the Prime Minister, it was recommended that curricula of all academic departments in Universities should be reviewed and revised at least once in every three years," the UGC letter dated January 31 but released on Wednesday said.
"This review and revision of academic curricula should focus on the existing and potential demand and supply of skill sets to make the university and college students employable", it added.
"In such a vibrant climate, the responsibilty to address the needs created by self-activating changes lies at the door of educational leaders, classroom teachers, academic administrators and community leaders.
"You are, therefore, requested to accord top priority to the matter and take immediate action so that the curricula of various programmes offered at your university are revised and adopted for quick implementation by your University and the colleges affiliated to it," the UGC said in a letter to varsities.