Ramakanta Biswas

Students of undergraduate (+3 Degree) courses in Odisha hitherto will have ‘Ethics and Values’ as one of the subjects of study as the State Higher Education Department has introduced the new chapters in the curriculum. 

The course which aims at developing a student into a good human being and responsible citizen was unveiled at an event at the office of the Odisha State Higher Education Council on Saturday.

State Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo, department secretary, officials, vice chancellors of universities and principals of colleges were in attendance at the meeting.  

The digital version of the course along with video lecture has been made available on the official website of the higher education council. 

The subject is mandatory for arts, commerce and science streams. It comprises six units with a total of 150 marks. It will be introduced from the current academic year. 

“The Higher Education Council has taken a decision and introduced Ethics and Values in under graduate courses. The course has been approved by the Boards of various universities in the State. The whole syllabus comprises six units carrying 150 marks. In each semester, there will be 25 marks from the subject,” Sahoo said.  

“It will help students of science, arts and commerce steams develop a sense of right and wrong and inculcate a positive attitude. It will help them become responsible citizens in future and contribute immensely towards the country and society,” Sahoo added.