‘Values in syllabus must to curb corruption’

‘Values in syllabus must to curb corruption’

Former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde N

Former Lokayukta Justice (retired) N Santosh Hegde has called upon India’s higher education institutions to incorporate ethics and values in their curriculum to stop the evil effects of corruption on society. 

Inaugurating an international conference on ‘Collective and Sustainable Action for Transparency and Ethics in Higher Education’ on Saturday, he said higher education must ensure the value of contentment among students and learners. 

This was the second series of the conference organised by the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations-supported initiative, and the Canara Bank School of Management Studies (CBSMS) of Bengaluru Central University (BCU). 

The conference committee announced the Higher Education Transparency Initiative with a multi-stakeholder partnership with the aim of improving the functioning of higher educational institutions.

It is an international initiative to be launched from Bengaluru for enhancing accountability and responsibility of higher education institutions and proposed by conference advisor Shiv K Tripathi. 

K Janardhanam, the director of the CBMS, told DH: “The conference focused on the issue of ethics and transparency in higher education and its contribution to the realisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At a time when privatisation and commercialisation of higher education are posing a number of challenges, this conference is intended to give solutions by global scholars.”