HYDERABAD: After participating in the Swachh Bharat campaign across the country, Indian students will now be able to study a cou-rse on Swachh Bharat in their universities and affiliated colleges. The HRD ministry has introduced an elective course related to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan activities under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in higher educational institutions and Universities.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) in its 530th me-eting held on March 23, 2018 has approved to provide two credits like any other ‘Elective’ to students in Higher Educational Institutions undertaking 15 days’ Summer internships under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan activities.
In this summer internship and elective course, it is expected that the students will not only participate in overall activities for cleaning villages/slums but would also help in setting up systems for sustaining cleanliness / sanitation efforts under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Vice-Chancellors and principals of various universities and colleges are instructed to consider this elective and implement the course from the coming summer session.
The students pursuing the course will be given two credits for 15 days (100 hours) summer internship under the CBCS. UGC has also instructed the authorities concerned to create more awareness about the elective course among the students so that many students will opt for this course.
According to the UGC, its guidelines for Swachh Bharat - Swastha Bharat Scheme has been enabling provisions for the universities and colleges to collaborate and to come out with ways to make this Mission possible. These efforts are expected to provide a great learning experience in Indian context to the students across the country....