University regulator moots anti-corruption course

College principals and students have given positive feedback on the University Grants Commission's direction to include anti-corruption as a subject in the higher education curriculum, writes Piyush Bhusari for TNN.

The commission’s financial advisor, Upamanyu Basu, issued a letter on 11 June to vice-chancellors across the country. The letter directed them to include the anti-corruption subject along with relevant topics like law, public administration and human rights in the higher education curriculum.

Vivekanand College principal, Hindurao Patil, said: "Three years ago, the University Grants Commission recommended environmental studies as part of the syllabus for higher education and the decision was welcomed by all. I feel that the inclusion of anti-corruption studies as well as other allied topics such as public administration and law is very important for students. They need to know their fundamental rights."
Full report on The Times of India site