University Grants Commission (UGC)
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved in June 2020 the template for the Outcome-Based Education (OBE). According to the UGC, the template will help in bridging the gap between job market demand and the skills of university graduates. In March 2018, the UGC formed a commission (consisting of seven experts from different disciplines) to prepare the templates. After several meetings, the draft was placed for approval in the 156th meeting of the full commission on 24 September 2019. During the meeting, it was decided that the opinions from public universities be heard before finalization. After receiving the opinions, a five member team worked on the final draft, which was finally approved in the 157th meeting of the full commission on 6 February 2020.
With the approval, all public and private universities are tasked to adopt and practice the OBE templates as soon as possible. The templates are for curriculum design/review, course outlines, lesson plans, question moderation and performance rubrics.