GOAL OF THE CONFERENCE
The education system is failing to prepare students for life
and living. The graduates are neither aware of their
surroundings nor of their own self, and face life with difficulty.
they have to learn by themselves how to deal with life, which
includes examining ones goals, identifying and sorting out
conflicts, dealing with relationships in family and friends,
understanding society and a mutually enriching relationship
with nature. With the focus of education only on the external
things, students tend to join into a blind race for wealth,
position and jobs. many times, it leads to jobs and positions
that are intellectually and mentally unfulfilling, and wealth
that breeds chaos in family, problems in society, and
imbalance in nature.
The higher education is particularly focused on skills. Knowingly or unknowingly, it concentrates on providing the students with the skills to do things. In other words, it concentrates on providing “how to do” things. The aspect of understanding “what to do” or “why something should be done” is assumed. No significant cogent material on understanding is imparted as a part of the curriculum.
The conference will deliberate on some critical aspects of Human values in higher education; particularly the following: