Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-07-16 16:54 Mysuru: Values education is the need of the hour and universities have a huge role to play in promoting it, said Dr NN Prahallada, RIE Mysuru. Delivering a lecture on ‘Value Dimension to Higher Education’ at the UGC Human Resource Development Centre, University of Mysore, Dr Prahallada said societal values were under threat in today’s times and efforts have to be made to rejuvenate them with schools, colleges and universities taking the lead. The importance of values education has been highlighted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his talks with the student community. The Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar also stressed the importance of such education, said Dr Prahallada. Universities in particular have a tremendous role to play in promoting values education by developing suitable programmes. NCERT, NCTE, NUEPA and other important institutes should work out a common action plan to promote values education, he said.