Learning Outcomes based Curriculum Framework (LOCF)
Bachelor of Library & Information Science Programme 2019
UGC has been taking several initiatives for quality improvement in higher education system in the country. Curriculum revision is one of the focus areas of these initiatives. Curriculum development is defined as planned, a purposeful, progressive, and systematic process to create positive improvements in the higher educational system. The ever evolving and fast changing educational technology have posed various challenges as far as curriculum in the Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) is concerned. The curriculum requires to be updated more often keeping in view the latest developments in the society and to address the society's needs from time to time.
The Quality Mandate notified by UGC was discussed in the Conference of Vice-Chancellors and Directors of HEIs during 26-28th July, 2018; wherein it was inter-alia resolved to revise the curriculum based on Learning Outcome Curriculum Framework (LOCF).
Learning Outcome Curriculum Framework (LOCF) aims to equip students with knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, leadership readiness/qualities and lifelong learning. The fundamental premise of LOCF is to specify what graduates completing a particular programme of study are expected to know, understand and be able to do at the end of their programme of study. Besides this, students will attain various 21St century skills like critical thinking, problem solving, analytic reasoning, cognitive skills, self directed learning etc.. A note on LOCF for undergraduate education is available on the UGC website www.uqc.ac.in. It can serve as guiding documents for all Universities undertaking the task of curriculum revision and adoption of outcome based approach.
To facilitate the process of curriculum based on LOCF approach, UGC had constituted subject specific Expert Committees to develop model curriculum. Universities may revise the curriculum as per their requirement based on this suggestive model within the overall frame work of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and LOCF.