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Role of Universities in Development of Civil Society and Social Transformation


  • Radhe Shyam Sharma

    (Chowdhary Devi Lal University)


Universities play an important role as leaders in teaching and learning, in education, research and technology. In teaching activities, universities provide the professional training for high-level jobs, as well as the education necessary for the development of the personality. The role of the universities is very important to all sectors from social as well legal point of view. Graduates of all disciplines need knowledge about sustainability also. Universities can help in providing with the new knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of sustainable development in a community, in raising public awareness and providing preconditions for informed decision-making, responsible behavior and consumer choice. Universities are considered to have been regarded as key institutions in processes of social change and development. The most important role they have been assigned is the production of highly skilled manpower and research output to meet perceived targets. Another role that universities may play is in the building of new institutions of civil society, in developing new cultural values, and in training and socializing people of new social era. In this paper focus will be on highlighting the role of universities in bringing out Economic, political, social and cultural transformation in the society from legal point of view as well. The impact of education for transformation of society is also discussed.

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  • Radhe Shyam Sharma, 2015. "Role of Universities in Development of Civil Society and Social Transformation," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 2604181, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:iacpro:2604181

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    University; Research; Civil Society;
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    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other

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