Human Values and Ethics


Tapas Bantha


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Course Name : Human Values and Ethics

Code(Credit) : ASHV2101(1-1-0)

Course Objectives

  • To create an awareness about the goal, mission, and vision of life
  • To cultivate virtues and eradicate vices which can make them flourish in their lives
  • To understand the metaphors of ethical personalities from across domains

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to integrate moral values with professional/personal lives that can enhance psychological well-being
  • Ability to develop ethical behaviour by practicing virtues
  • Ability to deal with the moral issues at workplaces

Course Syllabus

Theory Values and Ethics-An Introduction. Goal and Mission of Life. Vision of Life. Principles and Philosophy. Self-Exploration. Self-Awareness. Self -Satisfaction. Decision Making. Motivation. Sensitivity. Success. Selfless Service. Case Study of Ethical Lives. Positive Spirit. Body, Mind and Soul. Attachment and Detachment. Spirituality Quotient.

Text Book:

A Textbook on Professional Ethics and Human Values-R.S. Naagarazan-New Age International

Reference Books:

1. Professional Ethics- R. Subramaniam- Oxford Publications, New Delhi

2. Human Values and Professional Ethics-Jayshree Suresh and B.S.Raghavan-S. Chand Publications

Session Plan

Session 1

Session 2

Principles and Philosophy, Indian Ethics and Western Ethics



Schools of Indian Philosophy:

Session 3

Self-Exploration, Self-Awareness, and Self-Satisfaction



Content and Process of Self-Exploration:

Tools for Self-Exploration:


Does Satisfaction ends our Progress:

Session 4

Decision Making



Dr. Abraham Twerski On Decision Making:

3 Ways to make better decisions:

Science-based decision making:

Session 6

Success, Selfless Service



Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on Success:

The science of being successful:

Selfless Service:

Case of Narayan Krishnan: Model for Selfless Service

Session 7

Case Study-Ethical Lives-Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Swami Vivekananda

Mahatma Gandhi Biography in English:

Nelson Mandela Biography in English:

Swami Vivekananda Biography in English:

Session 8

Case Study-Ethical Lives-Mother Teresa, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Mother Teresa Biography in English:

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's Biography in English:

Session 9

Positive Spirit, Body, Mind, and Soul


The Present: Movie

Getting Stuck in the negatives:

Mind, Body Connection:

Mind, Body, Spirit:

Session 10

Attachment and Detachment, Spiritual Quotient

On Attachment and Detachment-J. Krishnamurti:

Meaning of Detachment-BK Shivani:

Spiritual Quotient - Pravrajika Divyanandaprana:

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Tapas Bantha

Full-Time Research Scholar

Tapas is very much passionate about learning and teaching. His passion for teaching laid him in teaching 2000+ students in the subject of human values and ethics/professional ethics and morals at UG level and 600+ students in the subject of organizational behaviour and change management at PG level for 6+ years. Before Academia, he has […]