Human values are the fundamental building blocks of code of conduct for the society. It has been seen that there is a visible degradation of human values in the contemporary world. The reason for this problem can be traced back to our education system and its role in developing the future of this world. We spend a very crucial time of our lives in educational institutes and hence, there is a great impact of what we learn there. Earlier, education was conceived as the over-all development of a human being as a constructive component of civilisation. However, today it has been merely brought down to employment and material benefits. This study looks into the depths of problems in teaching human values in higher levels of education i.e., diploma colleges and universities. Current work being done to improve this situation and possible solutions are also descripted in this study. Cultivating human values is a difficult job. But, it can be done with consistent efforts from educational institutes, families and the society as well.