India News | Written by Sunetra Choudhury | Friday February 20, 2015
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Mauritius next month, he is unlikely to tour the IIT campus that has been set up on the island, said government sources.
India News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Sunetra Choudhury | Wednesday February 4, 2015
Two weeks after a 17-year-old jumped off a Kolkata high-rise, Education Minister Smriti Irani will phone her family which alleges that she killed herself because she was harassed by her teachers.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjee | Wednesday February 4, 2015
A family in Kolkata has been torn asunder. The mother has gone away to her maternal home in Shillong, the father has fled his home because it is full of memories of his 17 year old daughter who has just died. Two weeks ago, she jumped off a high-rise...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 1, 2015
Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 20, 2015
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has mooted the idea of introducing lessons in fuel conservation in textbooks on the lines of environment studies to instill the habit of saving the scarce resource.
India News | Written by Sunetra Choudhury | Friday January 16, 2015
Dinesh Singh, the Vice Chancellor or top administrator of Delhi University, has a long list of clashes with politicians and the government to show for his nearly-complete five-year tenure. The latest has parliamentarians accusing him of diverting fu...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday January 7, 2015
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said the government is planning to discuss the new education policy with various stakeholders within time-frame, and also visit villages to listen to people in this regard.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday December 17, 2014
Opposition parties in Lok Sabha walked out of the House today, expressing displeasure over the Government's response to circular on good governance by the Human Resource Development or HRD ministry.
Opinion | Shobhaa De | Thursday December 18, 2014
Smriti Irani has reshaped our X'mas, writes Shobhaa De.
Opinion | Rana Ayyub | Wednesday December 17, 2014
A young minister shows no modernity, writes Rana Ayyub.
247 | Monday December 15, 2014
Despite their best efforts the shooting for the film could not be concluded within the stipulated time frame, therefore, she opted out of the film
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury; Edited by Mala Das | Monday December 15, 2014
Education minister Smriti Irani has denied that schools will be open on Christmas Day, but a circular sent out by the government's Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has asked schools it runs to hold activities to observe 'good governance day' on December 25.
India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday December 15, 2014
Education minister Smriti Irani has denied a newspaper report that CBSE schools might have to remain open on Christmas Day.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 13, 2014
Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani will inaugurate a six-day book fair at Mahila Haat in North Delhi today, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NMDC) said on Friday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 4, 2014
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today rejected allegations that she was promoting vegetarian food in IITs, contending that it such meals were stopped during UPA rule, much before she assumed charge following complaints about high pri...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 23, 2014
Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani today dismissed charges that education is being saffronised as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 14, 2014
Congress today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues, after the controversy surrounding newly-inducted minister of state for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria over his graduation marksheet.
India News | Agencies | Friday November 14, 2014
Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) has decided to discontinue teaching German as an alternative to Sanskrit as the third language, a decision which HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said was taken in view of "national interest".
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday November 2, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the reference in his radio address to specially-abled children inspired the Human Resources Development (HRD) ministry to provide scholarships to 1,000 such meritorious children who want to study in technic...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 20, 2014
Union Minister Jitendra Singh today sought HRD Ministry intervention on issue of difficulty being faced by students of Jammu and Kashmir in getting admission in various colleges under a Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme.
Friday September 19, 2014
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday, referring to a ranking compiled by research firm PitchBook Data.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday September 11, 2014
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday stressed the need for a new education policy which would also address academic merit.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 8, 2014
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said he would request the HRD Ministry to include passages and essays in school textbooks to encourage students to develop a positive attitude towards organ donation, particularly eye donation.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 5, 2014
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said the central government would soon launch an online library to make study material available to all.