India | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
Cities | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
India | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Thursday August 28, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to interact with millions of school students across the country on Teacher's Day, September 5.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday August 22, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee will meet IIT heads here today to discuss a national framework on ranking of institutes and enabling students from northeast do a part of their programme from IITs and other premier institutes and earn credit points.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday August 11, 2014
After stoking a fresh controversy over her educational qualifications, Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani today said her statement regarding her participation at Yale university's leadership program has been "misconstrued".
India | Press Trust of India | Monday August 11, 2014
The controversy over HRD Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualifications has taken a new turn with her asserting that the that she hold a degress from Yale University, US.
Indo Asian News Service | Thursday July 17, 2014
The HRD Minister Smriti Irani said the library will be accessible on a "variety of devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and other devices."