Autonomy of IIM Under Threat?
Aug 7, 2015
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 18, 2015
To make the school bags of students lighter, a set of guidelines has been proposed by the Centre suggesting steps such as well-designed timetables and use of child-friendly rucksacks.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 15, 2015
The Government has claimed to have achieved the target of ensuring separate toilets for boys and girls in all schools of the country within a year as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his last Independence Day speech.
Others News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday August 14, 2015
Students of the Pondicherry University have temporarily withdrawn their strike, and were joined by many members of the faculty in celebrations by dancing and distributing sweets, a day after its Vice Chancellor, Dr Chandra Krishnamoorthy, went on a week-long leave, reportedly on instructions from the Human Resources Development (HRD) ministry. A se...
Others News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 14, 2015
The first woman Vice Chancellor of Pondicherry University, Chandra Krishnamoorthy, has been asked to go on leave by the Human Resources Development (HRD) ministry, after students launched a protest demanding her removal for causing administrative chaos.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 11, 2015
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today summoned St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu and college professor Satish Kumar after receiving a complaint from the research scholar, who has accused the latter of sexual harassment.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 7, 2015
Faced with criticism over the draft IIM Bill, government today indicated "reviewing" and "correcting any inconsistencies" as it sought to reach out to the prestigious B-schools, making its first reaction to the controversy surrounding the legislation.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday August 4, 2015
The heads of some educational organisations have stepped down because of "personal reasons" and not because of pressure by the HRD ministry, the government said on Monday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 3, 2015
The resignations of heads of some educational bodies were "entirely on personal reasons", Government today said, and dismissed suggestions they stepped down because of pressure from the HRD Ministry.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 1, 2015
The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has directed that an FIR be lodged after it came to light that a communication was received by a private varsity in Moradabad on a forged letterhead of Union Minister Smriti Irani directing it to reinstate a sacked faculty member.
Delhi News | Press Trust of Inda | Thursday July 30, 2015
Against the backdrop St Stephen's molestation row, the college's principal Valson Thampu today met senior University Grants Commission (UGC) officials and hailed their "support" for the institute.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 30, 2015
In a show of solidarity with the students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) who are protesting against the appointment of their chairman by the Centre, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will meet them in Pune on Friday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
The Centre has not earmarked separate funds for 'Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities', an RTI query has revealed.
India News | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Manas Roshan) | Monday July 20, 2015
The otherwise peaceful IIT Delhi campus has been in the news for the past several months over the exit of its Director, R K Shevgaonkar, over run-ins with the new government.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 18, 2015
Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani is understood to have held deliberations with functionaries of some RSS-affiliated education bodies today as her ministry is in the midst of drafting a new education policy.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 5, 2015
Coming to the aid of admission seekers, UGC has asked all vice chancellors to ensure institutes display on their websites the detailed fee structure and other expenses along with admission procedure and placement records.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 4, 2015
Amid a raging controversy over the alleged molestation at Stephen's College, HRD Ministry today asked UGC to take "appropriate measure" to ensure the institute's Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) completes the enquiry "expeditiously" and "impartially".
Delhi News | Reported by Snigdha Basu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday July 3, 2015
A research scholar who has alleged sexual harassment by a professor at Delhi's St Stephen's college has released an audio recording that she claims proves that the principal, Valson Thampu, tried to get her to withdraw her complaint.
India News | Written by Bhairavi Singh | Tuesday June 30, 2015
The controversial Draft Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill that seeks to curtail autonomy of the IIMs is likely to be tabled in the upcoming monsoon session of parliament by the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry, say sources.
Blog | IIM (Bangalore) alumni | Monday June 29, 2015
The IIMs have historically been given more autonomy than many Indian institutions, and they have handled this freedom with a great deal of care.
India News | Written by Rohit Bhan | Friday June 26, 2015
Confrontation seems to be on the cards between the Indian Institutes of Management and the Union human resources development ministry over the contentious draft IIM bill, which was put up for public consultation by the ministry.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 24, 2015
Leading historians are in favour of making history textbooks more "balanced" and giving "proper space" to freedom fighters like Subhash Chandra Bose and Lala Lajpat Rai.
Opinion | Rukmini Bhaya Nair | Sunday May 31, 2015
If the political right to protest is sacred, both inside and outside Parliament where so many 'unacceptable' statements have been made of late, then so is the individual right to dissent.
Delhi News | Reported by Ketki Angre, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Saturday May 30, 2015
It has been a day of tit for tat political protests in the national capital with Delhi witnessing simultaneous protests by the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP - the two parties that have been at loggerheads in a Centre vs State turf war.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday May 29, 2015
The ban on a student group by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras provoked a new clash between Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Union Minister Smriti Irani today.