India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 23, 2015
Breaking his silence, Chairman of IIT Bombay's Board of Governors Anil Kakodkar on Friday said he had resigned because he did not want to be part of the selection process of IIT directors which was "too casual" and like "running a lottery".
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 17, 2015
Delhi University (DU) has now said that it will not go ahead with the implementation of the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) if its Executive Council (EC) and Academic Council (AC) decide against the same.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 4, 2015
St Stephen's College's Supreme Council today passed a resolution stating that its alumni have not right to interfere in its internal matters even as a group of former students alleged "rampant illegalities" in the functioning of the college and sough...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 24, 2015
A Trinamool Congress (TMC) member in Lok Sabha today alleged "meddling and unwarranted interference" by government in the affairs of educational institutions and advocated the need for respect to teachers and students.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Friday April 17, 2015
A group of opposition lawmakers has written to President Pranab Mukherjee, alleging that the Rashtriya Sevak Sangh and the Ministry of Human Resources Development headed by Smriti Irani are systematically damaging the IITs and institutes of higher ed...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 2, 2015
The deck has been cleared for setting up of the first government engineering college in Arunachal Pradesh with the Union HRD Ministry approving the establishment of the college at Toru in Papum Pare district to help provide technical education.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 30, 2015
Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani has said that her ministry was working on a new National Education Policy (NEP) which would be formed by December this year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 19, 2015
Amidst complaints among CBSE class XII students over the "difficulty level" of their mathematics examination, the board has called some school principals for a meeting to discuss the matter and is also considering whether to give a relaxation in the ...
Mumbai News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 18, 2015
The Human Resource Development Ministry was hit by yet another controversy with chairman of IIT Bombay's board of governors and nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar resigning apparently due to differences with the Ministry over selection of some IIT direc...
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 14, 2015
To encourage people to read books, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry would approach the Railway and the Civil Aviation ministries to set up book stalls of National Book Trust (NBT) on platforms and in airports.
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 | Press Trust of India | Friday January 9, 2015
12 professors from IIT Kanpur and Madras will teach courses online
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 7, 2015
The faculty forum of IIT-Delhi has passed a resolution strongly backing its Director Raghunath Shevgaonkar in the wake of his resignation from the post a few days back citing some "unforeseen situations".
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.
Sunday January 4, 2015
The government has decided to seek suggestions from software giant Infosys and famed architect Hafeez Contractor to develop a model architectural plan for setting up new IITs and IIMs.
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday December 29, 2014
The Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, RK Shevgaonkar, has submitted his resignation citing personal reasons and it has been forwarded to the Ministry of Human Resources Development, the Chairman of IIT Delhi, Vijay Bhatkar, has told ...
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 | Rana Ayyub | Wednesday December 17, 2014
A young minister shows no modernity, writes Rana Ayyub.
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 | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 4, 2014
The HRD Ministry today said the decisions to ask those central universities to explore the possibilities of opening of Sanskrit department where it doesn't exist and to ask CBSE to make the language compulsory upto class X were taken during the previ...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday November 19, 2014
The government is working towards building a massive national e-library and providing wi-fi connectivity to classrooms, Amita Sharma, advisor, ministry of human resource development, said today.
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...