India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan; Edited by Mala Das | Thursday November 27, 2014
The Centre today defended its decision to remove German as a third language from nearly 1,000 schools across the country. Students at Kendriya Vidyalayas or central schools can study German as "a hobby", the government said.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 25, 2014
German Ambassador Michael Steiner is organising a 'satsang' on his birthday on Friday and he has invited Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani to attend it. The gesture comes in the middle of a raging row over the Union government replaci...
India | Reported by Harsha Kumari Singh; Edited by Mala Das | Monday November 24, 2014
Education Minister Smriti Irani, who is in Rajasthan for a personal tour, was seen visiting one of the country's best-known astrologers today.
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 | Monday November 24, 2014
It did not help that she was India's Education Minister - Smriti Irani had to appear in an interview to get her children admitted to a school in Delhi like any other parent.
India | Reported by Kashish; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday November 14, 2014
In a double-strength swipe, the Congress' Salman Khurshid today linked the controversy over a central minister's college marksheet to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" pitch.
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 | Reported by Kashish | Friday November 14, 2014
RS Katheria, the Junior Education Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, faces charges of forging two university marksheets to land a teaching job at Agra University.
India | Written by Kashish | Friday November 14, 2014
In 12 days from now, a forgery case will come up for hearing against Professor RS Katheria, who was sworn in as the new junior minister for education in the Narendra Modi cabinet on Sunday. He is charged with forging two marksheets to land a teaching...
India | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday November 12, 2014
On Tuesday, the 125th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Human Resources Development Ministry published a full-page advertisement in select dailies, hailing one of the key figures of the freedom movement and the first Minister of Educa...
India | Reported by Niha Masih, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday November 12, 2014
"If we allow girls into the library, there will be four times more boys," the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University has been roundly condemned for his comment defending restrictions on women students using the main library in the campus.
Wednesday November 5, 2014
Pitching for major reforms in the country's education system, noted banker Uday Kotak has he is "ashamed" to say that his children had to go overseas to study as he felt those courses were better abroad.
Monday November 3, 2014
Policymakers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and industry leaders will deliberate on issues of growth and competitiveness at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) India summit that begins on Tuesday.
India | Sunetra Choudhury | Thursday October 30, 2014
Did the Union Human Resources Ministry headed by Smriti Irani mean to push for segregation of non-vegetarian and vegetarian food at premier institutes or did it send out a controversial letter for fear of being seen as "averse to suggestions"?
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.
India | Reported by NIha Masih, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday October 20, 2014
This Diwali, Union minister Smriti Irani is taking the 'silk route' to Amethi. 15,000 silk sarees, purchased from the minister's own pocket, were distributed to women across the constituency as Diwali gift.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday October 20, 2014
Union Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani has distributed over 15,000 saris among women from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency as a Diwali gift.
India | Sidharth Pandey | Thursday October 2, 2014
Buildings around Rajpath, the road that leads from the Rashtrapati Bhawan to India Gate in the heart of Delhi, were sanitised and sealed from Wednesday evening in preparation for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India campaign Thursday, the police...
India | NDTV.com | Tuesday September 30, 2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Union Minister Smriti Irani addressed students at an event which was live streamed across 20 states, 300 cities and 750 locations. Here are the highlights of Satya Nadella's speech: