India News | Agencies | Saturday November 28, 2015
Taking a dig at Janata Dal United chief Sharad Yadav, education minister Smriti Irani on Friday said she wondered what would have been the status of women in India had politicians like Mr Yadav been a part of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution.
India News | NDTV.com | Thursday November 26, 2015
"I am a living example of PM Modi's tolerance .. he forgave me though I publicly attacked him," Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani told NDTV's Barkha Dutt in an exclusive interview on Tuesday. Tearing into actor Aamir Khan for his comments on perceived "intolerance", Ms Irani also said that his criticism at a public event in the presence of a uni...
India News | Reported by Tejas Mehta; Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday November 26, 2015
Noted nuclear scientist and former chairman of IIT Bombay has refuted Union minister Smriti Irani's claim that he had illegally attempted to push in his candidate for the post of an IIT director and the incident lay at the bottom of his controversial resignation.
India News | Barkha Dutt | Tuesday November 24, 2015
Union Minister Smriti Irani says she finds Rahul Gandhi "copying" her style of giving speeches.
India News | NDTV.com | Tuesday November 24, 2015
Union minister Smriti Irani today broke her silence on the controversial resignation of Anil Kakodkar from the IIT-Bombay's board of governors, indicating that it followed his attempt to bend the rules during the selection of IIT directors. Mr Kakodkar, she said, had "felt slighted" when it was pointed out.
India News | Wednesday November 25, 2015
Tearing into actor Aamir Khan for his comments on perceived "intolerance", Union Minister Smriti Irani said on Tuesday that his criticism at a public event in the presence of a union minister proved that there is free speech in India. She also called herself the living example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tolerance.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 24, 2015
The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has constituted a 13-member expert panel headed by former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami to deliberate on issues related to Sanskrit as part of its attempt to promote the language.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday November 23, 2015
Union minister Smriti Irani's very public argument with a journalist kept Twitter agog today. The exchange started over a news report, which rapidly proceeded to encompass freedom of speech -- with the responses from the Twitterati raising the temperature.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 20, 2015
Union Minister Smriti Irani today found herself in a spot when her remarks that women in the country are not told "what to wear, whom to meet and where to go", drew voices of dissent from an audience she was addressing.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 20, 2015
The Election Commission (EC) and Delhi University (DU) were today directed by a city court to bring the records of educational qualification of Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani against whom a complaint was filed for allegedly giving false information in affidavits to the poll panel.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 18, 2015
The students, who have been camping outside the UGC office for 29 days in protest against the scrapping of non-NET fellowships, today once again marched to the HRD Ministry's office in Shastri Bhawan here to submit a memorandum.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 14, 2015
Children would be encouraged to visit soldiers on the borders to develop a better understanding and convey the nation's gratitude for their services, Union minister Smriti Irani said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 13, 2015
India's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services today said it has partnered British Council to train 1,000 university graduates in the UK at its Innovation Labs and software development centres.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday November 9, 2015
Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said e-UGshala initiative will be launched on December 25 to enable open access to digitised contents for undergraduate learning.
Press Trust of India | Saturday November 7, 2015
HRD minister Smriti Irani said through mobile apps and website 'E-pathshala' students, parents and teachers can access study material online.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 7, 2015
In line with the Modi government's Digital India initiative, Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry today launched a number of mobile apps and web-based platforms allowing students to access study material online, and parents to keep a track of the performance and attendance of their children.
Delhi News | Written by Bhairavi Singh | Tuesday October 27, 2015
The protests against the discontinuation of the non-NET scholarship for students undertaking research programmes continued today, with many students being allegedly detained or manhandled by the police.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 25, 2015
Putting an end to the anxiety among PhD aspirants, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today made it clear that the non-NET fellowship is not being discontinued.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 18, 2015
A young MBA pass out has decided not to accept his degree at the first convocation of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Kashmir from Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani as a protest against "diminishing freedoms" in the country.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday October 11, 2015
Hailing the Narendra Modi government for its agenda of "inclusive growth", Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today said the real change in West Bengal will happen only when her BJP comes to power.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 10, 2015
Seeking to allay concerns about the contentious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) bill, government today held discussions with the institute directors who have raised fears about the legislation undermining their autonomy.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 5, 2015
German will be taught in Kendriya Vidyalayas as an additional foreign language while modern Indian languages will be taught in Germany, according to an understanding reached between the two countries today to put a lid on a controversy that had erupted about a year back.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday October 1, 2015
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday highlighted the need for reorientation in Sanskrit research, and urged scholars to take the lead in popularising and improving the standard of Sanskrit education.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 29, 2015
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has sought online comments from students for making recommendation to the draft of new education policy which is likely to come out by the year-end.