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IITs crucial for making India world education leader: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” on Saturday underlined the important role of IITs in establishing India as the world leader in education in the next five years. Speaking at the 57th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) here, Pokhriyal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the goal of establishing India as the world leader ... Read More »

HRD Minister Calls Meet With The States On Draft Education Policy

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to fine-tune the draft National Education Policy (NEP), Human Resources Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has called a meeting with the education ministers of the states on June 22. The meeting will deliberate on the recommendations suggested by the draft policy. “Public suggestions are already being sought on the draft policy on the ministry’s website. Simultaneously, a ... Read More »

IIMs face fresh threat to autonomy as HRD ministry seeks more control

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. The HRD ministry is deliberating whether the government should have a say on the appointment of an IIM chairman. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The government is framing rules to partially control how the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) function to curb potential misuse of the powers accorded to the board of the elite B-schools under the ... Read More »

CBSE paper leak: HRD ministry initiates probe, 2 exams to be held again

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said his ministry has already initiated an internal probe into the CBSE paper leak case. Photo: PTI New Delhi:The CBSE on Wednesday announced re-examination in the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects in the wake of reports of paper leaks even as Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said a new “leak-proof” system would ... Read More »

Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

Responsibility of conducting NET to remain solely with UGC: HRD Ministry

On Thursday, the Ministry Of Human Resource Development (MHRD) informed the Rajya Sabha that no proposal  has been considered to entrust the responsibility of conducting National Eligibility Test (NET) to anybody else than the University Grants Commission (UGC). “As per directions of ministry of HRD, the CBSE has been conducting the UGC-NET examination. There is no proposal under consideration at ... Read More »

‘Curb corporal punishment in schools’, Menaka Gandhi writes to HRD ministry

After the increasing cases of corporal punishments came into limelight, Maneka Gandhi has written to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in order to curb such punishments in schools. Need to curb corporal punishment in schools RELATED STORIES Delhi Nursery Admissions: HC allows admission process to go on Shiamak Davar has a message for CBSE Board aspirants! Dead rat found in midday ... Read More »

IITs urged HRD ministry to review fees exemption policy for economically weaker section

In one of its recommendations, the IIT fraternity suggested that the prevailing merit-cum-scholarship scheme should be improvised so that every eligible student can obtain the scholarship. IIT RELATED STORIES Bihar School Examination Board shows signs of successful clean-up in the system post scam Vice-chancellors across North India enter discussion for greater autonomy in universities Bajrang Dal, Congress workers behind recent ... Read More »

BITS-Pilani degree row: HRD seeks legal opinion on validating off-campus degrees

BITS-Pilani degree row: HRD seeks legal opinion on validating off-campus degrees Last year on November 9, the UGC sent a notice to BITS-Pilani directing to shut down their off-campus centres as they were established without the permission and also violated the Deemed University regulations Rajasthan government has also put attestation of degrees of BITS-Pilani’s off campus centres’ on hold RELATED ... Read More »

IIMs seek Cabinet approval for withdrawal of 1975 HRD order

Following the incessant controversy over the appointment of IIM faculty under quota system for the reserved candidates, it is now been learned that the premier institutes had to be withdrawn the 1975 HRD order, which had earlier exempted the premier institutes from reservation policy. However, there is a speculation that the 1974 HRD order was only meant for technical institutes ... Read More »