HRD Ministry

  • Bill to accord institute of national importance to IIMs soon: Government August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bill to accord the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as institute of national importance could be introduced soon, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "Consultations on the subject has been done with the IIMs and based upon inputs received from various stakeholders, a first draft of...
  • The FyUP debate: Who is responsible for the mess in Delhi University? June 27, 2014

    Clarifying its stand over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), the Delhi University has written a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) stating that it has decided to roll back the course and will hold the admissions under the three-year undergraduate programme. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey meets some students, parents, teachers...
  • Is Dinesh Singh the real fall guy in DU FYUP row? June 24, 2014

    Amidst protests and confusion over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh has resigned from his position. However, the Human Resource Development Ministry said that it has not received Singh's resignation yet. ...
  • Delhi University politics: Does anyone care about the students? June 24, 2014

    The University Grants Commission and Delhi University are in an open war over the Four-year undergraduate programme. Caught in the crossfire are students with 36 colleges deciding at the last minute not to issue their first cut-off lists till the crisis is resolved. CNN-IBN takes calls of people from across...
  • Confusion over DU VC's resignation, HRD Ministry yet to receive letter June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: After days of standoff with the University Grants Commission over the four-year undergraduate programme, confusion now reigns over Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh's resignation. The Human Resource Development Ministry said that it has not received Singh's resignation yet. Sources in the HRD ministry said if the resignation had...
  • SC refuses to intervene in UGC-DU row over FYUP June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to intervene in the University Grants Commission(UGC)-Delhi University(DU) row over the four-year undergraduate programme(FYUP) and directed a DU professor who challenged the Commission's direction for scrapping the course to approach Delhi High Court. A bench of justices Vikramajit Sen and S K Singh...
  • Academicians raise voice against UGC order on 4-year course rollback June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the row over Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) raged, a group of academicians on Monday came out in support of it and dubbed the UGC's order for its rollback as a "blatant transgression of DU's academic freedom and autonomy". Addressing a press conference here, a member...
  • Conduct admissions under 3-year UG programme: UGC to DU June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In what could further strain the relations between the University Grants Commission and the Delhi University, the former has asked the varsity and all its colleges to conduct admissions under 3-year under-graduate programme. The UGC directives comes as a breather to many DU aspirants as admissions to the...
  • HRD to launch interface to resolve woes in education sector: Smriti Irani June 15, 2014

    Pune: Resolving to work to link the country's graduates with employment, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said that her Ministry would soon open an online and personal interface programme comprising academicians to tackle problems faced by premier institutions and students' bodies. Speaking at a students' gathering at...
  • Proposal to ban junk food in schools across India June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: To improve nutrition among school-going children, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi plans to propose a ban on unhealthy or 'junk' food in school canteens across the country. The objective is to "make available good quality, safe food to students in school canteens", said officials from the WCD...
  • HRD minister Smriti Irani congratulates Class XII toppers May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has congratulated the toppers of CBSE Class XII examinations, applauding them for putting in hard work and making their families proud. Hailing the performance of the subject toppers, she said, "Examinations, marks, values and character in life are the means to move forward...
  • FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities? May 29, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. However, new HRD Minister requested the people to judge her for her work. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts what should be the HRD Minister's...
  • Should educational qualification be the basis for deciding the competence of a minister? May 28, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. Even though she is being targeted by the Opposition, Irani refused to comment on the issue. IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai asks the panel of experts whether educational qualification should...
  • Qualification row: BJP defends Smriti Irani, Congress a divided house May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. Even though she is being targeted by the Opposition, Irani refused to comment on the issue. While filing her affidavit in 2004 and 2014, Irani had made two...
  • Is graduation degree necessary to be a competent minister? May 28, 2014

    Terming as 'lacklustre' Narendra Modi's new Council of Ministers, Congress on Tuesday took pot-shots at the new government saying its HRD Minister Smriti Irani was "not even a graduate." Smriti Irani herself has refused to comment on the controversy over her educational qualification. CNN-IBN takes the views of people from...
  • Filing of wrong affidavit the main issue: Congress on Smriti Irani May 28, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Abhiskek Manu Singhvi hit out at Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on her educational qualification. He said, "The party is not interested in personal issues of qualification. The issue is if Smriti Irani has filed wrong affidavit about her educational quilaification." ...
  • Kendriya Vidyalayas to have 5-day school a week for classes I to V January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Students of classes I to V at Kendriya Vidyalayas will have five-day school week from the coming academic session. A decision in this regard was taken at the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Board meeting on Tuesday after a committee set up to look into the issue favoured implementation of...
  • Three years on, RTE objectives yet to be achieved: HRD Ministry January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even three years after the ambitious Right To Education (RTE) came into force, nearly 20 per cent of government schools are yet to have professionally qualified teachers, according to a study conducted by the HRD ministry. The study for 2012-13 revealed that the percentage of professionally-educated teachers in government...
  • Aakash 4 tablet approved by HRD Ministry, will be out by January next year October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: After much deliberation, the Union HRD ministry has given the go ahead to its ambitious Aakash 4 project, and a cabinet note seeking permission for the production of the low-cost tablet is expected soon. Under this proposal, HRD plans to procure over 22 lakh tablets at a cost...
  • Yogendra Yadav sacked from UGC for being a member of the AAP September 18, 2013

    Activist Yogendra Yadav was on Wednesday sacked from the UGC for being a member of Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party as the government said his association with the apex body of higher education may give a scope for its "future politicisation". He was served a show cause notice on September 4...
  • I'll not step down from UGC: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on HRD's notice September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Psephologist and senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party Yogendra Yadav on Thursday said he will not step down from the University Grants Commission. He clarified that the showcause notice was not served to him by the UGC but by the Human Resouces and Development Ministry and signed...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Saran administration failed to take corrective action, says report July 26, 2013

    An HRD Ministry report into the mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar has suggested emergency medical plan to avoid such incidents as it blamed the Saran district administration for failing to take corrective action despite being informed about its performance in handling the scheme. The report also criticised the district administration for...
  • Mid day meal tragedy: School playground turns into a graveyard July 19, 2013

    Chhapra: The playground of the primary school in the village of Dharmasti Gandawan near Chhapra, about 60 km from Patna, has turned into a graveyard after three of the 23 children who died after consuming poisonous mid day meal were buried there. "When there are no children then what is the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 18, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is it time for a national audit on the quality of food served in mid day meals? July 18, 2013

    In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, HRD Minister Pallam Raju said a new committee has been set up to look into the quality of the mid day meals served to students in schools. ...
  • Mid day meal tragedy: Mass grave in school premises marks families' anger, grief July 18, 2013

    Chhapra: Till Tuesday the school playground in which children used to play has been turned into a graveyard. Families of the children who lost their lives after eating mid day meals in Chhapra are now burying their kids in the premises of the Dharmatalli government primary school. Gomtidevi is inconsolable; the...
  • News 360: HRD Ministry had warned Bihar about hygiene issues with mid day meals July 18, 2013

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. ...
  • HRD Ministry raised hygiene issue in mid day meals with Bihar July 18, 2013

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. Two reports prepared by independent agencies showed that students and their parents were not happy with the quality of food served at schools in...
  • Did Bihar government ignore HRD Ministry's warning on mid day meals? July 18, 2013

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. Two reports prepared by independent agencies showed that students and their parents were not happy with the quality of food served at schools in...
  • Mid day meals: HRD Ministry says it had warned Bihar government July 18, 2013

    HRD Minister Pallam Raju says that a few months back 12 districts in Bihar were warned over the hygiene issues in mid day meals. Raju added that Saran, where 23 children died after eating mid day meals, was among the districts. ...