HRD MINISTRY

  • Smriti Irani will become the President of India, predicts her astrologer 7 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani was on Monday seen knocking the door of an astrologer in Bhilwara in Rajasthan. This astrologer is the same person who had predicted some time back that Irani would become a minister. His newest prediction is that the actor-turned-politician will one day...
  • SC issues notice to Central government on banning German in Kendriya Vidyalayas 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central government on the question of dropping German as a language in Kendriya Vidyalayas. Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said that she is not aware of any Supreme Court notice. She further justified government's order on German and...
  • Proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in CBSE under government's consideration 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In what could be bad news for CBSE students, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry is considering a proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in schools. However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that they have not been consulted by the government yet. The...
  • HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation, says Smriti Irani 4 days ago

    Greater Noida: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, the HRD Ministry is planning to come up with a 'Think in India' drive to encourage students and researchers to come up with innovations and new ideas and to keep the talent back home from leaving abroad....
  • Congress calls PM Modi pied piper', attacks MoS after Smriti Irani November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues, latching on to the controversy surrounding newly-inducted minister of state for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria over his graduation marksheet. Party general secretary Digvijay Singh called Modi as "Indian pied piper" who "takes credit of all the...
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya decides to discontinue German for Sanskrit November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Kendriya Vidyalaya has decided to discontinue teaching German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language, a decision which HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said was taken in view of "national interest". The Board of Governors (BoG) of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), headed by Irani, had in...
  • HRD seeks report from IITs over complaints of common canteen for veg, non veg food October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: On the basis of several complaint letters it received from RSS sevaks in Madhya Pradesh over the food served in the messes, the HRD ministry has sought a report from all the IITs. The complaint letters allege that students in IITs, IIMs and Medical institutes are made to...
  • Meerut: Bootlegger poses as Union Minister, UP Police escorts him October 22, 2014

    Meerut: An alleged bootlegger, who posed himself as a Union minister, was provided escort by local police when he went to attend a function in Meerut. The faux pas came to light when local BJP leaders created a hue and cry on seeing Tanzeem Abbas, a resident of Falawada, saying he...
  • Do away with accepting attested documents: UGC to universities September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In what may come as a big relief to students, UGC has asked all universities to do away with the requirement of submitting attested documents and accept self-certification of mark sheets, birth certificates and other important papers. In its communication to vice chancellors of universities across the country,...
  • Panel to submit report on deemed universities to SC on Tuesday September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfill such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes. The panel's report will be presented by the HRD Ministry...
  • IIT eases norm, allows board exam marks; 20 percentile to stay September 22, 2014

    Chennai: In a significant decision which is set to benefit students aspiring to enter IITs, the Council meet of the prestigious institutions on Monday decided to consider the aggregate marks secured in Class 12 Board Examinations for admission. "In addition to the top20 percentile condition, it has been...
  • Complete accreditation process, HRD ministry asks Central universities September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Ignoring opposition from some quarters, HRD Ministry has asked all central universities to complete their National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation as per UGC regulations. "UGC will take up the matter with NAAC for opening the Regional Centers to expedite the process of accreditation," said a government statement...
  • Online 'ischooledx' launched to help students in traditional schooling September 6, 2014

    Kochi: Aiming to help students do well in studies and hone their innovative skills, a free online school 'ischooledx' has been launched that will provide a platform for students to overcome shortcomings of their traditional schooling. In today's world of cutthroat competition, sometimes nurturing creative and innovative talent of students...
  • Should it be mandatory for students to listen to PM Modi's Teacher's Day speech September 4, 2014

    With a day to go for Teachers' Day, schools across the country are preparing to telecast Narendra Modi's speech live to students. The question doing the rounds is should it be mandatory for students to listen to PM Modi's Teacher's Day speech. Students all over are excited to listen to...
  • Delhi private schools agree to telecast Modi's live address on Teachers' Day: sources September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After much controversy over telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on Teachers' Day, all private schools in the national capital have agreed to telecast the address, Delhi Director of Education sources said on Wednesday. Sources added that arrangements have been made to screen the Prime Minister's speech. The...
  • MP: State issues diktat to government schools on broadcast of Modi's Teachers' Day speech September 2, 2014

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has warned of strict action against government schools which fail to broadcast Prime Minister Modi's address on Teachers' Day. The Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry has directed schools to stretch their schedule and show Modi's speech live to students on September 5. Schools, however, say they will...
  • Opposition slams Modi over his live Teachers' Day address to students September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A row has broken out over the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry's directive on the compulsory viewing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teachers Day speech by school students across the country. The opposition slammed the government directive and said that schools and parents will be inconvenienced by...
  • HRD ministry asks DU to respond to teachers' allegations against VC August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has asked Delhi University (DU) to submit a detailed response to allegations of irregularities in its functioning made by the varsity's teachers' body. Taking cognisance of a 'white paper' released by the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) alleging financial and administrative irregularities in the varsity's functioning, the...
  • 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 fouryear 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 threeyear undergraduate programme. CNNIBN'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 FourYear 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 Fouryear undergraduate programme. Caught in the crossfire are students with 36 colleges deciding at the last minute not to issue their first cutoff lists till the crisis is resolved. CNNIBN 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 fouryear 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 UGCDU 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 fouryear 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 4year course rollback June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the row over Delhi University's fouryear 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 3year 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 3year undergraduate 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 schoolgoing 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. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts what should be the HRD Minister's...