HRD Ministry

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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." ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Will build on Kapil Sibal's work: New HRD Minister Pallam Raju October 28, 2012

    The former junior defence minister Pallam Raju has got a promotion. He is the new Human Resource Development Minister. Speaking to reporters, he said that the reshuffle had rectified the representation of Andhra Pradesh in the Cabinet. He added that it was time to strengthen the party base in the southern state. ...
  • IIT entrance row over, agreement on new format June 28, 2012

    The IIT council and the HRD Ministry agreed upon a new formulae for admissions and it would be implemented from 2013. ...
  • IIT Delhi may move court after Senate meet June 20, 2012

    IIT Delhi Senate member Prof Sanjiv Sanghi said on Wednesday they they can move the court against the new common entrance test format after Thursday's meeting. Sanghi said the new test format is a big blow to their autonomy. ...
  • Why is the Aakash tablet PC a distant dream for students? May 25, 2012

    Six months after the launch of the world's cheapest tablet computer Aakash, not a single tablet has been delivered so far. ...
  • Anand insulted: When will we learn to respect our sporting icons? August 25, 2010

    On India at 9, CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to a panel of experts on the controversy surrounding the HRD Ministry's failure to give citizenship clearance to Vishwanathan Anand. ...
  • Govt unveils Rs 1500 PC July 23, 2010

    The HRD ministry unveiled Thursday a completely Indian PC that costs just 1500 rupees! ...
  • 11, 12 to have common science course: HRD Ministry February 16, 2010

    The Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has taken a major step towards a common syllabus and common entrance exams across India. From next year, all class 12 science and math students will follow a common curriculum. ...
  • Govt raises nursery admission age to 4 yrs February 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Nursery admissions in the capital may be delayed for toddlers by a year as the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has recommended the Delhi Govt to increase the age of admission to nursery Schools from the current 3 years to 4 years. The Minister has recommended that children in...
  • HRD initiative: Educational degrees to be digitalised January 13, 2010

    A unique initiative by the Education Ministry. Soon, you'll be able to access your college degree or school marksheet at the click of a button. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has announced the creation of a database that will hold all educational degrees and certificates in an electronic format. ...
  • Watch: Sibal proposes reform in university admission October 13, 2009

    He suggested there should be a single entrance exam for admissions. ...
  • Watch: Pros and cons of class X board exams June 26, 2009

    HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has proposed to scrap off class 10th boards. ...
  • Metro wipes: Big news from big cities May 6, 2008

    Here's what made news across the metros. ...