HRD

  • Over Rs 4800 crore released as scholarships to minority students says Smriti Irani Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said it has released Rs 4,860.50 crore funds as sholarships to students belonging to minority community in three years including the current fiscal. During the period, Rs 2,812.02 crore funds were released under the pre-matric, Rs 1,309.91 crore under the post-matric and Rs...
  • Cut in education budget due to higher tax devolution to states: Smriti Irani Yesterday

    New Delhi: The huge cut of 16 per cent in the education sector for 2015-16 has been attributed to the higher tax devolution to the states as has been recommended by the Finance Commission. The Union Budget presented for 2015-16 has proposed Rs 69,074 crore as against Rs 82,771 allocated...
  • Union Budget 2015: It is pro-poor, Opposition has lost it, say NDA ministers 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Cabinet colleagues have praised him for the Union Budget 2015 calling historical, pro-poor and visionary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted half-a-dozen tweets applauding the Budget. "Union Budget 2015 is a Budget with a clear vision. It is a Budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic...
  • HRD Ministry lists its achievements during 200-days of Modi government February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 2,112 students and 528 school teachers will be visiting premier institutes like the IITs every year under a programme to provide academic exposure to students from the Northeast. They would be visiting the 16 IITs and six NITs each year and interact with students hailing...
  • Programme to help 1 lakh children resume their education, says Smriti Irani February 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education. "The HRD Ministry will undertake the initiative to ensure that one...
  • Final stamp on US academics teaching in India likely during Obama's visit January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: International academicians could be paid as high as $12,000 for a 20-day teaching session in institutes under a government sponsored-programme to help students across the streams get exposure to the best of faculties from abroad. They would teach in centrally-funded educational bodies like IITs and central universities and...
  • New IITs, IIMs: Infosys, contractor suggestions may be sought January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has decided to seek suggestions from software giant Infosys and famed architect Hafeez Contractor to develop a model architectural plan for setting up new IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) and IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management). At a recently chaired meeting of a panel to determine land requirement...
  • New IITs, IIMs: Infosys, Contractor suggestions to be sought January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has decided to seek suggestions from software giant Infosys and famed architect Hafeez Contractor to develop a model architectural plan for setting up new IITs and IIMs. At a recently chaired meeting of a panel to determine land requirement for central higher educational institutions, it was also...
  • IIT Delhi faculty asks Director to withdraw resignation December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The IIT Delhi faculty forum on Tuesday requested Director R Shevgaonkar to withdraw his resignation over which a controversy had erupted, describing him as a man of "dignity and integrity". The request came even as Chairman of the IIT-D's Board of Governors Vijay Bhatkar met HRD Minister Smriti Irani. "The...
  • IIT Delhi director quits over payment of dues to Subramanian Swamy; HRD Ministry issues denial December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is in the midst of another controversy as IIT Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar has quit. While reports said Shevgaonkar resigned as he was facing pressure to give IIT land for a Sachin Tendulkar cricket academy and over pending dues of...
  • IIT Delhi director quits over land to Tendulkar cricket academy, dues to Subramanian Swamy December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is in the midst of another controversy as IIT Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar has quit. Reports said Shevgaonkar resigned as he was facing pressure to give IIT land for a Sachin Tendulkar cricket academy and over pending dues of BJP leader...
  • After Rishi Kapoor backs out of projects to accomodate 'All is Well'; Smriti Irani, Abhishek Bachchan leave it unfinished December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Umesh Shukla's 'All Is Well' landed in a lurch when Smriti Irani stepped out of the project after shooting for over half the movie. Then, Abhishek Bachchan took time off to take care of his sports commitments. But Rishi Kapoor, who plays his father in the film, says comprising...
  • Hindutva ideologue opposes HRD Minister, says there shouldn't be politics on Xmas December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindutva ideologue and author Dinanath Batra has come out in the open to oppose HRD Ministry's decision to celebrate Good Governance day on December 25. "It should not have happened. The order as wrong so it has been withdrawn. I am not one with the government on this...
  • Opposition parties target Modi government over HRD circular on school to stay open on Christmas December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The united opposition targeted the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday over an Human Resource Development Ministry circular that reportedly said that schools should stay open on Christmas in order to observe Good Governance day. The Congress, TMC, NCP, Left parties staged a walk out from Lok Sabha accusing...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha in an interview with HRD Minister Smriti Irani November 29, 2014

    HRD Minister recently met an astrologer who has predicted that Smriti Irani's fate leads her to Rashtapati Bhawan. ...
  • Thiruvalluvar's birth anniversary to be celebrated in schools November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Birth anniversary of famous Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar will be celebrated in schools in North India in 2015 and his teachings will be introduced to students, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said. The demand to observe Thiruvalluvar's birth anniversary next year in North India schools and introduce his...
  • Smriti Irani fumes as media has a field day over her visit to astrologer November 24, 2014

    Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani is upset after the media showcased her visit to an astrologer who predicted that she would be the next Indian President. ...
  • Smriti Irani will become the President of India, predicts her astrologer November 24, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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....
  • 12-year-old girl named brand ambassador of 'clean school' drive November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A 12-year-old girl from a municipal school in South Delhi was named the brand ambassador for the 'Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' on the occasion of Children's Day on Friday. The BJP-led South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) held a grand celebration at the Ambedkar Stadium here to mark first...
  • 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...
  • AMU succumbs to pressure, may allow undergraduate girls in Central library November 14, 2014

    Aligarh: After much outrage, the Aligarh Muslim University seems to have bowed down to pressure. It has informed the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry that a request by undergraduate girls of Women's College to access the central library is under consideration. The reply came after the HRD Ministry sought an explanation...
  • 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,...
  • Delhi: Smriti Irani launches 'Swachh Bharat Mission' in school September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to promote awareness about the importance of hygiene, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched a campaign about cleanliness in school under 'Swachh Bharat Mission' programme, where she joined the students and teachers in cleaning the campus. Irani, who launched the programme at a Kendriya...
  • 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...