HRD

  • I am a hard nut to crack: Smriti Irani April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: "I am a hard nut to crack," says HRD Minister Smriti Irani who also asserts that she is "too fat" to be cut to size. The 39-year-old minister, who is in the eye of many a controversy including being accused of saffronising education, dismisses sugestions that she was getting...
  • 4 MPs speak out against HRD Minister Smriti Irani, say she is interfering with functioning of IITs April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Cutting across party lines four Rajya Sabha MPs have spoken out against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The MPs have alleged that minister is interfering with the functioning of IITs and universities. The four MPs are KC Tyagi, D Raja, Rajiv Shukla and DP Tripathi. The MPs have also...
  • Rohtak college expels 13 Kashmiri students studying under PM's scholarship scheme April 17, 2015

    Rohtak: Thirteen Kashmiri students enrolled in the Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme have been expelled from their college hostel in Rohtak. The students were studying at the Rohtak Engineering College under the Prime Minister's Special Scholarship. The college has said that they have not been receiving the fees promised to them...
  • Bill for Steel Institute may be introduced in Parliament this session April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: A bill for setting up an institute of national importance under the Ministry of Steel, on the pattern of IITs, is likely to be introduced in the current session of Parliament when it resumes later this month. "The government has already identified Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute (BPNSI) in...
  • Is there a hidden camera in your trial room? 4 ways to find out April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Shopping for clothes can have almost a therapeutic effect. You see a dress, fall in love with it, buy it after trying it and go home with a new swing in your step. But this experience can easily be marred by the hidden camera in the trial room...
  • Goa: HRD Minister Smriti Irani spots a camera outside changing room of FabIndia outlet, FIR filed April 3, 2015

    Calangute: In a shocking case, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera outside the changing room of a FabIndia outlet in Calangute in Goa. According to the minister, the lens of the camera was pointed towards the changing room at the outlet. Subsequently, she made a call to local...
  • Delhi University Vice Chancellor defends FYUP in reply to HRD Ministry showcause April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Standing his ground on introduction of the controversial FYUP, Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh is understood to have told the HRD Ministry that there was no disapproval from the Visitor to the programme or any objection raised by it during the roll out. In his response to the...
  • Anil Kakodkar breaks his silence, says IITs should be left alone March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after resigning as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Bombay, Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has spoken about the decision making process at the educational institution. "The selection of directors of such institution should be a more serious process. You can't speak to 36 people...
  • HRD ministry to seek report over cheating in exams in Bihar March 21, 2015

    Patna: Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday said his ministry would seek a report from Bihar government over reports of rampant cheating during board exams in the state. "The Union HRD ministry will seek a report from the state on the subject and give guidelines to...
  • National Human Rights Commission issues notices to HRD Ministry and Delhi Police March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notices to HRD ministry and Delhi Police in connection with the incident where the boundary wall of the Kendriya Vidyalaya collapsed in central Delhi's Gole Market killing one person and injuring three others. According to an official statement released on Thursday, the...
  • CBSE maths exam: Board to meet principals, mulls grace marking March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst complaints among CBSE class XII students over the "difficulty level" of their mathematics examination, the board has called some school principals for a meeting to discuss the matter and is also mulling whether to give a relaxation in the marking for the paper. According to HRD ministry sources,...
  • Sharad Yadav regrets remarks on Smriti Irani, says has a lot of respect March 18, 2015

    After much controversy, Rajya Sabha member Sharad Yadav on Wednesday expressed regret over his retort to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The issue was raised by Leader of House Arun Jaitley, who asked Yadav to clarify on his remarks reported in the newspapers while these have been expunged from...
  • Sanskrit being popularised in CBSE-affiliated schools abroad says Smriti Irani March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Sanskrit is not only being popularised in schools in the country but also abroad in all CBSE-affliated schools, the government on Wednesday said. "Yes," said HRD Minister Smriti Irani in a written reply in Lok Sabha on whether the government is taking steps to popularise Sanskrit language in schools...
  • Over Rs 4800 crore released as scholarships to minority students says Smriti Irani March 2, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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. ...