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  • 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...
  • I have a degree from Yale University, says Smriti Irani August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualifications has taken a new turn with her assertion that she also has a degree from the prestigious Yale University in the United States. Irani made the remark when pressed by a questioner at the India Today Woman Summit...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 2013-14 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • Kolkata: HRD minister Smriti Irani meets SSC students July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Union HRD Minister Smiriti Irani on Friday met SSC aspirants, who have been fasting after not being recruited even after passing the Teacher Eligibility Test. Irani met a delegation of Short Service Commission aspirants, who have passed the TET exam, at BJP state headquarters. "We have brought this SSC aspirant delegation...
  • DU B Tech students protest against scrapping of their course June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With the rollback of the four-year-undergraduate course now official, hundreds of B Tech students of Delhi University staged a protest outside the Vice Chancellor's office on Saturday, demanding that their four-year B Tech course not be scrapped. Pro FYUP students as well as protestors raised slogans against Human Resource...
  • Delhi University, UGC stand off ends, admission dates yet to be decided June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Thousands of students and their parents celebrated as the week-long impasse between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) finally ended on Friday with the Vice Chancellor agreeing to scrap the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). The move brought relief to thousands of students who have been...
  • 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...
  • I was referred to as burden at my birth, says Irani June 27, 2014

    Bhopal: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani revealed that at the time of her birth, she was cursed as a "burden". "I am sharing it for the first time that when I was born, someone hinted to my mother that beti to bojh hoti hai (daughter is a burden) and...
  • Kashmiri Pandits delegation meets HRD Minister June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of Kashmiri Pandits on Thursday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and pressed for measures to ensure displaced students get benefits of central educational schemes available to Jammu and Kashmir and steps to promote Kashmiri language and literature and revival of Sharda script. The delegation of All India...
  • 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...
  • HRD summons Pro VC of Delhi University to hold talks about future June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday summoned Pro Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University to hold talks about the future. The move came after Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh stepped down following a row with the University Grants Commission over the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP). Singh...
  • 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...
  • Four-year course mess angers students seeking admission in Delhi University June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A sense of uncertainty prevails among students seeking admission in Delhi University with 36 colleges announcing that they will not start the admission process till the time the conflict between the University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) does not end over the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). "I...
  • 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...
  • DU teachers, students urge Smriti Irani to scrap four-year programme May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of teachers and students from the Delhi University (DU) on Friday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and submitted a memorandum urging her to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme and sack DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh. Irani told the delegation that she understood their concern, the urgency to...
  • DU suspends five officials for leaking Smriti Irani's documents May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University (DU) on Friday suspended five officials for allegedly leaking documents related to educational qualifications of union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani, officials said. "Five of the non-teaching staff of the school of open learning have been suspended for accessing the confidential file and then leaking...
  • 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...
  • Smriti education row: An educationist should be HRD minister, says DMK May 29, 2014

    After the Congress, the DMK has questioned HRD minister Smriti Irani's education qualifications. "You need somebody who is an educationist and academician to head the HRD but unfortunately the present minister isn't even a graduate. Education isn't an indicator for somebody to become a minister but in a department like...
  • Unlike other teenagers, Smriti Irani wasn't bothered about her looks, have always been an achiever, say her school teachers May 29, 2014

    While the controversy over the educational qualifications of Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani rages on, her teachers at Holy Child Auxilium School, New Delhi believe her consistent efforts and ability to think critically have helped her carve a niche for herself in Indian politics and showbiz industry, and prove...
  • Exclusive photos: A pony-tailed 17-year-old Smriti Irani as the sports captain of Delhi's Holy Child Auxilium school in class 12 May 29, 2014

    A raging controversy has broken out over the disparity in the affidavits filed by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in 2004 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In 2004, while taking on Congress leader Kapil Sibal from Chandni Chowk in New Delhi, she claimed to have completed her BA in...
  • 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...
  • Puskar hits out at Maken, says Constitution didn't mandate educational qualification for being an MP May 28, 2014

    Hitting out at Congress leader Ajay Maken for raising the issue of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification, BJP leader Ramesh Puskar on Wednesday said the Constitution did not mandate educational qualification for being an MP. "Our Constitution does not underline educational qualification to contest elections. Ajay Maken's statement against...