Human Resource Development Ministry

  • Is India not ready for a 4year degree course? June 5, 2014

    Even as students stand in long queues for admission forms in Delhi University the question on everyone's mind is will the four year course be scrapped? Sources have told CNNIBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the fouryear course and the process of consulting stakeholders has...
  • Smriti Irani mulls scrapping Delhi University's 4year UG course: sources June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Is Delhi University's 4year Undergraduate course set to be scrapped? Sources have told CNNIBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the fouryear course and the process of consulting stakeholders has begun. However, sources say HRD Minister Smriti Irani is convinced about scrapping it. This was one...
  • The elitism of the subsidised: Kishwar, Irani and the Indian Nword May 28, 2014

    In a country where hierarchy and class differences manifest at every turn, we have several forms of the West's Nword. One is "neech", with its connotations of lower caste and social background, a word which has never really lost its pejorative associations despite years of affirmative action and which caused...
  • Smriti Irani a graduate or not? Differences in her affidavits emerge May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more controversy over Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualifications. Two separate affidavits filed by the minister have discrepancies in them. In an affidavit filed by Irani to the Election Commission in 2004, she claims to have completed her BA in 1996 from Delhi University's School...
  • Will work hard for development of the country: Smriti Irani May 26, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, BJP MP from Rajya Sabha Smriti Irani said that she will work hard for development of the country. She is likely to get Human Resources Development Ministry. ...
  • 'University system not producing welleducated graduates' November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The university system was not producing "welleducated" graduates to meet needs of Indian companies, giving an opportunity to firms to enter the sector in the "guise" of training, Minister of State for Higher Education Shashi Tharoor on Monday said. He also said that the national education policy in...
  • Cartoon row: NCERT committee to meet today July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The NCERT monitoring committee will meet on Saturday to decide whether to axe caricatures from text books. The Thorat Committee, set up by the Human Resource Development Ministry, had recommended the scrapping of 46 caricatures, of which 24 pertained to the NehruGandhi family. Sources say that the cartoon on...
  • Common test row: IIT Senate members to meet PM June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Senate members of the seven IITs will on Friday meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the JEE proposed by the HRD Ministry for admission in IITs and other centrallyfunded engineering institutes. The IITs have maintained that the 'onenation, onetest' proposal compromises with their autonomy and will...
  • Law PG degree may become oneyear course April 22, 2010

    New Delhi: A postgraduate degree in law may become a oneyear course instead of the current duration of two years, Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. Purandeswari said on Wednesday. "A proposal to restructure the existing postgraduate programme in law from that of two years duration to a oneyear...
  • Funding not an issue for Education Bill: Kapil Sibal April 1, 2010

    Starting April 1, education becomes a right for all Indian children aged between 6 and 14 years as the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act passed by Parliament last year comes into effect. The State will be held responsible if a child drops out from a school....
  • IITs should have medicine, law courses: Sibal July 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Seeking to take forward reforms in education, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday asked the IITs to expand into new areas like medicine and law and evolve a framework in this regard. Interacting with the IIT directors in the Capital, Sibal said the institutes need to...
  • UPA banking on education schemes to woo voters February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Reports suggest UPA may set aside more funds for schemes run by the HRD ministry but whats going on in the previous ambitious projects? We propose to make a beginning in 200809 by establishing 16 Central Universities. Besides, we propose to set up three IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar...
  • Young vs old: Is Rahul gunning for Arjun Singh? February 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh is the face of the Congress from another era, someone who is one of the senior most ministers in the UPA today. But now, as the Congress prepares to enter an election year, Singh finds himself at the heart of an emerging...
  • Govt to digitise expensive higher education books July 31, 2007

    New Delhi: A scheme that could change the face of higher education in the country, the Government is planning to make expensive textbooks available to students in a free digital format. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has indicated that it is willing to share the cost with publishers of digitising...
  • India's report card out, Kerala no. 1 March 5, 2007

    New Delhi: First it was dealing with illiteracy and now the quality of education Kerala has added yet another feather to its already illustrious cap. Having earned the distinction of being the most literate state, Kerala has also topped the list of states in providing better primary and upper primary...