Human Resource Development

  • Smriti Irani mulls scrapping Delhi University's 4-year UG course: sources 05-06-2014 10:29 AM

    New Delhi: Is Delhi University's 4-year Undergraduate course set to be scrapped? Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the four-year course and the process of consulting stakeholders has begun. However, sources say HRD Minister Smriti Irani is convinced about scrapping it. This was one...
  • Smriti Irani breaks silence, urges people to judge her for her work 29-05-2014 09:51 AM

    New Delhi: Breaking her silence over her qualification row, Human Resource Development Minster Smriti Irani requested the people to judge her for her work. "I have been judged by my organisation with my capacity to deliver on assignments. I will humbly request all of you to judge me by my...
  • The elitism of the subsidised: Kishwar, Irani and the Indian N-word 28-05-2014 03:59 PM

    In a country where hierarchy and class differences manifest at every turn, we have several forms of the West's N-word. 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 28-05-2014 12:55 PM

    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...
  • Smriti silent on education row, BJP asks what is Sonia's qualification 28-05-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani herself has refused to comment on the controversy over her educational qualification. This after the Congress came down hard on Irani with Ajay Maken questioning how a 12th class pass-out can head the HRD ministry. The Bharatiya janata Party has, however, hit...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister 26-02-2014 11:58 PM

    Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national school leadership curriculum that has the capability to transform each school on a rights-based approach. "Academic findings indicate that the most critical part of any schooling system which impacts learning is the school leadership. We...
  • We have a shortage of 6 lakh teachers: Pallam Raju 07-12-2013 07:16 PM

    There is a shortage of sixlakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being takento fill in the gap as the focus is to provide quality education,Union Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju said in Jamshedpur on Saturday. "We have made strides with regard to infrastructuredevelopment, teacher recruitment...
  • India 2022: High on skills but low on jobs? 15-07-2013 04:40 PM

    If you plan to seek an exciting career in 'rag chopping' with the paper industry, the government has plans to sharpen your skills. After 60 hours of training and paying a princely sum of Rs 500 for a test, you get a certificate to hang on your wall. Or you...
  • 'University system not producing well-educated graduates' 05-11-2012 03:22 PM

    New Delhi: The university system was not producing "well-educated" 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...
  • Shashi Tharoor takes charge as MoS HRD 02-11-2012 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: Taking charge as Minister of State for HRD, Shashi Tharoor today emphasised on universalisation of education with focus on quality, even as he made a strong case for an IIT in his home state of Kerala. Asserting that the Ministry would witness a "good team spirit" among the...
  • I've proudly acknowledged my wife, says Tharoor 31-10-2012 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after he went after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for attacking Sunanda Pushkar, Minister of State for Human Resources Development (HRD), Shashi Tharoor, said he has never shied away from acknowledging his wife in public or private. Tharoor was responding to a Twitter user's accusation that he...
  • 'My wife is priceless', Tharoor tells Modi 30-10-2012 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: When it comes to using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter to his advantage, very few can match newly-appointed Minister of State for Human Resources Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor's battle skills. Tharoor hit back at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in his own inimitable style...
  • IIT Kanpur accepts new common entrance pattern 29-07-2012 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: The IIT Kanpur on Saturday accepted the new Joint Entrance Exam pattern proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry, clearing the way to make changes in the reputed examination. Most of the members of the IIT Kanpur senate agreed to the latest prescribed pattern avoiding a confrontation on...
  • Cartoon row: NCERT committee to meet today 14-07-2012 11:39 AM

    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 Nehru-Gandhi family. Sources say that the cartoon...
  • Common test row: IIT Senate members to meet PM 15-06-2012 07:59 AM

    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 centrally-funded engineering institutes. The IITs have maintained that the 'one-nation, one-test' proposal compromises with their autonomy and will...
  • Sibal asks US universities to come to India 12-10-2011 01:51 PM

    Washington: As the first ever high-level Indo-US education summit gets underway, India on Wednesday pitched for famed American universities to 'reach out' to the country, with the visiting minister Kapil Sibal saying that tie-ups would yield high economic returns. Making a strong case for US institutions of higher education to...
  • Arjun Singh for Central Madrassa Board 20-01-2009 07:03 PM

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  • Government gives nod to hike in IIT fees 04-05-2008 08:50 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Fine knocks by Jess Cameron (67) and Meg Lanning (34) helped Australia score a 29-run win over India in the first Twenty20 women's cricket match at the Andhra Cricket Association Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association (ACA-VDCA) stadium at Pothinamallayyapalem here on Sunday. Having elected to bat first, Australia scored 138...
  • Young vs old: Is Rahul gunning for Arjun Singh? 20-02-2008 12:25 AM

    Birmingham: The headline may look like a mistake, but it's true. When Virender Sehwag takes the field on day one of the third Test against England at Edgbaston on Wednesday, it will be his first Test appearance here since 2002. The dashing opener, who had had a slump in form...
  • IITs coming up in Bihar, Rajasthan, AP 06-03-2007 02:45 PM

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