HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

  • BJP achieved its goal of a Congress free Maharashtra and Haryana, says Smriti Irani 2 days ago

    Delhi: As Bharatiya Janata Party gets ready to form the government in both Maharashtra and Haryana, Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani thanked the voters of the two states for reposing faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again. Smriti Irani expressed her joy at being able to achieve...
  • Government wants to establish Andhra Pradesh as knowledge hub September 20, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said on Saturday that the government wants to establish the state as knowledge hub by bringing reforms in education sector. Addressing students and teachers at the statelevel Inspire Science ExhibitionII held at a city school, Rao said the state government...
  • 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...
  • Smriti Irani breaks silence, urges people to judge her for her work May 29, 2014

    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 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...
  • Smriti silent on education row, BJP asks what is Sonia's qualification May 28, 2014

    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 passout can head the HRD ministry. The Bharatiya janata Party has, however, hit back...
  • 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. ...
  • Promise of good governance will be fulfilled: BJP leader Smriti Irani May 26, 2014

    Smriti Irani, however, refused to comment on rumours that she was likely to be made the Human Resources Development Minister. ...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister February 26, 2014

    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 thus...
  • We have a shortage of 6 lakh teachers: Pallam Raju December 7, 2013

    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 as...
  • India 2022: High on skills but low on jobs? July 15, 2013

    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...
  • Budget 2013: Education sector gets 17 pc jump, HRD to ask for more February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The education sector on Thursday received a 17 per cent jump with an allocation Rs 65,867 crore for 2013-14 fiscal, but HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju termed it as "little" increase and said he would be asking for more to meet the goals. He said that with the...
  • Tharoor's plea to quash proceedings turned down January 16, 2013

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor's plea to quash a case against him for allegedly insulting the national anthem and directed him to approach the trial court for discharge. Disposing of the petition, Justice VK Mohanan directed Tharoor to...
  • '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...
  • Shashi Tharoor takes charge as MoS HRD November 2, 2012

    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 October 31, 2012

    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 had...
  • Narendra Modi knows no love, my wife is priceless: Shashi Tharoor October 30, 2012

    Newly appointed MOS HRD Shashi Tharoor made a comeback on twitter taking on the man the Congress loves to hate. ...
  • 'My wife is priceless', Tharoor tells Modi October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: When it comes to using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter to his advantage, very few can match newlyappointed 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...
  • Will build on Kapil Sibal's work: New HRD Minister Pallam Raju October 28, 2012

    The former junior defence minister Pallam Raju has got a promotion. He is the new Human Resource Development Minister. Speaking to reporters, he said that the reshuffle had rectified the representation of Andhra Pradesh in the Cabinet. He added that it was time to strengthen the party base in the southern state. ...
  • Will continue to tweet: MoS HRD Shashi Tharoor October 28, 2012

    Shashi Tharoor is making a comeback after two years and controversies related to IPL and tweeting. He is now making a comeback as MoS Human Resource Development. The techsavvy minister said he will continue to tweet. ...
  • IIT Kanpur accepts new common entrance pattern July 29, 2012

    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 the...
  • 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...
  • Sibal asks US universities to come to India October 12, 2011

    Washington: As the first ever highlevel IndoUS 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 tieups would yield high economic returns. Making a strong case for US institutions of higher education to partner...
  • 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....
  • Sibal in US, to seek partnership for innovation varsities October 28, 2009

    Washington/New York: India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal is in the US to seek partnership with leading American universities for an initiative to set up 14 innovation universities in India to push research and development. Sibal will meet senior officials at the Departments of State and Education as also presidents...
  • Sibal scraps Class 10 exams, answers queries September 9, 2009

    Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday announced a new grade system for CBSE. How are students and teachers grading this move? CNNIBN connected students, teachers and parents from across the country with the HRD Minister who answered all their queries. ...