MM Pallam Raju

  • 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...
  • After much controversy, Nitish to attend AMU ceremony today 30-01-2014 08:26 AM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally received an invitation to the foundation-laying ceremony of an Aligarh Muslim University centre by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at Kihsanganj on Thursday, which he on Wednesday confirmed he would attend. Invitation letters from Union Human Resources Development minister MM Pallam Raju and Vice-Chancellor...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise 29-01-2014 09:21 AM

    Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday rejected Bihar government's claim that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not invited to the foundation stone laying ceremony of its centre in Kishanganj on January 31 and said the institution held him in high respect for his support. AMU Vice-Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion"...
  • AMU in Kishanganj: Bihar minister PK Shahi irked over not being invited for ceremony 28-01-2014 09:16 AM

    Bihar government on Monday registered a protest with the Centre over not being invited to the foundation-laying ceremony of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) centre by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on January 30 at Kisanganj. Bihar Education minister PK Shahi wrote a letter to Union Human Resources Development minister MM...
  • CBSE to open a centre in Dubai 26-09-2013 04:52 PM

    Dubai: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will reportedly open a centre in Dubai soon to cater to Indian schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). India's Minister for Human Resource Development M.M. Pallam Raju announced via Skype at a conference of CBSE schools at the Indian High School...
  • US seeks student exchange programmes; IIT-B signs MoU with MIT 25-06-2013 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday stressed on jointly working towards increasing skills of students to face future challenges and said this can be done through exchange programmes and partnerships between India and the US. "We need to make sure that next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs have the...
  • DU: Students organisations to hold protests in Delhi 03-06-2013 04:53 AM

    New Delhi: To oppose the proposed four-year graduate programme in Delhi university (DU), various students organisations have decided to hold protests in the national capital on Monday. "This four-year programme is an anti-student educational reform that will adversely affect students coming from the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other...
  • Gandhi's 'Gram Rajya' unrealistic in current age: Tharoor 31-05-2013 02:44 PM

    Panaji: Mahatma Gandhi's concept of a village-centric development model was an "unrealistic" goal in the current age of globalisation and communication, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. "There is something which is not realistic about Gram Rajya. Mahatma Gandhi spoke about Gram Rajya,...
  • New IITs maintaining standards of education: Pallam Raju 17-04-2013 01:07 PM

    Jodhpur: The delay in construction of the campuses of the eight new IITs has not affected the "standards of education" and pace of research, Union Minister of Human Resource Development MM Pallam Raju said here on Wednesday. Referring to IIT-Jodhpur, he said that the institution has done remarkable job in...
  • Normalisation of class 12 marks: No consensus as NITs meet 11-04-2013 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: The council of National Institute of Technology (NITs) met here on Tuesday to deliberate on options for normalisation of class XII marks across school boards, but there was no consensus. Sources said the next round of meeting to hammer out a solution is likely next week, even as...
  • RTE deadline ends, many schools yet to implement norms 31-03-2013 11:27 PM

    New Delhi: The deadline for meeting the infrastructure provisions under the Right To Education came to an end on Sunday, with widespread apprehension about the closure of schools which have failed in implementing them. Even as the Human Resource Development Ministry has turned down request from some states to extend...
  • Textbook sparks controversy, alleges non-vegetarians lie, cheat, commit sex crimes 17-11-2012 10:14 AM

    New Delhi: Yet another textbook in a CBSE school has sparked a controversy by allegedly insinuating that non-vegetarians lie, cheat and commit crimes, with the Government terming it as "unfortunate" and asking state bodies to remain alert about such content and monitor them. "Sensitivities of communities have to be kept...
  • Pending HRD bills will be passed soon in Parliament: Tharoor 04-11-2012 10:37 PM

    Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor ha said that a number of pending legislations pertaining to HRD ministry will be passed during the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament despite possible opposition from some Congress MPs. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he said a lot of persuasion will...
  • Will build on Kapil Sibal's work: New HRD Minister Pallam Raju 28-10-2012 03:48 PM

    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...
  • No secret info on chopper that strayed into Pak 25-10-2011 05:54 PM

    Kolkata: The government on Tuesday said that there was no "secret information" on the helicopter that strayed into Pak-controlled territory and could have got into Pakistani hands. "There was no secret information on that helicopter," said Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju. Dismissing reports in a section...
  • Hard to control if another 26/11 happens: India 04-06-2011 05:39 PM

    Singapore: India on Saturday said it would be hard to justify "self-restraint" in case of another 26/11 type of Mumbai attack on its territory. "If the provocation is to happen again, I think it would be hard to justify to our people such a self-restraint," Minster of State for Defence...
  • Ex-soldiers demand better pension; anger minister 27-05-2008 06:12 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to rectify some glaring omissions from the list of players awarded central contracts and retainers for the year 2012 with fast bowlers, Mohammad Sami and Mohammad Talha expected to be included in the list this week. Well-placed sources in the board said...