EDUCATION REFORMS

  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani meets RSS leaders to discuss education reforms 5 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani met RSS leaders on Thursday to discuss education reforms. The RSS leaders discussed the Indian education system with Smriti and gave suggestions. The RSS has pitched for a practical instead of theoretical approach in the education system. RSS leaders Suresh Soni and Dattatreya Hosabale...
  • FYUP at Delhi University: A day of drama captured in tweets June 23, 2014

    Delhi University's controversial FourYear Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) is again making headlines as protests and clashes marked the day as students wait anxiously for a final decision on the matter.A timeline of tweets showing how a day of highdrama at the University of Delhi unfolded. ...
  • Mexico: Teachers protesting over education reform block way airport for hours September 6, 2013

    Teachers angry over the passage of a national education reform blocked the main approach to Mexico City's airport for more than eight hours on Thursday, forcing many people to leave their cars and rush through the streets on foot to catch flights. The teachers marched to the area in northern Mexico...
  • Education system failed to achieve objective, needs reform: SC July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Education system in the country has failed to achieve its objective and it has to be reformed immediately, the Supreme Court has said. "It is unfortunate that today education instead of reforming the human behaviour, in our humble opinion, appear to have failed to achieve its objective. Instead...
  • DU: comprehending the fouryear undergrad programme (FYUP) May 27, 2013

    DU's top academic body has adopted a fouryear undergraduate programme (FYUP) which is going to be implemented from July 2013. The Academic Council, at a marathon meeting held sometime back, debated the proposal by a task force that was eventually passed with 80 votes in favor and 6 against. The...
  • Jeb Bush: Republican statesman or 2016 candidate? June 23, 2012

    Miami: He's the noncandidate they never stop talking about. Ever since Jeb Bush left the Florida governor's mansion in 2007 with favourable ratings after two terms, speculation has swirled about his political future. The chatter has only gotten louder this year amid the Republican Party's "veepstakes" despite Bush's repeated insistence that...
  • 'Licence Raj still exists in education sector' June 23, 2012

    Anand Sudarshan Age: 52 years Designation: Vice chairman and managing director, Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE). Education: BE in E&C, NIT Trichy and PGDM IIM, Calcutta Career: Started with Nelco, then moved to a computer retail chain called Computer Point for four years; later cofounded Microland group and ran Planetasia.com as its CEO and...
  • Obama links education reform to economic recovery September 24, 2011

    Washington: Young people in the United States are falling behind their overseas peers in reading, math and science, President Barack Obama said on Saturday, calling education reform an essential part of economic recovery. In his weekly radio and video address, Obama said as many as a quarter of American students are...
  • Mumbai: Municipal schools focus on better learning April 28, 2011

    Mumbai: The children, in blue and white uniforms, sit in groups of six, with their desks arranged in circles. They compare the sheets they hold and amid whispers and giggles, they tick off the right answers with pencils. This is how the students of Class 1 at the Hutatma Prabhakar...
  • UPAII: Right to Education big challenge May 21, 2010

    As the UPA government completes one year of its second innings in power, top experts have rated the government's education reforms as one of its biggest achievements. The man credited with initiating those reforms, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, spoke to CNNIBN Senior Editor Sagarika Ghose in an exclusive interview. Sibal...
  • 800 univs, 35,000 colleges needed: govt March 24, 2010

    New Delhi: India will need at least 800 more universities and another 35,000 colleges in the next ten years to increase the percentage of students going for higher education from the present 12.4 per cent in the country, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "India has about...
  • Cabinet to discuss five bills on higher education March 11, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will on Thursday discuss five bills that could change the face of higher education in the country. The bills include the Foreign Education Providers Bill, which will regulate foreign universities, willing to open shop in India. Incidentally foreign universities, willing to open shop in India, are at...
  • Govt won't let education become business: Sibal February 20, 2010

    New Delhi: The Centre will check commercialisation of education and seek consensus among states to implement the Right to Education (RTE) Act from April 1, said Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday. "Our aim is to ensure that all children in India get quality education, but we are...
  • Karnataka govt throws lifeline to deemed univs January 24, 2010

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government is set to lock horns with the Union government by deciding to grant autonomy to six deemed universities, which the Centre wants to derecognise along with 38 others. The Union government has filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court, seeking derecognition of 44 deemed universities. "It is...
  • All deemed univs will 'finally go': Sibal January 19, 2010

    New Delhi: The concept of deemed universities will be abolished in India, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said Tuesday, a day after the government moved an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking derecognition of 44 such institutions. "It is a policy decision that all the deemed universities will finally...
  • Watch: Class 10's examfree journey to +2 stage September 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has gifted CBSE Class 10 students an examfree journey to the plus two stage. It will now be a stress free promotion for students through the optional exams. Students will now be graded instead of getting marks. Other boards will take...
  • Class 10 exams optional, says Kapil Sibal August 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said that grading system will be introduced in all Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools from the next academic year. Students will be graded for their performance through the year and not just on the basis of...
  • 50 lakh fine for colleges taking capitation fee July 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Cheated and duped, the anger of students and parents over the years against fake universities and colleges often poured onto the streets. But not anymore. In the first major initiative in the series of education reforms promised by the Government Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal is proposing a...
  • IITs should have medicine, law courses: Sibal July 1, 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...