Hrd Minister

  • Kolkata: HRD minister Smriti Irani meets SSC students July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Union HRD Minister Smiriti Irani on Friday met SSC aspirants, who have been fasting after not being recruited even after passing the Teacher Eligibility Test. Irani met a delegation of Short Service Commission aspirants, who have passed the TET exam, at BJP state headquarters. "We have brought this SSC aspirant delegation...
  • Kashmiri Pandits delegation meets HRD Minister June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of Kashmiri Pandits on Thursday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and pressed for measures to ensure displaced students get benefits of central educational schemes available to Jammu and Kashmir and steps to promote Kashmiri language and literature and revival of Sharda script. The delegation of All India...
  • DU teachers, students urge Smriti Irani to scrap four-year programme May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of teachers and students from the Delhi University (DU) on Friday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and submitted a memorandum urging her to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme and sack DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh. Irani told the delegation that she understood their concern, the urgency to...
  • DU suspends five officials for leaking Smriti Irani's documents May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University (DU) on Friday suspended five officials for allegedly leaking documents related to educational qualifications of union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani, officials said. "Five of the non-teaching staff of the school of open learning have been suspended for accessing the confidential file and then leaking...
  • FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities? May 29, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. However, new HRD Minister requested the people to judge her for her work. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts what should be the HRD Minister's...
  • Unlike other teenagers, Smriti Irani wasn't bothered about her looks, have always been an achiever, say her school teachers May 29, 2014

    While the controversy over the educational qualifications of Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani rages on, her teachers at Holy Child Auxilium School, New Delhi believe her consistent efforts and ability to think critically have helped her carve a niche for herself in Indian politics and showbiz industry, and prove...
  • Exclusive photos: A pony-tailed 17-year-old Smriti Irani as the sports captain of Delhi's Holy Child Auxilium school in class 12 May 29, 2014

    A raging controversy has broken out over the disparity in the affidavits filed by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in 2004 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In 2004, while taking on Congress leader Kapil Sibal from Chandni Chowk in New Delhi, she claimed to have completed her BA in...
  • Should educational qualification be the basis for deciding the competence of a minister? May 28, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. Even though she is being targeted by the Opposition, Irani refused to comment on the issue. IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai asks the panel of experts whether educational qualification should...
  • Is graduation degree necessary to be a competent minister? May 28, 2014

    Terming as 'lacklustre' Narendra Modi's new Council of Ministers, Congress on Tuesday took pot-shots at the new government saying its HRD Minister Smriti Irani was "not even a graduate." Smriti Irani herself has refused to comment on the controversy over her educational qualification. CNN-IBN takes the views of people from...
  • Puskar hits out at Maken, says Constitution didn't mandate educational qualification for being an MP May 28, 2014

    Hitting out at Congress leader Ajay Maken for raising the issue of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification, BJP leader Ramesh Puskar on Wednesday said the Constitution did not mandate educational qualification for being an MP. "Our Constitution does not underline educational qualification to contest elections. Ajay Maken's statement against...
  • Madhu Kishwar lets fly at the choice of Smriti Irani as HRD Minister May 28, 2014

    Not very long ago Madhu Kishwar had transformed into an avowed Narendra Modi admirer, but after Modi and BJP's victory in the Lok Sabha elections there is possibly a change in her position, or at least this is the appearance that her tweets give. She has now let loose a...
  • Smriti Irani takes charge as Union HRD Minister May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Smriti Irani took charge as the Union Human and Resource Development Minister on Tuesday. Irani, a Rajya Sabha member is one amongst the seven women ministers in Modi's Council of Ministers who enjoy Cabinet rank. Irani's anointment to the close knit Cabinet of Prime Minister...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets Pallam Raju, advises him not to act in haste October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister M M Pallam Raju, who announced his resignation over division of Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi who advised him "not to act in haste". This is his second meeting with her in two days after being unhappy over the Centre's decision to...
  • Bihar: Mid day meal tragedy inquiry report blames school principal July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The inquiry report into the mid day meal tragedy in Chhapra in Bihar has blamed the school principal for the incident. The report, prepared by the Saran Police Commissioner, alleges criminal negligence by the school principal. The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource. Twenty...
  • IIT undergraduate fee hiked to Rs 90,000 per year January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council on Monday gave a go-ahead to the proposed hike in the tuition fee for undergraduate students. With the go-ahead to the proposal, the fee will be hiked from Rs 50,000 to Rs 90,000 per year from 2013. The announcement was made by...
  • Kerala a front runner for IIT: Union HRD Minister January 6, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala was the front runner for IIT, Union HRD Minister Pallam Raju on January 6 said. In the 11th plan, some IITs were granted. They were in various stages of progress. "We need to consolidate and definitely we will look into new requests and I think definitely Kerala is...
  • India must expand knowledge base: HRD Minister January 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: There is a need to create intellectual property with proprietary rights by enhancing the knowledge base and help the country emerge as a major power, Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju said on Thursday. Speaking after inaugurating a building of the School of Life Sciences at the University of...
  • Educational campuses to be made safe for women: Raju January 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister MM Pallam Raju on Thursday said the government would take all measures to ensure women are safe inside the campuses of universities and other educational institutions. "We want to send a clear signal that there would be zero tolerance as far as instances of...
  • Cartoon row: Panel to remove 43 caricatures July 3, 2012

    The committee noted that there are too many caricatures of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in NCERT text books, some of them politically sensitive. ...
  • Exam Row: Sibal will meet the IIT directors on June 27 June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal will meet IIT directors tomorrow to resolve the common entrance exam row as the government proposal is being resisted by some of the IITs. Sibal will chair the meeting of the IIT council, the highest decision making body of these elite institutes comprising IIT directors...
  • FTN: Should the IITs be totally independent from the govt? June 11, 2012

    Defending the decision to have a common entrance test, Kapil Sibal said it was taken in accordance with the IIT Act passed by Parliament. ...
  • Not hurting IIT autonomy, but decision is final: Sibal June 11, 2012

    Washington: Rejecting criticism and virtually ruling out going back on the new proposal, the Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said the government has no intent to impinge on the autonomy of the Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs). Defending the decision to have one nationwide common entrance test,...
  • Consensus on common entrance test: Kapil Sibal June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: After concerns raised by state governments and Opposition from certain sections of the IIT, HRD minister Kapil Sibal got some much needed support from his state counterparts. There was consensus on the common entrance test for engineering colleges. "We have to compete internationally, all states have endorsed it....
  • No extra burden on parents: Sibal on school quota April 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal says he hopes the burden of 25 per cent school quota for the poor will not be passed onto other parents. He assures that the government and schools will work out a way to fund the additional expenditure. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's...
  • 'New Aakash tablet to be available at same price' February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Aakash', the world's cheapest tablet, will be fully indigenous soon and its improved version will be launched by the government at the same price. Telecom and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said Datawind - the manufacturer of the product - will not be associated with it anymore and the Government...
  • Watch: Sibal seeks partnership with US universities October 29, 2009

    After announcing radical changes in education in India, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal is in the US, seeking help from top universities for the proposed expansion of the education sector. But US universities have some concerns of their own. ...
  • Kapil Sibal gives IIMs autonomy to choose directors October 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Appointment of directors and borad members of the IIMs will be done through an independent collegium from now on, a move that will make the process broad-based, the government said on Friday. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of IIM directors with HRD Minister Kapil...
  • IIMs accept Government pay structure, says Sibal October 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Unlike the IITs, the IIMs have accepted the Government's salary structure for the faculty, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said on Friday. After meeting the IIM directors in the Capital, Sibal said the directors did not raise any issue over the pay structure as they have accepted it. The government in...
  • Arjun Singh's policies won't be scrapped: Sibal May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Government will "look into" the issue of reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in private unaided educational institutions. "We will look into it," Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal replied when asked whether there would be reservation for OBCs in private and unaided educational institutions. The government has implemented...
  • Arjun Singh in the winter of his career with Congress May 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Unable to hold back his tears, Arjun Singh broke down at a Congress rally this year. The reason - his son and daughter had been denied tickets by the Congress. It was the first sign that the veteran Congressman was in the winter of his career in the...