Mm Pallam Raju

  • 4year undergraduate programme, a criminal act: Congress June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday said that it did not support the fouryear undergraduate programme (FYUP), with a party functionary even going to the extent of calling it a "criminal act" to increase the duration of the course from three years to four years. The assertion...
  • Pallam Raju files nomination from Kakinada LS seat April 19, 2014

    Rajahmundry: Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said the Congress was the only party to launch development initiative for the welfare of minorities and the weaker sections of society. Raju, who filed nomination for Kakinada Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, interacted with Muslim religious leaders,...
  • 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...
  • After much controversy, Nitish to attend AMU ceremony today January 30, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally received an invitation to the foundationlaying 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 ViceChancellor of...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise January 29, 2014

    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 ViceChancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion" could...
  • AMU in Kishanganj: Bihar minister PK Shahi irked over not being invited for ceremony January 28, 2014

    Bihar government on Monday registered a protest with the Centre over not being invited to the foundationlaying 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 Pallam...
  • CBSE to open a centre in Dubai September 26, 2013

    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 in...
  • US seeks student exchange programmes; IITB signs MoU with MIT June 26, 2013

    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...
  • DU: Students organisations to hold protests in Delhi June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: To oppose the proposed fouryear graduate programme in Delhi university (DU), various students organisations have decided to hold protests in the national capital on Monday. "This fouryear programme is an antistudent 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 May 31, 2013

    Panaji: Mahatma Gandhi's concept of a villagecentric 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 April 17, 2013

    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 IITJodhpur, he said that the institution has done remarkable job in the...
  • Normalisation of class 12 marks: No consensus as NITs meet April 11, 2013

    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...
  • Government says no to RTE deadline extension April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday rejected the demand of some states of extending RTE deadline on meeting infrastructure norms but asked them to act tough on schools which are lagging far behind in implementing them. Amid concerns over schools which have failed to meet the RTE obligations by the...
  • RTE deadline ends, many schools yet to implement norms March 31, 2013

    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...
  • Most states to miss RTE deadline, but extension unlikely March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Government on Saturday ruled out extending the deadline beyond March 31 for schools to meet RTE requirements even as it conceded that many states were lagging behind and said a committee is being set up to expedite the implementation process. HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju was evasive when...
  • Decline in numerical ability among children in rural India January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Five out of 10 school students of class V in rural India cannot solve simple arithmetic problems, says a nationwide survey on education. Putting a question mark on the quality of education imparted, the findings of the Annual Status of Education Report (ASAR) said while in 2010 more...
  • Even Bharat running after private schools: report January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Private schools are increasingly becoming soughtafter even for students in rural India. Enrolment in them has risen by about 10 per cent in just six years, said an official report on Thursday. Releasing the report, HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju said he does not hold any "grudge" about the...
  • Telangana, AndhraRayalaseema leaders at loggerheads January 16, 2013

    Hyderabad: With the deadline for the Centre's decision on the vexatious Telangana statehood issue approaching fast, the war of words between leaders of Telangana and AndhraRayalaseema regions has escalated. While AndhraRayalaseema leaders are brushing aside their Telangana counterparts' claims on "signals" of formation of a new state as "mere speculation,"...
  • 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...
  • Every child to have access to primary education by 2017 January 1, 2013

    Hyderabad: The government was trying to resolve various impediments including shortage of teachers to ensure that every child in the country has access to elementary education by 2017, Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju said on Monday. "We are hoping that by 2017 every child in this country would have access...
  • Textbook sparks controversy, alleges nonvegetarians lie, cheat, commit sex crimes November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet another textbook in a CBSE school has sparked a controversy by allegedly insinuating that nonvegetarians 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 in...
  • Pending HRD bills will be passed soon in Parliament: Tharoor November 4, 2012

    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 be...
  • 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. ...
  • Jaya tears into Raju's defence on training Lankans August 29, 2012

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday articulated Tamil Nadus collective political outrage over Union Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Rajus assertion that Sri Lankan defence personnel would continue training in India, saying it smacked of total insensitivity. I am surprised to learn that the Government of India...
  • 'China has resources but India not underprepared' April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Noting that China has more resources to dedicate for modernisation of its defence forces, government on Thursday asserted that India is not "underprepared" in anyway and is also acquiring capabilities to build its infrastructure along the border for security needs. "China's budget is four times that of India so...
  • 'Someone in govt read too much into army exercise' April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju has said that "someone" in the government "may have read too much" into the movement of two key army units towards Delhi in January. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he said that there are protocols that exist where somebody...
  • Rafale fighter selection for IAF final: Pallam Raju March 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Selection of French fighter Rafale as the multirole medium combat aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was final and the price negotiations were under way, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju said on Friday. "The decision to purchase Rafale is final and we are in the...
  • Army places orders for 100 howitzers February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has placed orders for 100 artillery guns with the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) after having failed to acquire even a single howitzer in over two decades following the Bofors scandal. The Army has issued several tenders for procuring different types of howitzers in the last two...
  • No secret info on chopper that strayed into Pak October 25, 2011

    Kolkata: The government on Tuesday said that there was no "secret information" on the helicopter that strayed into Pakcontrolled 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 of the...