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UGC-DU row: Centre not to intervene

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:03

As uncertainty mounted for students following the row over the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University, government today made it clear that it will not intervene and wanted the UGC and DU to resolve the matter between themselves.

Delhi University colleges defer admissions to undergraduate courses

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 08:39

With the Centre refusing to intervene in a row over the University Grants Commission (UGC) order to the Delhi University to scrap its Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP), a section of its teachers on Monday termed the move as a conspiracy to destroy the varsity`s autonomy.

States should keep watch on institutes lacking standard: Irani

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 22:03

Concerned over mushrooming of institutes that lack standard and faculty, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday asked the states to keep a watch on such institutes and supported a `know your college` drive.

PM Modi presented first BRICS university ranking

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 14:00

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was Tuesday presented a copy of the first ranking of the top 100 universities of BRICS member nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

HRD to launch interface to resolve woes in education sector: Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 20:27

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani today said her ministry would soon open an online and personal interface programme comprising academicians to tackle problems faced by premier institutions and students` bodies.

Union Minister Smriti Irani praises Modi govt over nod to raise Narmada dam height

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 23:25

Praising the Narendra Modi Government for swift approval to raise the height of Narmada dam, meeting a longstanding demand of Gujarat, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said the just-formed NDA administration has done in weeks what UPA regime could not do in eight years.

Smriti Irani meets Gujarat CM, discusses education programmes

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 19:45

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today met Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and discussed various education programmes, especially those focusing on girls, launched by the state government.

Irani meets Gujarat CM, discusses education programmes

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 17:58

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today met Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and discussed various education programmes, especially those focusing on girls, launched by the state government.

India becomes permanent member of Washington Accord

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 16:12

In what promises to be a "major boost" for the country`s technical education and engineering programmes, India Friday became a permanent signatory of the Washington Accord (WA), joining a select group of 17 countries.

After Narendra Modi, Shashi Tharoor now praises Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 18:04

Despite being criticised by his fellow Congressmen for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi a week back, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday overtly praised HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

NSUI members protest outside Smriti Irani`s residence on 4-yr course

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 15:29

Congress` student outfit NSUI on Wednesday staged a protest outside the residence of HRD Minister Smriti Irani demanding scrapping of the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) of Delhi University.

Students meet Harsh Vardhan to demand special quota in Delhi University

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:22

Students from Delhi on Tuesday met the Union Minister of Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to demand a state wise quota in Delhi University (DU).