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Bangladesh school, colleges ordered to report absent students

Bangladesh government today ordered all educational institutions in the country to give lists of students who have been absent for over 10 straight days. 

India lacks innovation; students must rebel, challenge status quo: Javadekar

India lacks innovation; students must rebel, challenge status quo: Javadekar

"Innovation is a process of rebellion essentially. Unless you rebel, unless you challenge the status quo, how can you innovate anything," HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Prakash Javadekar to take charge of Ministry of Human Resource Development today

Prakash Javadekar to take charge of Ministry of Human Resource Development today

Prakash Javadekar replaces Smriti Irani, who after serving as the HRD minister for two years, took charge of the Ministry of Textiles yesterday.

Improving quality of education biggest challenge: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

Improving quality of education biggest challenge: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

Newly elevated Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar, who will take charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Thursday, has said improving the quality of education was the "biggest challenge".

Prakash Javadekar meets Smriti Irani, assures to build upon her education initiatives

Prakash Javadekar meets Smriti Irani, assures to build upon her education initiatives

Prakash Javadekar, who has been appointed the new Human Resource Development Minister following Tuesday's Union Cabinet reshuffle, on Wednesday called on his predecessor Smriti Irani at her house here.

No Detention till class V only, says HRD's draft education policy

No Detention till class V only, says HRD's draft education policy

Limiting 'no detention policy' till class V, an education commission to identify new areas of knowledge, raising investment in education sector to at least 6 per cent of GDP and encouraging top foreign varsities to come to India are among the highlights of a draft New Education Policy (NEP) put forth by HRD ministry in public domain.

Delhi govt comes out with new education reform plan

Delhi govt comes out with new education reform plan

Delhi government today announced a new education reform plan seeking to check drop-out of students and improve education quality with special focus on the weakest students.

Mumbai school refuses admission to boy, judge offers to pay fees

A Judge of the Bombay High Court has asked a school to consider giving admission to a student in Junior KG on payment of Rs 10,500 fees in instalments as his widowed mother cannot afford to give the entire amount at one go, failing which he offered to pay from his own pocket.

Saudi Arabia pledges education for one million Yemenis

Saudi Arabia has announced a distance education programme for one million Yemenis from the beginning of the new academic year, the media reported on Wednesday.

Bihar toppers scam: Lalkeshwar Singh, Usha Sinha sent to 14-day judicial custody

Bihar toppers scam: Lalkeshwar Singh, Usha Sinha sent to 14-day judicial custody

Former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, his wife Usha Sinha and five others were on Wednesday remanded in 14 days judicial custody in connection with the intermediate toppers scam.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani asks parents, teachers to spend time with children practising yoga

HRD Minister Smriti Irani asks parents, teachers to spend time with children practising yoga

Parents and teachers should spend time with children practising yoga as scientific evidence shows that the ancient exercise form improves motor skills and hand-eye coordination, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said today.

Telangana intermediate 1st year and 2nd year supplementary results likely to be released today on June 20: Here's how to check on TSBIE results on bie.telangana.gov.in or manabadi.com

Telangana intermediate 1st year and 2nd year supplementary results likely to be released today on June 20: Here's how to check on TSBIE results on bie.telangana.gov.in or manabadi.com

The results of the Telangana Intermediate Supplementary 1st year and 2nd examinations 2016 are likely to be declared on Monday i.e. June 20.

Will not allow mid-session fee hike by private schools: HRD Minister Smriti Irani

Will not allow mid-session fee hike by private schools: HRD Minister Smriti Irani

Private schools will not be allowed to hike fees in the middle of a session and any increase at the start of the academic year would also need to be consulted with parent-teacher associations, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said today.

Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria calls for saffronisation of education, sparks row

Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria calls for saffronisation of education, sparks row

In what may give the Opposition a fresh ammunition to escalate its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, Minister of State for Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ramshankar Katheria has said there is no problem with saffronisation of education if it is for the nation's benefit.

Bihar minister calls Smriti Irani 'dear', sparks war of words​ on Twitter

Bihar minister calls Smriti Irani 'dear', sparks war of words​ on Twitter

First lady Michelle Obama to promote education in Liberia, Morocco, Spain

Michelle Obama plans to promote her year-old global girls' education initiative during upcoming stops in Liberia, Morocco and Spain.

With Smriti Irani, Ashok Choudhary locked in Twitter battle over 'Dear', Tejashwi Yadav gives a casteist twist – Here's what he said

With Smriti Irani, Ashok Choudhary locked in Twitter battle over 'Dear', Tejashwi Yadav gives a casteist twist – Here's what he said

As Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary were on Tuesday locked in a bitter war of words on Twitter after the Congress leader addressed her as "dear", Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav tried to turn the fiasco into a casteist battle between the two leaders.

After Twitter war, Bihar minister apologises to Smriti Irani; wonders what was so offensive in word 'Dear'

After Twitter war, Bihar minister apologises to Smriti Irani; wonders what was so offensive in word 'Dear'

As war of words between Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary on Twitter created a furore, the latter on Tuesday apologised to the Union Minister.

Smriti Irani unhappy over being addressed as 'Dear` by Bihar minister Ashok Choudhary on Twitter

Smriti Irani unhappy over being addressed as 'Dear` by Bihar minister Ashok Choudhary on Twitter

Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary had asked Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani regarding the new education policy.