HRD Ministry saw several controversies in 2014

Controversy hogged the HRD Ministry ever since the NDA government came to power be it for the rollback of FYUP of Delhi University, replacing Sanskrit with German as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas or asking institutes to observe events on Christmas.

High fees force expat students to quit Saudi Arabia schools

High fees at private schools in Saudi Arabia have forced over three lakh expatriate students to quit them because their parents cannot afford it, according to a report.

M-learning impacting education ecosystem

While scope of Mobile-learning is growing fast, it is imperative to address the problems of low level of literacy, limited understanding of English language in rural and semi urban areas and text driven interface in order to reap the benefits of this technology.

Smriti Irani pays tributes to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in Varanasi

Union Minister Smriti Irani pays tributes to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and underlines his emphasis on education in Varanasi.

ICCC seeks permanent residency status for foreign students
ICCC seeks permanent residency status for foreign students

Canada needs structural reforms in its immigration policies to attract foreign students and must consider granting them permanent residency rights, a top official of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce has said.

Maharashtra Assembly passes bill on Maratha quota, leaves out Muslims

The Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill providing 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and government jobs but it left out the Muslims, leading to a vociferous protest by the opposition.

Define academic standards for schools: IIT experts
Define academic standards for schools: IIT experts

There is an urgent need to define the academic standards which a student needs to achieve as he is promoted to next class in schools, believe experts at IIT-Delhi.

Case studies build a strong foundation for work life challenges

Prachi Rege gathers expert reaction on using this 'powerful' teaching tool in the curriculum 

UK to send foreign graduates back home at end of courses

 The UK government has indicated new plans to send back foreign graduates, who come here on student visas, to their home countries at the end of their courses, a move that could affect the enrollment from India in British universities, media reports said on Wednesday.

Will improve government schools in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal
Will improve government schools in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Promising to improve the condition of government schools and making them as "attractive as private ones", Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal Saturday said good education was the basic right of every child.

'Lack of trained teachers hurting quality education to girl child'

 Lack of qualified and well trained teachers is causing a serious hurdle in imparting quality education to the girl child, according to a Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women.

Not only educate poor children, make competent for jobs: Rajasthan Governor

 Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on Wednesday said the children of poor families should not only be given education but also be made competent enough so that they could take up jobs.

Memory lapses put highly educated at greater stroke risk

People who have attained a high level of education and also complain about memory lapses face a higher risk of a stroke, says a study, adding that the results apply evenly to men and women.

Bridging the struggle – nutrition for education

Every year millions of children are deprived of their basic rights of education and nutrition. Most of these children, from a tender age are compelled by situations to work for food. In a tough choice between literacy and hunger, it is always child labour to satisfy hunger that wins.

Govt has launched 'Pragati Scholarship' for girls: Smriti Irani
Govt has launched 'Pragati Scholarship' for girls: Smriti Irani

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has said that a "Pragati Scholarship" has been launched by the government from the year 2014-15 to provide encouragement and support to the girl child to pursue technical education.

DNA: PM Modi loses TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' title

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday won TIME magazine's online readers' poll, but lost the title of 'Person of the Year'.
TIME editors narrowed their list from 50 global leaders and CEOs to eight individuals whose names were announced on Monday.

CPI-M accuses BJP, RSS of using education to communalise society

The CPI(M) on Friday accused BJP and RSS of trying to communalise the society by using education to "indoctrinate" young minds with an objective of converting the country into a "rabidly intolerant Hindu Rashtra."

Educational hubs for minorities in all districts in UP

In a bid to promote education and provide better avenues to minorities in Uttar Pradesh, the Akhilesh Yadav government has decided to establish educational hubs in all the districts of the state.

Smriti Irani emphasises need to develop skills in higher education

 Emphasing on the need to develop skills in higher education, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Saturday exhorted states and union territories to adopt the credit framework for skills and education and the choice based credit system in universities.

Smriti Irani hails support of pol parties in passage of education Bills

 HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hailed the support from all the parties in Lok Sabha for the passage of three crucial Bills on education, saying the overall consensus reflected that "rashtraneeti" had prevailed over politics.