I am a hard nut to crack: Smriti Irani

"I am a hard nut to crack," says HRD Minister Smriti Irani who also asserts that she is "too fat" to be cut to size.

State has no powers to regulate pre-primary admissions: Tawde

 The Right to Education Act is effective above first standard and there was no law by which state government could regulate pre-primary admission process, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday said.

Three-fourth of Class 8 students in Himachal schools lack competence: CAG

 It's startling but true. In a state with 82.8 percent literacy, 20 per cent of Class 3 students in Himachal Pradesh's government schools cannot identify alphabets or numbers.

Looking forward to enhance education ties with India: Oz minister

Asserting that India is the second largest source country of students who wish to study overseas, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Tuesday said they are looking forward to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in the field of education.

Delhi's education system needs to be overhauled: Manish Sisodia

Laying more emphasis on teacher training, the education system in the national capital is all set to be overhauled, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Tuesday.

Education can help find solution to social problems: Paul

 Social problems like crimes against women can be tackled better by bolstering the country's education system, NRI industrialist and Chancellor of University of Wolverhampton Lord Paul on Tuesday said.

Lord Paul to focus on education during India visit

 NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul will visit India this week with a focus on enhancing education ties between India and the UK.

Centre to strengthen medical education: Nadda

The Centre plans to strengthen medical education in the country by upgrading 300 medical institutions, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda said on Friday.

'Saakshar Bharat' being launched in Odisha

A total 16 districts in Odisha, including Ganjam are being be brought under 'Saakshar Bharat', a programme to promote adult education in the second phase.

PM Modi meets Muslim leaders, promises full support to community
PM Modi meets Muslim leaders, promises full support to community

A delegation of senior Muslim leaders called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and apprised him of the community's various concerns, including the increasing radicalisation of youth and emerging threat of terrorism.

After rape report row, no firings at Rolling Stone: Reports

Rolling Stone magazine will not discipline those involved in a now discredited story about gang-rape on a college campus, according to US media reports Sunday.

Lakhs of students appear for JEE (Main) test
Lakhs of students appear for JEE (Main) test

JEE (Main) 2015, the first step for admission to IITs as well as NITs, IIITs and other prestigious engineering institutes in the country, did not throw up any surprises for the candidates who appeared in the offline mode of test conducted on Saturday by the CBSE.

US court says school yoga does not violate religious freedom

A California court said Friday that yoga classes taught at an elementary school do not violate students` right to religious freedom, after parents complained Hindu and Buddhist doctrines were being promoted.

Expand education facilities to create employment opportunity for youth: Pranab

 There is a need to expand primary and higher education facilities in the country to increase employment opportunities for younger generations, President Pranab Mukherjee has said.

J&K CM to revamp education sector to make it research-oriented

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday said the education sector in Jammu and Kashmir will be totally revamped to make it more research-oriented saying "the state has all the required ingredients to become an elite knowledge society."

Ansari warns of implications of failure to provide education, employment
Ansari warns of implications of failure to provide education, employment

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday warned that "failure" to properly educate and provide "productive employment" to millions of Indians, especially youth, will have "serious economic and social implications" for the country.

RSS chief stresses on moral education

Ruing that prosperity accompanied by material success has made the people selfish and self-centred, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on emphasised on the dissemination of moral education to make the society a better place to live in.

Assam govt to bring in special Act to reign in private schools

The Assam government will bring in a special Act to reign in the operations of private schools, which are allegedly charging exorbitant fees and not giving salaries to teachers as per norms.

DNA: UPPCS paper leak; a look at the deteriorating education system in India

The first paper of the UP Provincial Civil Services preliminary examination was today cancelled after it was leaked on social media.

New National Education Policy by December: Smriti Irani
New National Education Policy by December: Smriti Irani

 Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said her ministry was working on a new National Education Policy (NEP) which would be formed by December this year.