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Smriti Irani defends move on DU undergrad programme

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 22:50

One of the reasons for reverting to the three-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University was to ensure that its students are not "put to any disadvantage" vis-a-vis students of other universities, Smriti Irani said.

Over 1.3 mn minority students pursuing higher education

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 20:42

Over 1.3 million students from minority communities are pursuing higher education in India, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani informed parliament Wednesday.

Two sexual harassment complaints recd by HRD Ministry: Irani

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:20

The HRD Ministry on Wednesday said it has received two complaints of alleged sexual harassment including one against the chairman of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).

Centre assures Arunachal in setting up model schools

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:34

Union HRD Ministry has assured Arunachal Pradesh of extending all possible help for setting up model schools in educationally backward blocks of the state.

Interest of B.Tech students will be kept in mind: HRD Ministry

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 16:02

Allaying apprehensions about the future of B.Tech students after Delhi University rolled back four-year undergraduate programme, the HRD Ministry Saturday said their worries would be sorted out by this evening.

FYUP row: DU sends new proposal to UGC to end logjam

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 07:33

Facing criticism for delay in admissions, the Delhi University (DU) on Thursday sent a new proposal to the University Grants Commission (UGC) that the Honours courses run by the varsity can be reverted back to the three year format while the B.Tech course can continue to be a four year one.

FYUP students call off protest after UGC`s assurance

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 22:30

Students of B.Tech enrolled under DU`s FYUP called off their protest after being assured by UGC that their course will not be scrapped, even if the previous three-year degree course is implemented.

FYUP row: High drama over DU VC`s resignation; most colleges agree to UGC directive

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 09:13

In a significant development in the DU-UGC row over Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), the Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi, Dinesh Singh, resigned on Tuesday.

DU`s St Stephen`s College defers FYUP admissions

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:48

Following a directive from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to Delhi University regarding its four-year undergraduate programme, St. Stephen`s College Sunday said it will defer final admissions to the course till a decision is taken by the competent authority.

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.

HRD Ministry considering revival of 3 bills on higher education

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 21:01

The HRD Ministry is actively considering revival of three crucial bills on higher education including one which seeks to allow foreign universities set up campuses in India.