HRD ministry to seek report over cheating in exams in Bihar

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday said his ministry would seek a report from Bihar government over reports of rampant cheating during board exams in the state.

IIT-Bombay Board of Governors chairman quits after 'tiff' with HRD Ministry

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) Board of Governors chairman and nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has resigned from his post after a reported 'disagreement' with the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

UGC gives a year to 7 deemed varsities to rectify deficiencies

In a breather to seven 'C' category deemed universities, UGC has given them one more year to rectify their deficiencies failing which they could face the possibility of denotification.

Govt to book those playing fraud with J&K students: HRD Minister
Govt to book those playing fraud with J&K students: HRD Minister

The Centre is exploring various options to bring to book those who have played fraud with several hundred students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in various states under the Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Will frame criteria on recognition of private varsities: Centre to SC

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it has taken a decision to frame "criteria" to deal with the issue of recognition of private universities across the country after consulting with all stakeholders, including UGC.

Govt launches consultations for drafting of new education policy
Govt launches consultations for drafting of new education policy

The government Monday launched the exhaustive exercise for holding consultations aimed at the drafting of a new national education policy and invited suggestions and discussions towards that end.

HRD Ministry raises questions on DU's preparations for CBCS
HRD Ministry raises questions on DU's preparations for CBCS

The HRD Ministry has put a spoke in Delhi University's plans to introduce the choice based credit transfer scheme from the coming academic session, raising questions about the preparations made, even though it had itself directed all central varsities to implement it from the said period.

Duttagupta clears appointment of Visva Bharati pro-VC

Raising several eyebrows, Visva Bharati University Vice Chancellor Sushanta Duttagupta, facing charges of administrative irrigularities, is understood to have chaired an Academic Council meeting today clearing some key appointments including that of pro-vice chancellor going against the Centre's nominee.

Govt to appoint new pro-VC of Visva Bharati University

The Centre, which has launched a probe into alleged administrative irregularities against vice chancellor of Visva Bharati University, has now decided to appoint a pro-VC of the prestigious varsity.

IIT Delhi director Shevgaonkar joins duty, meets some senior faculty members

 Amid the controversy surrounding his resignation, IIT Delhi Director R Shevgaonkar today joined duty and met a couple of senior faculty members who are understood to have pursued him to reconsider his decision.

Badi Khabar: How to tackle bribe-takers?

Watch today's Badi Khabar to know how to fight corruption and avert people who demand bribes.

Centre to hold consultations with states on new education policy
Centre to hold consultations with states on new education policy

The HRD ministry will hold consultations with states next month as part of steps to frame a new national education policy which will also take into consideration the views of stakeholders like students and parents.

Irani, state education ministers discuss new education policy

New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and education ministers of all states and Union Territories on Tuesday met at the Vigyan Bhavan to discuss the proposed new education policy.

IIT-D director resignation row: HRD ministry probing legality of MoU

With the resignation of IIT Delhi Director kicking up a row, government on Monday said it has set up a committee to look into the legality of an MoU signed with Mauritius during his tenure for setting up a campus there even as the IIT said the pact had approvals from the government.

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.

Kendriya Vidyalayas to remain closed on Christmas, online essay competition voluntary: CBSE

Putting an end to the controversy over schools remaining open on December 25, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday said that it has not issued any such directions.

No intention to open schools on Christmas: Govt

    New Delhi: Amid a row over HRD ministry's alleged move to keep schools "open" on Christmas day, government Tuesday asserted that it had no such intention whatsoever.

Smriti Irani slams report of school remaining open on X'Mas

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed as "baseless and inaccurate" a media report suggesting that schools would remain open on December 25 to observer 'Good Governance Day'.

CPI(M) slams govt's 'Christmas circular' to schools

New Delhi: Terming as "offensive and unjustifiable" government's reported decision to keep Navodaya schools open on Christmas, CPI(M) Monday demanded its withdrawal saying it was an "assault" on the religious right of Christians.

Uproar over schools being told to remain open on X'Mas Day

New Delhi: Amidst Opposition uproar over reports of schools being ordered to remain open on Christmas Day to observe 'Good Governance Day', Government on Monday clarified that no such instruction has been issued and only an online essay competition on the subject is being organised.