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National Anthem video in sign language launched

National Anthem video in sign language launched

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Thursday launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring disabled and partially disabled children.

Govt asks colleges to organise cultural fest, quiz as part of 70th I-Day celebration

Govt asks colleges to organise cultural fest, quiz as part of 70th I-Day celebration

Rock band concerts and quizzing based on patriotic theme will be organised at institutes and universities across the nation from August 9 to 13 as part of the celebration of 70th Independence Day.

Alumni must play bigger role in IIT''s development: Prakash Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday urged the alumni to play "bigger" role in overall development of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Over 13,000 J&K students got PM's scholarship since 2011

More than 13,000 Jammu and Kashmir students have benefitted from the Prime Minister's Special Scholarship since 2011.

'No detention policy in schools up to states'

The HRD Ministry on Tuesday asserted that the decision to scrap the "no-detention policy" for Classes 5 to 8 was taken in consultation with states and the final call to execute the amendment will be taken by them.

No plans to remove Tagore from school books: Javadekar

No plans to remove Tagore from school books: Javadekar

The government has no plan to remove Ravindranath Tagore from school textbooks, HRD Minister Prakash Javedekar told Rajya Sabha today. Responding to the issue raised by Derek O'Brien (TMC) during the Zero Hour, the Minister said the government respected Tagore and all others who had contributed to the freedom and literature of the country.

Supreme Court to hear coal block allocation scam cases today

Supreme Court to hear coal block allocation scam cases today

The Supreme Court on Friday will hear the cases in connection with the coal block allocation scam.Earlier, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir, had filed a plea asking for a re-investigation in the matter.

Inspect 44 'unworthy' varsities again : HRD tells UGC

"The Ministry has written to the UGC asking for a fresh inspection of these universities to judge whether they can be allowed to retain the (deemed varsity) status," a source said.
 

CBSE students need not worry; Class 10, 12 results will be declared soon: HRD minister

CBSE students need not worry; Class 10, 12 results will be declared soon: HRD minister

The Centre on Thursday assured fair and undiluted dispensation of justice to all students who appeared for 2017 exams as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) mulls approaching the apex court to challenge the recent Delhi high court ruling asking it to continue with its marks moderation policy.

CBSE to consult HRD ministry over HC order on moderation policy

CBSE will consult the HRD Ministry over the Delhi High Court order asking it to not scrap the moderation policy of giving grace marks to students for difficult questions.

IITs to have wellness centres to help students de-stress

Concerned over the increasing number of "campus suicides", the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will now have wellness centres to help students deal with mental stress and a "non-academic" induction programme for freshers.

NCERT blacklists two firms from supplying Science, Maths kits

NCERT blacklists two firms from supplying Science, Maths kits

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has blacklisted two firms from supplying Science and Mathematics kits developed by it.

PM Narendra Modi bats for IT to solve problems at Smart India Hackathon

PM Narendra Modi bats for IT to solve problems at Smart India Hackathon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said pitched for enhanced use of information technology to solve day-to-day problems facing the society and urged budding innovators to come out with solutions.

No method to evaluate quality of textbooks by pvt publishers, says govt

No method to evaluate quality of textbooks by pvt publishers, says govt

Amid a debate on the need to scrutinise the content of textbooks being prescribed in schools, the HRD Ministry has expressed its inability to evaluate the quality of textbooks of private publishers.

HRD, Commerce Ministries flagged concerns over National Skill Universities: Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy

HRD, Commerce Ministries flagged concerns over National Skill Universities: Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy

The HRD and Commerce ministries have expressed certain reservations on the draft Bill to set up National Skill Universities and the issues are being examined, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Thursday.

Centre working to reduce burden of school bags: Union minister Prakash​ Javadekar

Bulky school bags lugged by school students may soon become a thing of the past.

HRD Ministry to bring 'graded regulatory mechanism' in UGC: Prakash Javadekar

HRD Ministry to bring 'graded regulatory mechanism' in UGC: Prakash Javadekar

The HRD ministry will bring in a "graded regulatory mechanism" as part of key reforms in UGC, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.

HRD Ministry considering NEET like single national entrance test for engineering colleges

HRD Ministry considering NEET like single national entrance test for engineering colleges

The Union HRD ministry is considering holding a single national level test for entrance to engineering colleges on the lines of the NEET examination in Medical colleges.

HRD Ministry moots cashless campuses, says financial digital literacy only way forward

HRD Ministry moots cashless campuses, says financial digital literacy only way forward

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday stressed on digital literacy in order to move towards cashless campuses.

Congress MP Karan Singh re-nominated as Auroville Foundation chairman

Congress MP Karan Singh re-nominated as Auroville Foundation chairman

Two Joint Secretary rank officials have also been nominated to the Board as ex-officio members by the HRD ministry.