HRD Ministry begins process to appoint IIT Delhi director

 HRD Ministry has initiated the process for appointment of a new IIT Delhi director, weeks after it relieved R Shevgaonkar of his duties.

HRD Ministry issues showcause notice to Visva Bharti univ VC

The Union HRD Ministry on Wednesday issued a showcause notice to Visva Bharti University Vice Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta, seeking his explanation on financial and administrative irregularities found by a three-member panel set up by the Ministry.

HRD Ministry may tweak IIM bill, water down Centre's powers

Facing open criticism over the draft IIM bill that gives sweeping powers to the government in policy matters governing the prestigious B-schools, the HRD Ministry is considering doing away with some contentious clauses that may infringe on their autonomy.

IIM bill row: IIM-A warns against erosion of autonomy

The row over the controversial IIM draft bill escalated on Thursday with IIM Ahmedabad strongly opposing the measure, saying it will not only curtail autonomy but will reduce the premier B-school to a mere "operating centre" while arming the government with sweeping powers.

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IIMs sharply divided over draft bill that grants greater say to govt

The draft IIM bill, which seeks to give seeping powers to HRD ministry in the functioning of the B-schools, including policy matters like deciding fees, emoluments and service conditions of the faculty, has left the prestigious institutes sharply divided.

Centre's decision 'final' over IIMs, proposes HRD

The HRD ministry has sought vast powers over IIMs in its draft bill on their functioning, a move that is unlikely to go down well with academicians and others concerned with the autonomy of these prestigious institutes.

Congress claims Smriti Irani’s sacking imminent

The Congress Party on Friday claimed that there are whispers about HRD Minister Smriti Irani being sacked from the Union Council of Ministers for her ‘incompetence’.

HRD Ministry to rebut Congress charges point-by-point

Seeking to counter allegations levelled by Congress in its report card on Modi government, the HRD Ministry is preparing a point-by-point rebuttal on charges that include infringing on the autonomy of higher educational institutions and a cut in the education budget.

Selection process of IIT directors like 'running lottery': Kakodkar

Breaking his silence, Chairman of IIT Bombay's Board of Governors Anil Kakodkar on Friday said he had resigned because he did not want to be part of the selection process of IIT directors which was "too casual" and "running a lottery".

CBSE tightens norms for changing name, date of birth

Making the changing of names or date of birth more stringent, CBSE has issued a circular saying these could be done provided court orders are produced and the changes are notified in the government gazette before publication of results.

Alumni can't interfere in college matters: St Stephen's

St. Stephen's College's Supreme Council on Monday passed a resolution stating that its alumni have not right to interfere in its internal matters even as a group of former students alleged "rampant illegalities" in the functioning of the college and sought the HRD Ministry's intervention.

Alumni can't interfere in college matters: St Stephen's College

St Stephen's College's Supreme Council on Monday passed a resolution stating that its alumni have not right to interfere in its internal matters even as a group of former students alleged "rampant illegalities" in the functioning of the college and sought the HRD Ministry's intervention.

Goa government identifies land to set up new IIT

 Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said the government has identified three separate plots to set up the proposed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the state.

Trinamool member alleges govt 'meddling' in education institutions

 A Trinamool Congress member in Lok Sabha on Friday alleged "meddling and unwarranted interference" by government in the affairs of educational institutions and advocated the need for respect to teachers and students.

AICTE breather for DU colleges seeking nod for BTech courses
AICTE breather for DU colleges seeking nod for BTech courses

In a breather for 27 DU colleges who have been seeking AICTE nod for running B.Tech courses, the regulator has agreed to take a fresh view of the case.

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.

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.