Govt to set up innovation labs in every district: Irani

Innovation labs will soon be set up in every district for students to think of new ideas which will be funded by the government under an ambitious scheme to encourage research at both school and university level.

HRD ministry officials asked to take part in cleanliness drive

The HRD Ministry has directed all its staff to remain present on October 2 to mark the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission and actively participate in the cleanliness oath taking ceremony.

Panel to submit report on deemed universities to SC tomorrow

A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfil such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes.

Work for development of villages: Smriti Irani to higher education institutes

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday favoured strong linkages between institutes of higher learning and rural India for the development of villages and suggested that they should start courses on rural development.

National e-library in the offing
National e-library in the offing

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Friday said the government would soon launch an online library to make study materials available to all.

CBSE circular on students' mobile numbers stokes controversy

A circular by CBSE asking schools affiliated to it to provide mobile numbers and email address of students from class IX to XII has stoked a controversy.

HRD Ministry to equip Govt schools with latest ICT services

HRD Ministry is working to boost the standing of government schools by making them equipped with latest information communication and technology (ICT) services through which parents will receive messages on their mobile phone about the attendance, homework and academic performance of their wards.

No proposal for processed food under midday meal: HRD ministry

 There is no proposal for supplying processed food under the midday meal programme, the HRD Ministry today said. This clarification came in the wake of some media reports that during her meeting with HRD Minister Smriti Irani on August 26, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi had discussed about the supply of processed food under the midday scheme.

Smriti Irani defends move on DU undergrad programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.