No Detention till class V only, says HRD's draft education policy

No Detention till class V only, says HRD's draft education policy

Limiting 'no detention policy' till class V, an education commission to identify new areas of knowledge, raising investment in education sector to at least 6 per cent of GDP and encouraging top foreign varsities to come to India are among the highlights of a draft New Education Policy (NEP) put forth by HRD ministry in public domain.

National Ranking to have separate parameters for IISERs: Smriti Irani

National Ranking to have separate parameters for IISERs: Smriti Irani

The National Ranking Framework introduced by the Centre to evaluate performance of higher education institutions in the country will have a separate set of parameters for IISERs from the next academic year.

Rohith Vemula case: Guntur district collector orders fresh probe into 'Dalit' scholar's caste

Rohith Vemula case: Guntur district collector orders fresh probe into 'Dalit' scholar's caste

The Guntur District Collector Kantilal Dande has ordered a fresh inquiry to ascertain the caste status of the late Hyderabad University research scholar, Rohith Vemulae.

UGC approves new guidelines for deemed universities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved new regulations for Deemed Universities as per which there will be no bar on the number of off-campus centres such institutions may set up, though quality has to be assured.

Cambridge, MIT experts to help design syllabi of Indian institutions

Cambridge, MIT experts to help design syllabi of Indian institutions

Irani said experts from institutions like University of Edinburgh, MIT and Cambridge have been roped in to upgrade the curriculum in social sciences, sciences, mathematics and engineering.

HRD Ministry directs UGC to amend regulations regarding workload of teachers

HRD Ministry directs UGC to amend regulations regarding workload of teachers

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) reviewed the recent amendment to the UGC Regulations, 2010 and issued a notice to the regulatory body to change rules regarding workload of teachers.

Allahabad V-C takes U-turn on ''political interference'' remark, calls HRD minister 'brilliant'

Allahabad V-C takes U-turn on ''political interference'' remark, calls HRD minister 'brilliant'

Allahabad University V-C RL Hangloo has written a letter to the Rajya Sabha Chairman stating that there has been no interference from the HRD Minister in the functioning of university.

CBSE Class 10th X Mathematics paper tough as per syllabus: Smriti Irani

CBSE Class 10th X Mathematics paper tough as per syllabus: Smriti Irani

A committee of subject experts had concluded that CBSE’s mathematics question paper for Class X Board examination 2016 was tough and based on syllabus.

NSUI accuses Centre of 'differential treatment' in handling JNU, NIT issues

According to police officials, several protesters were detained.

Srinagar NIT row: Tension prevails as local students oppose demands of outstation students

Srinagar NIT row: Tension prevails as local students oppose demands of outstation students

Local students at National Institute of Technology (NIT) have opposed most of the demands of outstation students, including that for permanent presence of central security forces, saying it will make the campus vulnerable to disturbance.

Centre assures safety of students as Srinagar NIT crisis deepens; first litmus test for Mehbooba

Centre assures safety of students as Srinagar NIT crisis deepens; first litmus test for Mehbooba

The Centre on Wednesday assured full safety of all outstation students studying at Srinagar's National Institute of Technology days after a bitter clash between two groups of students, which posed the first major challenge for the newly-installed coalition BJP-PDP government in the state headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

HRD Ministry ranks JNU, Hyderabad Central University among top four varsities in India

HRD Ministry ranks JNU, Hyderabad Central University among top four varsities in India

Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad Central University, which recently faced controversies, have figured in top four rankings released by the union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

IIM Bangalore Director Vachani steps down

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore Director Sunil Vachani has demitted office, a few months before his term was set to expire.

Dr V Ramgopal Rao to be new IIT Delhi Director

Dr V Ramgopal Rao to be new IIT Delhi Director

Dr V Ramgopal Rao will be the new Director of IIT Delhi, sources said.

Form to ensure content created harmony: NCPUL

Under attack, the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) Saturday said the declaration form to be filled by authors under its bulk purchase scheme was only to ensure that the content should only create harmony and goodwill among various sections of the society and not otherwise.

AICTE, UGC told to create supernumerary seats for differently-abled: Govt

AICTE, UGC told to create supernumerary seats for differently-abled: Govt

HRD Minister Smriti Irani said her ministry has initiated provisions to assist differently-abled students.

Govt working on creation of Higher Education Financing Agency

The HRD ministry is actively working on the contours of a Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA), which has been proposed with the aim of funding infrastructure creation at top educational institutions like the IITs and IIMs.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan disapproves of anti-India slogans at JNU

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday strongly disapproved of alleged anti-India slogans raised in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by a group of students, saying the act amounted to "sedition".

Slogan shouting incident being used to portray JNU as hub of terrorist activities: Kejriwal to PM Modi

Slogan shouting incident being used to portray JNU as hub of terrorist activities: Kejriwal to PM Modi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the arrest of JNU students' union president in a sedition case, as per media reports on Tuesday.

Rijiju defends Rajnath Singh, says Hafiz Saeed backing JNU incident

Unfazed by public outcry, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday defended his senior in the Home Ministry, Rajnath Singh, saying there were enough indications that Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed was backing the incident in Jawaharlal Nehru University.