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Dropout rate of girls has decreased: HRD Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:09

The dropout rate of girls in schools has decreased but the dropout rate of tribal children remains a matter of concern for the government, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Over 200 polytechnics in the offing: Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:28

The central government is planning to open over 200 polytechnics across India in the next three years, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said.

Attempt to politicise FYUP issue: Pallam Raju

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:29

With UGC directing Delhi University to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme, former HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju, who is a supporter of the FYUP, today said there was an attempt to politicise the issue.

Pro-FYUP teacher assaulted at University of Delhi campus

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:41

University of Delhi`s Four-Year Undergraduate Programme — The ongoing strife between the groups favouring and opposing the University of Delhi`s Four-Year Undergraduate Programme took an uly turn on Monday when a teacher supporting the FYUP was assaulted in the campus.

Delhi University colleges defer admissions to undergraduate courses

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 08:39

With the Centre refusing to intervene in a row over the University Grants Commission (UGC) order to the Delhi University to scrap its Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP), a section of its teachers on Monday termed the move as a conspiracy to destroy the varsity`s autonomy.

States should keep watch on institutes lacking standard: Irani

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 22:03

Concerned over mushrooming of institutes that lack standard and faculty, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday asked the states to keep a watch on such institutes and supported a `know your college` drive.

After Narendra Modi, Shashi Tharoor now praises Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 18:04

Despite being criticised by his fellow Congressmen for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi a week back, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday overtly praised HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Court summons HRD Minister Smriti Irani as accused in defamation complaint

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 18:23

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani was on Friday summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.

Teachers body meets Irani on scrapping of DU`s 4-year UG programme

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 00:00

Efforts to persuade the new HRD Minister Smriti Irani to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University on Monday gained momentum with members of a teachers body making a representation to her, arguing the course was in violation of laws and UGC norms.

DU teachers, students urge Smriti Irani to scrap 4-year programme

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:24

A delegation of teachers and students from the Delhi University submitted a memorandum to HRD Minister Smriti Irani urging her to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme and sack vice chancellor Dinesh Singh.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani is not a Graduate – SO WHAT?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:11

Smriti Irani should have seen it coming, given her meteoric rise from being a TV bahu to now taking over as the HRD minister, with cabinet rank, in the Narendra Modi government.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani mum on poll affidavits, says `judge me by my work`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 09:55

Breaking her silence on her educational qualification row, HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Thursday, sent out an appeal that she be solely judged by her work.