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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.

Our issue is with discrepancies in Smriti Irani`s poll affidavits: Congress

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 17:48

Deciding to go all out in their attack on BJP leader, the Congress said on Wednesday that their main concern was with discrepancies in the new HRD Minister`s poll affidavits.