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Will frame criteria on recognition of private varsities: Centre to SC

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it has taken a decision to frame "criteria" to deal with the issue of recognition of private universities across the country after consulting with all stakeholders, including UGC.

India's multilingualism an asset, says Smriti Irani

Hailing India's 'multilingualism', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said it was an 'asset' and 'heritage' and that this plurality must be appreciated.

Cultural tolerance should be a key part of education: Irani
Cultural tolerance should be a key part of education: Irani

Cultural tolerance and respect for women should be the key in educational models, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said while strongly favouring imparting education that inculcates values and develops good character among students.

Govt contemplating change in existing Class X CBSE exam system
Govt contemplating change in existing Class X CBSE exam system

The NDA government is contemplating a change in the existing examination system of Class 10 held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and plans to include 'qualitative education full of Sanskar'.

SC seeks Centre's view on making 'moral science' compulsory

The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre and the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) on a plea to make `moral science` a compulsory subject in all standards in schools across the country.

Hindu outfit protests at AAP office

Activists of Hindu Raksha Dal (HRD) staged a demonstration in front of the AAP office here in Kaushambi on Thursday.

University education to have choice-based credit system

Taking up a subject of choice and migrating seamlessly from one university to another is set to become a reality from the coming academic session across the country as almost all the states today "unanimously" decided to adopt a choice-based credit system.

IIT-Delhi land row: No request from Tendulkar for cricket academy, says HRD Ministry
IIT-Delhi land row: No request from Tendulkar for cricket academy, says HRD Ministry

In a new development regarding the resignation of IIT-Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar, Union Human Resource and Development on Sunday clarified that there has not been a request from Sachin Tendulkar for ground of IIT-Delhi for running cricket academy.

JD-U seeks Irani's intervention in teacher's reservation at DU

JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has written to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani seeking her intervention in the alleged violation of reservation policy at Delhi University.

Congress threatens to move privilege motion against Naidu, Irani

The Congress on Tuesday threatened to move privilege motion against Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu and HRD Minister Smriti Irani, alleging that they had misled the Parliament over circulars issued to schools for events on December 25.

HRD Minister trashes report of school remaining open on X'Mas

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed as "baseless and inaccurate" a media report suggesting that schools would remain open on December 25 to observer 'Good Governance Day'.

Functioning of UGC, AICTE under review: Minister

Private sector in education is facing many challenges and these are being addressed by reviewing the functioning of regulatory bodies like University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), government told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Decisions to make Sanksrit compulsory taken by UPA: HRD Ministry

 The HRD Ministry today said the decisions to ask those central universities to explore the possibilities of opening of Sanskrit department where it doesn't exist and to ask CBSE to make the language compulsory upto class X were taken during the previous UPA government's tenure.

Separate training for teachers to educate differentially-abled kids: Irani

A separate academy would be set up to train teachers to impart education to differentially-abled children and address their challenges, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said.

Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory

 Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum.

Germany raises language issue with govt, hopes for pragmatic solution

Upset over HRD Ministry's decision to replace German with Sanskrit as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas, Germany has raised the issue with the government and hoped for a "pragmatic" solution.

Govt kicks off Bal Swachhta Mission, Udaan scheme for girls

The government on Saturday kick-started the Bal Swachhta Mission as part of Children's Day celebrations and also launched the 'Udaan' programme for girls, which seeks to prepare them for the IIT-JEE.

IITs in Top 5 list of best entrepreneurial UG institutes: Irani

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) figure among the top five in a list of the best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world and are placed higher than the Ivy League universities like Harvard, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said.

Irani asks teachers to continue to light up lives of students

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday asked the teachers to continue to light up the lives of students and help improve them as a teacher within them never retires.