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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said on Tuesday that the ongoing FYUP tussle between the Delhi University (DU) and the UGC seems to be because of lack of applications and absence of stakeholders` involvement.
The Delhi University (DU) Friday suspended five officials for allegedly leaking documents related to educational qualifications of union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani, officials said here.
With the aim of developing human resources for the overall development of sports in the country, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday announced a revised scheme called `Human Resources Development in Sports`.