75 cases of sexual harassment in higher educational institutes

Seventy five cases of sexual harassment cases in higher educational institutes have been reported from across the country between April 2014 and March this year, 27 of which are from Delhi alone, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Delhi tops in sexual harassment cases in colleges

Delhi has the maximum number of complaints of sexual harassment in educational institutions, the government said on Wednesday.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani gets new PS

 IAS officer M Imkongla Jamir has been appointed as new Private Secretary to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

IIT admission fees of UP brothers will be waived off: Smriti Irani
IIT admission fees of UP brothers will be waived off: Smriti Irani

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday announced that IIT admission fees of Partapgarh brothers Raju and Brijesh, sons of a daily wager, would be waived even as support poured in from several quarters including Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Decision to revoke ban on APSC lies with IIT Madras students' council: Irani

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said the decision to revoke the ban imposed by Indian institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle (APSC) lies with the students` council of the institution, and added that such a move cannot be taken on the basis of a `whim` of a political organisation.

Smriti Irani informs RS about actions taken by UGC against fake universities

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani has said that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has initiated several actions against the fake universities.

Standing committee recommends review of juveniles' clauses

A parliamentary standing committee has recommended that clauses dealing with differential treatment of children involved in crime between 16-18 years of age, as provisioned in the Juvenile Justice Act needs to be "reviewed".

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.

Will try to get Civil Defence subject in school textbooks: Rajnath Singh

The Home Ministry will take the initiative to introduce civil defence as a subject in school textbooks and curriculum to inculcate knowledge of this important life-saving skill in young minds.

HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani
HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, the HRD ministry is planning to come up with a 'Think in India' drive to encourage students and researchers to come up with innovations and new ideas and to keep the talent back home from leaving abroad.

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.

Marksheet row: Digvijay Singh takes on Junior HRD minister

Taking a jibe at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday criticised the BJP-led government at the Centre over the controversy surrounding newly-inducted Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria following an allegation that his graduation marksheet was forged .

All India Survey on Higher Education 2014-15 launched

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry on Wednesday launched the All-India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2014-15, an annual, web-based, pan-India exercise on the status of higher education in the country.

Smriti Irani launches academic project for children

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday launched an ambitious project which seeks to inculcate early reading habits, writing and mathematics skill among children.

Irani seeks Gogoi`s intervention for implementation of schemes

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has sought Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi`s intervention for timely implementation of various schemes related to education in the state.

Over 240 private technical institutes closed down in 3 years

Over 240 private technical institutes across the country had to be closed down in the past three years due to dwindling demand for seats and quality of education.

UGC permits 4-yr B Tech course for DU students enrolled in 2013

In a breather for the B Tech students enrolled in courses last year, the University Grants Commission has permitted the Delhi University to continue with the course that the students enrolled for in 2013.

DU B-Tech, BMS students protest outside HRD minister Smriti Irani`s residence

Scores of BTech and BMS students of Delhi University on Sunday staged a protest outside the residence of Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, demanding that their four-year courses should not be scrapped.

Educational qualification of minister should not concern anybody: Alvi

Conflicting views have emerged within the Congress over the row surrounding HRD minister Smriti Irani`s academic credentials, as yet another party leader on Thursday struck a different note saying "nobody" should have anything to do with the qualification of a minister.