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No tinkering with quota, minority education: Javadekar

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the government was not tinkering with the provisions for reservation or minority education institutions.

Centre to bring out books on freedom fighters from North East: Smriti Irani

Centre to bring out books on freedom fighters from North East: Smriti Irani

The HRD minister said she would travel to the North East to launch them, beginning with the book on Gaidinliu.

AMU, Jamia are not minority institutions: MoS HRD Ram Shankar Katheria

Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Ram Shankar Katheria on Tuesday said Jamia Milia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University are not minority institutions, days after the Attorney General gave similar opinion to the government on the matter.

HRD ministry nod needed for signing MoU with foreign partners

All major Central educational institutions will now have to take the HRD Ministry's nod for signing MoUs with foreign partners in case the agreements have financial implications on the government.

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.