Union Minister of state for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria on Saturday said that in view of the deterioration in standards of primary education in the country, the government would soon end the policy of not failing students or automatic promotion till class VIII.
The pattern of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015 to be held on November 29 for admissions to prestigious B-schools has been changed to provide an "even" field to candidates from divergent streams and for a better assessment of data interpretation ability.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday slammed the Centre for not including Assam in the list of proposed six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), saying the NDA government is paying only "lip sympathy" to the state.
The draft IIM bill, which seeks to give seeping powers to HRD ministry in the functioning of the B-schools, including policy matters like deciding fees, emoluments and service conditions of the faculty, has left the prestigious institutes sharply divided.
The HRD ministry has sought vast powers over IIMs in its draft bill on their functioning, a move that is unlikely to go down well with academicians and others concerned with the autonomy of these prestigious institutes.
Senior PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra on Sunday demanded setting up of institutions of higher learning like IIT and IIM in the Valley for their "equitable" and "justifiable" distribution in Jammu and Kashmir.
Citing Centre's Jan Dhan Yojana and 'Ease of Doing business' initiatives, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said concerted and determined efforts were needed to renew India to realise Gandhiji's dream of "swachh and samarth bharat".
HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday favoured increased participation of DRDO's women scientists in various initiatives taken by her ministry in promoting girl education and bringing a change in rural lives.
A senior leader of the BJP`s Assam unit and national executive member has quit the party, blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and several other reasons for his "disillusionment".
Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Gambheeram village near this coastal city in Andhra Pradesh.
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab, announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the annual budget, would be set up in Amritsar, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here Friday.