President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday stressed on imparting of quality education and promotion of skill development as he called for drawing inspiration from the ancient era when India was home to renowned higher- learning institutes that attracted foreign scholars.
Exhorting IITians to take advantage of the "Start Up India, Stand Up India" scheme, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said qualified engineers need to take up entrepreneurship on the basis of innovative ideas acquired in the premier institute.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj once again on Thursday pleaded innocence in the Lalit Modi controversy and reiterated in the Lok Sabha that she had never recommended to the British government that travel documents be granted to the former IPL chief.
In a major relief for students, IITs and NITs may refund the acceptance fee after deducting minimal processing charges in case a student does not get admission in a preferred course, government said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Over 4,400 students dropped out of IITs and NITs in the last three years due to various reasons including "academic stress", the government said on Wednesday and assured that corrective actions have been initiated.