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Prakash Javadekar hints at regulatory mechanism for CBSE schools

Stressing the need for a regulatory mechanism for CBSE schools, Union minister Prakash Javadekar today said the schools will be made "accountable" as far as their quality of education and charging of "unreasonable" fees was concerned.

IITs to have wellness centres to help students de-stress

Concerned over the increasing number of "campus suicides", the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will now have wellness centres to help students deal with mental stress and a "non-academic" induction programme for freshers.

Sukma attack an act of cowardice: Prakash Javadekar

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday condemned the killing of 25 CRPF personnel by Naxals in Chhattisgarh as an act of cowardice.

Textbook row: Prakash Javadekar condemns text as sexist, orders action

Textbook row: Prakash Javadekar condemns text as sexist, orders action

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday condemned the definition of a "perfect female body" in a class 12 textbook as "sexist" and has ordered action in the matter even as the private publisher has decided to stop the printing and sale of the book.

Noise pollution, particulate matters exceed limit in Delhi

The levels of noise pollution and particulate matters exceed permissible limits in most locations in Delhi where nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels too cross the permissible threshold in some locations.

Schools reduced to just come, eat and go: Javadekar

Many schools had become just mid-day meal schools and the students were not failed or detained in a particular class, after the passage of Right to Education law, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday.

Process to induct 300 lecturers in JNU has started: Prakash ​Javadekar

Process to induct 300 lecturers in JNU has started: Prakash ​Javadekar

Interviews for appointing about 300 teachers in JNU have started and the number of enrollments in M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in the forthcoming academic session will be more than last year, the government said on Wednesday.

BJP slams Arvind Kejriwal for using public money in defamation suits

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for reportedly fighting defamation suits filed against him by using public money.

More funds, autonomy to institutions with better ranking: HRD

More funds, autonomy to institutions with better ranking: HRD

The institutions which fared well in the annual national rankings announced by the HRD Ministry will be provided with more funding, enhanced autonomy and other benefits, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.

NIRF 2017: HRD Ministry to announce national ranking today

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will release the India Rankings 2017 of National Institutional Ranking Framework- NIRF in New Delhi today.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to inaugurate new campus building for IIM Tiruchirapalli

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to inaugurate new campus building for IIM Tiruchirapalli

The IIM Tiruchirapalli is at present functioning from NIT campus since its inception six years back.

JNU got best varsity award for good work, not hostage 'drama': Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) got the best university award for its good work and not for the controversy last year during which the Vice Chancellor was taken hostage.

NEET exam to be conducted in 103 cities this time: Prakash Javadekar

NEET exam to be conducted in 103 cities this time: Prakash Javadekar

The government has increased the number of cities where the NEET examination would be conducted from 80 to 103 to make it easier for the students to reach the venues.

Govt questions Opposition's logic, says - "If you win, it's fine, if you lose EVMs are tampered"

Govt questions Opposition's logic, says - "If you win, it's fine, if you lose EVMs are tampered"

Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday promised all support to Election Commission's endeavour of maximising the use of voting machines with paper trail.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar reels out data in Rajya Sabha to counter questions over EVMs

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar reels out data in Rajya Sabha to counter questions over EVMs

With some parties raising questions over EVMs, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday sought to counter the Opposition contention by citing comparative data on votes polled in the elections.

Developed countries to phase down greenhouse gas by 2036: Govt

The Minister said it has been agreed that the developing countries will have a differentiated time schedule for such phase down.

9,000 ad-hoc DU teachers' posts to be filled in a year: Govt

9,000 ad-hoc DU teachers' posts to be filled in a year: Govt

“Within one year, all these posts will be made permanent and not temporary," Javadekar said during Question Hour.

'Govt's redraft education policy in two to three months'

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar today said the government is on the verge of completing its redraft education policy and hopes to release it in two to three months.

10,000 vacancies in KVs to be filled up this year: Govt

10,000 vacancies in KVs to be filled up this year: Govt

The government will fill up over 10,000 vacant posts in various Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in the country this academic year, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

CM Palaniswami urges HRD minister to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET

Tamil Nadu chief Minister K Palaniswami today urged Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to exempt Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).