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Women`s Reservation Bill can be potential game changer: UN official

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:21

Thirty-three per cent reservation to women in Parliament has the potential to be a "game changer" as not only will such a step change patriarchal mindsets but also boost pro-women legislation, feels senior UN official Lakshmi Puri.

Over 200 polytechnics in the offing: Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:28

The central government is planning to open over 200 polytechnics across India in the next three years, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said.

Centre to review public private partnership of model schools

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:53

The central government will review the public private partnership component involved in setting up of model schools, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said.

DU told to admit students in three-year course: HRD Minister Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:35

UGC has asked Delhi University to admit students for the 2014-15 session in three-year undergraduate programme, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said Monday.

Heritage status planned for Ramakrishna Vivekananda varsity: Smriti

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 23:44

The central government was planning to give heritage status to the Ramakrishna Vivekananda University run by the Ramakrishna Mission, union Human Resource Development Smriti Irani Minister said Friday.

Smriti Irani to visit Kolkata, meet Mamata Banerjee today

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 11:07

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani will visit Kolkata to attend the annual convocation of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University.

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:39

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:14

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.

Interest of B.Tech students will be kept in mind: HRD Ministry

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 16:02

Allaying apprehensions about the future of B.Tech students after Delhi University rolled back four-year undergraduate programme, the HRD Ministry Saturday said their worries would be sorted out by this evening.

I was referred to as burden at my birth, reveals Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 14:42

Revealing that at the time of her birth, she was cursed as a "burden" by someone, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani in Friday said that curbing the menace of female foeticide was a priority for the government.

Irani refuses to comment on Delhi University`s FYUP issue

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 14:18

Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani today refused to be drawn into a controversy over the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University, citing constitutional obligations.

Don`t have the liberty to speak on FYUP tussle, says Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10:56

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday refused to comment on the ongoing Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) tussle between Delhi University (DU) and University Grants Commission (UGC).