Modi has taken up with Brtain at highest level students visa norms: Irani

India on Monday said it has taken up with Britain at the highest level the issue of dwindling students outflow to that country due to British government's new policies.

LS Speaker seeks factual note on schools 'opening' on December 25

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today sought a "factual note" from the government on the row over the reported move to keep schools open on Christmas holiday, after some opposition members accused it of "misleading" Lok Sabha on the matter.

Navodaya Vidyalayas puts on hold 'Good Governance Day' plans

Caught in the middle of a controversy, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti on Monday night advised its regional officials against going ahead with the 'Good Governance Day' celebrations on Christmas till the issuance of a circular by CBSE in this regard.

Smriti Irani slams report of school remaining open on X'Mas

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed as "baseless and inaccurate" a media report suggesting that schools would remain open on December 25 to observer 'Good Governance Day'.

Govt working for protection of dialects: Irani

Government is working for protection of those languages which are on the verge of extinction and those which are used only for conversations, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Steps in education will be as per spirit of Constitution: Irani

Seeking to allay apprehensions about saffronisation in education, government on Monday asserted in Parliament that every decision in this field will be taken as per the "spirit of the Constitution".

NSUI asks govt to refrain from 'food policing'

Reacting to reports of HRD Ministry suggesting IITs to explore the possibility of having a separate eating space for vegetarian students, NSUI on Sunday asked the government to refrain from "food policing" and "communalising" education system in the country.

My personal life no business of media: Smriti Irani

Reacting to the news of her meeting an astrologer, Smriti Irani said that her personal life is no business of the media and she is not bound to give explanations about her personal choices.

Gave up my job as an actor when I became MP: Irani

New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani, who rose to fame as a popular TV actor, said she quit acting after becoming an MP to focus on her responsibilities as a politician.

Sanskrit vs German: AAP slams govt over language row

The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday slammed the government over the language row and various decisions taken by Union HRD ministry, including the timing of scrapping the FYUP, and termed it as "amateurish tinkering".

NDA govt framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Irani
NDA govt framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Irani

The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said here.

Smriti Irani’s KV policy – Lost in translation

I don’t know what Smriti Irani – our venerable HRD minister – has in mind when she formulates policies, but with a stroke of a pen she is jeopardising the prospects of so many students in India.

Courses that complement 'Make in India' campaign required: Smriti Irani

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani on Friday urged the Vice Chancellors of all the Gujarat-based universities to design courses to help the potential boom in the manufacturing sector with the launch of Make in India campaign.

Smriti Irani to build Amethi as political base, to push for development

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani might have lost the recent Lok Sabha election to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, but she has no plans of abandoning the constituency, and is instead planning to develop it as her political base.

Congress leader Manish Tiwari takes dig at PM Narendra Modi's address on Teachers Day

Congress leader Manish Tiwari took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address that is scheduled for Teachers Day.

Govt to facilitate school dropouts` return to education: Smriti Irani

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani Saturday said the government will roll out a programme by this year-end wherein school drop-outs who were forced to take up a job or those who opt to exit education due to financial worries, will be facilitated back into studies up to PhD level.

Over 200 polytechnics in the offing: Smriti Irani

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.

States should keep watch on institutes lacking standard: Irani

Concerned over mushrooming of institutes that lack standard and faculty, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday asked the states to keep a watch on such institutes and supported a `know your college` drive.

After Narendra Modi, Shashi Tharoor now praises Smriti Irani

Despite being criticised by his fellow Congressmen for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi a week back, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday overtly praised HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Teachers body meets Irani on scrapping of DU`s 4-year UG programme

Efforts to persuade the new HRD Minister Smriti Irani to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University on Monday gained momentum with members of a teachers body making a representation to her, arguing the course was in violation of laws and UGC norms.