The HRD Ministry has put a spoke in Delhi University's plans to introduce the choice based credit transfer scheme from the coming academic session, raising questions about the preparations made, even though it had itself directed all central varsities to implement it from the said period.
Raising several eyebrows, Visva Bharati University Vice Chancellor Sushanta Duttagupta, facing charges of administrative irrigularities, is understood to have chaired an Academic Council meeting today clearing some key appointments including that of pro-vice chancellor going against the Centre's nominee.
Amid the controversy surrounding his resignation, IIT Delhi Director R Shevgaonkar today joined duty and met a couple of senior faculty members who are understood to have pursued him to reconsider his decision.
The HRD ministry will hold consultations with states next month as part of steps to frame a new national education policy which will also take into consideration the views of stakeholders like students and parents.
New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and education ministers of all states and Union Territories on Tuesday met at the Vigyan Bhavan to discuss the proposed new education policy.
With the resignation of IIT Delhi Director kicking up a row, government on Monday said it has set up a committee to look into the legality of an MoU signed with Mauritius during his tenure for setting up a campus there even as the IIT said the pact had approvals from the government.
Controversy hogged the HRD Ministry ever since the NDA government came to power be it for the rollback of FYUP of Delhi University, replacing Sanskrit with German as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas or asking institutes to observe events on Christmas.
New Delhi: Terming as "offensive and unjustifiable" government's reported decision to keep Navodaya schools open on Christmas, CPI(M) Monday demanded its withdrawal saying it was an "assault" on the religious right of Christians.
New Delhi: Amidst Opposition uproar over reports of schools being ordered to remain open on Christmas Day to observe 'Good Governance Day', Government on Monday clarified that no such instruction has been issued and only an online essay competition on the subject is being organised.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wedesday rejected allegations that she was promoting vegeterian food in IITs, contending that it such meals were stopped during UPA rule, much before she assumed charge following complaints about high price.
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.
NDA ally MDMK today opposed any proposed changes by the HRD Ministry in the education system as suggested by the RSS, alleging these were part of efforts by BJP to 'saffronise' it after the party came to power.
Invoking German writer Johann Goethe and Rabindranath Tagore, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner today expressed confidence of finding a solution to the issue of dropping of German as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.
The Ambassador of Spain in India Gustavo de Aristegui on Saturday said there is a lot of "hunger" for learning Spanish language here and that his country is in talks with the Union HRD Ministry to introduce Spanish at the higher secondary level in schools in the country.