HRD Ministry raises questions on DU's preparations for CBCS
HRD Ministry raises questions on DU's preparations for CBCS

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.

Duttagupta clears appointment of Visva Bharati pro-VC

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.

Govt to appoint new pro-VC of Visva Bharati University

The Centre, which has launched a probe into alleged administrative irregularities against vice chancellor of Visva Bharati University, has now decided to appoint a pro-VC of the prestigious varsity.

IIT Delhi director Shevgaonkar joins duty, meets some senior faculty members

 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.

Badi Khabar: How to tackle bribe-takers?

Watch today's Badi Khabar to know how to fight corruption and avert people who demand bribes.

Centre to hold consultations with states on new education policy
Centre to hold consultations with states on new education policy

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.

Irani, state education ministers discuss new education policy

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.

IIT-D director resignation row: HRD ministry probing legality of MoU

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.

HRD Ministry saw several controversies in 2014

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.

Kendriya Vidyalayas to remain closed on Christmas, online essay competition voluntary: CBSE

Putting an end to the controversy over schools remaining open on December 25, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday said that it has not issued any such directions.

No intention to open schools on Christmas: Govt

    New Delhi: Amid a row over HRD ministry's alleged move to keep schools "open" on Christmas day, government Tuesday asserted that it had no such intention whatsoever.

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'.

CPI(M) slams govt's 'Christmas circular' to schools

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.

Uproar over schools being told to remain open on X'Mas Day

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.

Non-veg food in IIT stopped during UPA rule: Irani

 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.

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.

MDMK opposes Centre's attempt to 'saffronise' education

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.

MM Ansari slams Smriti Irani, calls for better relations between HRD, UGC
MM Ansari slams Smriti Irani, calls for better relations between HRD, UGC

New Delhi: University Grants Commission (UGC) member MM Ansari on Thursday called for better relations between the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry and national bodies and universities.

German envoy confident of finding a solution to language teaching issue in KVs

 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.

Keen to introduce Spanish in India, says Spain Ambassador

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.