Moral and civic education to be compulsory in institutions: HRD Ministry

 In order to promote moral and civic education, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday passed an order to make it mandatory in all schools and colleges.

Smriti Irani informs RS about actions taken by UGC against fake universities

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani has said that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has initiated several actions against the fake universities.

HRD clears names of 3 IIT directors?

Names of Rajeev Sekhar, Sarit Kumar Das and Pushpak Bhattacharyya are understood to have been cleared by the HRD Ministry as the new directors of IITs in Ropar, Bhubaneswar and Patna respectively.

Centre may relax norms for teachers' recruitment in some states

With just a week left for the deadline for recruitment of trained teachers to end, the Centre today indicated relaxation of rules for recruitment for some states which have demanded so.

UGC asks varsities to provide concessions to Kashmiri migrants

Universities across the country have been sent a fresh communication by UGC asking them to provide concessions to the wards of Kashmiri migrants for admissions to various courses in the 2015-16 academic year.

Kakodkar quits IIT Bombay board

The HRD Ministry was hit by yet another controversy with chairman of IIT Bombay's board of governors and nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar resigning apparently due to differences with the Ministry over selection of some IIT directors.

Smriti Irani's incompetence destroying higher education instns: Congress

Congress on raised question mark over the 'competence' of HRD Minister Smriti Irani as it accused her of 'interfering' with autonomy of higher education institutions, following the resignation of eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar as Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Bombay.

Smriti Irani asks women scientists to play greater role in promoting girl education

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday favoured increased participation of DRDO's women scientists in various initiatives taken by her ministry in promoting girl education and bringing a change in rural lives.

Will frame criteria on recognition of private varsities: Centre to SC

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it has taken a decision to frame "criteria" to deal with the issue of recognition of private universities across the country after consulting with all stakeholders, including UGC.

India's multilingualism an asset, says Smriti Irani

Hailing India's 'multilingualism', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said it was an 'asset' and 'heritage' and that this plurality must be appreciated.

Cultural tolerance should be a key part of education: Irani
Cultural tolerance should be a key part of education: Irani

Cultural tolerance and respect for women should be the key in educational models, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said while strongly favouring imparting education that inculcates values and develops good character among students.

Govt contemplating change in existing Class X CBSE exam system
Govt contemplating change in existing Class X CBSE exam system

The NDA government is contemplating a change in the existing examination system of Class 10 held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and plans to include 'qualitative education full of Sanskar'.

SC seeks Centre's view on making 'moral science' compulsory

The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre and the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) on a plea to make `moral science` a compulsory subject in all standards in schools across the country.

Hindu outfit protests at AAP office

Activists of Hindu Raksha Dal (HRD) staged a demonstration in front of the AAP office here in Kaushambi on Thursday.

University education to have choice-based credit system

Taking up a subject of choice and migrating seamlessly from one university to another is set to become a reality from the coming academic session across the country as almost all the states today "unanimously" decided to adopt a choice-based credit system.

IIT-Delhi land row: No request from Tendulkar for cricket academy, says HRD Ministry
IIT-Delhi land row: No request from Tendulkar for cricket academy, says HRD Ministry

In a new development regarding the resignation of IIT-Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar, Union Human Resource and Development on Sunday clarified that there has not been a request from Sachin Tendulkar for ground of IIT-Delhi for running cricket academy.

JD-U seeks Irani's intervention in teacher's reservation at DU

JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has written to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani seeking her intervention in the alleged violation of reservation policy at Delhi University.

Congress threatens to move privilege motion against Naidu, Irani

The Congress on Tuesday threatened to move privilege motion against Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu and HRD Minister Smriti Irani, alleging that they had misled the Parliament over circulars issued to schools for events on December 25.

HRD Minister trashes 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'.