Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory

 Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum.

Will try to get Civil Defence subject in school textbooks: Rajnath Singh

The Home Ministry will take the initiative to introduce civil defence as a subject in school textbooks and curriculum to inculcate knowledge of this important life-saving skill in young minds.

HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani
HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, the HRD ministry is planning to come up with a 'Think in India' drive to encourage students and researchers to come up with innovations and new ideas and to keep the talent back home from leaving abroad.

Govt kicks off Bal Swachhta Mission, Udaan scheme for girls

The government on Saturday kick-started the Bal Swachhta Mission as part of Children's Day celebrations and also launched the 'Udaan' programme for girls, which seeks to prepare them for the IIT-JEE.

Marksheet row: Digvijay Singh takes on Junior HRD minister

Taking a jibe at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday criticised the BJP-led government at the Centre over the controversy surrounding newly-inducted Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria following an allegation that his graduation marksheet was forged .

All India Survey on Higher Education 2014-15 launched

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry on Wednesday launched the All-India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2014-15, an annual, web-based, pan-India exercise on the status of higher education in the country.

Smriti Irani launches academic project for children

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday launched an ambitious project which seeks to inculcate early reading habits, writing and mathematics skill among children.

Irani seeks Gogoi`s intervention for implementation of schemes

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has sought Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi`s intervention for timely implementation of various schemes related to education in the state.

Over 240 private technical institutes closed down in 3 years

Over 240 private technical institutes across the country had to be closed down in the past three years due to dwindling demand for seats and quality of education.

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

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

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.

Educational qualification of minister should not concern anybody: Alvi

Conflicting views have emerged within the Congress over the row surrounding HRD minister Smriti Irani`s academic credentials, as yet another party leader on Thursday struck a different note saying "nobody" should have anything to do with the qualification of a minister.

Urgent action needed to transform India: Shashi Tharoor

Urgent action is needed to transform India, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said Monday.

HRD ministry to provide funds to needy Class 10, 12 passouts

The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry will provide financial assistance for higher education to needy children who have passed their Class 10 with minimum B1 grade under the CBSE grading system.

Reform in education will be back on agenda: Shashi

Observing that India`s education policy has remained out of synch with the time, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor called for reforms in the sector, critical to the country`s growth needs.

Moral education is high priority: Pallam Raju

Reviving moral education is high on the list of priorities of new Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju, who took charge Wednesday.

Sibal hopes oppn will support passage of education bills

Observing that capacity augmentation in the field of higher education cannot be achieved without approval of key pending legislations, government today expressed hope that Opposition will support them.

Sibal bats for Foreign Education Providers Bill

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said he wants `Inspector Raj` to be abolished from schools.

Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar unveil literacy anthem

Bollywood celebrities like Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar and Lalit Pandit, along with Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Monday launched a new literacy anthem as part of the campaign of promoting adult literacy in India.