The Lok Sabha Wednesday passed the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) Bill, 2014 which will declare some IT institutions to be of national importance and provide manpower of global standards.
Aligarh Muslim University VC Zameer Uddin Shah met leaders of BJP and ABVP as a controversy brewed over the birth anniversary celebrations of Raja Mahendra Pratap, a freedom fighter who had made contributions to the institute.
A bill to bring four institutes of information technology under the ambit of a single authority was on Tuesday taken up in Lok Sabha, a move that was welcomed by members from across the political spectrum.
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.
Government's decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas has come under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court on Friday issuing notice to it and seeking its explanation.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said a controversy over German being replaced in KV schools has been created "deliberately" and asserted that its continuation as third language would have been a violation of the Constitution.
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Friday said that German was a foreign language and was being taught as one, and added that the government deliberately could not have signed an MoU that violates the three-language formula.
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.