VCs resolve to bring teacher education under varsity system

Vice chancellors from across the country on Monday resolved to bring the entire gamut of teacher education under university system, rationalise the duration of the B.Ed and M.Ed courses and ask teacher training institutes to go for mandatory accreditation.

Smriti Irani meets VCs, proposes single legislation for central Univs

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday met the vice-chancellors of 39 central universities at Chandigarh and discussed among others a single legislation to govern all central varsities.

Set up chairs in name of Swami Vivekananda: Irani to VCs

 HRD Minister Smriti Irani today asked vice chancellors of both central and state universities to set up chairs in the name of Swami Vivekananda to study his life and teachings.

Over 90 million students participated in PM's September 05 speech

Over 90 million students and 8.5 lakh schools participated in the Teachers' Day (Sep 5) programme in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed students and teachers across the nation, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said Thursday.

India needs a new educational policy: Smriti Irani

 Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Thursday stressed the need for a new education policy which would also address academic merit.

German foreign minister meets PM Narendra Modi

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Monday.

Work for development of villages: Smriti Irani to higher education institutes

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday favoured strong linkages between institutes of higher learning and rural India for the development of villages and suggested that they should start courses on rural development.

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Smriti Irani to build Amethi as political base, to push for development

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani might have lost the recent Lok Sabha election to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, but she has no plans of abandoning the constituency, and is instead planning to develop it as her political base.

Smriti Irani asks JSS to empower people through Jan Dhan Yojana

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday asked the Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) to empower the people through the Jan Dhan Yojana recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

DNA: PM Narendra Modi interacts with students on Teachers' Day

In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday turned a teacher interacting with lakhs of school children across the country through video conferencing, laying emphasis on girls' education, cleanliness and the need to protect environment while describing himself as a "task master".

National e-library in the offing
National e-library in the offing

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Friday said the government would soon launch an online library to make study materials available to all.

Smriti Irani offers special thanks to teachers

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani Friday asked the teachers to continue to light up the lives of students and help improve them as a teacher within them never retires.

National e-library in the offing

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said the central government would soon launch an online library to make study material available to all.

Irani asks teachers to continue to light up lives of students

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday asked the teachers to continue to light up the lives of students and help improve them as a teacher within them never retires.

Cancel directive on PM Narendra Modi address: CPI-M

The CPI-M on Wednesday urged the government to cancel its directive to schools asking students to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on Teacher's Day on Friday.

"Severe resentment" over PM's Teachers Day programme: Chavan

Amid a row over the Prime Minister's proposed televised interaction with students on Teachers Day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said his government is cooperating with the logistics keeping "delicate" Centre-State relations in mind but there is "severe resentment" among teachers and parents.

HRD Ministry to equip Govt schools with latest ICT services

HRD Ministry is working to boost the standing of government schools by making them equipped with latest information communication and technology (ICT) services through which parents will receive messages on their mobile phone about the attendance, homework and academic performance of their wards.

Congress leader Manish Tiwari takes dig at PM Narendra Modi's address on Teachers Day

Congress leader Manish Tiwari took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address that is scheduled for Teachers Day.

Centre's move on Teacher's Day comes under attack

The Centre's move to celebrate Teacher's Day as 'Guru Utsav' and the planned interaction of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi with school children on that day have kicked up a controversy with opposition Congress and others, including BJP allies MDMK and PMK, slamming the government.