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By bringing back detentions, we are failing our children for sure

Neither detentions nor the no-detention policy address the quality of learning that children receive in schools. That is why we are failing our children.

Jul 23, 2018, 10:56 AM IST

PIL challenges AAP govt's education policy

A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court challenging the AAP government's education policy under which vocational subjects would replace languages like Sanskrit as the sixth compulsory subject at the secondary level.

Apr 16, 2017, 10:11 AM IST

Quality education focus of New Education Policy: Javadekar

The minister said suggestions on the draft education policy are welcome and a deadline for comments on the draft was extended till September 15 this year.

Aug 19, 2016, 23:13 PM IST

Views of all sections important for education policy: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that views of all ideological sections are needed for the formulation of a New Education Policy (NEP) even as he emphasised on encouraging research and innovation for sustainable development.

Jul 13, 2016, 00:18 AM IST

No Detention till class V only, says HRD's draft education policy

Limiting 'no detention policy' till class V, an education commission to identify new areas of knowledge, raising investment in education sector to at least 6 per cent of GDP and encouraging top foreign varsities to come to India are among the highlights of a draft New Education Policy (NEP) put forth by HRD ministry in public domain.

Jun 30, 2016, 00:58 AM IST

New education policy to be unveiled after states' approval: Smriti Irani

Her reaction comes in the wake of a statement given by ex-Cabinet Secretary T.S.R. Subramanium who said he will make the new policy public if the government did not do so.

Jun 03, 2016, 19:15 PM IST

Smriti Irani slams Congress over its education policy, cites book written by Teesta Setalvad

Leading government's charge in Parliament over JNU row and suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula, HRD Minister Smriti Irani slammed the Congress over its education policy. 

Feb 24, 2016, 20:54 PM IST

People's views will be articulated in new education policy: Smriti Irani

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said the new education policy would have views from the people and their voices will be articulated in the new policy.

Dec 05, 2015, 06:17 AM IST

Smriti Irani reaffirms India`s commitment to UNESCO ideals, highlights govt's initiatives on education

Union Human Resource Development Minister has reaffirmed India's commitment to the ideals of UNESCO.

Nov 17, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

Gujarat holds consultation on new education policy

Gujarat government here on Wednesday organised a consultation seminar on the new education policy of the country, which is being drafted by Union HRD Ministry after 29 years, at a city-based educational institute wherein suggestions of academicians were taken.

Sep 30, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

Education policy: Centre seeks suggestions from CBSE students

The government has invited suggestions from CBSE students of Classes VI to XII on the proposed national education policy before unveiling its first draft in December.

Sep 29, 2015, 23:05 PM IST

New draft education policy by December: Smriti Irani

Efforts are underway to prepare the draft of a new education policy by December with involvement of people at the district level, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday.

Sep 26, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

Education policy, candidates discussed at Irani, RSS bodies meet

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday held deliberations with some RSS-affiliated education bodies on the new education policy during which they are understood to have also discussed the appointments of possible candidates in various institutes and varsities in the country.

Jul 18, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

New National Education Policy by December: Smriti Irani

 Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said her ministry was working on a new National Education Policy (NEP) which would be formed by December this year.

Mar 30, 2015, 01:04 AM IST

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.

Jan 06, 2015, 09:13 AM IST

Stakeholders to be consulted on new education policy

Set to draft the new education policy, the government will launch an exercise from early next year to collect views from a cross section of the society, involving 2.5 lakh village education councils and organising thousands of meetings at block levels.

Nov 29, 2014, 20:32 PM IST

NDA govt framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Irani

The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said here.

Nov 15, 2014, 21:27 PM IST

Govt to begin debate on new education policy: Smriti Irani

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said here on Sunday that the government would soon initiate a "state-wise, region-wise and national" debate to formulate a new education policy required for current times.

Aug 25, 2014, 00:43 AM IST

Educate India!

Dr Bhalchandra Mungekar enumerates some urgent issues in India’s education policy that need to be addressed on a priority basis.

Dec 23, 2013, 23:35 PM IST

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.

Nov 05, 2012, 18:40 PM IST