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Ragging complaints in varsities, higher educational institutions doubled in last 3 years: HRD data

The number of complaints of ragging received in 2015 were 423, most of them being from West Bengal. The number rose to 5,215 in 2016 and 901 in 2017, according to the data.

Jul 23, 2018, 16:22 PM IST

UGC-NET 2018 exam pattern revised: Paper-I down to 1 hour, Paper-II and III merged

Paper-II and Paper-III have been merged together to be termed as Paper-II containing 100 compulsory objective type questions of two marks with two hours duration.

Mar 13, 2018, 08:15 AM IST

Over 1,200 IIT, NIT graduates to teach at engineering colleges in poor districts

More than 1200 graduates from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) will be teaching at engineering colleges in poor districts.

Feb 03, 2018, 00:20 AM IST

Twist in missing HRD official death case: It's not Jha's body, claims family

The victim's family has demanded a postmortem. 

Dec 15, 2017, 13:44 PM IST

New education policy by December end, will be more modern, research-oriented: Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the first draft of the new National Education Policy will come out by December end.

Nov 12, 2017, 17:36 PM IST

No intent to change AMU, BHU names: Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday denied there were plans to drop 'Muslim' and 'Hindu' from the names of Aligarh Muslim University and Banaras Hindu University.

Oct 09, 2017, 22:28 PM IST

Probe into fake placement agencies will be conducted: Tamil Nadu to Madras High Court

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday submitted in the Madras High Court that a detailed report would be submitted to it after investigations into some job rackets that sent call letters for interview to several people, including a judge.

Oct 01, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

Children to play key role in achieving 100% literacy: Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said children will play a crucial role in the mission to achieve 100 per cent literacy in the country by 2022.

Sep 15, 2017, 23:46 PM IST

Satya Pal Singh, MoS HRD, Water Resources - Profile

Here is the profile of Satya Pal Singh, MoS of Human Resource Development and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation ministries.

Sep 03, 2017, 21:52 PM IST

BJP reacts to Owaisi's statement over Centre's directive to universities to host 'patriotic' rock bands

In a reply to All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi`s statement on directing the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and central universities to host rock bands that would sing patriotic songs on the campuses, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that people with extreme view point and insecurities tend to oppose anything that comes up in terms of national interest.

Aug 30, 2017, 07:01 AM IST

HRD plan to replace UGC, AICTE with single regulator in limbo

The plan to introduce Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency or HEERA with an aim to eliminate overlaps in jurisdiction and remove irrelevant regulatory provisions is in limbo.

Aug 13, 2017, 14:36 PM IST

No plans to replace UGC, AICTE with single regulator: Govt

The government is not considering any merger of the UGC and the AICTE into a single higher education regulator at present, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Aug 10, 2017, 16:52 PM IST

No-detention policy to go from next academic year: Union minister Mahendra Nath Pandey

Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, no child admitted in a school will be held back in any class or expelled till the completion of elementary education covering classes 1 to 8.

Jul 06, 2017, 23:17 PM IST

NEET success to help MHRD take decision on conducting single entrance test for engineering courses

The Human Resource and Development (HRD) ministry is expected to decide upon conducting a single entrance test for engineering courses across the nation.

Jul 04, 2017, 14:09 PM IST

Centre mulls CAT-like evaluation system for teachers

The Department of School Education and Literacy, HRD ministry, is set to roll out a central evaluation system for teachers, though it will not be binding on the state governments, department Secretary Anil Swarup said today.

May 23, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

IISc Bengaluru is No 1 university; here's the list of India's Top 10 Universities

Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science is the India’s best university, according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

Apr 03, 2017, 16:48 PM IST

Miranda House is the best college; here's the complete list of India's Top 10 colleges

The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Monday released the annual national rankings of all institutions of higher education in India. As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings, Miranda House in Delhi has been adjudged the best college in the country.

Apr 03, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

Govt to announce fresh panel for drafting new National Education Policy

"We will have a committee headed by an eminent educationist in around ten days....” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar told PTI in an interview.

Dec 13, 2016, 00:42 AM IST

HRD Ministry moots cashless campuses, says financial digital literacy only way forward

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday stressed on digital literacy in order to move towards cashless campuses.

Dec 02, 2016, 00:32 AM IST

Norms for appointment of foreign faculty in IITs to be eased

The government is set to ease the regulatory norms to make it easier for foreign faculty to be appointed in the IITs.

Oct 21, 2016, 19:26 PM IST