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IIT-Madras tops HRD Ministry's national ranking of higher institutes in 2019

IIT-Madras is followed by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in the second and third spot respectively.

Apr 08, 2019, 17:42 PM IST

Reservation roster: Prakash Javadekar assures action within 2 days

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar assured the teaching aspirants that the Centre was committed to restoring the reservation roster in educational institutes and there was "no need" for any agitation.

Mar 05, 2019, 14:57 PM IST

School syllabus for class 1st, 2nd to be cut; pass-fail system in class 5th, 8th to begin in March 2019

Javadekar also said that the ministry will be introducing physical education and experiential learning for the overall development of the children. 

Jun 05, 2018, 12:56 PM IST

HRD junks plan for common engineering entrance test

There are over 3,300 approved engineering colleges in the country affiliated to universities, with an annual intake of around 16 lakh students.


Aug 23, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

'No detention policy in schools up to states'

The HRD Ministry on Tuesday asserted that the decision to scrap the "no-detention policy" for Classes 5 to 8 was taken in consultation with states and the final call to execute the amendment will be taken by them.

Jul 25, 2017, 17:39 PM IST

AMU, Allahabad university identified as non-performers by HRD

The ministry, however, has asked UGC to further inspect the identified universities to track their performance.

Mar 10, 2017, 18:29 PM IST

Will soon fill vacancies in educational institutions: Centre

Human Resource Development Minister assured the house that the government will take necessary steps to fill seats reserved for certain categories.

Feb 02, 2017, 14:03 PM IST

A week after she lost HRD Ministry, Smriti Irani's choice for CBSE chief is rejected by PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected former Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's choice for the chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Jul 13, 2016, 10:48 AM IST

Improving night schools, ZP schools top priority: Prakash Javadekar

The priority of the government will be improving the condition of Zilla Prishad schools and nights schools says Prakash Javadekar.

Jul 10, 2016, 13:04 PM IST

Prakash Javadekar meets Smriti Irani, assures to build upon her education initiatives

Prakash Javadekar, who has been appointed the new Human Resource Development Minister following Tuesday's Union Cabinet reshuffle, on Wednesday called on his predecessor Smriti Irani at her house here.

Jul 06, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

Prakash Javadekar, who replaced Smriti Irani at HRD Ministry, says Team Modi is of 'doers'

Prakash Javadekar, who was shifted to the Human Resource Development Ministry from Environment and Forests in Tuesday's reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, has described the Narendra Modi-led team as “crazy boys” and of “doers”.

Jul 06, 2016, 13:11 PM IST

Soon, education till Class 10 may become free

Soon, studying till Class 10 in government schools across the country may not entail any costs.

Jun 29, 2016, 04:17 AM IST

No weightage but 75% marks in Class XII must to appear in JEE from 2017

Class XII marks will not be a factor for determining rankings in the JEE for admissions to engineering undergraduate courses from next year.

Apr 08, 2016, 09:14 AM IST

NIT Srinagar issue: As it happened on Wednesday

Tension simmered in the National Institute of Technology (NIT) campus after India lost the World T20 semi-final to the West Indies.

Apr 06, 2016, 11:21 AM IST

Jammu and Kashmir Police used force on NIT Srinagar students: Nirmal Singh

The CRPF has been deployed at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar campus and the Jammu and Kashmir government has assured full security to students.

Apr 06, 2016, 09:11 AM IST

Consider open-book tests in board exams, don't give grace marks: HRD ministry to education boards

Seen as significant move in the direction of changing assessment pattern in the school exams, the Union Human Resource Development Ministry has urged all the state and central boards to consider the proposal of implementation of open-book tests in secondary- and senior secondary-level examinations. 

Jan 11, 2016, 10:09 AM IST

Exaggeration of figures in Mid Day Meal scheme: CAG

There is an "institutionalised exaggeration" of figures about children benefiting from Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme and irregularities like inflated costs and fudging of data prevail, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found.

Dec 18, 2015, 18:42 PM IST

More than a dozen state wants no-detention policy be revoked

Over a dozen states want the Centre to amend the Right to Education Act and revoke its no-detention policy for students of Classes I to VIII.

Nov 27, 2015, 22:05 PM IST

Student's death: Protests hit NIT Durgapur, President's intervention sought

Protests continued to rock NIT Durgapur in West Bengal on Thursday as meetings with officials of the Union HRD Ministry failed to dampen the unrest that started after the death of a student allegedly due to negligence and ineptitude of the institute. The agitating students have sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention.

Nov 26, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

HRD Ministry to launch smart apps to make education available on the go

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry will launch smart apps to make education available to more people and on the go.

Nov 07, 2015, 15:20 PM IST