Education Ministry: News

19 Jan 2024


Coaching centres barred from entering students below 16 years

Ministry of Education has unveiled new regulations for coaching centers, aiming to improve student supervision and support for study programs, competitive exams, and academics.

23 Aug 2023

Central Government

Board exam will be held twice a year: Centre

The Ministry of Education reportedly announced on Wednesday that board exams will be held twice a year in the country.

27 Jun 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

'Through the Ages': ICHR to hold exhibition on J&K, Ladakh 

The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is planning an exhibition showcasing the history of Jammu and Kashmir and its links to ancient India, the Hindustan Times reported.

12 Apr 2023

West Bengal

Bengal over-reported midday meals worth Rs. 100 cr: Centre

A panel appointed by the Education Ministry found that the West Bengal government had over-reported 16 crore midday meals worth over Rs. 100 crore between April to September 2022, reported PTI.

21 Mar 2023

Central Government

Nearly 4,000 SC, ST, OBC central university teaching posts vacant

Around 3,874 teaching posts for candidates from reserved categories are lying vacant in all 45 central universities across the country, the Centre informed the Parliament on Monday.

13 Jan 2023


No 'sir' or 'madam', only 'teacher' in Kerala schools

The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) officially instructed all school teachers to be addressed as 'teacher' instead of 'madam' or 'sir,' regardless of gender.

India likely to get Yale, Oxford, Stanford campuses soon

The University Grants Commission (UGC) unveiled a draft law on Thursday seeking public feedback to facilitate the setting up of branches of prestigious foreign institutes in India, in line with the National Education Policy (NEP).

UGC new rule mandates 4-year course for 'Honors' degree

As per new draft norms framed by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Students will now be allowed to acquire an undergraduate "Honors" degree only after completing four years instead of three.

17 Nov 2022

G20 Summit

Education is a priority area of G20: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan chaired a meeting on Wednesday ahead of the preparations for the G20 summit scheduled to take place next year in India.

14 Nov 2022

Kerala High Court

Amid government-governor spat, Kerala HC cancels appointment of university VC

The Kerala High Court on Monday struck down the appointment of Dr. K Riji John as the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) vice-chancellor.

09 Nov 2022


Karnataka: Sunny Leone's photo on TET admit card, probe ordered

In a faux pas, the hall ticket of a candidate appearing for the Teacher's Eligibility Test (TET) in Karnataka was found bearing the photo of Bollywood actor Sunny Leone instead of the candidate.

09 Nov 2022


No 60% quota for JRF-NET holders in PhD: UGC

A suggestion for reserving 60% of seats for the National Eligibility Test/Junior Research Fellowship holders in all higher education institutions has been dropped.

13 Oct 2022

Government of India

Education loan guarantee limit will be Rs. 10 lakh: Report

The Government of India is considering raising the guarantee limit for education loans from Rs. 7.5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh, according to The Indian Express report.

18 Jul 2022


5 scholarships for every engineering student

Engineering is one of the most popular streams of study opted by Indian students.

29 Jun 2022


Education Ministry: No change in NEET-UG, CUET, JEE (Main) schedule

According to the Ministry of Education, none of the competitive exams administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) scheduled between July and August 2022 will be postponed despite student demands citing various reasons, TOI reported.

07 Sep 2021


PM Modi launches key initiatives in education sector

The teaching-learning process in the country has to be constantly redefined and redesigned to make our education sector world-class, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

18 Aug 2021


Uttam Kumar Sarkar named new director of IIM-Calcutta

Uttam Kumar Sarkar was on Wednesday named the new director of IIM-Calcutta.

12 Aug 2021

Dharmendra Pradhan

At least 15cr children, youths out of formal education: Pradhan

At least 15 crore children and youths are out of the country's formal education system, and roughly about 25 crore population is below the primary definition of literacy, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday.

28 Jul 2021


Engineering seats in India drop to lowest in a decade

Engineering seats in India have dropped to their lowest number in a decade, even though it still remains the most popular technical course across the country.

22 Mar 2021


IIM-Calcutta's first woman director quits amid conflict with the Board

Anju Seth, the first woman Director of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C), has quit the post almost one year before her term ends.

27 Jan 2021


Will consider reopening schools for classes 1-4: Maharashtra Government

The Maharashtra Government will consider reopening schools for students of classes 1st to 4th if schools can smoothly run classes 5th to 8th that are set to restart from January 27, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Tuesday.

07 Jan 2021

JEE Mains

IIT- Kharagpur to conduct JEE Advanced on July 3: Education Minister

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday announced that the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced will be conducted on July 3, 2021.

02 Jan 2021


Schools reopen in Kerala, Karnataka, Assam amid strict COVID-19 regulations

Schools in Kerala, Karnataka, and Assam reopened with strict COVID-19 regulations, including masks, thermal screening, hand hygiene, and social distancing.

JEE-Main to be held four times in 2021; details here

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main will be held four times next year, in February, March, April, and May, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Wednesday.

DU VC Yogesh Tyagi suspended by President over 'administrative lapses'

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi, Professor Yogesh Tyagi, has been suspended by President Ram Nath Kovind, officials of the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.

05 Oct 2020

Ramesh Pokhriyal

SOPs for reopening schools released; no assessment for 2-3 weeks

The Ministry of Education on Monday issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) for the reopening of schools from October 15.

22 Jun 2020


Pending CBSE exams, NEET, JEE unlikely in July: Report

The pending Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations for Classes X and XII are reportedly unlikely to be held in the month of July.

31 Dec 2019

Law School

#CareerBytes: Scholarships for law students in India

Law is a highly coveted career option among youngsters in India, given the lucrative opportunities it offers.

08 Aug 2018


Central government scholarships for engineering, medical students

Both engineers and doctors play equally significant roles in the development of the country.

CBSE Class 12 results to be announced tomorrow

The CBSE Class 12 results will be declared tomorrow (May 26), Education Ministry Secretary Anil Swarup has announced on Twitter.