Ministry of Human Resource Development: News

29 Jul 2020

Prakash Javadekar

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been renamed the Ministry of Education.

Fake news alert: CBSE 2020 results not releasing this week

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday sought to clarify that it is yet to release the dates to announce examination results.

CBSE reduces syllabus for Classes IX to XII by 30%

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reduce the curriculum for school students of Classes IX to XII.

Expert committee to decide on conducting NEET, JEE-Main by tomorrow

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday said that an expert committee will decide on conducting the NEET and JEE exams by Friday.

29 May 2020

West Bengal

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.

Students can appear for CBSE board exams in home districts

The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Wednesday allowed Class X and XII students to appear for their pending Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board examinations from the district where they are currently present.

CBSE designates 3,000 schools as evaluation centers for Class-X/XII exams

The evaluation process for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X and XII board examinations will start from Sunday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh 'Nishank' Pokhriyal has announced.

CBSE to hold pending board exams between July 1-15

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the pending Class X and XII board examinations in the first two weeks of July, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development said on Friday.

04 May 2020


JEE Main, NEET new exam dates to be announced tomorrow

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will reportedly announce the dates of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Tuesday.

07 Apr 2020

Indian Railways

Railways, shut for first-time, asked to build more isolation coaches

The coronavirus pandemic has put a monumental strain on India's healthcare system, which was never at par with that of the developed countries.

Coronavirus: MHRD directs CBSE to promote Class I-VIII students

The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Wednesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education to promote all students of Classes I-VIII to the next class due to the coronavirus outbreak.

19 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Jamia suffered damages over Rs. 2cr due to police action

The violence that broke inside the Jamia Millia Islamia University of New Delhi in December cost the varsity over Rs. 2 crore, a report in Indian Express said on Wednesday.

18 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will soon welcome new members, including technocrats who could influence major decisions.

21 Oct 2019


Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

Soon, the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) will no longer accredit engineering colleges in India.

08 Oct 2019


Centre asks IITs to open wellness centers to prevent suicides

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have long been the academic dream. However, getting into the country's most coveted institute is as tough as it is stressful, as aspirants go through back-breaking preparation to crack JEE Advanced.

22 Sep 2019

Uttar Pradesh

B.Tech, M.Tech enrolment falls over last five years

The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Saturday published the annual All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report.

29 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

With the hope of bringing behavioral changes in the citizens of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Fit India Movement" from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

26 Aug 2019


#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

04 Aug 2019


IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended 20 institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) of Madras and Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad, Benaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, to be granted the Institute of Eminence (IoE) tag.

02 Aug 2019


Over past 2 years, 2,500 students drop out of IITs

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are among the most coveted institutes in India.

15 Jul 2019


#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

CBSE to focus on 'experiential learning' from 2019-20 session

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will make its teaching process more student-friendly by focusing on "experiential learning".

04 Jul 2019


Second allotment list released for JEE Advanced, Main admissions

The second list of seat allotment, for the candidates who had registered for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced and Main counselling, was released by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) yesterday.

25 Jun 2019


Registrations for JEE Main and Advanced counselling to close today

Registration and process of filling in choices for admissions to academic programs using Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) score, Main and/or Advanced, will close today at 5PM.

15 Jun 2019


JEE Advanced 2019: Counseling, registration, and seat allocation details here

IIT Roorkee, which conducted the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced examination this year, declared the results of the same on Friday.

31 May 2019


Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to head HRD Ministry

A day after taking oath for his second term as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi allocated portfolios to the newly sworn-in members of the Union Council of Ministers.

Common interview process for all the IIMs in future?

After the first-ever meeting of the IIM Coordination Forum on Wednesday, all 20 IIMs have been suggested to follow a centralized interview process for admissions.

08 Apr 2019


NIRF Rankings 2019: IIT-Madras bags first rank in overall category

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday announced the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

22 Feb 2019

Shah Rukh Khan

Jamia wanted to award SRK with honorary doctorate, government denied

According to an RTI reply, the HRD Ministry quashed the proposal of Jamia Millia Islamia college to grant an honorary doctorate to its "most prestigious alumnus" Shah Rukh Khan, on rather flimsy grounds.

13 Feb 2019


No more heavy bags for young school kids: Meghalaya government

In a major relief to students, the Meghalaya government has put a cap on the weight of schoolbags for all classes and set restrictions on homework for classes 1 and 2.

11 Feb 2019


MHRD committee: Empower IITs to pick own directors, chairpersons

A year after a new Act granted unprecedented autonomy to IIMs, a committee of IIT directors have sought similar powers for the premier engineering institutes.

29 Jan 2019

Prakash Javadekar

This year, IITs could introduce 5% EWS reservation; IIMs unsure

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are likely to implement the recently announced 10% quota for economically weak sections (EWS) of the general category in a gradual manner.

28 Jan 2019


MHRD could extend right to free education till Class 12

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has said that it is considering a proposal to extend children's right to free education till Class 12.

CBSE to introduce new compulsory health science course from April

In a bid to equip young Indians with basic knowledge related to first aid and healthcare, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to include a new subject - health science.

Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30

The Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for selecting Institutions of Eminence (IoE) has put in a recommendation to increase the number of IoEs from the current 20 to 30.

26 Jan 2019


#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every engineering student should know about

Engineering is one of the most preferred professional courses but as education is becoming expensive, many are unable to afford to pursue engineering.

10 Jan 2019


Javadekar: Hindi not compulsory under New Education Policy (NEP)

Hours after reports stated that the New Education Policy (NEP) draft contained a provision for making Hindi compulsory in all schools till Class 8, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar dismissed such claims, calling these reports 'mischievous'.

08 Jan 2019


NCERT to cut syllabus by 10-15% from 2019-20: Details here

In a huge relief to school children, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has decided to reduce its textbooks' content by 10-15% from the 2019-20 academic year.

07 Jan 2019


Top universities to offer online degree courses from 2019-20

In a bid to improve access to higher education, the University Grants Commission (UGC), has invited proposals from top institutes in the country to offer courses in the online mode, including degree courses, from the academic year 2019-2020.

21 Nov 2018


Naxals, tribals in Maharashtra turn to education for better future

Surrendered Naxals and many tribals who dropped out of schools in Maharashtra are now realizing the importance of education in life and are resuming their studies to build a better future.

20 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: JU receives first installment of Rs. 100cr central grant

Jadavpur University has received the first installment of Rs. 100cr central grant in pursuit of its excellence under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a scheme that provides financial-aid to selected universities to upgrade its research facilities.

Polio-affected JNU professor writes book on promoting Disability Studies

A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor, who was affected by polio when he was three, has written a book critically examining the progress made in promoting teaching and research on Disability Studies.

JNUSU urges for probe on plagiarism allegations against 7 professors

JNUSU office-bearers yesterday submitted complaints to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission (UGC) demanding an inquiry into allegations of plagiarism against seven professors of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

08 Oct 2018


Manipur University acting VC compares students with 'terrorists', triggers outrage

Students of Manipur University today staged a sit-in protest in reaction to acting Vice-Chancellor K Yugindro's remarks that compared them to "terrorists", M Dayamand, President of Manipur University Students' Union, said.

01 Oct 2018


Haryana's Maharshi Dayanand University ranked cleanest government varsity by MHRD

Haryana's Maharshi Dayanand University has been ranked the cleanest government university by the HRD Ministry followed by Guru Nanak Dev University in neighboring Punjab's Amritsar.

29 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi stresses on importance of character building over literacy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of character building over literacy and called for the "wholesome" education in the country.

29 Sep 2018

Delhi High Court

IIT-FIITJEE row: DMRC covers up FIITJEE logo at metro station

In the latest development in the row between IIT-Delhi and coaching institute FIITJEE, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has temporarily covered all mentions of FIITJEE's name at the IIT-Delhi metro station, till the time an issue pertaining to the size of a disclaimer is solved.

28 Sep 2018


Rathore welcomes HRD Ministry's decision to reduce syllabus by 50%

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore welcomed the HRD Ministry's decision to reduce the syllabus in schools by half and making sports mandatory.

30 Aug 2018


HRD Ministry introduces Atal ranking for institutions to promote innovation

To promote a culture of innovation and research in higher education in India, the Union government has introduced Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced today.

30 Aug 2018


The government is offering free coaching for JEE, NEET, NET

In a move that's likely to upset private coaching centres, the government will soon start offering free coaching classes for JEE, NEET, and UGC NET.

WCD launches a toll-free helpline to address nutrition queries

A toll-free helpline was launched today to address queries associated with nutrition and malnutrition, a major area of concern in the country, a Women and Child Development official said.

Minister asks AICTE to explore internship opportunities in agriculture

Laying emphasis on the need to create more job opportunities and enhance the employability of the youth, Junior HRD Minister Satyapal Singh today suggested the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) explore internship opportunities in varied fields, including agriculture.

Ban junk food on campus: Government orders universities

The University Grants Commission has directed all universities and higher education institutions to ban the sale of junk food on their campuses.

19 Aug 2018


Manipur University agitation resumed as MHRD-order fails to uphold commitment

The Manipur University Community has been "compelled" to cancel its temporary suspension of agitation after HRD Ministry's fresh order "failed to uphold the commitment" on which stakeholders had reached a mutual agreement.

16 Aug 2018

Independence Day

Jammu University hoists a 135 feet national flag

The Jammu University hoisted a 135 feet national flag, highest in all educational institutions in Jammu on the occasion of the Independence Day.

16 Aug 2018


IIT Delhi and Bombay to independently decide hiring, courses, fees?

The HRD Ministry is reportedly considering freeing IIT-Delhi and IIT-Bombay from the IIT Council's control. The move would allow these two IITs complete autonomy in administration insofar as hiring, courses, and fees are concerned.

12 Aug 2018


#CareerBytes: 7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by government

Engineers and doctors are both equally important for the development of the country.

12 Aug 2018


2,800 faculty posts lying vacant in IITs, 260 in IIMs

It is not just seats that are going vacant in Indian institutes. According to data from the HRD Ministry, 5,606 posts of faculty members in central universities are yet to be filled.

11 Aug 2018


No university set-up Mahatma Gandhi chair despite UGC nod: MHRD

No university in the country has established Mahatma Gandhi chair despite a nod from the University Grants Commission, HRD Ministry said.

10 Aug 2018

Prakash Javadekar

HRD Ministry may reconsider conducting NEET exam twice a year

The HRD Ministry may reconsider its decision to conduct the NEET medical entrance exam twice a year.

07 Aug 2018


Over 45% engineering seats remained vacant in four years: Government

The dismal engineering education sector in India is far from recovery. Over 45% seats in AICTE-approved engineering colleges remained vacant in four years, government data shows.

04 Aug 2018


Soon, graduates can apply for direct PhDs in IIMs

In what might be a hugely beneficial move for students, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is expected to give the nod to IIMs allowing them to admit graduates directly into PhD programs, like IITs are allowed to do.