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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.

28 Nov 2018

#CBSE2019: 5 mobile apps to prepare for CBSE Board Exams

The CBSE Board Examinations are only a few months away and students of Classes 10 and 12 must now start preparing seriously to score well.

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.

25 Aug 2018

Satyapal Singh
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

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.

08 Aug 2018

7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by central government

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

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.

03 Aug 2018

NITI Aayog
UGC recommends deemed university status for IIMC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) to grant deemed university status to the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC).

30 Jul 2018

Lok Sabha
Javadekar says only Letter of Intent issued to Jio Institute

Amid continuing criticism over "Institution of Eminence" tag for Jio Institute, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said only a "Letter of Intent" has been issued to it.

26 Jul 2018

Universities told to fill up all teaching-vacancies in 3yrs: Govt

Concerned over the rise in vacancies of college and varsity teachers, the government today said it has asked all universities to fill them up within three-years.

26 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh
887 students fell ill consuming mid-day meals in last 3yrs

The HRD Ministry had received 30 complaints from across the country regarding the poor quality of mid-day meals during past three years and 887 students were reported ill after having those meals during the period, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

25 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court
Govt notifies 'Institute-of-Eminence' status for all shortlisted institutes except BITS

The HRD Ministry has officially notified the 'Institute of Eminence' (IoE) tag for five of six selected institutes.

24 Jul 2018

IIT-Delhi to establish PhD start-up incubators; targets to incubate 20-ideas

Buoyed by "Institution of Eminence" (IoE) status, the IIT-Delhi has set to establish a Ph.D. start-up incubator, work on which is likely to begin this month.

23 Jul 2018

Ragging complaints in varsities, higher educational institutions doubled in 3yrs

The number of complaints of ragging reported to University Grants Commission (UGC) and higher educational institutions (HEIs) has doubled in the last three years, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today informed Rajya Sabha.

22 Jul 2018

Imphal: Tribal students call hill bandh; MUSU to disrupt Assembly

Throwing its weight behind the beleaguered Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University, AP Pandey, a tribal students' body has called for an indefinite hill bandh from tomorrow, coinciding with Manipur University Students' Union's (MUSU) decision to disrupt the Assembly session for not discussing the impasse at the institute.

NEET-2018: SC stays HC order, no new merit-list for now

Uncertainty is not yet over for NEET candidates of 2018. Ten days after the Madras HC ordered 196 additional marks to each student who had taken the test in Tamil, the SC has stayed the order.

19 Jul 2018

Rs. 1,500cr-by-15th-year: Jio Institute earned institute-of-eminence tag with this proposal

Reliance Foundation's Jio Institute, which was named among the government's 'Institutes of Eminence'(IoE) despite not even existing, has projected an income of Rs. 100cr in its first year from 1,000 students.

16 Jul 2018

Madhya Pradesh
Class-10 students doing abysmally in math, worse than Class-3 students

The latest National Achievement Survey (NAS) assessed 15L students across all states and union territories to reveal alarming findings: Class-10 students were doing far worse than even Class-3 students, especially in Mathematics, where average scores were less than 40%.

14 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi
TN opposes Higher Education Bill; says no to scrapping UGC

The Tamil Nadu government today strongly opposed the Center's draft Bill on setting up a Higher Education Commission and wanted the existing arrangement with the University Grants Commission at the helm to continue.

11 Jul 2018

Mukesh Ambani
Govt is in Ambani's pocket: Kejriwal on Jio Institute row

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the government over the selection of Jio Institute for the "Institution of Eminence" status, saying the government "is in Ambani's pocket".

10 Jul 2018

Institution of Eminence tag for Jio Institute 'conditional': HRD Ministry

Facing criticism over the selection of yet-to-be-established Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation as an "Institution of Eminence", HRD Ministry today clarified that the tag was conditional and it would get only a letter of intent for now.