Ramesh Pokhriyal

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PM Modi's 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' to be held online

18 Feb 2021

PM Modi's 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' to be held online

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's annual interaction with students Pariksha Pe Charcha will be held online this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBSE Class X, XII Board exam date-sheets out! Details here

02 Feb 2021

CBSE Class X, XII Board exam date-sheets out! Details here

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday released the date-sheets for the upcoming Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board examinations for Classes X and XII.

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

07 Jan 2021

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.

CBSE Board exams will not be held in February 2021

22 Dec 2020

CBSE Board exams will not be held in February 2021

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Tuesday said that the upcoming Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board examinations will not be held in February 2021.

AMU: Students oppose invitation extended to Modi as Chief Guest

18 Dec 2020

AMU: Students oppose invitation extended to Modi as Chief Guest

The Aligarh Muslim University has turned 100 years old and to mark the occasion, an invitation was sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who accepted it. This development, however, has sparked a tug of war between teachers and students.

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

16 Dec 2020

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.

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

05 Oct 2020

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.

JEE (Advanced) results declared; Pune's Chirag Falor tops the exam

05 Oct 2020

JEE (Advanced) results declared; Pune's Chirag Falor tops the exam

The Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) released the results for JEE (Advanced) on Monday, October 5, less than a month after the competitive examination was held.

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

15 Sep 2020

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

Around 35% of children did not receive mid-day meals during the coronavirus lockdown despite government orders, a survey conducted across five Indian states has found.

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

01 Sep 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

After much furor and protests, the JEE examination, meant for admission in prestigious government-run engineering colleges, started today and will continue till September 6.

NEET, JEE row: Six states file review plea in SC

28 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE row: Six states file review plea in SC

In a new development pertaining to the raging row around JEE, NEET examinations, ministers from six non-BJP-governed states filed a review plea in Supreme Court challenging the earlier order, that allowed the competitive tests to take place on schedule, despite worsening coronavirus situation.

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

26 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

26 Aug 2020

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

30 Jul 2020

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

29 Jul 2020

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.

Class XII marks admission criteria relaxed for NITs, other institutes

23 Jul 2020

Class XII marks admission criteria relaxed for NITs, other institutes

In light of the current coronavirus crisis, admission norms for National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) have been relaxed, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Thursday.

COVID-19: All about world's cheapest testing kit created by IIT-Delhi

18 Jul 2020

COVID-19: All about world's cheapest testing kit created by IIT-Delhi

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, medical experts have been emphasizing on the importance of aggressive and timely testing for effective containment.

IIT admissions: Class-12 marks criteria relaxed for students clearing JEE-Advanced

17 Jul 2020

IIT admissions: Class-12 marks criteria relaxed for students clearing JEE-Advanced

This year, the Class-12 percentage criteria for securing admissions to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be relaxed for students qualifying the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced.

CBSE announces results for Class 10: Check yours here

15 Jul 2020

CBSE announces results for Class 10: Check yours here

On Wednesday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced results for Class 10, two days after the results for Class 12 were declared.

CBSE declares results for Class 12: Check yours here

13 Jul 2020

CBSE declares results for Class 12: Check yours here

After a long delay, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for Class 12 on Monday.

CBSE reduces syllabus for Classes IX to XII by 30%

07 Jul 2020

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.

2020 JEE-Main, JEE-Advanced, and NEET postponed: Check new dates here

03 Jul 2020

2020 JEE-Main, JEE-Advanced, and NEET postponed: Check new dates here

The 2020 Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examinations have been postponed in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country.

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

02 Jul 2020

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.

NIRF ranking: IIT Madras ranked best engineering institute again

11 Jun 2020

NIRF ranking: IIT Madras ranked best engineering institute again

On Thursday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank unveiled the NIRF rankings for the year 2020.

Students can appear for CBSE board exams in home districts

27 May 2020

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.

No board exams for CBSE Class 10 students: HRD Minister

05 May 2020

No board exams for CBSE Class 10 students: HRD Minister

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not be conducting any board exams for Class-10 students for their pending papers, announced Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday.

Fresh dates of JEE, JEE (Advanced), and NEET announced

05 May 2020

Fresh dates of JEE, JEE (Advanced), and NEET announced

On Tuesday, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced dates of all major entrance exams, a day after it was hinted that tests will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

19 Apr 2020

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

Coronavirus: After JEE Mains, JEE Advanced also gets postponed

02 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: After JEE Mains, JEE Advanced also gets postponed

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2020 has been postponed.

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

01 Apr 2020

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.

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

25 Feb 2020

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.

UP: 81 students served 1 liter milk, diluted with water

29 Nov 2019

UP: 81 students served 1 liter milk, diluted with water

Just months after Mirzapur's infamous roti-and-salt mid-day meal episode came to light, another case of mismanagement in government's mid-day meal scheme, this time from Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra, has surfaced.

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

22 Sep 2019

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.

HRD Minister says Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers

28 Aug 2019

HRD Minister says Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers

You are the country's HRD minister. You are invited to speak at IIT Kharagpur, one of the oldest technical institutes. And what do you do? You dig into mythology to "inspire" students.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

07 Aug 2019

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.

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

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.

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

24 Jul 2019

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

At the peak of #MeToo movement in October last year, the Centre had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) panel to deal with sexual harassment at workplace. But a few days ago, an RTI inquiry revealed the panel was "dissolved".

IITs, NITs facing severe faculty shortage, reveals government data

16 Jul 2019

IITs, NITs facing severe faculty shortage, reveals government data

India's premier educational institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are facing severe faculty shortage, said HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank recently.

Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

06 Jun 2019

Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally addressed the elephant in the room. On Wednesday, he formed two Cabinet committees to look into job creation and slow economic growth- two issues which his government is facing in its second term.

Explained: What is the controversy around Hindi 'imposition'?

05 Jun 2019

Explained: What is the controversy around Hindi 'imposition'?

Who would have thought that languages, of which there is no dearth in India, would become BJP 2.0's first controversy?