HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar
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?
25 Feb 2019
Ramdev likely to head India's first government-backed Vedic education board
Baba Ramdev is gearing up to head India's first government-backed Vedic education board after his Trust's bid for setting up the board was adjudged the best by a government panel.
29 Jan 2019
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.
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.
21 Sep 2018
Patriotism, not politics: Javadekar on UGC's 'Surgical Strike Day' notification
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today that a University Grants Commission's communication asking varsities to celebrate the anniversary of surgical strikes is "patriotism, not politics" and it is not compulsory for institutes to organize it.
10 Aug 2018
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.
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.
19 Jul 2018
Universities to implement software to check plagiarism in PhD theses
The government is making it mandatory for all universities to scan Ph.D. theses through a strong software to check plagiarism.
19 Jul 2018
LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8
The Lok Sabha today passed a bill seeking removal of schools' 'no detention policy' for Classes 5 and 8.
06 Jul 2018
Let single-mothers file PAN-applications without naming child's father: Maneka Gandhi
Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi is fighting again to make things easier for single mothers.
06 Jul 2018
Indian higher education to get Rs. 1 lakh crore boost
The Union Cabinet has recently approved a proposal permitting the Higher Education Finance Agency (HEFA) to mobilize Rs. 1 lakh crore to fund infrastructure and revitalize research in higher education institutes by 2022.
14 Jun 2018
IITs release extended list of JEE-Advanced, 31,980 students qualifying now
After intervention from the HRD Ministry, the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) has announced that the number of qualifiers has increased to 31,980 after the issuance of a supplementary list.
12 Jun 2018
Government announces hike in pension for retired university, college staff
In a move sure to bring cheers, the Narendra Modi government has increased pension of retired staff in central universities and colleges under the 7th Pay Commission (CPC).
04 Jun 2018
Fuel price hike: Working towards a 'long-term' solution, claims Javadekar
After facing massive flak on the rising fuel prices, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has recently claimed that the Centre is working for a 'long-term' fix.
10 May 2018
Karnataka shocker: 10,000 voter IDs found in Bengaluru flat
A massive controversy has erupted with the seizure of 10,000 voter ID cards in a Bengaluru flat, three days ahead of the Karnataka election.
10 Apr 2018
IIT-Delhi v/s Swamy: Modi government steps in to resolve dispute
A 45-yr old dispute between IIT-Delhi and its former faculty member BJP MP Subramanian Swamy may finally be resolved, thanks to Modi government's intervention.
06 Apr 2018
Degrees or diplomas? IIMs are confused, HRD refuses help
Four months after passage of the IIM Bill that granted statutory powers to the prestigious institutes, they are still undecided on what they should offer- degrees or diplomas.
29 Mar 2018
NCERT books would have QR codes from next year: Javadekar
NCERT-published textbooks would have QR codes from next year (2019-20) to help students to understand chapters better by watching a film or reading additional content on laptops and digital boards, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
29 Mar 2018
CBSE paper leak: Students want re-exam for all subjects
Only a handful of people were presumably involved in leaking question papers of the ongoing CBSE school finals, but effects are being felt by 28.L students and their families.
29 Mar 2018
CBSE paper-leak: How does the board frame papers, ensure confidentially?
Two confirmed question paper leaks have thrown CBSE's professional capacity into doubt.
29 Mar 2018
CBSE-chief saw leaked-paper hours ago, so why exam not postponed?
Since confirming two CBSE paper-leaks yesterday, the administration has scrambled to set things right.
22 Mar 2018
HRD Ministry seeks report on schoolgirl's suicide; parents stage protest
The HRD Ministry has sought a report from Ahlcon Public School regarding the alleged suicide by a Class 9 student whose parents are claiming that she was "sexually harassed" by two teachers.
09 Feb 2018
Govt offers tech scholarships of Rs. 80,000/month to fight brain-drain
To stop India's top brains from leaving the country in search of better opportunities, the Narendra Modi Cabinet has approved hundreds of lavish scholarships.
18 Sep 2017
Mumbai: Teachers' group writes to PM Modi demanding better salary
Seeking better pay and a higher budget for education, Mumbai-based teachers' group Shikshak Parishad has written to PM Narendra Modi and HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.
16 Sep 2017
HRD names 25 cleanest higher education institutes of India
The HRD Ministry has released its Swachhta Rankings list 2017, where Higher Education Institutions (HEI) have been graded, according to their cleanliness.
28 Jul 2017
Lok Sabha passes IIM Bill seeking to remove Government interference
The Lok Sabha has approved the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017 that grants functional autonomy to the institutions and allows them to award degrees.
27 Jul 2017
Bill passed: 15 IIITs can now award degrees to students
The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) have been declared "institutions of national importance". As of today, 15 of them can award degrees, including M.Tech and Ph.D.
20 Jun 2017
CBSE re-evaluation: Students demand answer sheets, extension of deadline
CBSE Class XII students are outraged after it emerged that there were gaps of 400% in original and corrected scores after re-evaluation of answer sheets.
18 Jun 2017
Errors In CBSE Class 12 results, discrepancies abound
The re-evaluation of CBSE scores has highlighted huge discrepancies in original and corrected scores. In certain cases, whopping gaps of up to 400% was recorded.
11 Jun 2017
NITs mulling courses on Digital India, Swachh Bharat, other programs
The National Institutes of Technology might soon launch courses on government programs like Swachh Bharat and Digital India.
29 May 2017
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launches Anti-Ragging mobile app
In a move to curtail the menace of ragging, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched an Anti-Ragging mobile app introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
08 May 2017
HRD Ministry asks IITs to develop revenue model
The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has asked the Indian Institutes of Technology to develop revenue models for their operations.
22 Apr 2017
India's obsession with English: Himachal judge drafts bizarre judgment!
When an SC bench received a judgement from a Himachal Pradesh judge, they could only stare in bemusement.
25 Feb 2017
Political storm after Dikshit's "Rahul still immature" comment
Congress leader Sheila Dikshit said Rahul Gandhi "is still not mature", pushing the party into damage control mode. Party veteran Harikesh Bahadur followed by saying the Gandhi scion's preparedness should be debated.
11 Jan 2017
SC dismisses petition seeking probe into Sahara diaries
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking a CBI probe into the Sahara-Birla diaries, saying there was no case to be made.
26 Dec 2016
Sahara Diaries documents puts Sheila Dixit in a fix
The Congress posted a list linked to the Sahara bribery case on Twitter in which a reference to its leader Sheila Dikshit also allegedly figured; Dikshit junked the list saying there was no truth in the allegations.
21 Dec 2016
Modi received kickbacks from Sahara: Rahul Gandhi
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused PM Modi of accepting kickbacks from the Sahara group of companies as Gujarat Chief Minister.
14 Dec 2016
Government demands apology from Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi's allegations of corruption against PM Modi created an uproar among members of the ruling dispensation.
12 Aug 2016
Javadekar accepts PMO's suggestion to let IIMs choose their Chairman
The HRD Ministry under new HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has agreed to relinquish government role in appointing the Board of Governors Chairman at all IIMs.