HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

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

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?
Ramdev likely to head India's first government-backed Vedic education board
India

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

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

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

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.
Patriotism, not politics: Javadekar on UGC's 'Surgical Strike Day' notification
India

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.
HRD Ministry may reconsider conducting NEET exam twice a year
India

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

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.
Universities to implement software to check plagiarism in PhD theses
India

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.

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