HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

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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?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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'.

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

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.

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

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.

HRD Ministry may reconsider conducting NEET exam twice a year

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.

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

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.

Universities to implement software to check plagiarism in PhD theses

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.

LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8

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.

Let single-mothers file PAN-applications without naming child's father: Maneka Gandhi

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.

Indian higher education to get Rs. 1 lakh crore boost

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.

IITs release extended list of JEE-Advanced, 31,980 students qualifying now

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.

Government announces hike in pension for retired university, college staff

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).

Fuel price hike: Working towards a 'long-term' solution, claims Javadekar

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.

Karnataka shocker: 10,000 voter IDs found in Bengaluru flat

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.

IIT-Delhi v/s Swamy: Modi government steps in to resolve dispute

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.

Degrees or diplomas? IIMs are confused, HRD refuses help

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.

NCERT books would have QR codes from next year: Javadekar

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.

CBSE paper leak: Students want re-exam for all subjects

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.

CBSE paper-leak: How does the board frame papers, ensure confidentially?

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.

CBSE-chief saw leaked-paper hours ago, so why exam not postponed?

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.

HRD Ministry seeks report on schoolgirl's suicide; parents stage protest

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.

Govt offers tech scholarships of Rs. 80,000/month to fight brain-drain

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.

Mumbai: Teachers' group writes to PM Modi demanding better salary

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.

HRD names 25 cleanest higher education institutes of India

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.

Lok Sabha passes IIM Bill seeking to remove Government interference

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.

Bill passed: 15 IIITs can now award degrees to students

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.

CBSE re-evaluation:  Students demand answer sheets, extension of deadline

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.

Errors In CBSE Class 12 results, discrepancies abound

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.

NITs mulling courses on Digital India, Swachh Bharat, other programs

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.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launches Anti-Ragging mobile app

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).

HRD Ministry asks IITs to develop revenue model

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.

India's obsession with English: Himachal judge drafts bizarre judgment!

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.

Political storm after Dikshit's "Rahul still immature" comment

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.

SC dismisses petition seeking probe into Sahara diaries

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.

Sahara Diaries documents puts Sheila Dixit in a fix

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.

Modi received kickbacks from Sahara: Rahul Gandhi

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.

Government demands apology from Rahul Gandhi

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.

Javadekar accepts PMO's suggestion to let IIMs choose their Chairman

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.