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Fake news alert: CBSE 2020 results not releasing this week

09 Jul 2020

Fake news alert: CBSE 2020 results not releasing this week

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday sought to clarify that it is yet to release the dates to announce examination results.

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.

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.

Pending CBSE exams, NEET, JEE unlikely in July: Report

22 Jun 2020

Pending CBSE exams, NEET, JEE unlikely in July: Report

The pending Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations for Classes X and XII are reportedly unlikely to be held in the month of July.

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.

CBSE designates 3,000 schools as evaluation centers for Class-X/XII exams

09 May 2020

CBSE designates 3,000 schools as evaluation centers for Class-X/XII exams

The evaluation process for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X and XII board examinations will start from Sunday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh 'Nishank' Pokhriyal has announced.

CBSE to hold pending board exams between July 1-15

08 May 2020

CBSE to hold pending board exams between July 1-15

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the pending Class X and XII board examinations in the first two weeks of July, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development said on Friday.

JEE Main, NEET new exam dates to be announced tomorrow

04 May 2020

JEE Main, NEET new exam dates to be announced tomorrow

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will reportedly announce the dates of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: 486 dead in India; 70% deaths in 5 states

18 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 486 dead in India; 70% deaths in 5 states

India on Friday reported 14,300 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including 486, data compiled from official state government statistics showed.

Railways, shut for first-time, asked to build more isolation coaches

07 Apr 2020

Railways, shut for first-time, asked to build more isolation coaches

The coronavirus pandemic has put a monumental strain on India's healthcare system, which was never at par with that of the developed countries.

KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

18 Jan 2020

KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will soon welcome new members, including technocrats who could influence major decisions.

Slapped with 2 FIRs, JNU students demand no legal action

19 Nov 2019

Slapped with 2 FIRs, JNU students demand no legal action

After a second FIR was filed in connection with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protests, the varsity's student union has demanded no administrative or legal action against the protesting students.

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.

San Francisco chosen as center for first JEE in US

16 Sep 2019

San Francisco chosen as center for first JEE in US

In an attempt to internationalize the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) will be held in San Francisco, United States, next year.

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

03 Sep 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

29 Aug 2019

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

With the hope of bringing behavioral changes in the citizens of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Fit India Movement" from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

26 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Delhi 'university' declared fake claims these actors are alumni

15 Aug 2019

Delhi 'university' declared fake claims these actors are alumni

Each year, the University Grants Commission releases a list of fake universities across India. Out of the 23 fake universities- which are "self-styled, unrecognized institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act"- 14 have been on the list since 2005.

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

04 Aug 2019

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended 20 institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) of Madras and Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad, Benaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, to be granted the Institute of Eminence (IoE) tag.

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.

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

15 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 best YouTube Channels to follow for GATE preparation

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

CBSE to focus on 'experiential learning' from 2019-20 session

09 Jul 2019

CBSE to focus on 'experiential learning' from 2019-20 session

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will make its teaching process more student-friendly by focusing on "experiential learning".

Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to head HRD Ministry

31 May 2019

Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to head HRD Ministry

A day after taking oath for his second term as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi allocated portfolios to the newly sworn-in members of the Union Council of Ministers.

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.

Jamia wanted to award SRK with honorary doctorate, government denied

22 Feb 2019

Jamia wanted to award SRK with honorary doctorate, government denied

According to an RTI reply, the HRD Ministry quashed the proposal of Jamia Millia Islamia college to grant an honorary doctorate to its "most prestigious alumnus" Shah Rukh Khan, on rather flimsy grounds.

No more heavy bags for young school kids: Meghalaya government

13 Feb 2019

No more heavy bags for young school kids: Meghalaya government

In a major relief to students, the Meghalaya government has put a cap on the weight of schoolbags for all classes and set restrictions on homework for classes 1 and 2.

MHRD committee: Empower IITs to pick own directors, chairpersons

11 Feb 2019

MHRD committee: Empower IITs to pick own directors, chairpersons

A year after a new Act granted unprecedented autonomy to IIMs, a committee of IIT directors have sought similar powers for the premier engineering institutes.

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.

MHRD could extend right to free education till Class 12

28 Jan 2019

MHRD could extend right to free education till Class 12

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has said that it is considering a proposal to extend children's right to free education till Class 12.

Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30

27 Jan 2019

Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30

The Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for selecting Institutions of Eminence (IoE) has put in a recommendation to increase the number of IoEs from the current 20 to 30.

#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every engineering student should know about

26 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every engineering student should know about

Engineering is one of the most preferred professional courses but as education is becoming expensive, many are unable to afford to pursue engineering.

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.

Top universities to offer online degree courses from 2019-20

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.

Polio-affected JNU professor writes book on promoting Disability Studies

26 Oct 2018

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

13 Oct 2018

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).

Manipur University acting VC compares students with 'terrorists', triggers outrage

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.

Haryana's Maharshi Dayanand University ranked cleanest government varsity by MHRD

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.

PM Modi stresses on importance of character building over literacy

29 Sep 2018

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.

Rathore welcomes HRD Ministry's decision to reduce syllabus by 50%

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.