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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.

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.

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

29 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.

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 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: 1,388 dead in India; 7 states record biggest spikes

04 May 2020

Coronavirus: 1,388 dead in India; 7 states record biggest spikes

On Sunday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 1,388 in India. Meanwhile, the total number of infections crossed 42,000.

India's coronavirus death toll crosses 20; all that happened today

27 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus death toll crosses 20; all that happened today

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, India faces the challenges of its 21-day nationwide lockdown.

Amid coronavirus scare, CISCE postpones ICSE, ISC board exams

19 Mar 2020

Amid coronavirus scare, CISCE postpones ICSE, ISC board exams

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on Thursday announced that it has decided to postpone the board examinations for Classes X and XII in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Jamia suffered damages over Rs. 2cr due to police action

19 Feb 2020

Jamia suffered damages over Rs. 2cr due to police action

The violence that broke inside the Jamia Millia Islamia University of New Delhi in December cost the varsity over Rs. 2 crore, a report in Indian Express said on Wednesday.

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.

What happened at JNU last night? All your questions answered

06 Jan 2020

What happened at JNU last night? All your questions answered

Terror took over Jawaharlal Nehru University last night when masked goons entered the campus, beat students and teachers as well as vandalized the campus. Over 20 people were injured.

#CBSE2020: Five mobile apps to prepare for Board Exams

01 Jan 2020

#CBSE2020: Five mobile apps to prepare for Board Exams

The CBSE Board Examinations are only a few months away and students of Classes 10 and 12 must now start preparing seriously to score well.

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.

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.

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

21 Oct 2019

Soon, IIT Foundation will accredit engineering colleges

Soon, the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) will no longer accredit engineering colleges in India.

Centre asks IITs to open wellness centers to prevent suicides

08 Oct 2019

Centre asks IITs to open wellness centers to prevent suicides

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have long been the academic dream. However, getting into the country's most coveted institute is as tough as it is stressful, as aspirants go through back-breaking preparation to crack JEE Advanced.

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.

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.

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".

Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

02 Jun 2019

Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

It has been a couple of days, and the newly-appointed Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, finds himself in the center of a controversy.

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.

Common interview process for all the IIMs in future?

25 May 2019

Common interview process for all the IIMs in future?

After the first-ever meeting of the IIM Coordination Forum on Wednesday, all 20 IIMs have been suggested to follow a centralized interview process for admissions.

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

23 May 2019

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

The Indian Civil Services are a dream for lakhs of youngsters.

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.

CBSE to introduce new compulsory health science course from April

27 Jan 2019

CBSE to introduce new compulsory health science course from April

In a bid to equip young Indians with basic knowledge related to first aid and healthcare, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to include a new subject - health science.

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.

Following meeting with Rahul Gandhi, RLSP-chief Upendra Kushwaha quits NDA

10 Dec 2018

Following meeting with Rahul Gandhi, RLSP-chief Upendra Kushwaha quits NDA

Rashtriya Lok Shakti Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha quit NDA on Monday ending all speculations about his exit.

#CBSE2019: 5 mobile apps to prepare for CBSE Board Exams

28 Nov 2018

#CBSE2019: 5 mobile apps to prepare for CBSE Board Exams

The CBSE Board Examinations are only a few months away and students of Classes 10 and 12 must now start preparing seriously to score well.

IIT-FIITJEE row: DMRC covers up FIITJEE logo at metro station

29 Sep 2018

IIT-FIITJEE row: DMRC covers up FIITJEE logo at metro station

In the latest development in the row between IIT-Delhi and coaching institute FIITJEE, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has temporarily covered all mentions of FIITJEE's name at the IIT-Delhi metro station, till the time an issue pertaining to the size of a disclaimer is solved.

UGC to cut down funds of DU-colleges running without Principals

28 Aug 2018

UGC to cut down funds of DU-colleges running without Principals

University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a warning to 21 colleges under the Delhi University, saying their financial grants will be withheld if they do not appoint full-time Principals.

Over 45% engineering seats remained vacant in four years: Government

07 Aug 2018

Over 45% engineering seats remained vacant in four years: Government

The dismal engineering education sector in India is far from recovery. Over 45% seats in AICTE-approved engineering colleges remained vacant in four years, government data shows.

Soon, graduates can apply for direct PhDs in IIMs

04 Aug 2018

Soon, graduates can apply for direct PhDs in IIMs

In what might be a hugely beneficial move for students, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is expected to give the nod to IIMs allowing them to admit graduates directly into PhD programs, like IITs are allowed to do.

NET July 2018 results declared: Here's how to check

31 Jul 2018

NET July 2018 results declared: Here's how to check

The CBSE has declared the results of the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted this month.

Universities must hold convocation ceremony every year: HRD Ministry

17 Jun 2018

Universities must hold convocation ceremony every year: HRD Ministry

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has written to all universities mandating them to hold convocation every year after few universities were found skipping the event.

MHRD panel recommends QR codes for CBSE question papers

16 Jun 2018

MHRD panel recommends QR codes for CBSE question papers

An expert panel constituted by the Union ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has come up with several suggestions to prevent paper leaks, including the use of center-specific quick response (QR) codes on question papers, as reported by the Hindustan Times.

CBSE should end board-exams in 4-weeks to prevent leaks: Panel

04 Jun 2018

CBSE should end board-exams in 4-weeks to prevent leaks: Panel

A committee formed by the Human Resource Development ministry has said limiting the board exams to four weeks might prevent question paper leaks of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

UNICEF launches data visualization app to monitor education programs

24 May 2018

UNICEF launches data visualization app to monitor education programs

The UNICEF today launched a "data visualization app" which provides a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in the country.