Keyword : HRD Ministry

Should UGC be `scrapped`?

The HRD panel in its recommendations on Wednesday reportedly suggested that the University Grants Commission (UGC) had "failed to fulfill its responsibilities" and had "not been able

Evening digest: Ratan Tata invests in Ola

Ratan Tata invests in taxi-hailing company Ola Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of Tata conglomerate, has bought a stake in online taxi-hailing firm Ola,

Morning briefing: India raises issue of chopping of Indian maid`s hand with Saudi Arabia

A day after a report said a Saudi man had chopped off an Indian maid`s hand, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday deplored the act and said that India has taken up the issue with Saudi

“Right to education should be from age three”

The UPA government’s big initiative in education was the Right to Education (RTE) Act. The NDA government’s big initiative promises to be the new education policy. A five-member com

No detention till Class 5, says new draft policy on education 2016

The draft for the eagerly awaited new Education Policy recommends amendments in the right to free and compulsory education Act 2009. Among its specific recommendations are:  

New Policy draft favours granting right to education to toddlers

A five-member committee was set up last year to draft the new education policy. The committee, in the report submitted last month but yet to be made public, has recommended that pre-school educatio

New education policy against politics in VC appointment, university campus

The New Education Policy draft, submitted to the HRD ministry last month, has recommended following changes in the teacher management system: The centre and state should jointly

Smriti Irani no more fire and brimstone

Smriti Zubin Irani’s fall from grace is dramatic. The minister who would regularly wade into nasty controversies had it coming all this while and one needn’t be taken aback.

Education in India: Status check

While the government is in the process of implementing the new education policy, PRS Legislative Research has compiled data collected through various sources – district information system for

Chalk in the hands of the scholar

Hamidur Rahman, 27, a research scholar from the department of industrial engineering and operations research (IEOR), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, conducts a lecture every week for u

Aadhaar for mid day meal criticised

 The HRD ministry has declared that children studying in government schools can receive mid day mea

At JNU, all that is beautiful and “solid has melted into the air”…

Dear “Professor” Vice Chancellor,    When the clamour is made all around us, and rightly so, about the condition of growing degeneration of quality e

Exams enable students to deal with challenges: Javadekar

 The cabinet has approved the scrapping of the no-detention policy in schools till Class VIII and students will now have to take exams in class V and VIII. This has been done as the quality of

Why university and college teachers are unhappy across the country

College and university teachers all across the country seem too much worried about the policy shift with respect to their pay and regulations from centre to states. Therefore, they may be gearing u

Parting ways

The ministry of human resource development (MHRD) is likely to lose control over architecture colleges and institutes in the country. The proposal to transfer their reins from the MHRD to the minis

Halving NCERT syllabus may double the tension

The decision to cut the NCERT syllabus by half is a laudable move, but one that is fraught with long term risks. The NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half from the 2019 academic session to



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