“We have asked for details,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said when asked about the incident on sidelines of an event. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had on Wednesday ordered the Directorate of Education (DoE) to probe the issue.
Institutions can start new departments, tie up with foreign varsities without seeking UGC nod.
Accusing the Congress of being “completely anti- farmer”, Prakash Javadekar said they have ruined farmers by following a “deliberate” policy of not paying remunerative prices for their produce.
The BJP, with its tally of 122 in the Assembly, is poised to get three Rajya Sabha seats now, while the Shiv Sena, the Congress and the NCP will get one each.
The ministry’s position on the duration of the degree programme now rules out the possibility of IIMs awarding a management degree even for the one-year postgraduate course for executives.
Under the new policy, the director’s post is advertised as vacant and the incumbent, if interested in another term, will have to compete with other candidates for the job, the HRD Ministry informed the Lok Sabha.
According to the UGC list, MBA and Masters in Management Studies (MMS) are the only two names approved for the two-year management programmes being offered by higher education institutions in the country.
The Union minister, BJP in-charge for Karnataka polls, discusses strategies and targets
In a letter to the HRD Ministry, IIM-Sirmaur director Neelu Rohmetra has urged the government to convince IIM-Lucknow to continue to lend its faculty to the institute.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Congress attack over the bank scam would boomerang. Javadekar claimed that the multi-crore scam came to light because of the NDA government’s efforts to bring transparency in the banking sector.
The minister claimed that Director of Allahabad Bank Dinesh Dubey in November 2013 made a complaint to RBI and the finance secretary too, but the then finance secretary, instead of probing the complaint, mounted pressure on Dubey to resign
Prakash Javadekar took a dig at the ruling Congress in Karnataka, saying that on the one hand its leaders are visiting temples and on the other, brought out a circular from taking and appropriating all temples, mutts, under endowment department.
“They are now on temple spree. Now their advertisements are also in saffron. Earlier they were pseudo-secularists, now they are pseudo-Hinduism. People understand which is election gimmick & which is true devotion,” Prakash Javadekar said on Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits
Girls show better learning than boys; rural schools perform better in math.
Roughly 86 per cent of 1,225 teachers have their MTech from premier institutions such as the IITs, NITs, IISERs and IIITs.