Prakash Javadekar said, “It is a cause of worry…students from Class VIII become slaves of these coaching institutes. They are being taught to only face competitive exams. The coaching institutes are promoting rote learning and not imparting actual knowledge to the students.”
Education minister Prakash Javadekar said 7.51 lakh teachers will get benefits of the 7th Pay Commission
The leader said the BJP’s prospects in the upcoming state elections in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka are still bright because of the credibility enjoyed by the party and the PM.
The panel that made the suggestion is one of the five committees set up by the UGC on April 25, to investigate the complaints of irregularities against 10 central universities.
“The committee studied various aspects and I have not seen what they have said, but there is neither such decision nor is there any such intention to change the names (of these universities)”.
Religious education was initially compulsory at both universities, but it was made optional after independence.
Prakash Javadekar’s comment came after a report by The Indian Express which says that a government audit of central universities has suggested that the words ‘Muslim’ and ‘Hindu’ be dropped from the names of AMU and BHU.
Javadekar, who has been holding talks with state BJP leaders, said, “We will give Karnataka good governance and best days again… On the very first day, we have had an intensive interaction for nearly six hours.”
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed the election in-charge for Himachal Pradesh, also scheduled to vote later this year.
The Gujarat assembly elections are likely to take place later this year. Elections in Karnataka are likely to be held in 2018.
This will be the world’s largest sample survey of learning outcomes, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a meeting with state governments on Wednesday.
Terming the decision of the Mamta Banerjee led government as “unfortunate” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “The language used in the West Bengal government’s memo is strange and unfortunate. I will talk to them. What we have proposed is a secular agenda, not a political party agenda.”
Prakash Javadekar emphasised on making learning more enjoyable in order to check dropouts. He lauded the improvements made by the Rajasthan government in school education.
Javadekar, who was speaking at a conference on higher education at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) College in Dwarka, said that after changes were made, college teachers would be assessed mainly on teaching, and their engagement in “community work”.
In 2014, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had started its proceedings on the complaints made by the two ministers.