Irani’s appointment as HRD Minister had made as much news as the decision now to take the portfolio from her.
The V-C also gave credence to rumours that he could not get an appointment with Irani despite several attempts for almost a year.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani attributed the change to the poor response from foreign universities.
She cheekily signed off with the name “Aunty National”.
The UGC has allowed deemed university them to set up as many satellite centres they wish but after meeting certain conditions
Smriti Irani’s post came after her spat with Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary on Tuesday.
According to sources, HRD minister Smriti Irani would also be present in the seminar where apart from senior officials of her ministry, VCs, UGC top brass and yoga experts would be present.
The Central university is proposed to be set up in Anantapuramu district, while the tribal varsity is to be located in Vizianagaram district
The event was organised at SPPU’s department of management sciences (PUMBA) where state project director of RUSA, Manisha Verma, SPPU vice-chancellor Wasudeo Gade, vice-chancellors of seven state universities and other dignitaries were present.
She said when the process of drafting NEP was initiated, it was promised that before putting anything in public domain, the opinion of states would be taken.
The 200-page report, as first reported by The Indian Express on May 28, contains close to 90 suggestions including reinstating detention of students beyond Class V.
She added that the people of Amethi address her as ‘didi’ with affection. “People call one leader as behanji (BSP chief Mayawati) who had failed to meet their expectations… Unlike her, I will meet their expectations,” said Irani.
“I was hoping it would begin a discussion, but unfortunately it fell down… came down to a personal attack,” said Chaturvedi.
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“The Nehru-Gandhi family has not fulfilled its promises due to which I have reduced victory margin of Rahul by 80 per cent,” said Irani