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HRD wants Garhwal varsity V-C sacked
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

First, he allegedly allowed affiliated colleges to increase their intake in some courses to 200 seats, even though university rules only permit 60 seats in each programme and 80 in exceptional cases.

Government forms three member panel for BHU V-C post
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The government had advertised the post last month and has received close to 300 applications so far. Candidates are expected to be interviewed this month.

NIOS scam: Seven contractual staff sacked in Bhopal
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

On October 3, the regional office refused to renew the agreement of a senior executive officer, two executive officers, three executive assistants and one office assistant.

Students of Navodaya schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas may face test on Indian culture, values
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Bhartiya Sanskriti Gyan Pariksha is an hour-long examination carrying multiple-choice questions that test a “student in moral, cultural and ancient science and technology (on which entire modern science is based) of India”.

UGC decision may reduce SC/ST, OBC faculty posts
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

The UGC’s Standing Committee examined 10 court judgments on the subject and recommended that the Allahabad High Court’s verdict should be applied to all universities.

For J-K schools, Centre plans restoration, counselling, teacher insurance
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

In addition the ministry has also proposed adoption of NCERT books and syllabus in J&K schools, and that more schools be encouraged to get CBSE affiliation.

Government appoints directors to 11 NITs
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Anupam Basu, a professor at the department of computer science engineering in IIT Kharagpur, has been given the top job at NIT Durgapur while NV Ramana Rao is the new head of NIT in Warangal.

Days after Congress alleged Election Commission helping BJP, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani says poll panel helped Congress in 2012
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Rupani’s remarks stem from the EC’s controversial break from convention last week as it did not simultaneously announce polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, although the terms of the two state assemblies expire within two weeks of each other.

Election Omission: EC announces poll dates for Himachal Pradesh but not for Gujarat
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi said that this raised “serious questions,” while the Congress, the leading Opposition party in Gujarat, alleged that the BJP had pushed the EC to delay the announcement.

Simply Put: History of AMU’s M, BHU’s H, and why dropping them is not a new idea
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Religious education was initially compulsory at both universities, but it was made optional after independence.

Remove ‘M’ from AMU, ‘H’ from BHU, says UGC panel
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

According to panel members, who did not wish to be identified, the suggestion stems from the logic that AMU, being a centrally-funded university, is a secular institution.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar confirms BHU V-C GC Tripathi on indefinite leave
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Javadekar said, "The university has received his application and they have confirmed that he is on indefinite leave." He, however, did not wish to comment on who would act as V-C in Tripathi's absence.

Amid appointment delay, HRD seeks legal advice on UGC acting head
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Ved Prakash retired as the UGC chairman on April 3, following which Commission member V S Chauhan has been the officiating head.

In line of fire, Banaras Hindu University VC Girish Chandra Tripathi goes on leave
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

The V-C had been at the centre of a firestorm over his alleged mishandling of protests by women students over an incident of alleged sexual harassment on campus and several cases of alleged institutional bias against women.

Selection procedure in line with AMU’s unique character, says vice-chancellor
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

UGC audit of university had asked for tweaking process

UGC panel seeks to curb AMU say in picking its Vice-Chancellor
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

The audit report, submitted to the University Grants Commission (UGC) recently, has suggested that AMU should no longer be an exception and follow the process adopted by its counterparts.

BHU invites applications for V-C post
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

The HRD Ministry is learnt to have moved a file to constitute the search-cum-selection committee that will screen all applications and send a shortlist of three finalists for the top job to the government.

A Padma Shri had quit council in protest over appointments in BHU
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Meanwhile, speaking about the assault on campus, Giridhar Malviya, a retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, said, “This type of thing has never happened in BHU earlier."

BHU V-C nudged to go on leave as Govt sets ball rolling for successor
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

According to the BHU Act, the incumbent V-C will continue in the post unless a new one is appointed. The ministry, sources said, is keen to avoid such a situation and is aiming to identify a successor before G C Tripathi’s retirement.

BHU V-C pushes for appointing hospital head indicted for sexual harassment
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Girish Chandra Tripathi retires as BHU V-C on November 27. As per the government directive, he is disallowed from making appointments starting Wednesday, that is September 27.

NIOS scam: Probe finds mystery bank deposits, answerscripts
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

The preliminary probe had been ordered after the NIOS was alerted about “large-scale malpractice” in the exam, in the first week of June.

CBSE asks Ryan International School why it should not be disaffiliated for ‘lapses’
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Indicting the Ryan International School administration, the committee had said, “The school has failed to observe basic security measures as stipulated by the Board, which are of preventive nature and could have avoided the unfortunate death of the child.”

CBSE to issue showcause notice threatening disaffiliation to Ryan International School
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Board's decision is based on the report of the fact-finding committee which flagged several violations of safety norms by the school authorities. Notice expected to be issued by Saturday evening.

Bus staff use same toilets as students, CCTVs don’t work: CBSE Panel on Ryan murder case
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

The committee also found the electricity panel room unlocked which, it observed, could prove to be dangerous for children on campus.

NIOS results: HRD Ministry seeks CBI probe into irregularities
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The ministry has accepted the recommendation and is learnt to have written to the CBI this week. It is unclear if the agency will accept the ministry’s request. If it does, it will be the first CBI inquiry into the functioning of the NIOS, an autonomous institution under the HRD Ministry and the largest open school board in the world.

EC rejects claims of Sharad Yadav faction for JD(U) symbol for lack of evidence
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The Commission, in a letter dispatched on Tuesday, said that the Sharad camp’s plea was not backed by any evidence or affidavits of support from party office bearers, MPs and MLAs. Further, the application filed by Javed Raza, on behalf of the Sharad faction, was not signed by Raza.

In Madhya Pradesh, Open School students clear Class X, XII exam without taking it
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

NIOS chairman Chandra B Sharma told The Indian Express that on August 22 he recommended a detailed investigation by the Centre into the serious irregularities found across three NIOS examination centres in Madhya Pradesh — Ratlam, Umaria and Sehore.

125th year of Vivekananda’s Chicago address: PM Modi to address students on September 11
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Swami Vivekananda represented India and spoke on Hinduism at the Parliament. He addressed the Parliament five times and his first lecture was on September 11, 1893.

Government moves to change selection procedure for IIT directors
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

The proposal will need HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar’s nod and might even have to be placed before the next IIT Council meeting for approval. Javadekar is the chairman of the council, the highest decision making body for all 23 IITs.

Education investment curbing laws must be changed: Niti Aayog to HRD ministry
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Section 10(n) of AICTE Act, for example, gives AICTE the powers to take all steps to prevent commercialisation of technical education.

Swachh Bharat, Beti Bachao, noteban to be in NCERT books
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The NCERT will finalise all changes and place orders for revised textbooks next month, said the sources. This is the first comprehensive review of NCERT textbooks after the National Curriculum Framework was drafted in 2005.

IITs continue to resist IISER bid for joint counselling
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The discussion, sources said, was inconclusive as the IITs remain unconvinced about sharing the counselling platform which has always been the preserve of the 23 premier engineering schools.

Nandyal bypoll: EC to add star campaigners’ cost to TDP candidate’s expenses
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

In case Brahmananda Reddy wins the bypoll but his expenditure exceeds Rs 28 lakh, the victory can be challenged through an election petition and the court could set it aside.

Navodaya recalls order to remove Gandhi family photos from sites
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

The email of August 16 had stated: “First all old photograph of Gandhi’s family is to be removed and new photographs olf (sic) our commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, HRD minister and Prime Minister is to be incorporated.”

Top 20 per cent higher education campuses to have greater autonomy: Prakash Javadekar
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

The plan to set up 20 world-class institutions — 10 government-run and 10 private — also fits into the above philosophy, according to Javadekar. The 20 will be known as “institutions of eminence”.

After govt ‘misgivings’, UGC panel disbanded
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

On July 21, the UGC set up a seven-member committee, headed by Goa University Vice-Chancellor Varun Sahni, to draft regulations on the minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and academic staff in universities and colleges.