Late last year, The Indian Express has learnt, Rashtrapati Bhavan had received a panel of three names from the HRD Ministry for the post of new Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan — the President is its Visitor and the Prime Minister its Chancellor.
The IIM Act was passed by Parliament on December 20, 2017. The law makes each of the 20 IIMs an ‘Institution of National Importance’, like the IITs, NITs and AIIMS. In other words, it empowers them to grant degrees to students.
The government appointed Errol D'Souza as IIM Ahmedabad's new director and AV Vellayan, executive chairman of Murugappa Group, will assume charge as the chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) at IIM Kozhikode.
Last year, the government’s first choice, Ganesan Kannabiran of NIT Trichy, turned down the offer, forcing the ministry to refer names of the remaining two finalists back to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet.
The Election Commission did not hold a single hearing on the case after its order of June 23, 2017. In fact, the order clearly states that “the Commission will intimate the next date of hearing to all the concerned parties in the present proceedings in due course”.
The Election Commission today recommended the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs of the Delhi Assembly finding them guilty of holding an 'office of profit'. The commission has written to President Ram Nath Kovind.
The suggestion, which maybe be discussed at next week's CABE meeting, is significant against the backdrop of RSS Chief's remark on the immunity enjoyed by minority institutions from offering 25% reservation to EWS students
Apart from suggesting modifications to the election law, the committee, constituted through an order dated January 8, will also study the impact of new media and social media during the 'silence period'.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar is learnt to have approved the proposal that anyone of the incumbent chairpersons of other IITs will be requested to hold fort until the government fills the vacant post.
Deputy chairman P J Kurien noted the amendment had been accepted by chairman Venkaiah Naidu, once a motion for an amendment has been moved it becomes “a property of the House” and he cannot either withdraw the motion or amend it.
The team, constituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC), at the behest of the HRD Ministry in the wake of several complaints against the university administration, visited the campus for three days, from November 13 to 15.
Kaul was served a showcause notice in February based on the conclusions of a two-member fact-finding committee set up to probe complaints from the Central Vigilance Commission last year alleging administrative mismanagement.
AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe said that the Council has accepted the suggestions of four — Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana — of the six states and any future approval to new institutes there will only be given keeping their views in mind.
The Congress had been disrupting Parliament from day one of the winter session, seeking first an apology and then settling for a clarification from the PM Narendra Modi over his remarks about Manmohan Singh and Hamid Ansari.
This is the Union HRD Ministry’s second attempt at stopping the practice of “moderation.” Last year, the Delhi High Court intervened and reversed the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to not inflate Class XII results on the ground that the move was last-minute.