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Corporates commit to constructing 1 lakh school toilets

Smriti Irani on Tuesday held interactions with various public and private corporate houses, with several committing to participate in the government’s ‘Swachh Bharat’, ‘Swachh Vidyalya’ campaign.

Delhi Confidential: A GOLFING DUEL

With Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani watching, Higher Education Secretary Ashok Thakur chose to dwell on — what else — his love for golf.


Bhagwat says Hinduism not ‘ancestral property’ of Indians

The key message from the function was Hinduism is a global legacy, with Bhagwat saying that it is not an “ancestral property” of Indians, but it is for everyone.

Irani accepts NCERT director’s resignation

Sources claim her exit would impact the process of curriculum revision, with changes likely in the expert panel.

Gujarat feels ‘winds of change’ in Raj Bhavan

A former teacher, 78-year-old Kohli is redefining the Raj Bhavan ever since he was sworn in as the state Governor


CM exhorts people to make cleanliness a mass movement

Patel said the state government had holistic plans to make Gujarat clean by 2019.


Court fixes defamation case against Smriti Irani for Feb 28

If convicted, section 500 of the IPC entails a simple imprisonment for two years or fine or both.


Smriti Irani launches ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya’ campaign

An important component of the mission is the construction of toilets in schools.


New V-C wants to put Jamia ‘back on research path’

Professor Talat Ahmad said he would meet the HRD minister and propose setting up a medical college.


DU teachers meet Irani, seek V-C Dinesh Singh’s ouster

DUTA members met Irani and submitted a memorandum on the various issues being faced by the teachers.

Central varsities: HRD Ministry pushes for common norms

There are currently 40 central universities under the Ministry, of which 16 were created in 2009 under one Act.

Route foreign funding through MEA: HRD ministry

There was also a session on a ‘single Act for central universities’ based on the A M Pathan committee report.


Will follow constitution: Smriti on school books

Irani downplayed controversies surrounding the appointment of a few vice-chancellors during the UPA regime.

Smriti Irani to meet 39 V-Cs, role of alumni tops agenda

Another key area of discussion will be “internationalisation strategy” for the universities with respect to academic collaborations, faculty and students.


Smriti: Higher institutes must have courses on rural uplift

She observed that higher technical institutes today are far removed from rural India.