DUTA members met Irani and submitted a memorandum on the various issues being faced by the teachers.
There are currently 40 central universities under the Ministry, of which 16 were created in 2009 under one Act.
There was also a session on a ‘single Act for central universities’ based on the A M Pathan committee report.
Irani downplayed controversies surrounding the appointment of a few vice-chancellors during the UPA regime.
Another key area of discussion will be “internationalisation strategy” for the universities with respect to academic collaborations, faculty and students.
She observed that higher technical institutes today are far removed from rural India.
Smriti Irani is planning to bring in developments through the Centre to maintain contact with the people of Amethi.
The books have titles like Indianisation of Education, Brilliant India and Vedic Mathematics.
The Congress has questioned as to why children should be forced to view it in school, as they can watch it at home.
Schools claim they are yet to receive an official notification from state.
Modi is scheduled to interact with around 1,000 students at the Manekshaw Auditorium on September 5.
Keeping the media at an arm’s length may not always be a wise strategy for the government, the BJP seems to be realising.
Smriti Irani rejected reports that the Centre was celebrating teachers’ day as ‘Guru Utsav’.
As the government’s decision came under attack, Smriti Irani met the media twice on the day to do damage-control.
Irani laid down a 13-point agenda for the IIMs to contribute to national development goals.