Shala Asmita Yojana (SAY) aims to track the educational journey of close to 25 crore school students from Class I to Class XII across 15 lakh schools in the country.
In a Twitter chat with a journalist, Chaturvedi tagged Irani and said that “a perceived threat to @smritiirani’s life gets Z sec, here I am struggling to get rape/death threat investigated. Cut the crap.”
In a Twitter battle, HRD minister Smriti Irani engages in a war of tweets with Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi. Says losing Assam elections is Rahul Gandhi’s forte.
They were protesting the the recent appointment of Manish Vij as the district president of the unit.
“If this university can work on saving the extinct languages of the country, it would be the best use of the technology,” she emphasised.
Sources said the decision to start a Vedic education board, on the lines of CBSE, is based on the recommendation of Sanskrit experts and representatives of gurukuls and ved pathshalas.
Smriti Irani said that even in corporate sector it was difficult for women to break the glass ceiling and enter leadership positions.
Irani said that colleges that have “two cycles of highest NAAC” will soon get autonomy “if they have an NOC from the university”.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani also said it has also been decided that the questions in the IIT-JEE entrance test would conform to Class 12 syllabus.
The matter is due to be heard in the apex court in the next few days.
The minister also announced that students pursuing higher studies would be allowed to take maternity leave, while women and physically handicapped students would get more time to complete their PhD.
Tawde, who met Union Health Minister J P Nadda in New Delhi along with 22 other state health ministers, said the Centre should review the Supreme Court verdict that has made NEET compulsory for medical aspirants.
Irani, a first-time minister and the youngest in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ministerial council, also said that education in the previous government had become a “political akhara (political battlefield)”.
“I don’t harbour any ill feeling towards critics, who questioned my credentials to be HRD Minister. There is a now a grudging acceptance of my merit among them,” said Smriti Irani
Union Minister Smriti Irani Friday described the Congress-DMK alliance for the May 16 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu as an “unholy” one while bringing up the 2G spectrum allocation scam.