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NCERT drops 3 chapters from Class 9, one on caste struggles

The decision to delete almost 70 pages from the textbook, titled India and the Contemporary World - I, is part of the curriculum rationalisation exercise initiated at HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar’s behest to reduce the burden on students.

Education spend rose to 4.6% of GDP, target 6%: HRD Minister

Saying that a "new India is emerging", Javadekar told graduating students of D Y Patil University that 'we need to take a decision to live for society'


National Science Day: HRD Ministry launched Rs 250 crore scheme 'STARS' to fund science projects

The ministry has approved funds worth Rs 250 crore for the scheme. These funds will be utilised to sponsor about 500 science projects. The selection of these projects would be done on the basis of competitions.The project will be coordinated by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

HRD Ministry launches SHREYAS to skill non-technical students

Coursework of 1,000 hours will be added to BA, BCom and BSc programmes; out of which 250 hours each will be given to soft and ICT skilling and rest 500 hours will be dedicated to specific skill courses.

7th Pay Commission for teachers: UGC announces implementation date

7th Pay Commission: The revised special allowance per month for vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors, principals in PG college and principal in undergraduate colleges will be Rs 11,250, Rs 9000, Rs 6750, and Rs 4500 respectively.

No threat to Kashmiri students after Pulwama attack, says Prakash Javadekar

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar while addressing reporters said that there were no cases of violence against students hailing from Kashmir.


Govt to file review petition in SC on faculty reservation mechanism: HRD Minister

Initially, the Allahabad High Court and then the Supreme Court decided that department wise reservation will happen which meant reduction in reservation for SC/ST/OBC, Javadekar said.

Government plans to remove 'deemed' in university names: HRD Minister

Prakash Javadekar said that the government is working on a proposal for a museum that would depict India's educational history and tradition that go thousands of years back.

Delhi police arrests researchers protesting outside HRD Ministry

Over 700 research fellows, protesting outside the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry, have been arrested by the police. They were demanding a hike in their research stipend.

7th Pay Commission: Ahead of elections, Javadekar announces revision of teachers' allowance

7th Pay Commission: HRD issues ordinance to grant teachers allowances as per 7th pay commission, said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. UGC increases honorarium for guest faculty. Retired teachers can work as guest faculty members till the age of 70 with a maximum salary of Rs 50,000 per month.

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Strict action will be taken: Rajnath on JNU issue

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Speaking about an event at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that whatever happened at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was inappropriate. He said strict action will be taken against the anti-national elements. He added that if anyone raises anti-India slogans and tries to raise question on nation's unity and integrity, they would not be spared. Union Minister for Human Resource and Development (HRD) Smriti Irani also echoed similar sentiments, saying that academic institutions have the responsibility of following principles and thereby it should be kept in mind that institutions are respected. She added, “Nation can never tolerate any insult to Mother India:”