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Culture, innovative ecosystem can create opportunities for students to develop and grow: Gowda

Innovation plays an eminent role in education, empowering students with a more creative and innovative learning process, said AICTE chairperson Anil Sahasrabudhe.

New Education Policy will establish India as knowledge superpower: President Kovind

Echoing his view, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said, "The policy will lay the formation stone of new India and will provide technical, scientific and job-oriented education to girls, minorities and under-privileged sections of the society."


Ask students to wear khadi for convocation, special occasions: UGC to varsities

"The use of Khadi and other handlooms will not only give a sense of pride of being Indian but also be more comfortable in hot and humid weather," the UGC said.

Not NBA, now IIT Foundation to accredit engineering colleges

IIT Foundation for Accreditation and Assessment (IFAA) is said to be free from any interference from the Ministry or IITs. It has IIT Madras, IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur as founding partners and is now looking for a CEO.

No test for pre-school children: NCERT

Each child's progress needs to be assessed on a continuous basis using different tools and techniques such as anecdotal records, checklists, portfolios and interactions with other children, said the NCERT in a list of dos and donts for schools.

Commonwealth Master Scholarship to study in UK: Check eligibility, how to apply

The scholarship is provided by the Common Wealth Scholarship (CSC), UK. The candidate will have to apply at two portals and applications at the CSC portal will close on October 30, 2019.


Allow student entrepreneurs with short attendance to sit for exams: AICTE to engineering colleges

Student entrepreneurs may earn academic credits for their efforts while creating an enterprise. Institutes should set up a review committee for review of start-up by students, the official said.

HRD asks IITs to come up with action plan to improve national, international rankings

The HRD Ministry had also called a review meeting with officials at QS to examine the reasons behind several prestigious Indian varsities, including JNU and the Hyderabad University, not finding top spots ranking.

M Tech fee hike at IITs to discourage ‘non-serious’ students: HRD Ministry

As for the “new admissions”, the tuition fee will be gradually increased over three years and “needy students will be provided necessary financial support”, the government added.

Student innovators developing system for measuring attentiveness in class

The team with the most innovative solution will be presented with a prize money worth 10,000 USD while the second, third and fourth winning teams will get USD 8000, USD 6000 and USD 4000, respectively.

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BIEAP 1st, 2nd year exam hall tickets: Steps to download

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Idea Exchange With V Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi

The IIT Director talks about why the IITs face problems in breaking into top 100 in world rankings, the ‘fragmented education system’, and how the race for board marks and grind of coaching institutes are affecting the kind of students they get.

Four years of the Modi government: In education, what the HRD ministry did, is doing and failed to do

Here’s what the many ministry of the HRD ministry did with education, in our series The Last Lap. 


Education Policy: Make Our Report Public Or I Will, TSR Subramanian To Smriti Irani

Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian wrote to HRD Minister Smriti Irani today asking her to make public his panel’s report containing suggestions for the new national education policy — or else he will. Subramanian was the chairperson of the five-member committee entrusted with the responsibility of assimilating feedback collected by the HRD Ministry through grassroots […]

Analysing HRD Ministry's Directive To Hoist The National Flag At All 46 Central Universities

Vice chancellors of 39 central universities resolved to install the national flag “prominently and proudly” in their respective campuses at a meeting chaired Thursday by HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The decision, which is aimed at “instilling nationalism and pride” in students, was one of 12 resolutions passed by VCs and has come against the backdrop […]