HRD higher education department should review its overall mechanism right from making the proposed demand till the final expenditure is incurred and also assess the impact thereof, said the Parliamentary panel. It also said that the allocation for central universities is inadequate.
Through IMPRINT fellowship, the HRD Ministry is expecting to enroll 20 fellows who will get mentorship by IITs and IISc faculty. Each project is expected to get funding worth Rs 3-4 crore. The applications are closing on January 21, 2019.
As first reported by The Indian Express on May 23, 2016, the HRD Ministry, then under Smriti Irani, had moved a proposal to set up its own school board for ‘Ved Vidya’, after rejecting a similar proposal moved by yoga guru Ramdev in 2015.
The matter was taken up in a meeting held between higher education secretary R. Subrahmanyam and revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Tuesday in which the latter is learnt to have agreed to place IIM request before the GST Council.
Roughly 625 students of NIT-Uttarakhand will join the satellite campus by December 15 and stay there till the end of their programme. “Their degree, however, will be awarded by NIT-Uttarakhand,” Subrahmanyam clarified.
According to the official order, the HRD ministry has "instructed all the states and Union Territories to formulate guidelines to regulate the teaching of subjects and weight of school bags in accordance with the Government of India instructions"
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.