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HRD asks central institutions to bring EWS quota from next session

As in case of SC, ST and OBC reservation, the quota for Economically Weaker Sections of the general category will not be applicable to eight institutions of excellence.

Cabinet nods to 13 new central universities

A total of 13 central universities will be set-up across12 states at a cost of Rs Rs 3639.32 crore and are expected to be set-up in 36 months (three years), according to HRD Ministry.


Why MCQ isn’t an option

Multiple Choice Question format forces rigid standardisation, creates illusion that knowledge can be objective.

Huge gap between demands and allocations for HRD's higher education department: Parliament

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.

HRD Ministry invites researchers under IMPRINT fellowship, check details

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.

UGC, AICTE have cleared backlog of scholarships: Javadekar

Javadekar also said the government is “positive” about the demand by research scholars for a hike in the scholarship amount.


HRD Ministry revives plans for vedic board

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.

Revenue Dept to place IIM tax concerns before GST Council

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.

HRD Ministry to move NIT-Uttarakhand students to satellite campus in Jaipur

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.

No homework for classes 1, 2 students: HRD ministry to schools

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"

HRD ministry Videos

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.