The HRD Minister said the given seats will be hired within six months and additional teaching posts are sanctioned to improve the teacher-student ratio. He stated this in a written reply to a question raised in the Lok Sabha.
Last week, the ministry had called a meeting to discuss the issue and it was attended by top officials from the Indian Institutes of Technology, vice chancellors and by officers of Quacquarelli Symonds, a London-based agency.
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.
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 […]
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 […]