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UGC committee recommends four-year undergraduate courses to boost research

The NEP panel led by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan, which submitted its report to the new HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', has recommended re-introduction of the four-year course as part of the undergraduate reforms

Over 1069 posts vacant at University of Allahabad: HRD

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.

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Over 70 caste discrimination cases reported to UGC in 2017-18: HRD

"Total cases of caste-based discrimination in universities and colleges reported to UGC during 2017-18 for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students are 66 and 6 respectively," a senior HRD ministry official said.

No proposal to establish affordable training centres for IIT aspirants from poor families: HRD

"At present, there is no proposal to establish affordable training centres for IIT aspirants belonging to the poor families and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the society," HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said

University-level text books being translated, published in 22 languages

"The university level text books are being translated and published in all the 22 languages of Eighth Schedule of Constitution of India under various schemes of government of India," HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said

Lok Sabha passes teachers reservation bill

Human Resource Development Minister (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said the bill will give a major push to reforms in the education sector, making it inclusive and fulfilling aspirations of people from different categories

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HRD panel wants national education commission, Indian knowledge systems in syllabus

A new education policy was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto ahead of the 2014 general election. Apart from Kasturirangan, the committee had eight members, including mathematician Manjul Bhargava

Over 2 lakh seats to be added in varsities for 10% EWS quota: Cabinet

"With the approval of the Cabinet, a total of 2,14,766 additional seats will be created. While 1,19,983 additional seats will be created during 2019-20 academic session, 95,783 seats will be added in 2020-21," sources said

HRD grants Tripura one-time relaxation for teacher recruitment

According to the state government, Tripura has a shortage of 12,222 teachers, including 6,276 vacancies in the Under-Graduate Teacher (UGT) category.

To blend Vedic and modern studies, HRD body clears Bharatiya Shiksha Board

The Bhartiya Shiksha Board, sources said, will be established with the objective of standardising Vedic education. Like any school board, it will draft syllabus, conduct examinations and issue certificates.

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Opposition parties back privilege motion against Union HRD Minister Irani

New Delhi/Patna, March 01 (ANI): Opposition leaders on Tuesday backed the step to move a privilege motion against Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha (LS). Congress leaders K C Venugopal and Ranjeet Ranjan today gave the privilege motion against Irani, citing her arrogance and blatant lies as the reason for doing so.The privilege motion against Irani is being moved with regard to the discussion related to the suicide of PhD scholar Rohith Vemula in August last year.

Dalit scholar’s suicide: BJP backs Irani’s clarification

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Thursday backed Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani's clarification on the Dalit scholar’s suicide case and accused the Congress of dividing the society by “playing politics” on such a sensitive issue. Irani had yesterday hit back at the critics and said that the suicide was not a ‘Dalit vs Non-Dalit confrontation’.

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