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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.

HRD to workout modalities to implement 10% reservation in higher educational institutions

According to the sources, the ministry is working out the number of seats that need to be increased in the educational institutions to be able to implement this quota

Navodaya suicides: HRD sets up panel, asks for two counsellors in each

The investigation revealed that there are few trained counsellors on campus and that it’s largely left to 'overburdened' teachers to look after the welfare of students.

Cutting down classroom syllabus to facilitate experiential learning: HRD Minister

This year we are reducing the syllabus by 10% and by 20% in the following year so that kids can get the required time for experiential learning, sports and life skills, said Prakash Javadekar at the inauguration of Malpani Foundation's Dhruv Global School at Nande Village, near Pune.


No proposal to set up environment education centres: HRD

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prepared a six months' module for environmental studies for implementation in undergraduate courses in universities, Satya Pal Singh informed the Parliament.

Govt open to 'outside' agencies taking up accreditation of institutions: Javadekar

"The government is open to other agencies taking the responsibility of accreditation, and IITs and IIMs have been asked about it ... so that more and more institutions can be accredited," Javadekar said

NIT-Uttarakhand row: Students to complete study from NIT-Jaipur, says HRD

The current academic batch of first, second and third year will move to NIT-Jaipur for three years. The ministry has however clarified that students will get the degree from NIT-Uttarakhand

HRD Ministry withdraws Kashmiri translations under 'Bhasha Sangam' following row

Under its recently launched initiative Bhasha Sangam, the HRD uploaded wrong translations of Kashmiri language

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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’.