From limiting screen time to number of classes per day, HRD ministry issues guidelines for online education
In the guideline called 'Pragyata', the HRD ministry has recommended that the duration for online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes
Coronavirus Updates: Confirmed cases in Maharashtra cross two lakh with 7,074 new infections reported today; toll reaches 8,671
Coronavirus Updates: According to a state health department bulletin, over 1.98 lakh patients have been discharged till date and the recovery rate stands at 54.02 percent
JNU violence: Varsity administration briefs HRD officials, Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar skips meet
The meeting was attended by the JNU registrar, proctor and other admin officials who briefed the ministry officials on the sequence of events that unfolded on the campus and the measures taken to restore normalcy
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal appeals to political parties to keep 'academic institutions away from their politics'
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' appealed to political parties on Thursday to keep academic institutions away from their politics, while asserting that students are a priority of the Narendra Modi government
HRD ministry releases first draft of policy to boost student entrepreneurship: All you need to know about new scheme
The Ministry of Human Resources Department on Thursday released the first draft of the 'National Innovation and Start-up' policy, which aims to encourage entrepreneurship among students through facilities provided by higher education institutions in the country.
CBSE fee hike: Delhi govt will bear exam charges for students of Class 10 and 12, says Manish Sisodia
The Delhi government will pay the Class 10 and 12 CBSE board examination fees of all students studying in government schools.
HRD order to 'connect' with students on social media could be misused for surveillance, silencing dissent in campuses, say experts
The real reason behind HRD circular seeking access to varsity students' Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts appears to be surveillance, and an attempt to identify their ideologies
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HRD Ministry officials claim no casualties among 930 children reported ill after consuming mid-day meals in last three years
900 children were reported ill and none of them died after consuming mid-day meals across the country in the last three years, according to officials.
Monsoon Session of Parliament: Private schools must admit 25% students from economically weaker sections, HRD minister tells LS
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said in the Lok Sabha, during the Monsoon session of Parliament that all private and special category schools are mandated to admit in Class 1 or below at least 25 percent students belonging to weaker sections and disadvantaged groups.
Meena Pillai quits Kerala University over HRD diktat: Researchers can't stoop before eccentricities of regressive regimes, writes professor
a circular issued by the Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Kerala made visible some of the fault lines that mark the future of academic freedom and dedicated research in our country. The circular contained problematic clauses which stated that research in the university needs to be done according to "national priorities," that research in "irrelevant areas" need not be promoted any longer, and that the faculty will draw up a list of projects from which prospective research scholars will be asked to choose their topics of research
Days after Pulwama attack, UGC writes to varsities across country to ensure safety of Kashmiri students on campus
In the wake of the attack on Kashmiri students after the Pulwama incident, the UGC on Friday wrote to vice-chancellors of varsities across the country to ensure their safety on campus and to maintain peace and harmony
Supreme Court upholds department-wise SC/ST quota in universities, dismisses Centre's plea against Allahabad HC order
A bench of Justice UU Lalit and Justice Indira Banerjee dismissed Centre’s special leave petition which challenged the Allahabad High Court order.
Reports claiming Hindi to be made compulsory in schools across India are 'mischievous and misleading', tweets Prakash Javadekar
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has clarified that reports in the media claiming the New Education Policy is going to advocate for Hindi to be made compulsory in schools across India till Class 8 are false.
Rift in NDA in Bihar? Upendra Kushwaha meets Tejashwi Yadav after BJP agrees to 50-50 seat-sharing formula with JD(U)
Union minister and RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha met RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav Friday, triggering speculation of discontent within NDA grouping in Bihar, hours after BJP chief Amit Shah announced a seat-sharing formula in the state for Lok Sabha elections.
HRD ministry seeks report from AMU on prayer meet held for deceased militant as varsity sets up inquiry committee
HRD ministry asked AMU to send a report on the prayer meeting held at the varsity's campus for Hizbul Mujahideen commander Manan Bashir Wani.
'Observe 29 September as Surgical Strike Day': UGC issues circular to universities, Opposition terms it 'another jumla'
In a first, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday directed universities and higher educational institutes across the country to observe 29 September as "Surgical Strike Day" to mark the second anniversary of the Indian Army's strike against terror cells across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Mumbai University to frame anti-plagiarism guidelines based on UGC rules, set up panel to curb problem
The Mumbai University is set to formulate its own guidelines to tackle plagiarism based on the rules given by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in August this year.
UGC directs 21 Delhi University colleges to appoint regular principals, warns of withholding grants if institutes do not comply
Hindu College, Jesus and Mary College, Kamala Nehru College and Gargi College, are among the colleges that have been warned by the UGC.
IIT-Council rejects proposal to reform JEE (Advanced), will continue to offer B Tech courses, says Prakash Javadekar
IIT council decided Monday it will continue to offer B Tech programmes and there will be no reform in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)