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Feb 09, 2019
Read India must come before Skill IndiaThe recently released Annual Status of Education Report, India’s largest NGO-run yearly survey, paints a distressing picture of basic reading and arithmetic abilities of students: with 25 per cent of students completing Class 8 without any reading competency, and over 50 per cent unable to even divide numbers.
Feb 02, 2019
Centre mulls extending free education up to 12th standard to prevent poor students dropping out after Class 8The Centre is mulling a proposal to extend free and compulsory education up to 12th standard.
Jan 29, 2019
Red-flagging universities in Intelligence Bureau note a reminder of growing shadow of government surveillanceApparently, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has sent a note to the HRD Ministry ‘red-flagging’ universities, because key stakeholders in them were critical of the Narendra Modi government. This has made the HRD ministry hesitant to award the Institute of Excellence (IoE) status to these private universities.
Jan 20, 2019
JEE (Main) results announced, ranks to be declared after April exam; Prakash Javadekar says 15 candidates scored 100 percentFifteen candidates scored 100 percentage in the JEE (Main) held earlier this month, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.
Jan 16, 2019
Quota in private educational institutes: Opposition from sector, threat of student protests may keep reservation at bayThere are arguments both for and against reservations in jobs and educational institutes in the private sector, but currently, it appears that there are a number of hindrances that may keep the government's pre-poll promise at bay.
Nov 26, 2018
Weight limit for school bags, no homework for students of classes 1 and 2: HRD ministry's new directives to schoolsAccording 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".
Oct 11, 2018
Amid #MeToo movement, sexual harassment-accused DU prof Bidyut Chakrabarty appointed V-C of Visva Bharati UniversityThe sexual harassment case against Professor Bidyut Chakraborty is believed to have affected his prospects of being considered for the DU vice-chancellor's post.
Sep 24, 2018
Manipur University crisis: Student bodies plan strike from 26 September; MUSU demands release of jailed studentsIn a statement on Sunday, the Manipur University Students' Union lashed out at Singh, whose complaint led to the arrest of 89 students and six teachers of Manipur University during the raids.
Sep 21, 2018
Manipur University row: Police detain 89 students, six professors in midnight raids; V-C AP Pandey under fire for appointing deputy90 students of Manipur University were arrested from the hostels and many were injured during the incident. Five faculty members have also been taken into custody following massive tear gas and mock bomb attacks and the university is under sieze of Armed Forces and Police Commandos.
Sep 04, 2018
Manipur varsity row: Former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh slams V-C AP Pandey's order to ban two associationsTaking a dig at Manipur University Vice-Chancellor AP Pandey, who ordered a ban on two associations at the institute, former Manipur chief minister OIbobi Singh sought to know Monday if the HRD ministry was consulted before the issuance of the notification.