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HRD Ministry officials claim no casualties among 930 children reported ill after consuming mid-day meals in last three years
India

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.

Hindi imposition row: Framing debate as North vs South issue shrouds insidious role of caste
India

Hindi imposition row: Framing debate as North vs South issue shrouds insidious role of caste

This issue of “Hindi imposition” is not about North vs South, Hindi vs Tamil. It is about the consolidation of the languages of a Brahmanical ruling class and the Balkanisation of the various languages and dialects spoken for centuries by Dalit-Bahujans.

MHRD revises National Education Policy draft amid uproar over imposition of Hindi; new version advocates 3-language formula
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MHRD revises National Education Policy draft amid uproar over imposition of Hindi; new version advocates 3-language formula

The revision to the draft comes after many politicians and citizens slammed the government for imposing Hindi, in an alleged attempt to ‘homogenise’ the diverse linguistic fabric of the country which consists of many regional languages, especially down south where they have a prominent presence as a part of the Dravidian identity.

Indian politics proves that lack of formal education doesn't hinder progress, but policy matters need deeper engagement
Politics

Indian politics proves that lack of formal education doesn't hinder progress, but policy matters need deeper engagement

How educated does a leader have to be and what is the consequence of lack of intellectual exposure? The Congress is making fun of the fact that Smriti Irani did not go to college.

NIRF rankings 2019: IIT-Madras adjudged best institute in India; IIM-Bangalore tops in management category
India

NIRF rankings 2019: IIT-Madras adjudged best institute in India; IIM-Bangalore tops in management category

IIT -Madras has topped the Ministry of Human Resource and Development's annual National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). With this, IIT-Madras replaced the Indian Institute of Science-Bengaluru at the top spot.

NIRF rankings 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind to announce list of India's top 10 colleges today; check nirfindia.org
India

NIRF rankings 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind to announce list of India's top 10 colleges today; check nirfindia.org

The MHRD will release the NIRF ranking 2019 of top Universities, Colleges and institutes of the country for the year 2019. The rankings will be announced under nine categories – Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture, and Law.

Kerala Central University professor Meena Pillai resigns protesting HRD diktat saying PhD only in 'national priority' areas
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Kerala Central University professor Meena Pillai resigns protesting HRD diktat saying PhD only in 'national priority' areas

The HRD order is the second big blow over the past few months to fundamental research areas.

There’s no way to justify a Vedic Education Board
India

There’s no way to justify a Vedic Education Board

Bhartiya Shiksha Board will standardise Vedic education. It will draft syllabus, conduct exams and issue certificates to gurukuls, pathshalas and schools

We need a board to regulate traditional Indian knowledge
India

We need a board to regulate traditional Indian knowledge

Bhartiya Shiksha Board will standardise Vedic education. It will draft syllabus, conduct examinations and issue certificates to gurukuls, pathshalas and schools

Govt may approve ordinance to restore 200-point roster system: What is this appointment process for SC/ST faculty?
India

Govt may approve ordinance to restore 200-point roster system: What is this appointment process for SC/ST faculty?

Under the 200-point roster system, 99 faculty posts are reserved for SC, ST and OBC communities, and the remaining 101 posts are kept for the unreserved.

Read India must come before Skill India
India

Read India must come before Skill India

The 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.

Centre mulls extending free education up to 12th standard to prevent poor students dropping out after Class 8
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Centre mulls extending free education up to 12th standard to prevent poor students dropping out after Class 8

The Centre is mulling a proposal to extend free and compulsory education up to 12th standard.

Red-flagging universities in Intelligence Bureau note a reminder of growing shadow of government surveillance
India

Red-flagging universities in Intelligence Bureau note a reminder of growing shadow of government surveillance

Apparently, 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.

JEE (Main) results announced, ranks to be declared after April exam; Prakash Javadekar says 15 candidates scored 100 percent
India

JEE (Main) results announced, ranks to be declared after April exam; Prakash Javadekar says 15 candidates scored 100 percent

Fifteen candidates scored 100 percentage in the JEE (Main) held earlier this month, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.

Quota in private educational institutes: Opposition from sector, threat of student protests may keep reservation at bay
India

Quota in private educational institutes: Opposition from sector, threat of student protests may keep reservation at bay

There 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.

Weight limit for school bags, no homework for students of classes 1 and 2: HRD ministry's new directives to schools
India

Weight limit for school bags, no homework for students of classes 1 and 2: HRD ministry's new directives to schools

According 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".

Amid #MeToo movement, sexual harassment-accused DU prof Bidyut Chakrabarty appointed V-C of Visva Bharati University
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Amid #MeToo movement, sexual harassment-accused DU prof Bidyut Chakrabarty appointed V-C of Visva Bharati University

The sexual harassment case against Professor Bidyut Chakraborty is believed to have affected his prospects of being considered for the DU vice-chancellor's post.

Manipur University crisis: Student bodies plan strike from 26 September; MUSU demands release of jailed students
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Manipur University crisis: Student bodies plan strike from 26 September; MUSU demands release of jailed students

In 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.

Manipur University row: Police detain 89 students, six professors in midnight raids; V-C AP Pandey under fire for appointing deputy
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Manipur University row: Police detain 89 students, six professors in midnight raids; V-C AP Pandey under fire for appointing deputy

90 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.

Manipur varsity row: Former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh slams V-C AP Pandey's order to ban two associations
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Manipur varsity row: Former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh slams V-C AP Pandey's order to ban two associations

Taking 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.