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Ramesh Pokhriyal

CBSE Board Exams 2021: Class 10, 12 Exams To Begin From May 4, Date Sheet To Be Announced Soon

Dec 31, 2020 PTI

CBSE Board Exams Date Sheet: CBSE will declare the results by July 15, says Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

CBSE Board Exam Dates For Class 10, 12 To Be Announced On December 31

Dec 26, 2020 PTI

Nishank had earlier this week ruled out conducting board examinations for classes 10 and 12 till February in view of the COVID-19 situation.

Board Exams Unlikely To Be Held Before February: Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

A decision on the examination schedule will be taken later, after due assessment of the Covid-19 situation, Pokhriyal said.

From 2021, JEE To Be Conducted 4 Times A Year In 13 Languages, First Round In February

Dec 16, 2020 Prakash Kumar

Second round of the entrance test to be held from March 15 to 18, third from April 27 to 30 and fourth from May 24 to 28

From CBSE To NEET, JEE Exams 2021; Education Minister Answers Students' Queries In Live Session

The students used #EducationMinisterGoesLive to ask questions regarding CBSE Board Exam 2021, JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 to the education minister online.

02 December, 2020

Task Force For Mother Tongue Push In IITs, NITs

Prakash Kumar

Task force to talk to stakeholders and submit a report in a month.

26 November, 2020

Engineering Courses In Mother Tongue At Some IITs, NITs

Prakash Kumar

Joint Entrance Examination, Main, also to be revised from 2021.

22 October, 2020

JEE-Main To Be Conducted In More Regional Languages: Minister

Prakash Kumar

National Testing Agency to prepare list of the regional languages based on consultation with the states.

13 October, 2020

Hindu Students From Kashmir To Get 10% Relaxation In Admission Cut Off

Prakash Kumar

Until so far, a 10% relaxation in cut off was provided to Kashmiri migrants only. The Ministry has decided to provide relaxation in admission to wards of non-migrant Kashmiri Hindu families following requests from Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley.

05 October, 2020

Education Ministry Announces Guidelines For Reopening Of Schools After Months Of Lockdown


The schools have been advised to form task teams such as emergency care support and response teams, general support teams for all stakeholders, commodity support teams, hygiene inspection teams, among others, with earmarked responsibilities.

22 September, 2020

Universities, Colleges To Start Classes For First Year Students From Nov 1

Prakash Kumar

'The teaching process can be in offline/online/blended mode', UGC order said.

13 September, 2020

Over 13.52 Lakh Medical Aspirants Take NEET Despite Surge In Covid Cases

Prakash Kumar

The NTA will conduct a special exam for candidates who tested positive for Covid-19 and hence could not appear for the exam.

31 August, 2020

Face Masks, Staggered Entry And Exit: JEE Main Begins Today Amid Strict Covid Precautions

Prakash Kumar

In a video message, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Monday appealed to the chief ministers of all States to cooperate in smooth conduct of the exams and also provide transport facility to the candidates to be appearing for the entrance test.

12 August, 2020

Number Of Affiliated Colleges Per University To Be Capped At 300, Says Education Minister

Prakash Kumar

Universities having a large number of affiliated colleges in states have been a major concern for policy makers for the past one decade as they believe that in such a scenario, colleges are not monitored properly for quality and standards.

29 July, 2020

Govt Approves New National Education Policy; HRD Ministry Renamed As Education Ministry

Prakash Kumar

A new education policy was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto ahead of the 2014 general election.

24 July, 2020

India To Increase Top Universities' Intake For Students Dropping Plans To Go Abroad

Prakash Kumar

The HRD Ministry set up a committee under University Grants Commission chairman to prepare guidelines and measures to ensure that 'more and more' Indian students 'stay in India and study in India'.

09 July, 2020

'Uninformed Commentary To Create False Narrative': Govt On Exclusion Of Topics From CBSE Syllabus


The comments by the HRD minister came following a controversy over the reduction of syllabus by the CBSE, with the Opposition alleging that chapters on India's democracy and plurality are being 'dropped' to propagate a particular ideology.

02 July, 2020

HRD Panel To Review Situation To Conduct NEET, JEE Entrance Exams: Minister


While medical entrance exam NEET is scheduled on July 26, engineering entrance exam JEE is scheduled to be held from July 18-23.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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