The minister of state for personnel, said the changes in the central government towards improved quality of governance have to be reflected in states and districts as the aim is to provide governance which is corruption free and transparent.
The IITs will do away with admission criterion of minimum 75 per cent marks in class 12 this year.
The students had planned to march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan from the campus seeking an appointment with the president, the visitor of the varsity to urge him to intervene and ensure that the hike in hostel fee is rolled back.
The RSS's student wing was marching to the HRD Ministry when the students were stopped by the police.
Reservation in IIM appointments has been a controversial issue for years with the institutes arguing that scientific and technical posts are exempt from the reservation.
The students have been agitating for over three weeks demanding rollback of the hike in hostel fees.
Students marched towards the Parliament for a complete fee rollback along with other demands.
Hundreds of students gathered outside the AICTE headquarters protesting against hostel fee hike.
The directive has been issued following media reports alleging that a racket is prevailing in several parts of the country, where agents would claim to arrange degrees of recognised universities without the need for students to attend classes or sit for examinations.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal was addressing a convocation ceremony at IIT- Kharagpur when he said that the mythological bridge Ram-Setu was an engineering marvel made by Indian engineers.
The modification has been done to the draft of the policy and put up on the Ministry's website for public suggestions till June 30.
The draft national education policy recommends a range of reform measures and favoured the teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states.
'The Modi government’s policy has always been that all languages should be developed and no language should be imposed on anyone. There should be no unnecessary apprehensions about it,' the Union minister Prakash Javedekar said.
BJP leader Smriti Irani has declared in her affidavit to Election Commission that she is not a graduate, much to the amusement of Congress which claims vindication of its charges over the former HRD minister's qualification
The Delhi University's Miranda House was ranked the best among colleges across the country, while the varsity's St Stephen's College was ranked fourth.
Rahul Gandhi criticised the Human Resources Development Ministry led by Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar over a circular relating to PhD scholars.
The HRD ministry refused a request from Jamia Millia Islamia to award an honorary doctorate to actor Shah Rukh Khan, saying it would ‘not be in order’ since he had already received a similar degree from another university.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar informed that the decision was taken at a meeting of officials from the ministry, UGC and AICTE.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
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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