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MoS Jitendra Singh Advices States To Mirror Each Other's Best Practices In Governance

Dec 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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.

IITs Decide To Drop Class 12 Board Marks Criteria For Admissions This Year

Jul 17, 2020 Prakash Kumar

The IITs will do away with admission criterion of minimum 75 per cent marks in class 12 this year.

JNU Students Lathicharged By Police During March To Rashtrapati Bhavan

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.

ABVP Protests JNU Fee Hike, Demands Scrapping Of HRD Ministry Panel

Nov 21, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The RSS's student wing was marching to the HRD Ministry when the students were stopped by the police.

HRD Ministry Orders IIMs To Implement Reservation In Faculty Positions

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.

20 November, 2019

HRD Ministry Panel To Visit JNU As Students Demand Full Rollback Of Fee Hike


The students have been agitating for over three weeks demanding rollback of the hike in hostel fees.

18 November, 2019

JNU Protest: Entry, Exit Closed At 3 Metro Stations Near Parliament As Students March

Outlook Web Bureau

Students marched towards the Parliament for a complete fee rollback along with other demands.

11 November, 2019

HRD Minister Stuck Inside Auditorium For Over 6 Hours As JNU Students Protest


Hundreds of students gathered outside the AICTE headquarters protesting against hostel fee hike.

30 August, 2019

HRD Ministry Directs UGC To Set Up Panel To Probe Allegations Of Varsities Selling Fake Degrees

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

28 August, 2019

Ram-Setu Built By Indian Engineers, Says HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

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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.

03 June, 2019

After Protests Over 'Hindi Imposition', Government Tweaks Policy Draft


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.


03 June, 2019

No Language Will Be Imposed: S Jaishankar On Hindi Imposition Row

Outlook Web Bureau

The draft national education policy recommends a range of reform measures and favoured the teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states.

02 June, 2019

Amid Controversy Over Teaching Hindi, Javedekar Says No Decision Taken Yet

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'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.

12 April, 2019

In Her Election Affidavit, Smriti Irani Declares She Is Not A Graduate

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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

08 April, 2019

IIT-Madras Ranked Highest In HRD's List Of Higher Institutes, JNU At 7th Position

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

24 March, 2019

'Little Knowledge Is Dangerous': Rahul Gandhi Hits Out At Prakash Javadekar For Restricting PhD Topics

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Rahul Gandhi criticised the Human Resources Development Ministry led by Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar over a circular relating to PhD scholars.

22 February, 2019

HRD Ministry Denies Jamia Millia Islamia's Request To Confer Honorary Doctorate To Shah Rukh Khan

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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.


15 January, 2019

To Implement 10% Quota, HRD Ministry To Increase Seats By 25% In Universities

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Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar informed that the decision was taken at a meeting of officials from the ministry, UGC and AICTE.

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.

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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.

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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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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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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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