A new education policy was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto ahead of the 2014 general election.
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'.
The IITs will do away with admission criterion of minimum 75 per cent marks in class 12 this year.
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.
IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore and IIT Delhi bagged the top three positions among educational institutions in the country in the HRD Ministry's National Institutional Ranking Framework
The exams were postponed due to nationwide lockdown announced to contain the COVID-19 spread.
Students of class 9 and 11 will be promoted on school-based assessments conducted so far, the government officials said.
Amid outrage by students over a proposed fee hike, the HRD Ministry had intervened last month and formed a three-member committee to resolve the stand-off between the university and its administration.
The HRD ministry has sought an immediate report from JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar about the situation on the campus.
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 JNU admin has also issued a list of pending mess fees from hostel residents, amounting to over Rs 2.79 Crore.
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.
Students marched towards the Parliament for a complete fee rollback along with other demands.
The decision was taken following a recommendation made by the University Grants Commission last month on the basis of the advice of an Empowered Expert Committee.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border after a bill to cancel the three contentious farm laws was passed during the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
India's captain Ajinkya Rahane speaks to on field umpires as after they stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
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India's players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Southee during the day five of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
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