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

Jul 29, 2020 Prakash Kumar

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

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

Jul 24, 2020 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'.

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

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

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

Jul 09, 2020 PTI

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.

NIRF Ranking: IIT Madras Best Institution In India; IISc, JNU Among Best Universities

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

03 May, 2020

Fresh Dates For JEE, NEET To Be Announced On May 5: HRD Ministry


The exams were postponed due to nationwide lockdown announced to contain the COVID-19 spread.

01 April, 2020

Coronavirus Lockdown: Centre Asks CBSE To Promote All Class 1-8 Students

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Students of class 9 and 11 will be promoted on school-based assessments conducted so far, the government officials said.

09 January, 2020

No Deviation From HRD Ministry's Fee Hike 'Formula': JNU VC


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.

05 January, 2020

'Acts Of Violence, Anarchy Won't Be Tolerated,' HRD Ministry On JNU Violence


The HRD ministry has sought an immediate report from JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar about the situation on the campus.

09 December, 2019

JNU Students Lathicharged By Police During March To Rashtrapati Bhavan

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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.

22 November, 2019

JNU Cites Rs 45 Cr Deficit As Students Demand Complete Roll-Back Of Fee Hike


The JNU admin has also issued a list of pending mess fees from hostel residents, amounting to over Rs 2.79 Crore.


21 November, 2019

HRD Ministry Orders IIMs To Implement Reservation In Faculty Positions

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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.

18 November, 2019

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

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

05 September, 2019

IIT-Madras, BHU Among 5 Public Institutes Awarded Institution of Eminence Status BY HRD Ministry


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.

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.

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