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Union minister for education, skill development and entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan. (ANI)

Lenovo Smarter Ed Conclave:  Covid showed tech crucial to learning, says Pradhan

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 06:10 AM IST
Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan was speaking at a two-day education conclave, which started on Thursday to discuss the road map for the future of learning with technology and the new order of education.
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan will speak on the National Education Policy 2020 and the role of technology in the future of education on Thursday. (PTI)
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan will speak on the National Education Policy 2020 and the role of technology in the future of education on Thursday. (PTI)

2-day conclave to explore role of tech in transforming education in India

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2021 07:01 AM IST
Organised by Hindustan Times, the Lenovo Smarter Ed Conclave will centre on the theme: Smarter Technology - The New Order of Education. 
Focussing on technological innovations and solutions leading to progression and tech penetration, the conclave will also discuss concerns on digital inequality and the new forms of exclusion that may arise.(HT File)
Focussing on technological innovations and solutions leading to progression and tech penetration, the conclave will also discuss concerns on digital inequality and the new forms of exclusion that may arise.(HT File)

2-day meet to discuss road map for education sector

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 05:27 AM IST
  • The conclave will begin with the address by Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan speaking on NEP 2020 and the role of technology in the future of education.
NIRF Ranking 2021: Education Minister to release top institutes list today(nirfindia.org)
NIRF Ranking 2021: Education Minister to release top institutes list today(nirfindia.org)

NIRF Rankings 2021: Education Minister to release top institutes list today

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2021 08:19 AM IST
NIRF Ranking 2021 will be released by Education Minister on September 9, 2021. The event will be conducted at 12 noon. 
Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan addresses the virtual meeting with the vice-chancellors of 45 central universities under the Ministry of Education, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan addresses the virtual meeting with the vice-chancellors of 45 central universities under the Ministry of Education, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)

Fill up 6,000 vacant teaching posts on mission mode by October: Minister to VCs

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2021 03:16 AM IST
Emphasising that various stakeholders have to be “accommodative” and “flexible” in a democratic set up of universities in the country, education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said there should not be any compromise on teaching and learning
“The Minister advised the VC to constitute an internal committee comprising faculty members to discuss with the agitating students for resolving the issue,” an official said. (MINT PHOTO.)
“The Minister advised the VC to constitute an internal committee comprising faculty members to discuss with the agitating students for resolving the issue,” an official said. (MINT PHOTO.)

Education minister steps in to resolve Visva-Bharati row

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2021 01:10 AM IST
Students have been protesting after against the rustication of three students for three years in connection with an act of vandalism in January.
Education minister virtually addresses 61st foundation day of NCERT(File Photo)
Education minister virtually addresses 61st foundation day of NCERT(File Photo)

Education minister virtually addresses 61st foundation day of NCERT

Edited by Maitree Baral
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2021 06:28 PM IST
  • On the 61st foundation day of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the New Education Policy-2020 will turn India into a global knowledge superpower.
Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan. (File photo)
Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan. (File photo)

Formulation of NEP live example of cooperative federalism: Dharmendra Pradhan

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2021 10:02 AM IST
Formulation of the new National Education Policy (NEP) is a live example of cooperative federalism to achieve a common goal of making India a global hub of knowledge, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.
To empower higher educational institutions to achieve global standards: Centre(File Photo)
To empower higher educational institutions to achieve global standards: Centre(File Photo)

To empower higher educational institutions to achieve global standards: Centre

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 09:53 AM IST
The Ministry of Education on Thursday informed that it is committed to empower the higher educational institutions in the country to achieve global standards.
Steps against the fake universities were taken based on complaints from students, parents and general public.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Steps against the fake universities were taken based on complaints from students, parents and general public.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

UGC declared 24 'self-styled' universities as fake: Dharmendra Pradhan in Parl

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Most of the fake or 'self-styled' institutes are based in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Delhi, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha.
Dharmendra Pradhan insisted that the temple, which is locally revered amongst the masses as a temple of Lord Shiva, is estimated to be around 1,300-1,400 years old (LSTV/PTI Photo) (PTI)
Dharmendra Pradhan insisted that the temple, which is locally revered amongst the masses as a temple of Lord Shiva, is estimated to be around 1,300-1,400 years old (LSTV/PTI Photo) (PTI)

Pradhan urges Centre to preserve heritage monuments in Ratnachira valley

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST
  • The Ratnachira river which runs in the valley has mythological significance as it is believed to have been created by Lord Rama to quench Sita’s thirst, a point which Pradhan highlighted in his letter
NCERT will conduct National Achievement Survey in schools in November: Pradhan(File Photo)
NCERT will conduct National Achievement Survey in schools in November: Pradhan(File Photo)

NCERT will conduct National Achievement Survey in schools in November: Pradhan

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 05:22 PM IST
  • The National Achievement Survey (NAS) to assess learning achievement of children in government and private schools will be conducted by NCERT in November, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches 'Nadi ko Jano' app(File Photo)
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches 'Nadi ko Jano' app(File Photo)

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches 'Nadi ko Jano' app

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 09:47 AM IST
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the 'Nadi ko Jano' app during an online webinar organised by the Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal on the occasion of Vyaas Pooja Mahotsav on Sunday.
Yoga training included in govt's flagship programme 'Study in India': Pradhan(File Photo)
Yoga training included in govt's flagship programme 'Study in India': Pradhan(File Photo)

Yoga training included in govt's flagship programme 'Study in India': Pradhan

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Yoga training has been included in the "Study in India" programme to encourage people from abroad seeking to learn it get authentic training in the country, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.
Teachers are ambassadors of innovation: Education Minister(File photo)
Teachers are ambassadors of innovation: Education Minister(File photo)

Teachers are ambassadors of innovation: Education Minister

Edited by Maitree Baral
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 03:57 PM IST
  • "Teachers are the biggest influence in our lives. We aim to make our teachers, change-agents and ambassadors of innovation to make our students future-ready," Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday, July 16, in the launch event of 'School Innovation Ambassador Training Program'.
Dharmendra Pradhan reviews digital initiatives of education ministry
Dharmendra Pradhan reviews digital initiatives of education ministry

Dharmendra Pradhan reviews digital initiatives of education ministry

Edited by Maitree Baral
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 02:03 PM IST
  • Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the Digital education initiatives of the Education Ministry today.
The number of cities where NEET-UG 2021 will be held has been increased from 155 to 198, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Monday.
The number of cities where NEET-UG 2021 will be held has been increased from 155 to 198, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Monday.

NEET-UG 2021: Registration to open at 5pm today, check steps to apply

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 10:27 AM IST
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET-UG 2021 exam and the registration can be done on the official NTA website(s), Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the IIT directors at 11am on Thursday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the IIT directors at 11am on Thursday.(PTI)

PM Modi to address IIT Directors at 11am today

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Newly-appointed Union education minister of India Dharmenra Pradhan will also be present on the occasion.
Son of former Union minister of state for surface transport, Debendra Pradhan, Dharmendra was Petroleum Minister in the previous Cabinet.(REUTERS/File)
Son of former Union minister of state for surface transport, Debendra Pradhan, Dharmendra was Petroleum Minister in the previous Cabinet.(REUTERS/File)

Dharmendra Pradhan inducted as new Education Minister

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 12:11 AM IST
Dharmendra Pradhan was on Wednesday inducted as India's new Education Minister while Annapurna Devi, Subhas Sarkar and Rajkumar Ranjan Singh will be the new Ministers of State for Education.
In the cabinet reshuffle that took place on Wednesday, Dharmendra Pradhan has been allotted the portfolio of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister.(File Photo)
In the cabinet reshuffle that took place on Wednesday, Dharmendra Pradhan has been allotted the portfolio of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister.(File Photo)

Dharmendra Pradhan is the new Education Minister

UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2021 10:52 PM IST
  • Dharmendra Pradhan has been chosen as the new Education Minister of India. He replaces Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, who resigned on Wednesday, citing health reasons.
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.(REUTERS)
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.(REUTERS)

Man files case against Dharmendra Pradhan in Bihar court over fuel price hike

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Tamanna Hashmi identifies himself as a social worker and is often in news for his numerous court complaints against politicians over various issues.
Due to a spike in international oil rates, petrol and diesel have become costlier by <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7.36 and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7.57 per litre, respectively, since May 4.(Reuters)
Due to a spike in international oil rates, petrol and diesel have become costlier by 7.36 and 7.57 per litre, respectively, since May 4.(Reuters)

India asks OPEC to restore oil supply to calm inflation

By Rajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 06:09 AM IST
In a consultation meeting with Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC secretary general, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged concerns over the increasing crude oil prices and its impact on consumers.
Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan earlier said fuel prices could not be brought down because the government was saving money to spend on welfare schemes.(FIle Photo)
Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan earlier said fuel prices could not be brought down because the government was saving money to spend on welfare schemes.(FIle Photo)

Minister Dharmendra Pradhan now blames Congress for petrol, diesel prices hike

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 12:51 PM IST
  • Fuel prices witnessed the 28th surge in 50 days on Tuesday after remaining unchanged for a day, with it being the highest in Mumbai among all metros
Benchmark Brent crude, which fell to $19.33 a barrel on April 21, 2020, gradually rose to over $50 per barrel in early 2021(AFP)
Benchmark Brent crude, which fell to $19.33 a barrel on April 21, 2020, gradually rose to over $50 per barrel in early 2021(AFP)

‘Want oil firms to synergise imports for better prices’ says Tarun Kapoor

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 05:59 AM IST
  • Tarun Kapoor said the oil producers’ cartel has been artificially raising international oil prices by resorting to output cuts
An attendant at a petrol pump fills the fuel tanks of motorists with rates displayed behind him on a digital screen, in Mumbai on Saturday.(Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
An attendant at a petrol pump fills the fuel tanks of motorists with rates displayed behind him on a digital screen, in Mumbai on Saturday.(Vijay Bate/HT Photo)

'Accept rising petrol, diesel prices problematic but...': What minister said

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Petrol, diesel price: Petrol and diesel prices have been raised on 23 occasions since May 4, when state-owned oil firms ended an 18-day hiatus in rate revision they observed during assembly elections in four states and union territory of Puducherry.
"Both the Rourkela Steel plant and Tata Steel plant in Odisha have already supplied about 70 metric tons of medical oxygen to Delhi and Maharashtra," Dharmendra Pradhan said.(ANI)
"Both the Rourkela Steel plant and Tata Steel plant in Odisha have already supplied about 70 metric tons of medical oxygen to Delhi and Maharashtra," Dharmendra Pradhan said.(ANI)

Steel fraternity supplied 1.43 lakh metric tons oxygen: Dharmendra Pradhan

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 02:22 PM IST
"The steel plants from across the country have already supplied 1.43 lakh metric tons of medical oxygen to different states with the central public sector enterprises in the steel sector contributing about 39 thousand metric tons of medical oxygen till now," Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.
Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan.(MINT_PRINT)
Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan.(MINT_PRINT)

Fuel prices may fall further, says oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 12:51 AM IST
Fuel prices were frozen since February 27 immediately after the Election Commission (EC) announced assembly elections in five states.
Dharmendra Pradhan at the inaguration of CNG station in Shivane in Pune, India, on Saturday, December 28, 2019.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO))
Dharmendra Pradhan at the inaguration of CNG station in Shivane in Pune, India, on Saturday, December 28, 2019.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO))

'Creating communal tension Mamata's policy': Dharmendra Pradhan

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Pradhan is in Kolkata for campaigning before the third phase of polling said people of Bengal voted for BJP in the first two-phase and will do the same in the third phase.
Small price hikes over the past couple of years have eliminated subsidy on cooking gas as well as PDS kerosene.(File photo)
Small price hikes over the past couple of years have eliminated subsidy on cooking gas as well as PDS kerosene.(File photo)

LPG price double in 7 yrs; tax collection on petrol, diesel jumps 459%: Pradhan

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:19 PM IST
In all, the duty on petrol rate was hiked by 11.77 per litre and that on diesel by 13.47 a litre in those 15 months.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan (Reuters)
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan (Reuters)

Odisha govt has data on number of people under OBC category: Dharmendra Pradhan

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:52 PM IST
  • Pradhan, who has written at least three letters to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanding immediate implementation of 27 per cent quota for OBC category, in a statement said that his demand for reservation in jobs and education remain unaddressed till date.
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