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Aspirants come out of an examination centre after appearing for IIT-JEE exams, in Bhopal on September 1 this year.(PTI)

JEE Advanced 2020: Parents, aspirants turn to HRD ministry for relaxation in eligibility norms

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 10:32 AM IST
The students and the parents’ body requested that those aspirants, who had their last attempt at JEE examinations this year, should get another chance next year
Representative(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representative(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HRD Minister to launch ‘Manodarpan’ initiative today to provide psychosocial support to students

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2020 09:45 AM IST
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will on Tuesday launch ‘Manodarpan’, an initiative under Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, to provide psychosocial support to students for their mental health and well-being.
UGC building.(HT file)
UGC building.(HT file)

Covid-19: 6 states against conducting university exams, HRD says student evaluation crucial

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 08:30 AM IST
Last week, the University Grants Commission (UGC) in its revised guidelines directed the higher education institutions that final year examinations would be conducted in the month of September 2020, instead of July 2020, as per its guidelines announced in April.

‘Uninformed commentary’: Govt on row over cut in CBSE course

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 01:39 PM IST
The cut has been made across subjects but what has run into controversy is the axing of concepts like federalism, social movements in India, colonialism, Partition, among other topics, in social sciences.
CBSE has said that the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for internal assessment and board examination.(HT file)
CBSE has said that the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for internal assessment and board examination.(HT file)

CBSE Revised Curriculum 2020-21: Central Board decides to reduce syllabus for Classes 9-12

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 06:45 PM IST
CBSE has decided to reduce the syllabus for classes 9, 10, 11, and 12. A notice regarding this decision has been uploaded on the board’s official website.
(HT File)
(HT File)

Prepared to conduct pending 10th, 12th board exams at first possibility, evaluation to begin: HRD

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The HRD Ministry is prepared to conduct the pending board examinations for classes 10 and 12 for 29 crucial subjects at the first possibility, officials said.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. (HT file)
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. (HT file)

HRD Minister urges students to explore UGC MOOCs for various UG and PG courses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Minister Pokhriyal asked students to explore the platform and take up the course of their choice on the microblogging site, Twitter. 
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

With class 10 and most class 12 exams over, CBSE hopes guidelines will allow it to evaluate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla and Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 08:47 PM IST
The board is keenly awaiting the lockdown guidelines to be issued by the Centre on Wednesday in the hope that they will allow movement of answersheets for evaluation which will facilitate the readying of the results.

Covid 19: List of some important online learning platforms you can visit during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Union human resource department (HRD ministry) has provided various platforms for the students to keep their mind ticking during the lockdown. Here is the list of some of the online platforms that can be used for e-learning.
Different JNVs, residential schools run by HRD, which have been offered as infra in the fight against coronavirus.(HT)
Different JNVs, residential schools run by HRD, which have been offered as infra in the fight against coronavirus.(HT)

Nearly 100 KVs, JNVs turn into quarantine, health facilities to fight coronavirus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 06:43 PM IST
According to data accessed by HT, as many as 60 KVs and 33 JNVs are already being used as quarantine facilities in places ranging from Balasore to Bidar to Tinsukia and Joshimath.
Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) vice-chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar reiterated on Friday the situation was normal in the varsity(ANI Photo)
Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) vice-chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar reiterated on Friday the situation was normal in the varsity(ANI Photo)

Situation in JNU is normal, classes to start from January 13: V-C

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 04:53 PM IST
There has been a growing demand for his removal as the V-C from the JNU students’ union (JNUSU), and most recently BJP leader and former human resource development minister Murli Manohar Joshi.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (HT photo)
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (HT photo)

HRD approves extension of reservation to OBC students for admission to Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kendriya Vidyalaya

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2019 08:21 PM IST
OBC students till now were deprived of a reservation of 27 percent in Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas. Now they will be benefitted from the academic session 2020-21.
The HRD Ministry has called for a “foolproof” system to prevent recurrence of issues like the ongoing standoff between the JNU administration and students over the hostel fee hike, according to officials.(File/agencies)
The HRD Ministry has called for a “foolproof” system to prevent recurrence of issues like the ongoing standoff between the JNU administration and students over the hostel fee hike, according to officials.(File/agencies)

JNU fee-hike row: Need foolproof system to prevent recurrence of such standoffs, says HRD

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2019 05:30 PM IST
JNU fee-hike row: The HRD Ministry has called for a “foolproof” system to prevent recurrence of issues like the ongoing standoff between the JNU administration and students over the hostel fee hike, according to officials.
There are no proposals or applications pending for opening of new engineering colleges in the country, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Monday.(HT file)
There are no proposals or applications pending for opening of new engineering colleges in the country, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Monday.(HT file)

No proposals pending for opening of new engineering colleges in India: Ramesh Pokhriyal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 05:13 PM IST
There are no proposals or applications pending for opening of new engineering colleges in the country, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Monday.
The fee hike by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is from Rs 750 to Rs 1,200, the Human Resource Development Minister said during Question Hour.(HT file)
The fee hike by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is from Rs 750 to Rs 1,200, the Human Resource Development Minister said during Question Hour.(HT file)

CBSE exam fee hike for 2020 boards on no profit no loss principle, says Ramesh Pokhriyal in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 05:19 PM IST
CBSE exam fee hike: Barring schools of the Delhi government, the CBSE has increased the examination fees for Class X and XII Board Examinations 2020 on no profit no loss principle, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
‘Prahari’ is unique in this way that it can chase, outrun and capture the rogue drone. (Representational image)(AFP file)
‘Prahari’ is unique in this way that it can chase, outrun and capture the rogue drone. (Representational image)(AFP file)

IIT Kanpur develops drone called ‘Prahari’

Kanpur | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2019 04:07 PM IST
The drone is equipped with an advanced autopilot system, and is capable of handling the sudden changes in weight and inertia (of this drone) while capturing the rogue drone.
Students from JNU protesting against hostel fee hike.(HT)
Students from JNU protesting against hostel fee hike.(HT)

JNUTA members meets HRD panel, demand complete roll-back of hostel fee hike

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 09:43 AM IST
The teachers’ association also informed the panel about how the current vice-chancellor has been “violating” the JNU Act and has “put the future of the university at stake”.
Students and teachers alleged they were lathicharged and were being forced by the police to leave the spot.(HT file)
Students and teachers alleged they were lathicharged and were being forced by the police to leave the spot.(HT file)

JNU protest: JNUSU office bearers taken by police to meet HRD secretary, protesters asked to vacate the place

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 11:01 AM IST
JNUSU vice-president Saket Moon said they met GC Hosur, the joint secretary of HRD Ministry, and submitted a memorandum of demands to him.
There will also be reservation of at least one seat in merit quota in technical/professional institutions. (Representational image)(HT file)
There will also be reservation of at least one seat in merit quota in technical/professional institutions. (Representational image)(HT file)

Children of Kashmir-based Pandits to get concessions in admissions

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 01:49 PM IST
The concessions include relaxation in the cut-off percentage up to 10 per cent, subject to minimum eligibility requirement and increase in intake capacity up to 5 per cent course-wise.
Teachers to get relief from tasks such as updating voter lists or even cooking midday meals for the students of their schools(File Photo)
Teachers to get relief from tasks such as updating voter lists or even cooking midday meals for the students of their schools(File Photo)

Teachers may be relieved of some non-teaching tasks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 01:40 AM IST
The current draft of the New Education Policy (NEP) being steered by the human resource development (HRD) minister suggests that teaching is a specialised job.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)

Vice President Naidu felicitates 60 meritorious students of HRD’s Dhruv program

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 12:45 PM IST
DHRUV is a unique program to identify talented students and mentor them in the center of excellence for 14 days so that they can reach their full potential and work for society in a better manner.
I-B Secretary Amit Khare takes additional charge of Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy in HRD Ministry.(pib.gov.in)
I-B Secretary Amit Khare takes additional charge of Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy in HRD Ministry.(pib.gov.in)

I-B Secretary Amit Khare takes additional charge of Secretary in HRD

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 03:33 PM IST
An official order said that Khare, an IAS officer of 1985 batch from Jharkhand cadre, will have additional charge till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post or till further orders.
Union Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(HT File)
Union Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(HT File)

Funds for promotion of Urdu language almost doubled in five years: HRD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 09:28 AM IST
Nishank chaired a Meeting of the Executive Board of the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language to discuss various issues concerning the Council, particularly for the Promotion of Urdu Language inside and outside the country in New Delhi.
Representative
Representative

HRD begins process for creation of National Research Foundation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 02:37 PM IST
According to a senior official, a detailed project report for the creation of this body, which will provide a boost to research in the country had been readied and would be circulated among various related ministries for their comments.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Sunday issued a statement on the recent fee hike in the MTech programme in IITs.(HT file)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Sunday issued a statement on the recent fee hike in the MTech programme in IITs.(HT file)

IIT MTech fee hike: IIT Madras issues statement, explains why it has been done

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 01:24 PM IST
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Sunday issued a statement on the recent fee hike in the MTech programme in IITs.
AICTE office(HT file)
AICTE office(HT file)

Bill to scrap UGC, AICTE to be placed before cabinet in October: HRD

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2019 01:11 PM IST
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) had last year announced its decision to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) by repealing the UGC Act, 1951. The draft bill was put in public domain and feedback and suggestions were sought from stakeholders.
HRD’s advisory board, states’ Education ministers debate reforms proposed in New Education Policy.(twitter/@DrRPNishank)
HRD’s advisory board, states’ Education ministers debate reforms proposed in New Education Policy.(twitter/@DrRPNishank)

HRD’s advisory board, states’ education ministers debate reforms proposed in New Education Policy

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 12:52 PM IST
The meeting chaired by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was also attended by heads of autonomous organisations, vice chancellors of universities, HRD secretaries for higher education and school education R Subrahmanyam and Rina Ray, along with senior officials of the central and state governments.
Representative(Getty Images)
Representative(Getty Images)

How colleges will tie up with start-ups under NEAT

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 09:12 AM IST
The course modules could range from new advances say in the field of artificial intelligence, programming language or any other evolving area where cutting edge research is on.The official said the National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) is aimed at utilising the educational solutions developed in the private sector to make learning faster and easier
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal presents CBSE teacher awards 2018

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 12:36 PM IST
The minister also launched CBSE’s portal ‘Vidyadhan’ on Diksha App, a digital infrastructure for knowledge sharing and released CBSE’s annual activity calendar.
The HRD Ministry has directed the University Grants Commission to constitute a high-level committee to inquire into allegations of sale of fake degrees by certain universities.(HT file (For representation only))
The HRD Ministry has directed the University Grants Commission to constitute a high-level committee to inquire into allegations of sale of fake degrees by certain universities.(HT file (For representation only))

HRD directs UGC to set up high level inquiry into allegations of varsities selling fake degrees

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 06:28 PM IST
The HRD Ministry has directed the University Grants Commission to constitute a high-level committee to inquire into allegations of sale of fake degrees by certain universities.
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