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As many as 53 CPSEs participated and constructed 1,40,997 toilets.(HT Photo)

Half of govt school toilets built by CPSEs lack basic amenities: CAG

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Lack of running water, poor maintenance and unavailability of separate toilets for girls continue to be the bane of Indian school goers, according to the CAG report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.
File photo of former Viswa Bharti V-C Sushanta Dattagupta.
File photo of former Viswa Bharti V-C Sushanta Dattagupta.

CBI files case against former Viswa Bharti V-C Sushanta Dattagupta, sacked for alleged financial irregularities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Dattagupta was sacked by the President in 2016 on charges of administrative and financial irregularities.
President Ram Nath Kovind has given his nod to changing the name of HRD ministry to ministry of education.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind has given his nod to changing the name of HRD ministry to ministry of education.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

HRD Ministry is now officially Ministry of Education as it gets President’s nod

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:49 AM IST
The ministry of education was renamed as the HRD ministry in 1985 during the tenure of then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The NEP was introduced the next year and it was later amended in 1992.
Rajiv Gandhi University. (rgu.ac.in )
Rajiv Gandhi University. (rgu.ac.in )

Rajiv Gandhi University ranks second among all central universities

Itanagar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 08:09 PM IST
It has bagged the spot among 40 central universities in the rankings released by the Union Human Resource Development ministry, RGU vice-chancellor Saket Kushwaha said.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

MHA allows opening of educational institutions for final year University exams

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 08:17 PM IST
The MHA filled an affidavit in Supreme Court, saying that on the basis of request from Union Education Ministry, it has decided to allow opening of educational institutions for final year exams.
JNU campus(PTI)
JNU campus(PTI)

JNU gets over Rs 450 crore aid from Higher Education Funding Agency

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2020 11:11 AM IST
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has secured a financial assistance of Rs 455.02 crore from the Centre’s Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) for construction of new academic buildings, hostels and research centres

New Education Policy: Breakfast for school children besides mid-day meals

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 11:29 AM IST
The mid-day meals provided to students in government or aided schools should be supplemented by breakfast, the new National Education Policy (NEP) has proposed
Representational image.(Istockimages)
Representational image.(Istockimages)

Post-pandemic opportunities for differently abled

By Prashant Agarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 09:14 PM IST
As per the Census in 2011, out of the 121 crore population, about 2.68 crore persons are disabled which is 2.21% of the total population.
New Education Policy 2020.(HT file )
New Education Policy 2020.(HT file )

New Education Policy moots local language as mother tongue as language of instruction “wherever possible”

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 05:36 PM IST
New Education Policy 2020: The policy document states that since children learn and grasp non-trivial concepts more quickly in their home language, which is often the mother tongue, it should be preferably the medium of instruction.
New Education Policy 2020 highlights(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
New Education Policy 2020 highlights(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

New Education Policy 2020 Highlights: Key takeaways of NEP to make India a ‘global knowledge superpower’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 04:40 PM IST
New Education Policy 2020 Highlights: The aim will be to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3% to 50% by 2035.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(PTI file)
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(PTI file)

HRD Ministry renamed as Education Ministry, cabinet approves NEP

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 03:52 PM IST
A panel led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new NEP to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ when he took charge last year.
New Education Policy 2020 releasing today(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
New Education Policy 2020 releasing today(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

New Education Policy 2020 gets cabinet nod, to be released today, check details here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 03:53 PM IST
New Education Policy 2020 : The new academic session will begin in September-October – the delay is due to the unprecedented coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak – and the government aims to introduce the policy before the new session kicks in. The draft policy has also suggested that the HRD ministry be rechristened as the Education ministry
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file)

PM Modi to address Smart India Hackathon finale on August 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Announcing this, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 (Software) will be held from August 1 to 3.
A man photographs Delhi Metro yellow line trains parked at Khyber Pass Metro Depot, in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
A man photographs Delhi Metro yellow line trains parked at Khyber Pass Metro Depot, in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Unlock 3: Metro trains, schools likely to not reopen

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:59 AM IST
The officials, who asked not to be named added that metro rail services too may not start soon while gymnasium and swimming pools might also remain out of bounds, as part of the measures to check the further spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
IIT Delhi. (Agency file photo)
IIT Delhi. (Agency file photo)

TRIFED signs MoU with IIT Delhi under govt’s ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The UBA connects higher education institutions with villages for the economic and social betterment of rural communities.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

MHRD sets up panel to form guidelines for more students studying in India

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The committee headed by chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) is also supposed to recommend a mechanism to increase the intake in well-performing universities.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. (PTI)
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. (PTI)

HRD plans to increase seat capacity, number of IoEs as govt looks to stop brain drain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:09 PM IST
The HRD minister took a meeting of top officials and directed that a committee be set up under UGC chief D P Singh to give suggestion on retaining Indian students in the country’s institutions. The panel will give its report within a fortnight.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Odisha Higher Education Minister requests HRD Minister to not make final UG, PG exams mandatory

Bhubaneswar | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2020 08:52 AM IST
The number of UG and PG final semester/year students in Odisha is about 2 lakh. Most of them belong to a low and middle-income group and do not have a desktop or laptop or a decent smartphone at home, the letter read.
Super 30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar. (HT File)
Super 30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar. (HT File)

Stay positive to overcome Covid-19 crisis, Super 30 founder tells students

Patna | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 08:50 PM IST
The Super 30 founder, who has shared his views on the pandemic and its impact on students in a book compiled by two alumni of Brunel University London, also said that he had written to the HRD ministry to start a 24x7 TV channel to cater to the needs of lakhs of poor students.

IndSAT 2020: NTA conducts first-ever IndSAT in 13 countries, despite Covid

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 09:26 PM IST
IndSAT was the first time the HRD ministry conducted such a test and that too through the online mode.
MHRD launches ‘Manodarpan’ initiative for mental health and counselling of students(Manodarpan portal (Screengrab))
MHRD launches ‘Manodarpan’ initiative for mental health and counselling of students(Manodarpan portal (Screengrab))

MHRD launches ‘Manodarpan’ initiative for mental health and counselling of students, check helpline number here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 02:32 PM IST
With an aim to provide psycho- social support and counselling to students for their mental health and well- being, the HRD minister launched ‘Manodarpan’ initiative. Under this initiative, the minister launched a toll-free national helpline number - 8448440632, a website of Manodarpan and a handbook on 21st century life skills
NSUI workers protest demanding the cancellation of final year exams and promotion of students on the basis of past performance, outsdie HRD Ministry at Shastri Bhawan, in New Delhi(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
NSUI workers protest demanding the cancellation of final year exams and promotion of students on the basis of past performance, outsdie HRD Ministry at Shastri Bhawan, in New Delhi(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

‘No Exams in Covid’: NSUI protests outside HRD Ministry over UGC Guidelines

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 09:48 AM IST
The Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday staged a protest outside the HRD Ministry against the revised UGC guidelines which require universities to conduct final-year exams by September.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Despite COVID, the first ever IndSAT to take place in 15 countries tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2020 10:34 PM IST
IndSAT would be the first time the HRD ministry would be conducting such a test and that too through the online mode.
File photo of Jamia Millia Islamia University
File photo of Jamia Millia Islamia University

Jamia’s performance for 2019-20 ‘outstanding’ according to MHRD evaluation, says university

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 05:10 PM IST
JMI secured 95.23 per cent in an overall assessment, as indicated in a letter sent to the university by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The HRD ministry has said that schools will need to “remodel” and “re-imagine” teaching and learning methods by introducing suitable home and institutional schooling methods.(Getty Images)
The HRD ministry has said that schools will need to “remodel” and “re-imagine” teaching and learning methods by introducing suitable home and institutional schooling methods.(Getty Images)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: For online studies limit children’s exposure to digital devices

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:41 PM IST
The HRD ministry wants to limit the time students spend with digital devices to access online education as schools remain closed due to Covid-19. What’s your take on the matter?
A migrant family with children travelling to their home in another state, seen in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad on May 20, 2020.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
A migrant family with children travelling to their home in another state, seen in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad on May 20, 2020.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Ease norms for migrant kids’ admissions: HRD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 12:53 AM IST
A huge number of migrant workers returned to their home states, with their families, after the announcement of a nationwide lockdown that was imposed on March 25 to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)

Detailed SOP prepared for conducting exams amid COVID-19: Union HRD Minister

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2020 05:17 PM IST
In wake of the coronavirus-induced lockdown from March 25, schools, colleges and other educational institutions have remained closed.
Punjab Higher Education Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that the MHRD/UGC guidelines that make the conduct of final term examination mandatory has “unnerved all the stakeholders”.(Kunal Patil/HT file photo. Representative image)
Punjab Higher Education Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that the MHRD/UGC guidelines that make the conduct of final term examination mandatory has “unnerved all the stakeholders”.(Kunal Patil/HT file photo. Representative image)

Punjab Minister urges HRD Minister to re-examine revised UGC guidelines

Chandigarh | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2020 10:53 AM IST
According to an official release, the revised guidelines mandate Vice-Chancellors of all universities and colleges to compulsorily conduct examinations for terminal classes/semesters of undergraduate and postgraduate courses by September 30.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Desist from uninformed commentary on CBSE syllabus reduction, says MHRD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 02:36 PM IST
The HRD ministry issued the statement in defence of CBSE after the opposition attacked the board over its decision to remove chapters like secularism and nationalism from the syllabus for classes 9-12 for 2020-21.
Around nine lakh aspirants have registered for the JEE (main) exam, while 16 lakhs have registered for the NEET-Undergraduate exams.(Kunal Patil/HT file photo. Representative image)
Around nine lakh aspirants have registered for the JEE (main) exam, while 16 lakhs have registered for the NEET-Undergraduate exams.(Kunal Patil/HT file photo. Representative image)

JEE, NEET postponed again till September in wake of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 06:44 AM IST
Following the announcement of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the competitive exams for engineering and medical admissions were first postponed on May 5.
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