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Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, former chairman, ISRO & NEPC; and Ashish Dhawan (below), founder and chairman of Central Square Foundation.(Photo: Shankar Mourya/ Hindustan Times)

‘Transparency needed in the private school system’, says K Kasturirangan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:10 AM IST
Kasturirangan says the 3-language formula was well thought out and not new, while Dhawan stresses on the importance of getting every child to read, write, do basic maths, and move away from rote learning.
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Former ISRO chief and eminent scientist K Kasturirangan.(HT file)
Former ISRO chief and eminent scientist K Kasturirangan.(HT file)

NEP’s approach is to realise new system aligned with 21st century education goals: Kasturirangan

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Kasturirangan, who was the chairman of the committee tasked with drafting NEP, made the remarks at the eighth Convocation of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing - Kancheepuram.
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Higher education secretary Amit Khare.(HT fil e photo)
Higher education secretary Amit Khare.(HT fil e photo)

Over 2 crore children will be brought back to schools: Amit Khare

By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 12:53 AM IST
Indian universities’ quality will be improved so that they attract foreign students. Indian universities that are in the Top 100 will be allowed to set up campuses abroad, Amit Khare said.
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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

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
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.
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Former ISRO Chief K Kasturirangan. (HT File Photo)
Former ISRO Chief K Kasturirangan. (HT File Photo)

Online teaching fails to bring out creativity in school children, says K Kasturirangan

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 08:58 PM IST
He said 86% of the brain grows by the age of eight, adding that issues associated with the early phase of children need to be assessed and evaluated carefully and any kind of new approach needs a scientific basis.
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Former ISRO Chief K Kasturirangan.(HT file)
Former ISRO Chief K Kasturirangan.(HT file)

New Education Policy likely to be placed before Cabinet next month, says former ISRO Chairman

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 10:02 AM IST
The existing NEP was framed in 1986 and revised in 1992. A new education policy was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto ahead of the 2014 general election.
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Union Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank at Gayatri Teerth Shantikunj.(Rameshwar Gaur/ HT Photo)
Union Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank at Gayatri Teerth Shantikunj.(Rameshwar Gaur/ HT Photo)

Over 2 lakh suggestions on New Education Policy received, under analysis: HRD Minister

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 04:21 PM IST
“The NEP drafted by K Kasturirangan has been kept in the public domain. More than two lakh suggestions have been received on the draft NEP. Each suggestion is widely being analysed,” Pokhriyal said.
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Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan.(HT file)
Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan.(HT file)

Liberal education emerging as crucial 21st century component, says former ISRO chief

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2019 12:13 PM IST
Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan said a comprehensive liberal education develops all capacities of human beings, intellectual, aesthetics, social, physical, emotional and moral, in an integrated manner.
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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) employees react as they listen to an announcement by organizations's chief Kailasavadivoo Sivan at its Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network facility in Bengaluru on Saturday. Isro lost touch with its Vikram lunar lander as it aimed to land on the south pole of the moon and deploy a rover to search for signs of water.(AP Photo)
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) employees react as they listen to an announcement by organizations's chief Kailasavadivoo Sivan at its Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network facility in Bengaluru on Saturday. Isro lost touch with its Vikram lunar lander as it aimed to land on the south pole of the moon and deploy a rover to search for signs of water.(AP Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 landing- Enthusiasm to despair: How mood changed at Isro as Vikram lander lost contact

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Chandrayaan 2 mission lost communication with ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru after coming tantalizingly close to making a successful landing on early hours of Saturday.
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K Kasturirangan stressed upon research being an important category in higher education institutions.(PTI File Photo)
K Kasturirangan stressed upon research being an important category in higher education institutions.(PTI File Photo)

Research should be encouraged, government to help with funds, says K Kasturirangan

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 12:10 AM IST
K Kasturirangan also emphasised on establishing a skill-based education system at the secondary level.
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Experts say soil erosion and quarrying have affected the ‘ecologically sensitive’ hills of Western Ghats. (HT photo)
Experts say soil erosion and quarrying have affected the ‘ecologically sensitive’ hills of Western Ghats. (HT photo)

Climate change takes a toll on Western Ghats

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, Kavalappara, Mallapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 07:55 AM IST
In Puthumala in Wayanad, another hamlet has been wiped out as a hillside has almost melted away, bringing down everything in its path: homes, people, tea estates.
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A senior official in the HRD ministry said the ministry is yet to formally receive the proposal from the RSS offshoot. (Photo @HRDMinistry)
A senior official in the HRD ministry said the ministry is yet to formally receive the proposal from the RSS offshoot. (Photo @HRDMinistry)

HRD, culture ministries should be merged, suggests RSS body

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 05:48 AM IST
In a 19-point wish-list, conveyed to the Union government through an information interaction, BSM has said that since there are about 150 institutes under the ministry of culture that also provide education in the field of art, it makes eminent sense for the two ministries to be clubbed.
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A degree-granting mechanism could be one of its ingredients.(Getty Images)
A degree-granting mechanism could be one of its ingredients.(Getty Images)

Panel calls for upgrading e-learning platform to virtual university

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 10:43 AM IST
The proposal is part of the ministry’s five-year vision plan called Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme. Experts such as government think tank NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, former bureaucrat Hasmukh Adhia and ex-Isro chief K Kasturirangan have prepared the plan along with top HRD ministry officials.
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HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(HT photo)
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(HT photo)

HRD plans National Research Foundation

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 09:51 AM IST
The NRF’s mandate is to foster research, much like the US’ National Science Foundation does, although it will do this by working almost exclusively through universities and premier educational institutions.
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The ministry has already received over 50,000 suggestions on various recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee, constituted in 2017.(PTI file photo)
The ministry has already received over 50,000 suggestions on various recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee, constituted in 2017.(PTI file photo)

NEP panel flags concerns over autonomy

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 12:08 AM IST
The panel headed by K Kasturirangan, former chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation, said governance and leadership of educational institutions (HEIs) are “deeply influenced and controlled by external bodies and individuals.”
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The committee has also observed that schools must be not-for-profit entities as evidenced by their audited financial statements, which must be held to the same disclosure standards as Section 8 companies. (HT Photo)
The committee has also observed that schools must be not-for-profit entities as evidenced by their audited financial statements, which must be held to the same disclosure standards as Section 8 companies. (HT Photo)

Private schools should drop ‘public’ from names: Draft NEP

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Among prominent private schools in Delhi that use “public” in their names are Delhi Public School, The Frank Anthony Public School, and Bal Bharati Public School.
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Former chairperson of ISRO K Kasturirangan, who is the chairman of the committee that created the draft New Education Policy (NEP), talks about the future of education in India.(PTI File Photo)
Former chairperson of ISRO K Kasturirangan, who is the chairman of the committee that created the draft New Education Policy (NEP), talks about the future of education in India.(PTI File Photo)

No coercion, states to decide about teaching Hindi, says Kasturirangan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 07:04 AM IST
If you read that entire section on languages policy, it has many dimensions related to how a child picks up a language, the early introduction of languages, and language comprehension capability, says K Kasturirangan, chairman of the committee that created the draft New Education Policy (NEP).
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Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Minister of Human Resource Development , coming out after cabinet meeting , south block , new delhi , 31/05/2019 , photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Minister of Human Resource Development , coming out after cabinet meeting , south block , new delhi , 31/05/2019 , photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Emphasis on Sanskrit, classical languages

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 01:04 AM IST
One of the recommendations of the committee is that Sanskrit will be offered at all levels of school and higher education as one of the optional languages on a par with all Schedule VIII languages [22 official languages].
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Former IIT Kanpur director Sanjay Dhande and All India Council for Technical Education chairperson Anil Sahasrabudhe are expected to participate, according to the official.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Former IIT Kanpur director Sanjay Dhande and All India Council for Technical Education chairperson Anil Sahasrabudhe are expected to participate, according to the official.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

Higher education meet to be held in April-end

By Amandeep Shukla | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 07:49 AM IST
Several IIT directors, current and former, and top ministry bureaucrats, led by higher education secretary R Subrahmanyam, would also attend, the officials said.
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The space agency is gearing up for the human spaceflight programme by 2021-end that is likely to include a woman astronaut.(PTI/ Representative Image)
The space agency is gearing up for the human spaceflight programme by 2021-end that is likely to include a woman astronaut.(PTI/ Representative Image)

ISRO sets up Centre for Gaganyaan space mission

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Gaganyaan is the “highest priority” for ISRO in 2019, according to the space agency, and the plan is to have the first unmanned mission in December 2020 and second for July 2021.
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The Prakash Javadekar-led Union human resource development (HRD) ministry had on October 31 extended the deadline of the committee to December 15.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
The Prakash Javadekar-led Union human resource development (HRD) ministry had on October 31 extended the deadline of the committee to December 15.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

National Education Policy draft may be out in public domain soon

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 07:27 AM IST
With the extended deadline for the K Kasturirangan committee, constituted last year to draft the National Education Policy (NEP), set to end on Friday, senior government officials said that its finalised draft is likely to be in the public domain “soon”.
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The panel was set up in June 2017. It was supposed to submit its report by December 2017 but was given an extension till March 2018. Later, it was given another extension till August, which has now been extended by another two months.(Picture for representation)
The panel was set up in June 2017. It was supposed to submit its report by December 2017 but was given an extension till March 2018. Later, it was given another extension till August, which has now been extended by another two months.(Picture for representation)

National Education Policy maybe delayed for fourth time since announcement

By Neelam Pandey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2018 10:56 PM IST
The National Education Policy (NEP) is likely to be delayed for the fourth time since it was first announced, with the government-appointed committee entrusted with the task of drafting the policy getting yet another extension till October 2018, officials said.
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The panel is headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan.(Shankar Mourya/HT File Photo)
The panel is headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan.(Shankar Mourya/HT File Photo)

Panel drafting New Education Policy gets another 3-month extension

By Neelam Pandey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2018 10:29 PM IST
The panel was set up by the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry in June 2017. It was supposed to submit its report by December 2017, but was then given an extension till March 2018.
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