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The Union government has given relaxations to colleges and universities across the country and allowed them to open for the conduct of final-year examinations(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Move to cancel exams not political, SC told

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 12:46 AM IST
Senior advocate Shyam Divan, who represented Yuva Sena, the student wing of Shiv Sena, said that in Maharashtra most colleges and hostels have been converted into quarantine facilities.
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Najma Akhtar, first woman VC of Jamia Millia Islamia University(Facebook)
Najma Akhtar, first woman VC of Jamia Millia Islamia University(Facebook)

National Education Policy to bring new opportunities for students in domain of higher education: Jamia Millia Islamia VC

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 01:38 PM IST
National Education Policy: Professor Najma Akhtar, Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor continued saying that a single regulator for all higher educational institutions is a great idea as it will bring coherence of approach and purpose.
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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

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | New Delhi
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.
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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

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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
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Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI)
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI)

Dates on JEE Main and NDA clashing? No need to worry even if you did not update, says Pokhriyal

By hidnustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 08:21 AM IST
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday assured students, appearing in both JEE Main and NDA exams, that they should not worry even the dates of their two exams are clashing. Taking to twitter, HRD minster told students appearing in both JEE mains and NDA that the matter has been looked into and students need not be concerned.
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National Test Abhyas app
National Test Abhyas app

National Test Abhyas: 30 lakh free mock tests for JEE, NEET offered in 55 days, says HRD minister

By Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 05:57 PM IST
Union Human Resource Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday tweeted that the National Test Abhyas app developed by National Testing Agency (NTA) has till date offered 30 lakh free online practice sessions within 55 days of its launch.
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NIOS Public Exam 2020.(HT file)
NIOS Public Exam 2020.(HT file)

NIOS Public Exam 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 05:53 PM IST
The results will be declared based on the assessment scheme finalized by the competent committee of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
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Representational image. (HT file)

Desist from uninformed commentary on CBSE syllabus reduction, says MHRD

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Representational image.(HT file)

NHRC notices to MHRD, Bihar govt over plight of poor children due to non-supply of mid-day meal

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2020 10:37 AM IST
The children in this condition will be prone to drug addiction and trafficking by the criminal elements of the society, involved in illicit activities, it said.
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Representational image.(HT file)

NIRF ranking exposes Bihar’s higher education truth

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 05:47 PM IST
None of the state universities or colleges figure in the overall list of top 100 institutions. The only institution that figures in the overall list is IIT, Patna, ranked 54th. It is ranked 26th among the top 100 engineering colleges, a big drop since 2016 when it was ranked 10th in the country.
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Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)

Students can choose to take CBSE board exam in home district: HRD minister

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 06:19 PM IST
“Class 10 and class 12 students who have moved to different state or district during lockdown can appear for pending board exam there,” said HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
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Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

MOOCs offered on Swayam will be accepted for credit mobility in colleges: MHRD

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 06:50 PM IST
Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal wrote this on his Microblogging site twitter on Thursday.
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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 announces modifications in PMRF Scheme to boost research in country

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Most of the seats under the fancied scheme, under which a 1000 seats were created, have been going vacant every year. The HRD ministry now hopes the changed rules would ensure that more seats get filled up.
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Representational images.(HT file)
Representational images.(HT file)

Tripura to start neighbourhood classes with 1:5 teacher-student ratio

By Priyanka Beb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 02:35 PM IST
The government has already started classes through 13 local TV channels and online medium for the students during lockdown.
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Representative image of evaluators checking the answersheets(HT File)
Representative image of evaluators checking the answersheets(HT File)

MHRD readies to kickstart evaluation of CBSE answersheets

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 12:36 PM IST
In his meeting with education ministers of states on Tuesday, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said the CBSE should be facilitating in evaluating the answer sheets of the students in their respective states.
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Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)

MHRD launches academic calendar for upper primary stage

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2020 04:22 PM IST
The calendar contains a week-wise plan consisting of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to theme or chapter taken from syllabus or textbook.
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Lucknow University is all set to start online classes for students.(File photo)
Lucknow University is all set to start online classes for students.(File photo)

UP readies for online education after lockdown extension

By Indo Asian News Service | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2020 10:39 AM IST
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who also holds the education portfolio, said directions were being issued to start online classes for students from class 9 to 12.
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The content is hosted on DIKSHA app which is an Ministry of Human Resource Department platform for e-learning.(Getty Images)
The content is hosted on DIKSHA app which is an Ministry of Human Resource Department platform for e-learning.(Getty Images)

Maharashtra education department begins rolling out e-learning content for classes 1 to 9

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Under the initiative of e-learning, students from classes 1 to 9 can watch videos, listen to recorded lessons and solve exercises on their phones.
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Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

MHRD launches online training portal for capacity building of frontline workers: Health Ministry Joint Secretary

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 11:41 AM IST
In Pune central region and Kondhwa region, which have been sealed by the Maharashtra government, door to door surveillance is being done with special emphasis to those with co-morbidities and travel history.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)

Universities to contact students by phone, mail, social media

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 04:15 PM IST
The social media platforms, phone calls, emails and other digital mediums will be adopted to establish daily contact with students.
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SMRJ students and their remote learning journey.(HT)
SMRJ students and their remote learning journey.(HT)

CISCE issues advisory to students and teachers

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 03:12 PM IST
Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of the council in a statement has advised all its affiliated schools to use online learning platforms which helps schools their classes online without any limitations on the hours or number of classes.
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Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.(HT file)
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.(HT file)

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal urges students to read books during lockdown

By Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 01:08 PM IST
The HRD Minister minister used the microblogging site Twitter, to make students aware about the importance of books in one’s life.
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The HRD official, in his letter, said that if mid-day meals are not being provided on any day due to any reason, the state governments should pay the food security allowance.(AFP)
The HRD official, in his letter, said that if mid-day meals are not being provided on any day due to any reason, the state governments should pay the food security allowance.(AFP)

‘Provide meals or give food allowance to kids’: MHRD amid coronavirus outbreak

By Amandeep Shukla | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 01:34 AM IST
In a letter to all state governments, R C Meena, Joint Secretary in the HRD ministry, has said that students in schools, training centres and madrasas are provided one hot cooked meal under the scheme everyday.
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Class 9 and 11 students wrote the English and mathematics papers, respectively, on Friday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Class 9 and 11 students wrote the English and mathematics papers, respectively, on Friday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Thousands of Class 9, 11 students sit for exams in UT despite MHRD cancellation order

By Srishti Jaswal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 03:40 PM IST
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No teacher transfer policy in Chandigarh this year too

By Srishti Jaswal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 12:34 AM IST
Chandigarh education department scored zero in MHRD’s ranking for two years in a row, as it failed to come up with a teacher transfer policy
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A view of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, in New Delhi(HT)
A view of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, in New Delhi(HT)

JNUTA writes to MHRD over reduction in reserved seats in JNU

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 10:40 AM IST
In the letter, the JNUTA has claimed that there should have been at least 85 unfilled positions reserved for SCs and STs, but in fresh advertisements that JNU administration has taken out, there are 33 posts less that have been marked reserved for SCs and STs.
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The states were marked on a scale of 1000 and Gujarat, Kerala and Chandigarh scored more that 850 points; the scores of Delhi and Maharashtra were 800 plus. (Photo @HRDMinistry)
The states were marked on a scale of 1000 and Gujarat, Kerala and Chandigarh scored more that 850 points; the scores of Delhi and Maharashtra were 800 plus. (Photo @HRDMinistry)

Chandigarh, Gujarat, Kerala ranked top states in MHRD’s performance index

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 09:00 AM IST
In the latest Performance Grading Index (PGI) released by the HRD ministry, the top three are closely followed by Maharashtra and Delhi, where the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made the work it has done in the education sector a key election plank and won the assembly polls by a landslide.
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A march against the violence on JNU campus on January 5.(Amal KS / HT Photo)
A march against the violence on JNU campus on January 5.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

Classes set to resume in JNU on Monday, students’ union calls for boycotting registration

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 09:50 AM IST
On Sunday night, Congress leaders Subhash Chopra and Shashi Tharoor visited the varsity to speak to students after they were attacked by a masked mob on January 5 leaving 35 injured.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Protesting students alleged that the police used force to disperse them at Shastri Bhavan, causing injuries to many of them.(HT Photo)
Protesting students alleged that the police used force to disperse them at Shastri Bhavan, causing injuries to many of them.(HT Photo)

JNU students, teachers march to MHRD, demand V-C’s removal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 09:03 AM IST
A delegation of the protesters, including representatives of the JNU Teachers Association and JNUSU chief Aishe Ghosh, met HRD officials for submitting a memorandum demanding removal of the vice-chancellor.
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