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Rina Ray, a 1984-batch IAS officer was in May last year named the secretary, the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.(HRD Ministry)

Centre repatriates school education secretary Rina Ray

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:59 PM IST
The Appointments Committee of the cabinet has approved repatriation of Ray to her parent cadre with immediate effect, the order said without citing any reason
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices used to smoke or “vape”, a flavoured solution containing nicotine, an addictive chemical found in cigarettes which are harmful to health.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices used to smoke or “vape”, a flavoured solution containing nicotine, an addictive chemical found in cigarettes which are harmful to health.

Union Health Secretary directs State govts to conduct monthly inspections on availability of e-cigarettes in schools, colleges

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:06 AM IST
The ban on e-cigarettes includes the strict prohibition on production, import, distribution, sale, and use of electronic cigarettes along with imprisonment and penalty for violators.
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Increase faculty strength in PEC: Admn to Centre

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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RUSA grant: PU gets 50 cr for research

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 12:40 AM IST
Quality of research work at varsity had deteriorated for want of funds; better outcomes, innovations expected
HRD ministry issues clarification over MTech fee hike.(PTI)
HRD ministry issues clarification over MTech fee hike.(PTI)

IIT MTech fee hike: HRD ministry issues clarification over fee hike

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 09:32 AM IST
The ministry said that that the decision of the Council of IITs to accept the recommendations of a three-member committee on reforms in the M Tech programmes in IITs is based facts including that the fee the programmes have not been revised for a long time whereas the cost per student has gone up substantially.
Representational image.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Representational image.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Special squads visit Bhubaneswar schools to check bag weight

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:46 PM IST
The state government, complying with an order issued by the Orissa High Court, has recently formed squads at the district level to ensure proper implementation of Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD) guidelines on school bags.
The funding for the project is part of ABB India’s CSR initiative. (Image used for representation only).(GETTY IMAGES.)
The funding for the project is part of ABB India’s CSR initiative. (Image used for representation only).(GETTY IMAGES.)

Chandigarh gets new simulation lab as ABB India, NITTTR tie up for launch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 10:45 PM IST
ABB signed the MoU with NITTTR, a flagship institute under the Ministry of Human Resource Development and one of the initial four institutes, set up to realize the need for training technical manpower.
Representational image.(AFP)
Representational image.(AFP)

Number of British students in India to double by March 2021

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 07:25 PM IST
The higher education-focused bilateral programme, UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), which has 235 British students in India at present, aims to raise the number to 400 by March 2021.
There can be no substitution for the experience one obtains when they work in the industry.(HT)
There can be no substitution for the experience one obtains when they work in the industry.(HT)

Can apprenticeship act as a means of elaborate on-the-job learning?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Pandit
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 12:47 PM IST
Apprenticeship is “a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training.
Representative(HT File)
Representative(HT File)

Open universities urged to raise quality, get accredited

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 09:07 AM IST
The open universities has been urged to enhance and promote the quality of open and distance learning programmes to attract young learners.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(HT File)
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(HT File)

42 lakh teachers to be trained under world’s biggest teacher training project by MHRD on August 22

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 02:05 PM IST
On August 22, the MHRD will launch the world’s biggest project for teacher training called NISHTHA (National Initiative on School Teachers Head Holistic Advancement), under which more than 42 lakh teachers will be trained
Algae and mosses on the outer structure of the Viceregal Lodge in Shimla.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Algae and mosses on the outer structure of the Viceregal Lodge in Shimla.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Lack of funds hits Viceregal Lodge’s restoration work

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:43 PM IST
A plan for its restoration was prepared in 2013, wherein the repair’s cost was estimated at Rs 92 crore
Some schools in the state already have their kitchen garden raised by teachers and students much before these instructions came.(Sunil Saxena /HT PHOTO)
Some schools in the state already have their kitchen garden raised by teachers and students much before these instructions came.(Sunil Saxena /HT PHOTO)

Kids to grow vegetables, fruits for midday meal scheme in UP

Lucknow | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 04:50 PM IST
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has issued instructions to all the government schools, up to Class 8, to include the produce from the kitchen gardens in the midday meal.
The move has been prompted by fluctuations in sex ratio rates in different states that emerged from different data sets.(HT Photo)
The move has been prompted by fluctuations in sex ratio rates in different states that emerged from different data sets.(HT Photo)

Centre to collate data to study sex ratio trends

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:16 AM IST
The ministry, which relies on health ministry data to determine trends up to the district level, will now study more detailed data sets.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
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.
The move is aimed at preventing violence involving students on school campuses.(HT file photo)
The move is aimed at preventing violence involving students on school campuses.(HT file photo)

1.2 million schools’ teachers to be trained about mental health issues

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 10:27 PM IST
Explaining the rationale, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, cited the murder of a seven-year-old boy, Pradyuman Thakur, by a Class XI student in the toilet of a Gurugram school on September 8. 2017.
Untrained teachers, irrespective of schools being adequately staffed, directly affect student performance. ASER and NAS results make it clear that this is not merely a learning crisis; the Indian school education system is going through a teaching crisis(S Burmaula / Hindustan Times)
Untrained teachers, irrespective of schools being adequately staffed, directly affect student performance. ASER and NAS results make it clear that this is not merely a learning crisis; the Indian school education system is going through a teaching crisis(S Burmaula / Hindustan Times)

Our students are not learning. But are our teachers teaching?

By Shamika Ravi and Neelanjana Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:33 PM IST
The good news is that most children are now enrolled in schools. The question is: why are our students not learning sufficiently? We must ask whether the teacher is teaching, and how well is she or he teaching? Our pedagogical practices require serious reassessment
Photo used for representation(HT File)
Photo used for representation(HT File)

HRD ministry asks states to avail Nirbhaya funds for self-defence training

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The ministry provides Rs 3,000 per month for a period of three months per government-run school for the self-defence training and inculcating life skills among girls.
There’s no single “Indian” system of knowledge but several “Indian systems” of knowledge, beginning with the adivasi knowledge systems, which the world is scrambling to understand since it possibly holds the key to climate change and sustainable living.(Hindustan Times)
There’s no single “Indian” system of knowledge but several “Indian systems” of knowledge, beginning with the adivasi knowledge systems, which the world is scrambling to understand since it possibly holds the key to climate change and sustainable living.(Hindustan Times)

Children will not learn in a hegemonised system

By Janaki Rajan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 07:58 AM IST
They must have access to a curriculum that has their own knowledge systems recognised and represented.
For the first time ever, the college will conduct admissions and trials for women who opt for basketball under the sports quota this year.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
For the first time ever, the college will conduct admissions and trials for women who opt for basketball under the sports quota this year.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

In a first, Hindu College to open doors for women’s basketball

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2019 03:25 AM IST
College principal Anju Srivastava said the institute this year is offering more games to women students at the competitive level.
The 10% EWS quota in general category will lead to an increase of seats in the Delhi University.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
The 10% EWS quota in general category will lead to an increase of seats in the Delhi University.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)

EWS quota: Delhi University colleges worry over infrastructure

New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 10:31 AM IST
The colleges are planning to divide the sections from this academic session as the existing classrooms will not be able to accommodate the additional strength
India, along with the rest of the world, on Monday adopted new definitions of four base units -- the kilogram, kelvin, mole and ampere(REUTERS)
India, along with the rest of the world, on Monday adopted new definitions of four base units -- the kilogram, kelvin, mole and ampere(REUTERS)

New definitions for kilogram, ampere adopted

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 11:57 PM IST
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (whose French acronym is BIPM), which has 60 member countries, decided that all four units will be redefined using fundamental constants of nature for accurate measurement.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to drop five social science chapters from class 10 syllabus from this academic session, according to the new curriculum.(HT file)
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to drop five social science chapters from class 10 syllabus from this academic session, according to the new curriculum.(HT file)

CBSE Class 10 syllabus: Five social science chapters dropped

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 06:55 PM IST
CBSE Class 10 syllabus: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to drop five social science chapters from class 10 syllabus from this academic session, according to the new curriculum.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has topped the list of higher education institutes in the overall category, in the National Institutional Rankings Framework list 2019, released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Monday.(AP file)
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has topped the list of higher education institutes in the overall category, in the National Institutional Rankings Framework list 2019, released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Monday.(AP file)

NIRF India Rankings 2019: Here’s list of top ten institutes in overall category

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 06:44 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has topped the list of higher education institutes in the overall category, in the National Institutional Rankings Framework list 2019, released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Monday.
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) has topped the list of management institutes in the county, in the National Institutional Ranking Framework list for the best institutes of 2019 released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.(HT file)
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) has topped the list of management institutes in the county, in the National Institutional Ranking Framework list for the best institutes of 2019 released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.(HT file)

NIRF India Rankings 2019: List of top ten management institutes in the country

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 07:17 PM IST
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) has topped the list of management institutes in the county, in the National Institutional Ranking Framework list for the best institutes of 2019 released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Monday.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework list for the best institutes of 2019 has been released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.(HT file)
The National Institutional Ranking Framework list for the best institutes of 2019 has been released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.(HT file)

IIT Madras tops NIRF ranking 2019, Miranda House best college

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 10:21 PM IST
The National Institutional Ranking Framework list for the best institutes of 2019 has been released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Vice-President of India M Vainkaiya Naidu on Thursday gave the ‘Presidential Award of Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman’ to Dr. Gyanaditya Shakya in New Delhi.(Handout image)
Vice-President of India M Vainkaiya Naidu on Thursday gave the ‘Presidential Award of Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman’ to Dr. Gyanaditya Shakya in New Delhi.(Handout image)

Dr Gyanaditya Shakya honoured with Presidential Award

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 07:02 PM IST
Vice-President of India M Vainkaiya Naidu on Thursday gave the ‘Presidential Award of Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman’ to Dr. Gyanaditya Shakya in New Delhi.
The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) is an autonomous body under the ministry of human resource development (HRD). The artistes it has reportedly shortlisted to carry the banner of Urdu are: Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.(Photo credit: National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language website)
The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) is an autonomous body under the ministry of human resource development (HRD). The artistes it has reportedly shortlisted to carry the banner of Urdu are: Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.(Photo credit: National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language website)

Government’s star envoys for Urdu need rapidex course in the language

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 10:18 PM IST
The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) is an autonomous body under the ministry of human resource development (HRD). The artistes it has reportedly shortlisted to carry the banner of Urdu are: Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.
The government is counting on the brand equity of some of India’s best-known spiritual and yoga gurus to take the ancient physical and spiritual discipline to the world — albeit by bringing the world to India first.(HT File Photo)
The government is counting on the brand equity of some of India’s best-known spiritual and yoga gurus to take the ancient physical and spiritual discipline to the world — albeit by bringing the world to India first.(HT File Photo)

Schools run by spiritual gurus to give yoga certificates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2019 08:46 AM IST
The ministries of human resource development and AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy) have finalised a plan under which the country’s best-known and biggest yoga schools will offer specialised courses for foreigners, starting as early as this year.
Budget 2019 : The government on Friday announced a budget of Rs 38,572 crore for its National Education Mission which comprises the Centrally sponsored schemes for education under which it allocates funds to the states and union territories.(AFP/File)
Budget 2019 : The government on Friday announced a budget of Rs 38,572 crore for its National Education Mission which comprises the Centrally sponsored schemes for education under which it allocates funds to the states and union territories.(AFP/File)

Budget 2019 : National Education Mission gets Rs 38,572 crore

IANS, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Budget 2019 : The government on Friday announced a budget of Rs 38,572 crore for its National Education Mission which comprises the Centrally sponsored schemes for education under which it allocates funds to the states and union territories.
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