Friday, May 26, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

HRD ministry seeks cabinet nod for 20 world-class institutions

NEW DELHI: India has taken a firm step towards building 20 world-class educational institutions, which will be termed Institutions of Eminence, with the human resource development ministry moving the proposal to the Union Cabinet for approval. Firmly bearing the stamp of the Prime Minister’s Office, this is a new framework to catapult Indian institutions to global recognition by freeing the best of them from the University Grants Commission’s restrictive regulatory regime and ushering in an unprecedented level of institutional autonomy. Here are some of the finer details

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar proposes major changes in school education

GUWAHATI: Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said major changes have been brought about to improve the school education system in the country.

Inaugurating the North-Eastern Region workshop on 'Innovations and Best Practises in School Education' organised by the HRD ministry here, he listed the changes as allowing detainment in the same class and reverting to examinations for assessing academic progress of students, besides updating NCERT textbooks.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Research in higher education must for sustainable growth: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

NEW DELHI: Noting that India and China prospered on the back of reverse engineering and low wages, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday stressed on encouraging research in higher education in the country to ensure sustainable growth.

Delivering poet Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' memorial lecture here, he pitched for promoting research and innovation also to combat brain drain and insisted on improving quality of education from primary to higher education.