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Education Ministry Announces Guidelines For Reopening Of Schools After Months Of Lockdown

Education Ministry Announces Guidelines For Reopening Of Schools After Months Of Lockdown

The schools have been advised to form task teams such as emergency care support and response teams, general support teams for all stakeholders, commodity support teams, hygiene inspection teams, among others, with earmarked responsibilities.

05 October 2020
Universities, Colleges To Start Classes For First Year Students From Nov 1

Universities, Colleges To Start Classes For First Year Students From Nov 1

'The teaching process can be in offline/online/blended mode', UGC order said.

22 September 2020

Over 13.52 Lakh Medical Aspirants Take NEET Despite Surge In Covid Cases

The NTA will conduct a special exam for candidates who tested positive for Covid-19 and hence could not appear for the exam.

Face Masks, Staggered Entry And Exit: JEE Main Begins Today Amid Strict Covid Precautions

Face Masks, Staggered Entry And Exit: JEE Main Begins Today Amid Strict Covid Precautions

In a video message, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Monday appealed to the chief ministers of all States to cooperate in smooth conduct of...

01 September 2020

Number Of Affiliated Colleges Per University To Be Capped At 300, Says Education Minister

Universities having a large number of affiliated colleges in states have been a major concern for policy makers for the past one decade as they believe that in...

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08 September 2020
Govt Approves New National Education Policy; HRD Ministry Renamed As Education Ministry

Govt Approves New National Education Policy; HRD Ministry Renamed As Education Ministry

A new education policy was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto ahead of the 2014 general election.


24 July 2020
India To Increase Top Universities' Intake For Students Dropping Plans To Go Abroad

India To Increase Top Universities' Intake For Students Dropping Plans To Go Abroad

The HRD Ministry set up a committee under University Grants Commission chairman to prepare guidelines and measures to ensure that 'more and more' Indian...


09 July 2020
'Uninformed Commentary To Create False Narrative': Govt On Exclusion Of Topics From CBSE Syllabus

'Uninformed Commentary To Create False Narrative': Govt On Exclusion Of Topics From CBSE Syllabus

The comments by the HRD minister came following a controversy over the reduction of syllabus by the CBSE, with the Opposition alleging that chapters on India's...


02 July 2020
HRD Panel To Review Situation To Conduct NEET, JEE Entrance Exams: Minister

HRD Panel To Review Situation To Conduct NEET, JEE Entrance Exams: Minister

While medical entrance exam NEET is scheduled on July 26, engineering entrance exam JEE is scheduled to be held from July 18-23.


10 June 2020
Open Letter To HRD Minister From Mothers Of Differently-Abled Students

Open Letter To HRD Minister From Mothers Of Differently-Abled Students

In this open letter to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, mothers of differently-abled students underline the challenges faced by their kids who are are set to...


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18 May 2020
CBSE Announces Datesheet For Class 10, 12 Board Exams: Check Out Latest Dates

CBSE Announces Datesheet For Class 10, 12 Board Exams: Check Out Latest Dates

As per the guidelines announced by CBSE, Students will have to carry their own sanitiser bottles and wear a mask to their examination centres.


08 May 2020
Pending CBSE Board Exams To Take Place In First Two Weeks Of July: HRD Ministry

Pending CBSE Board Exams To Take Place In First Two Weeks Of July: HRD Ministry

Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the Centre announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures...


03 May 2020
Fresh Dates For JEE, NEET To Be Announced On May 5: HRD Ministry

Fresh Dates For JEE, NEET To Be Announced On May 5: HRD Ministry

The exams were postponed due to nationwide lockdown announced to contain the COVID-19 spread.


13 January 2020
JNU Fee-Hike Issue Settled, Student Protests No Longer Justified: HRD Minister

JNU Fee-Hike Issue Settled, Student Protests No Longer Justified: HRD Minister

On January 5, a group of masked men and women entered the campus, assaulted students and teachers with sticks and hammers, destroyed property, including...


11 November 2019
HRD Minister Stuck Inside Auditorium For Over 6 Hours As JNU Students Protest

HRD Minister Stuck Inside Auditorium For Over 6 Hours As JNU Students Protest

Hundreds of students gathered outside the AICTE headquarters protesting against hostel fee hike.


28 August 2019
Ram-Setu Built By Indian Engineers, Says HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Ram-Setu Built By Indian Engineers, Says HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal was addressing a convocation ceremony at IIT- Kharagpur when he said that the mythological bridge Ram-Setu was an...


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12 August 2019
Opinion | Govt Must Boost Research In Social Sciences To Preserve Ancient Knowledge

Opinion | Govt Must Boost Research In Social Sciences To Preserve Ancient Knowledge

Institutions like JNU, TISS, and CSDS, and Centre for the Study of Social Science, have a strong tradition of social science research and must be strengthened...


11 August 2019
Charaka Rishi Discovered Atoms, Physician Sushruta Was World's First Surgeon, Says HRD Minister

Charaka Rishi Discovered Atoms, Physician Sushruta Was World's First Surgeon, Says HRD Minister

The HRD minister claimed that Charaka Rishi who hailed as one of the principal contributors of Ayurveda was the first person who researched and discovered...


24 July 2019
Govt Reconstitutes GoM On Sexual Harassment At Workplace

Govt Reconstitutes GoM On Sexual Harassment At Workplace

The other members of the reconstituted GoM are-- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and Women and Child Development...


03 June 2019
After Protests Over 'Hindi Imposition', Government Tweaks Policy Draft

After Protests Over 'Hindi Imposition', Government Tweaks Policy Draft

The modification has been done to the draft of the policy and put up on the Ministry's website for public suggestions till June 30.


05 May 2019
High Court Order To Recover Dues Unfair, Say Uttarakhand Ex-CMs

High Court Order To Recover Dues Unfair, Say Uttarakhand Ex-CMs

Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, who served as CM from Oct 30, 2001 to March 1, 2002, has expressed his inability to pay dues against the use of official accommodation.


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