The New Education Policy, which focuses more on development of core capacities and life skills, will help students become more well-rounded. Effectively, they will improve their chances in the job market
Buoyed by the world's largest population in the 6-17 age bracket and expansion of digital learning, the education market will double and can be valued at $180 billion by 2020. It will be a challenge for the Narendra Modi government to streamline the sector
The directive has been issued following media reports alleging that a racket is prevailing in several parts of the country, where agents would claim to arrange degrees of recognised universities without the need for students to attend classes or sit for examinations.
'The Modi government’s policy has always been that all languages should be developed and no language should be imposed on anyone. There should be no unnecessary apprehensions about it,' the Union minister Prakash Javedekar said.
BJP leader Smriti Irani has declared in her affidavit to Election Commission that she is not a graduate, much to the amusement of Congress which claims vindication of its charges over the former HRD minister's qualification
The HRD ministry refused a request from Jamia Millia Islamia to award an honorary doctorate to actor Shah Rukh Khan, saying it would ‘not be in order’ since he had already received a similar degree from another university.