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JEE Main And NDA Exam Dates: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Assures 'No' Date Clash

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal today assured students, who will be appearing in both the JEE Main and the NDA exams, that they should not worry even the dates of their two upcoming examinations are clashing as the matter has been looked into by the concerned ministry. Pokhriyal took to Twitter and wrote, “I […]

HRD Announces Guidelines For Online Classes By Schools, Recommends Cap On Screen Time For Students

New Delhi: The HRD Ministry on Tuesday announced guidelines for online classes by schools and recommended a cap on duration and the number of sessions in a day for students. The guidelines have been framed by the ministry, following concerns raised by parents about schools conducting online classes like regular schools, which has increased children’s […]

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Not Possible To Conduct University, College Exams Now: Odisha To HRD Ministry

Bhubaneswar: Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, it’s not possible to conduct the final semester exams of Under Graduate and Post Graduate students, Odisha government informed the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Thursday. In a letter, the State government urged the HRD Ministry to reconsider the revised guidelines of the University Grants Commission […]

JEE, NEET Exam 2020 Postponed Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry on Friday decided to postpone the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET 2020). The JEE examination will now be held between September 1 to 6, JEE advanced exam will be held on September 27 and […]

HRD Ministry Releases 8 Weeks' Alternative Academic Calendar For Primary Stage

In order to engage students meaningfully during their stay at home due to COVID-19 through educational activities at home with the help of their parents and teachers, the alternative academic calendars for students, parents and teachers at primary and upper primary stage have been developed by the NCERT under the guidance of the MHRD. Union […]

NCERT's Revised School Education Curriculum To Be Ready By 2021

New Delhi: The interim report on the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for school education, which is being revised after 15 years, will be submitted by December and the new curriculum is expected to be ready by March next year, according to the HRD Ministry. “The new NCF for School Education has been initiated. NCERT […]

JEE, NEET Exam Dates 2020: HRD Ministry To Make The Big Announcement Today

Bhubaneswar: The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry is likely to announce the fresh JEE and NEET exam dates for 2020. The exams were postponed due to nationwide lockdown announced to contain the spread of COVID-19. The announcement by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will give a big relief to the engineering and medical aspirants […]

Start evaluation of CBSE board exam papers: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today asked all States to start evaluation of Board examination papers. Responding to a question of conducting the remaining CBSE exams, Pokhriyal told parents in an interaction on Monday that the pending exams will be conducted at the first possible opportunity. Also Read: CBSE To […]

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Big Announcement By HRD Ministry On Forthcoming Entrance Exams

New Delhi: The Human Resource Development Ministry on Monday announced that the entrance exams to different technical education courses that were postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the imposed lockdown to prevent transmission, will now be held after the lockdown ends. However, no dates have yet been announced for conducting entrance tests for different courses […]

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Don't hike school fees, Centre tells private schools

New Delhi: The Centre has urged private schools across the country not to increase school fees, and not to charge three-month fees in one go following spread of coronavirus and subsequent lockdown. It has asked states to interface with guardians/parents and schools to have a coordinated approach. Sources said parents and guardians have taken up […]

Coronavirus Scare: HRD Ministry Instructs Educational Institutions To Allow Students Still In Hostels To Stay

New Delhi: The HRD ministry on Saturday advised all educational institutions to let students who are still in hostels to stay put and take necessary precautions in view of the coronavirus outbreak. “Students who are still in hostels, particularly foreign students, should be allowed to continue in their hostels and advised to take all necessary […]

JEE Main 2020 Postponed In View Of Coronavirus Outbreak, NTA Issues Notification

Bhubaneswar: The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Wednesday postponed JEE (Main) April 2020 examination which was earlier scheduled to be held from April 5 to 11. The decision by the Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is part of the ongoing preventive measures to check the spread of coronavirus infection. As per the latest notification issued […]

Students Of Govt Schools To Get Special Health Card

New Delhi: Under an initiative of the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, a special health card will be issued to the students of government schools by the government. The health card will have the information of the students on the basis of their age. It will have their medical history including weight, their diseases, if […]

HRD Posts Big Update On MTech Fees In IITs

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has deferred the decision to hike M.Tech fee in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for further discussion on the issue. While the ministry had in September announced the decision by the IIT council to implement the fee hike, the issue will again be taken up […]

Minimum Qualifications For Teachers' Appointment Likely To Be Amended: HRD ministry

New Delhi: The UGC regulations on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges may be amended, the HRD ministry said on Thursday after its officials held a meeting with office-bearers of Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) over the issue of absorption of ad-hoc teachers. The teachers had barricaded […]

New National Education Policy Will Be In Public Domain Very Soon: HRD Ministry

New Delhi: A new national education policy will be in public domain very soon and it will establish the glory of India in the world, the HRD Ministry said on Tuesday. Addressing the Swachh Campus Ranking, 2019 award ceremony at AICTE through video conferencing, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank appealed to the students to pledge […]

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UGC, AICTE Merger: Know What HRD Ministry Says

New Delhi: No final decision has been taken yet on merging the University Grants Commission and the All India Council of Technical Education, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Thursday. “Till now no final decision has been taken on this issue,” Nishank said in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha. Last […]

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HRD Lays Down 6-Point Roadmap For Implementation Of New NEP, To Conduct Review In 2030

New Delhi: The HRD Ministry, which is in process of giving final shape to the new National Education Policy (NEP), has laid down a six-point roadmap for its implementation and decided to conduct a comprehensive review of the implementation status in 2030. After some state governments and stakeholders raised concerns about the NEP draft, saying […]

Union HRD Approves UGC Recommendation; Declares 5 IoEs

New Delhi: The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has declared five institutions, including IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University and the University of Hyderabad as the Institutions of Eminence (IoE). “On September 4, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, on the advice of UGC and the Empowered Expert Committee issued orders […]

HRD Ministry’s Big Push To School Education System

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to make the education system more transparent, Union Human Resources and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday launched ‘Shagun,’ an online integrated junction of various education portals. Shagun is an over-arching initiative to improve school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and websites relating to various activities […]

No seats vacant at IITs in 2019: HRD Ministry

New Delhi: In a first, no seats have been vacant this year at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country, according to HRD Ministry officials. “There have been a total of 13,604 undergraduate admissions in IITs this year with nil vacant seats. This is the first time ever to fill all seats […]

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HRD Info On UGC, AICTE Courses To Boost Employability, Know Details

Under Ministry of Human Resource Development’s purview, various skill-oriented courses are implemented by University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) through Community Colleges, Bachelor of Vocation courses (B.VoC) & Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Kausal Kendras to boost the employability of youth. According to an information provided by Union Minister for […]

Congress attacks Modi government over education loans

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday accused the Modi government of “punishing” lakhs of economically weaker students seeking education loans to pursue professional or technical courses. “The BJP government punishes lakhs of economically weaker students by putting obstacles in eligibility criteria to avail education loans for pursuing professional or technical courses. Education loans restricted to […]

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HRD ministry releases five-year vision plan to transform higher education

New Delhi: In a bid to transform the higher education sector in the country, the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday released an ambitious five-year vision plan. The report has been termed as Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP), which will be taken to the Cabinet for approval after inter-departmental consultations. For the […]

Self-defence training provided to girls: HRD minister

New Delhi: With the rise in number of crimes against women, the Ministry of Human Resource Development launched Samagra Shiksha initiative in 2018-19. As part of this integrated scheme of school education, self-defence training is imparted to girls from class VI to XII. The ministry provides Rs 3,000 per month for a period of three […]