Call off agitation, basic demand agreed to: HRD ministry to JNU students after series of meetings
Officials of the ministry told the members of the students' union that they are not supposed to pay utility and service charges and the cost will be borne by the UGC as promised earlier. The ministry, however, remained non committal on other demands of the students including notification of the students' union and dropping of proctorial enquiries.
Be more communicative with students, faculty: HRD Ministry officials advise JNU VC
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Last-minute decision to back VC derailed JNU peace formula
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Won’t let universities become ‘adda’ of politics: HRD Minister on JNU violence
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jan 06 (ANI): Reacting to the attack on JNU students inside the university premises by masked goons on January 05, Uni...
Khelo India University Games to be held from February 22 in Bhubaneswar
"I am truly delighted to announce that the first edition of the Khelo India University Games will be held in Bhubaneswar. I am sure the true spirit of sportsmanship will be showcased during this event," Patnaik said at the launch of the Games, in the presence of sports minister Kiren Rijiju.
JNU violence: HRD Ministry meets univ officials, VC Jagadesh Kumar stays away
The meeting at the HRD Ministry which went on for over two hours was attended by the JNU registrar, proctor and other admin officials who briefed the ministry officials on the sequence of events that unfolded on the campus and the measures taken to restore normalcy.
Won’t let our campuses be ‘adda’ for politics: Union HRD minister
He accused the opposition parties of trying to turn the universities into hotbeds of politics.
HRD minister to conduct monthly review of central varsities, accountability to be fixed for anomalies
The Minister will meet the Vice Chancellors every month to seek report and accountability will be fixed for irregularities of any nature, they said. The review will not only consider the academic progress made but also whether the functioning of the university was normal and student grievances, if any, were addressed or not.
Work on new education policy gained ground in 2019
Work on the BJP government's ambitious project -- the new education policy -- started with a committee headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan submitting the policy draft to Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', who took charge as the new HRD Minister in the year gone by.
Terrorism threatening peace across globe, world needs a Mahatma Gandhi: HRD Minister
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Saturday said at a time when terrorism is threatening peace across the globe, the world needs a Mahatma Gandhi.
Don’t make universities ‘hub of politics’: HRD Minister on CAA protests
Amid the ongoing protests at various universities against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minist...
Lok Sabha okays bill to set up central Sanskrit varsities
Responding to the debate on the Sanskrit Central Universities Bill, 2019, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" said the government wants to strengthen all Indian languages, be it Tamil, Hindi, Kannada or Bengali. He said holy scriptures written in Sanskrit are a treasure of knowledge and the government wants the next generation to study these books.
Bill to set up central Sanskrit universities introduced in Lok Sabha
The bill, moved by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', seeks to convert three Sanskrit deemed universities presently functioning in the country into central universities.
HRD Ministry defers decision to hike MTech fee in IITs
While the ministry had, in September, announced the decision of the IIT Council that it will implement the fee hike, the issue will again be taken up at the next meeting. The development comes against the backdrop of protests by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students against a recent fee hike. HRD Ministry officials, however, did not comment on the reasons behind the decision being put on hold.
New national education policy will be in public domain very soon: HRD ministry
Addressing the Swachh Campus Ranking, 2019, event for higher educational institutions at AICTE, Pokhriyal appealed to the students to pledge for saving a litre of water everyday and encourage their near and dears ones also to do so.
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