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Ministry of Human Resource Development

Indian government ministry

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development, formerly Ministry of Education, is responsible for the development of human resources in India. The Ministry is held currently by Ramesh Pokhriyal and is divided into two departments: the Department of School Education and Literacy, which deals with primary, secondary and higher secondary education, adult education and literacy, and the Department of Higher Education, which deals with university education, technical education, scholarship etc. The erstwhile Ministry of Education now functions under these two departments, as of 26 September 1985.


India launches PhD fellowship programme for ASEAN students in IITs

According to officials, IIT-Delhi has been designated by the MHRD as the coordinating IIT for the fellowship programme launched at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
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Examining IIT's proposal of Australia-like student loans: HRD Ministry

Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry is currently examining the matter, R Subramaniam, Secretary Higher Education in the HRD Ministry confirmed.
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HRD directs UGC to set up committee to probe 'sale of fake degrees'

This comes after media reports surfaced alleging that there is a prevailing racket in various parts of the country where agents claim that they can arrange degrees of recognised universities for the..
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'Quoted out of context': HRD Ministry clarifies Pokhriyal's NASA claims of 'Sanskrit being most scientific language'

"This is to clarify regarding press reports attributing certain statements to the Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, while speaking at the IIT Bombay convocation on..
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NASA says if speaking computers become reality in future, it will be due to Sanskrit language: HRD minister

The HRD minister also claimed that Charaka Rishi, hailed as one of the principal contributors of Ayurveda, was the first person who researched and discovered atoms and molecules.
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UGC recommends Institution of Eminence status to DU; Madras, Kharagpur IITs

The University Grants Commission has recommended that Delhi University, BHU, Hyderabad University and IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur be granted Institution of Eminence (IoE) status by the HRD Ministry...
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Audit finds 21 Kendriya Vidyalaya buildings across country unsafe: HRD Ministry

The maximum of these decades-old buildings are in Maharashtra (8), followed by Assam (3), according to Human Resource Development Ministry officials.
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QS Rankings: HRD Ministry reviewing reasons behind prestigious varsities losing out on top spots

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings are one of the most coveted global rankings for educational institutions.
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Deadline to submit comments on draft NEP to be extended: HRD minister

The deadline for public comments on the draft of the new National Education Policy (NEP) will be extended by a month till July 31, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said in the Rajya Sabha Thursday. The..
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No decision on 33% reservation for women in central universities: HRD ministry

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Concerned about 'growth of fake degree holders' in India, students' union SFI urges HRD Ministry to take action

The shocking revelations expose a list of nine fake universities that award fake degrees to 'people in highly influential positions' in India. Read on for complete details.
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Hindi sign boards smeared with black ink in Trichy

Barely a week after social media and political outrage in Tamil Nadu over the alleged attempt of the newly sworn-in BJP Government to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states via the draft three..
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Centre revises draft education policy, removes references to Hindi

Following widespread protests against a recommendation to make Hindi compulsory in non-Hindi speaking states, the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) has revised the draft National Education..
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Karnataka: Railways to urge HRD Ministry to re-conduct NEET exam after hundreds of students miss due to train delay

Hundreds of students Sunday, who missed their National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), were travelling from Hampi Express to reach their examination centre after the train got delayed by six..
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NEET 2019 exam, scheduled for May 5, postponed in Odisha due to cyclone 'Fani'

The decision has been taken following a request from the Odisha administration in view of the rehabilitation work being underway in the state, the HRD Ministry said.
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IIT-Madras tops HRD rankings of institutes; IISc Bangalore best varsity, Miranda House best college

The fourth edition of the Indian rankings based on the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019 were announced by President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday.
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In Camp Amethi, a house for Ms Irani

It’s Redux 2014: Congress president Rahul Gandhi versus BJP’s Smriti Irani, Union minister of textiles and former Union minister of I&B and HRD. Over many cups of tea, her team lists out 48..
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India withdraws invite to Pak scholars for Urdu conference

The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, retracted the invite sent to nine Pakistani scholars in view of the..
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Cabinet likely to take up ordinance on reservation roster in universities on Thursday

"The HRD Ministry had sent an ordinance on reservation mechanism for faculties in universities for Cabinet approval and the same is likely to be taken up on Thursday," a source said
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