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India

NEP: All you need to know about New Education Policy

The NEP was drafted in 1986 and updated in 1992. The NEP was part of the election manifesto of the ruling BJP ahead of the 2014 elections

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India

HRD ministry to be renamed as Ministry of Education

The HRD ministry name was adopted in 1985, during the tenure of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, as it was changed from ministry of edcuation

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India

CBSE students relieved by 33% reduction in syllabi for 2 sessions

The committee working on reducing the curriculum has prepared the report based on the suggestions of managements of various schools, parents, states, academics and teachers

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Economy

MHRD succumbs to pressure; JNUSU still not impressed

The MHRD secretary said the UGC, and not the students, will bear the burden of the increased amounts in the fee as well as the hostel charge

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India

HRD committee to JNU students: Continue freeloading

The HRD committee has recommended a 75% relief in utility and service charge to BPL students and 50% relief to the remaining JNU pupils

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India

JEE: Why no Bangla, asks CM; you opted out, reminds guv

The JEE used to be conducted in English alone for a long time. Then they added Hindi. This year, Gujarati is a regional language in which questions can be answered

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India

Sanskrit most usable, scientific language: Nishank

Talking effusively about Sanskrit, the country’s rich history and culture, the minister described river Ganga as “our mother and life,” and said India’s conscience is deeply ingrained with science and knowledge

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India

42 lakh teachers to learn how India can turn ‘vishwaguru’ again

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, “India has traditionally been known for leadership in education and teacher preparation. For thousands of years, Indian teachers were considered as vishwa guru.”

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India

DU academic council does not want upper caste quota in contractual jobs

New Delhi: Some members of the University of Delhi‘s academic council have said they will oppose the varsity’s proposal to have 10% of permanent positions as contractual appointments. The academic council is the highest academic body of the Delhi University, responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination within the institution. It […]

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India

No university set up Mahatma Gandhi chair despite UGC nod: HRD

New Delhi:┬áNo university in the country has established Mahatma Gandhi chair despite the nod from the University Grants Commission (UGC), according to HRD Ministry officials. In order to enrich the academic resources of the university system, the UGC has formulated a scheme for establishment of chairs in universities in the name of nobel laureates, illustrious […]