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  • Postpone JEE Main, NEET: Parents' association plead to Education Minister Aug 03, 2020 03:47 PM IST

    Postpone JEE Main, NEET: Parents' association plead to Education Minister

    JEE Main and NEET were originally scheduled in April but were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Cabinet approves new National Education Policy, HRD Ministry renamed as Education Ministry Jul 29, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Cabinet approves new National Education Policy, HRD Ministry renamed as Education Ministry

    A panel led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new NEP to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' when he took charge last year.

  • HRD Ministry sets up panel to form guidelines for more students studying in India Jul 24, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    HRD Ministry sets up panel to form guidelines for more students studying in India

    The committee headed by chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) is also supposed to recommend a mechanism to increase the intake in well-performing universities.

  • 75% marks in Class 12 not mandatory for admission to NITs this year, says HRD Minister Jul 23, 2020 04:58 PM IST

    75% marks in Class 12 not mandatory for admission to NITs this year, says HRD Minister

    "JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in Class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained," HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said

  • MHRD announces guidelines for schools and students for online education Jul 14, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    MHRD announces guidelines for schools and students for online education

    In the guideline called "Pragyata", the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has recommended that the duration for online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes.

  • IIT Delhi's low-cost COVID-19 test kit to be launched commercially on July 15 Jul 14, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    IIT Delhi's low-cost COVID-19 test kit to be launched commercially on July 15

    IIT Delhi, which became the first academic institute to develop a COVID-19 testing method, gave non-exclusive open licence to companies for commercialising the test, but with a price rider.

  • Uniformed commentary on exclusion of topics from CBSE syllabus: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' Jul 09, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Uniformed commentary on exclusion of topics from CBSE syllabus: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

    The comments by the minister came following a controversy over the reduction of syllabus by the CBSE due to the COVID-19 situation, with the Opposition alleging that chapters on India's democracy and plurality are being "dropped" to propagate a particular ideology.

  • Chapters on demonetisation, secularism, citizenship axed from CBSE syllabus to 'ease course load' Jul 08, 2020 10:57 AM IST

    Chapters on demonetisation, secularism, citizenship axed from CBSE syllabus to 'ease course load'

    Class 12 students are not required to study chapters on demonetisation, planning commission, India’s relations with neighbours among others.

  • HRD panel to review feasibility of conducting NEET, JEE in July amid COVID-19 surge Jul 02, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    HRD panel to review feasibility of conducting NEET, JEE in July amid COVID-19 surge

    The move by the HRD Ministry comes after parents and students raised concerns about conducting the exams in July, when COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly.

  • India's permanent signatory status of Washington Accord extended by 6 years: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Jun 22, 2020 06:28 PM IST

    India's permanent signatory status of Washington Accord extended by 6 years: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

    "The membership of the Washington Accord is international recognition of the quality of undergraduate engineering education offered by the country," he said.

  • NEET, JEE Mains 2020: Abhyas app will now have tests in Hindi too Jun 22, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    NEET, JEE Mains 2020: Abhyas app will now have tests in Hindi too

    Aspiring Medical and Engineering students can now download the three-hour-long mock test question paper in either English or Hindi

  • Coronavirus pandemic: HRD working on plan to reduce syllabus for schools, instructional hours Jun 09, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: HRD working on plan to reduce syllabus for schools, instructional hours

    "I would like to appeal to all teachers, academicians and educationists to share their points of view on this matter using #SyllabusForStudents2020 on MHRD's or my Twitter and Facebook page, so that we can take them into consideration while making a decision," Nishank added.

  • Schools to open in August: HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Jun 07, 2020 05:54 PM IST

    Schools to open in August: HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

    Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16

  • Coronavirus pandemic | CBSE to come up with 'reduced', rationalised syllabus in a month's time Jun 06, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | CBSE to come up with 'reduced', rationalised syllabus in a month's time

    "We are rationalising the curriculum. We plan to retain the core elements, which are very unnecessary in terms of learning outcomes," CBSE board chairman Manoj Ahuja said during a video conference organised by Ashoka University.

  • Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank releases alternative NCERT academic calendar for Class 11, 12 students Jun 03, 2020 08:42 PM IST

    Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank releases alternative NCERT academic calendar for Class 11, 12 students

    Right now, the schedule for four weeks has been laid down in the NCERT academic calendar, which is subject to extension depending on the course the COVID-19 crisis takes.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Students who moved to different state, district can appear for pending board exams there May 27, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Students who moved to different state, district can appear for pending board exams there

    The minister said these students will not be required to travel back to the previous board exam centre. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce modalities of registrations for such requests, HRD Minister said.

  • CBSE to increase exam centres to 15,000 from 3,000 due to COVID-19: HRD Ministry May 25, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    CBSE to increase exam centres to 15,000 from 3,000 due to COVID-19: HRD Ministry

    The exams, which were postponed due to a nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25 to contain the spread of COVID-19, will now be held from July 1 to 15.

  • CBSE Class 10, 12 Exam 2020: Remaining papers to be held at students' own schools, says HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal May 19, 2020 08:11 PM IST

    CBSE Class 10, 12 Exam 2020: Remaining papers to be held at students' own schools, says HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

    "Students need to travel to other test centres. They will be able to give their board examinations for the remaining papers in their own school," he said.

  • Schools in post-lockdown times: HRD minister explains how educational institutes will change in India May 15, 2020 01:36 PM IST

    Schools in post-lockdown times: HRD minister explains how educational institutes will change in India

    Even when schools reopen, social distancing measures will have to be followed, such as changes in seating arrangements, staggered classes, introducing more sections in classes, changes in timing, etc.

  • Coronavirus impact | Failed Class 9 and 11 students can appear for retests: CBSE May 14, 2020 10:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Failed Class 9 and 11 students can appear for retests: CBSE

    The CBSE notification directed all affiliated schools to arrange for online, offline or innovative exams on all subjects a student has failed in, and before holding such tests, the respective schools were told to provide sufficient preparation time

  • Evaluation for class 10, 12 CBSE board exams to be done at home by teachers May 09, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    Evaluation for class 10, 12 CBSE board exams to be done at home by teachers

    "From the 3,000 schools, these copies will go the evaluators and evaluation will begin tomorrow. Teachers will evaluate from home and we will be able to complete the process in 50 days," HRD Minister Pokhriyal added.

  • Class 10, 12 CBSE exams to be held in July May 08, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    Class 10, 12 CBSE exams to be held in July

    "The students have been impatiently waiting for the schedule for pending exams. It has been decided today that the exams will be conducted from July 1 to 15," Pokhriyal said.

  • Reduced GATE score, lateral entry option for PM Research Fellowship applicants: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank May 07, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    Reduced GATE score, lateral entry option for PM Research Fellowship applicants: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank

    The scheme announced in the 2018-19 Budget is aimed at improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country. The scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realising the vision of development through innovation.

  • HRD Minister urges private schools to reconsider annual fee hike, quarterly fee payment structure Apr 17, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    HRD Minister urges private schools to reconsider annual fee hike, quarterly fee payment structure

    "I urge pvt schools to reconsider decisions on annual fee hike, collecting fee quarterly during lockdown. I hope state education departments will address the fee issue keeping in mind the concerns of parents and schools."

  • Coronavirus pandemic | CBSE students in Classes 1-8 to be promoted to next grade Apr 01, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | CBSE students in Classes 1-8 to be promoted to next grade

    Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that students studying in classes IX and XI will be promoted to next class/grade based on the school-based assessments conducted so far.

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