Tag: HRD Ministry

Modi Govt Stops Acceleration Of Fee Hike MTech Fee

(New Delhi) Modi Govt Stops Acceleration Of Fee Hike MTech Fee in 23 IITs
The HRD ministry has deferred the decision to hike the MTech fee in the IITs for further discussion on the issue.
The development comes against the backdrop of protests by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students against a recent fee hike.
IIT-Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao had said the MTech programmes at the IITs recorded a dropout rate of over 50 per cent as the students treated the courses as a “stop-gap arrangement” till they landed a job or cracked a competitive exam.
The IIT Council, led by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”, had approved a proposal to hike the fee for the masters programme and bring it to the level of the BTech courses in September.

Fee Hike Only for New Students of M. Tech in IITs :HRD

(New Delhi)Fee Hike Only for New Students of M. Tech in IITs :HRD
The Ministry of Human Resource Developments has issued a clarification regarding the news relating to the hike in the fee of M. Tech programme in IITs.
There is no fee hike for the existing students.
For new admissions, hike will be gradual over a period of three years or more, as will be decided by the respective Board of Governors of IITs.
Needy students will be provided necessary financial support.
All concessions and scholarships for SC/ST/OBC and others will continue without change.
The fee hike will discourage non-serious students, who after a few months of stay in IITs, leave the programme midway to take up employment or to prepare for competitive exams.
This drop out in the middle of the programme leads to wastage of coveted seats on the one hand and denies opportunity to other serious and meritorious students, on the other.
IITs will offer only those programmes that have demand in the market. This will ensure immediate placement after completion of the course.
Good and deserving students will be provided Teaching Assistantship/Scholarship.
The fee for the M.Tech. programmes in IITs have not been revised for a long time whereas the cost per student has gone up substantially.
The Ministry has assured to all future students who will come to study at IITs that no student will be deprived of opportunity for education because of weak financial condition.

LinkedIn CEO Jeff To Utilize Social Media In Education Sector

[New Delhi]LinkedIn CEO meets HRD minister Javadekar To Utilize Social Media In Education
Jeff Weiner Met Indian HRD minister Prakash Javadekar To explore the possibilities of utilising the reach of social media in education sector
Emerging from the meeting Javadekar said it was fruitful discussion adding that the ministry is open to good ideas.
“We had very fruitful discussion and we are sure there are many things which we can do jointly and we are interested in increasing research and innovation and relevant teaching and placements thereafter to happen in all college campuses and all our technical institutes,” Javadekar said.
“We have more than 10,000 engineering colleges, therefore we have discussed many things and our AICTE and our department ministry will definitely work with good ideas,” he added.
Linkedin CEO Weiner said he was excited to meet the HRD minister and said that Linkedin is focusing on making products in India and for India
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The CEO of LinkedIn, Mr. Jeff Weiner meeting the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi on September 13, 2016.

Normalcy Restored at NIT Srinagar:HRD: T20 Hoopla

[New Delhi,Srinagar] Situation Normalize at NIT Srinagar :HRD
The HRD ministry today said normalcy has been restored at NIT Srinagar, which witnessed clashes between local and non-local students over India’s defeat in the semi final clash with West Indies in the ongoing World T20 Cup.
As per a statement released by the ministry, Rajat Gupta, Director NIT Srinagar reassured the students, faculty and parents that the temporary situation arising out of tensions from disappointment at the outcome of the cricket match on 31st March had been overcome.
The National Institute of Technology (NIT) was shut down yesterday till further orders in the wake of clashes between local and non-local students over India’s defeat in yesterday’s semi final clash with West Indies in the ongoing World T20 Cup.
The HRD Ministry said that the district administration and local authorities had extended the fullest cooperation, enabling the situation to be contained.
“The group of students have been counselled in the presence of senior officials,”
The Director, NIT Srinagar, assured the parents, students and all concerned that there is no cause for apprehension and students are safe, secure and on campus,
All scheduled programs in the institution will take place, including the ‘National Research Scholar Conclave’ scheduled for today and tomorrow,

46 Central Universities Agree to Fly Tricolour:New Trap For Congress?

[New Delhi]46 Central All 46 Universities Agree to Fly Tricolour:New Trap For Congress
HRD Minister Has Penned New Script Of Nationalism On which Congress+Left As Usual Rattled
As per Newly Script Of HRD Minister Smt Smrit All 46 central universities to fly tricolour atop 207 ft mast prominently and proudly on their campuses to signify a “strong India” and the first will be hoisted at JNU,This Script Has Been Approved By All VCs [ Characters] The decision came in the midst of raging row over the arrest of JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges for being present at an event on the campus where anti-India slogans were raised.
Now Moving Their First Step Into This Trap The Mighty Congress Has Strongly Criticized which said nationalism doesn’t mean hoisting the flag and singing Vande Mataram and that it should be reflected in one’s belief in the Constitution. CPM leader Brinda Karat also Marched Against this decision.Earlier Rahul Has Supported Pro Pakistan Sloganeering Students Of JNU Which Has Been Criticized All Round
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Punjab Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Demands Domesticity In Indian Medieval History

[New Delhi] Punjab Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal [SAD],Criticizing 1st PM, Demands Domesticity In Indian Medieval History Curriculum
SAD today demanded a review of history contending that aspects related to India’s past had been ignored in educational curriculum and wondered how the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru made a “mistake” in this regard.
Akali Dal member Prem Singh Chandumajra said foreign version of history has been given preference over the domestic version and in effect the contribution of national heroes has been ignored in books.
“There should be a review of history so that it is corrected,” he said while participating in a debate on Demand for Grants for HRD Ministry in Lok Sabha.
To buttress his point, he said Babur, who founded Mughal Empire in India, was “an invader” but he has been described as a “ruler”. He questioned that if Babur was the ruler, then what was the role of Guru Nanak who had described him as “jaabar” (oppressor).
Aurangzeb has also been described as a “ruler” even though Guru Teg Bahadur had “sacrificed” his life while “confronting him (Aurangzeb) to protect ‘janaeu’ (holy Hindu thread)”, Chandumajra said.
He added that Maharaja Ranjeet Singh had also fought against invaders and closed the Khyber pass but his role was suppressed in history.
“Nehru was a good person but I don’t know how he made the mistake or may be he got influenced,” the Akali member said.
He also wanted regional languages to be encouraged by giving them priority in usage, arguing that languages unite rather than divide.
Appearing to target Congress, he said “they have kept nation divided by making people fight over languages”, as he pointed towards the opposition benches.