Category: Human Resource Development

Towards Qualitative and Affordable Education in the Country

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has taken a number of initiatives including various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) to enhance access of quality education at affordable rates:

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA): To meet the objectives of the RTE Act, 47488 schools, 753733 additional classrooms, 583748 toilets, 40161 drinking water facilities & 7.02 lakh teachers have been sanctioned under the scheme since 2009-10. The progress under the RTE, Act, 2009 indicates that 19.88 crore children have been enrolled in elementary school, with a Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of 96.5% as per unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) 2013-14. The annual average dropout rate has come down from 6.8% (2009-10) to 4.7% (2013-14) at primary level.

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Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani Emphasises Importance of High Quality Science Education and Research

Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani Emphasises Importance of High Quality Science Education and Research

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Academic Complex, during the Third Convocation of Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, in Pune on June 15, 2014. The Governor of Maharashtra, Shri K. Sankaranarayanan and the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani are also seen.

The Human Resource Development Minister, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani today attended the Third Convocation Address of the President at the Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research(IISER), Pune. Speaking at the Convocation, the minister expressed the concern that the enrolment of girl students at 30% in IISER courses is low and should be increased further by encouraging more girl students. She further said that India is moving from a service based to a knowledge based economy in which high quality science education and research is important. The bright IISER students passing out today will pave the path for India's progress in science, she added. She said IISER should take up a drive for popularizing science in schools. She congratulated the Director of IISER, Shri K.N. Ganesh for achieving 87 percent placement of the students in the convocation today.

She was earlier felicitated by the Director at the convocation.

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India and Israel Pledge US $ 5.0 Million per year for Joint Research Programmes to Further Strengthen Cooperation in Education Sector

India and Israel Pledge US $ 5.0 Million per year for Joint Research Programmes to Further Strengthen Cooperation in Education Sector

The Ambassador of Israel in India, Mr. Alon Ushpiz called on the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in New Delhi on May 29, 2014.

Mr. Alon Ushpiz, the Ambassador of Israel to India met Mrs Smriti Irani, Hon'ble Minister of Human Resource Development, on 29th May, 2014 to discuss strengthening of educational relations between India and Israel.

Recalling the close ties in different fields like Science and Technology, Education, Culture, Economic, Commercial etc. between India and Israel, the Hon'ble Minister stressed that education is an engine of growth and collaborative knowledge creation is very important for building a better world.

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Annual Meeting of the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education (NMCME)

Annual Meeting of the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education (NMCME)

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju addressing the annual meeting of the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education (NMCME), in New Delhi on January 06, 2014.

The Annual Meeting of the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education (NMCME) was held in New Delhi today under the Chairmanship of Minister of Human Resource Development, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju. The meeting was attended by the Members of the NMCME, distinguished Academicians, Activists, Administrators from Centre and State Governments and officers of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju, reiterated the commitment of the UPA Government to ensure access, equity and inclusion of the weaker sections and the minorities, including the Muslim minorities. He also emphasized the importance of education as the panacea to move up in the social and economic ladder and to assimilate in the national mainstream.

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