Mr. Hakuban Shimomura, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan met the Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani here today. Smt. Smriti Irani appreciated Japan for their advancement in education as well as in technology, and appreciated the assistance of Government of Japan for the development of the new IIT in Hyderabad and the Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) in Jabalpur. She also proposed that India and Japan could cooperate for the sharing of knowledge resources through the National e-library initiative of the Indian Government and also in India’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
The literacy rates are lower than the national average in eleven states namely Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pr ...
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.
The Union HRD Minister, Smt Smriti Irani today met the eight innovation scholars of the ‘In-Residence’ programme. The Innovation Scholars In-Residence Scheme was launched with a view to promote the spirit of innovation a ...
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.
The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani visited Gujarat on Friday on her first visit to the state after taking charge. During her visit, Smt Irani took part in "Shala Praveshotsav" (school e ...
Major General Vestop Namgyel, Ambassador of Bhutan paid a courtesy call on Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon'ble Minister for Human Resource Development in her office today (11.6.2014). Welcoming the keen interest shown by the ...
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.
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.
YEAR END REVIEW 2013 Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a flagship programme that has been launched with an outlay of Rs. 25000 crores under the XII Plan, ending 2017. The programme is aimed at strengthe ...