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JNU impasse: MHRD panel to hold fresh talks before submitting report

MHRD released the record of discussions in which it highlighted five points that were agreed upon in the meetings on December 10-11.

6 hours ago

Nearly 45 per cent fall in PMJAY funding

Several states and UTs yet to get funds from Centre; NHA blames states for delays.

12 Dec 2019

JNUSU-HRD discussion ends in stalemate, fresh meet today

In the meeting, the HRD ministry official also said that it will ask the deans of schools in the university to defer the semester examinations by three weeks-scheduled to begin on Thursday.

11 Dec 2019

Funding, expense gap in central universities rising

Teachers of these universities say the figures substantiate what they have been suspecting for long.

07 Dec 2019

Centre promises ad hoc teachers will stay on in Delhi University for now

The development comes as the row from DU reached the doorstep of the ministry even as a massive crisis over a proposed hike in hostel fee in JNU.

06 Dec 2019

Government asks for additional input before deciding on JNU panel report

The Ministry has now asked the panel, to analyse the hostel fee charged by other Central Universities and also the trends in fee hike in those institutions, this newspaper has learnt.

05 Dec 2019

Five IITians bag pay packages of over Rs 1.5 crore

The downturn in economy seems to have little impact on the placement season in India’s top engineering colleges.

04 Dec 2019

Government may facilitate loan for MBBS students in private colleges

At present, most banks do not support students getting into private or deemed universities for studying MBBS, fee for which run into Rs 7-20 lakh per annum.

01 Dec 2019

Milk farce in UP school: Centre to send team to states with mid-day meal complaints

School policy experts, meanwhile, pointed towards a larger systemic failure.

30 Nov 2019

JNU: HRD yet to take call on panel’s recommendations

JNUSU members said that they will wait for a few days for the government to act on the HPC report.

30 Nov 2019

Extension of the Right to Education Act way too costly, proposal set to be shredded

A later version of the NEP said it would consider RTE’s  extension. The proposal in now set to be chucked.

28 Nov 2019

No fee hike without taking JNU students on board: HRD panel

The committee scrutinized the estimated utility and service charges in the hostels, which is Rs 2,000 per month (including electricity and water charges of Rs 300).

27 Nov 2019

Lack of minimum standards wreaking havoc on patients’rights

Malpractices, including gross deficiency of services, lack of transparency in diagnosis and treatment, arbitrary and exorbitant billing are some of the grave issues that patients face on a daily basis

24 Nov 2019

MBBS from AIIMS to cost a bomb as Centre starts process of reviewing fee structures

According to officials in the Human Resource Development ministry, the plan is to raise fees to up to Rs 50,000- 70,000 per year for MBBS.

23 Nov 2019

JNU protest forces Modi government rethink on IIT fee hike by 10 fold

The intense protests over the hostel fee hike in JNU has forced the HRD Ministry to rethink a decision on the M. Tech. fee hike in the IITs.

22 Nov 2019