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HRD Starts 70-Point Grading Index To Assess State School Education

NEW DELHI:  The Ministry of Human Resource Development has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states. “We have decided that a state performance grading will be done wherein the states will be marked out of 1,000 scores on 70 parameters,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here. This will give the correct ... Read More »

IIMs face fresh threat to autonomy as HRD ministry seeks more control

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. The HRD ministry is deliberating whether the government should have a say on the appointment of an IIM chairman. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The government is framing rules to partially control how the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) function to curb potential misuse of the powers accorded to the board of the elite B-schools under the ... Read More »

HRD Ministry forms panel to examine CBSE’s exam conduct process

The HRD Ministry had last week announced the re-examination of the CBSE Class 12 Economics paper on 25 April. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has set up a “high-powered committee” to examine the process by which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations, following the alleged leak of the Class 10 Mathematics and the Class 12 Economics ... Read More »

HRD ministry rolls back extra workload on college teachers

Authorities say the HRD ministry has also decided to withdraw the contentious extra six hours of practical work as well. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The human resources development (HRD) ministry on Wednesday reduced the minimum working hours for university professors, following protests by the teaching community. “The direct teaching workload has been restored to 16, 14, and 14 hours per ... Read More »