The Ministry of Human Resource Development, formerly Ministry of Education, is responsible for the development of human resources in India.
JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar on Friday met Human Resource Development Secretary Amit Khare and said the varsity administration was implementing the "record of discussions" with the ministry issued on December 11 and the classes will start from January 13.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday recommended that Institutes of Eminence (IoE) be granted to IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur and the Delhi University.
In order to build the nation's capacity to provide quality and equitable education to girls, the draft National Education Policy (NEP) recommends setting up of a gender inclusion fund. Apart from ensuring 100 per cent participation of girls in the schooling system the fund, according to the policy draft, would aim to close gender gaps in educational attainment at all levels.
There is a huge gap between the skill needs of the Indian economy and the supply of graduates, a government backed report says, adding that non-technical, non-professional degree courses should have 20-35 per cent vocational content.
The Central government on Monday released a revised Draft National Education Policy (DNEP) after several states opposed the compulsory teaching of Hindi in schools under the three-language formula.