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Lok Sabha passes IIIT Bill, gives national importance status

The institutes will be declared as of national importance which will empower them to grant degrees to their students. There were criticisms against that Bill that it would alter the governance structures of the IIITs, on which the HRD Minister Smriti Irani replied that IIIT governance structure was like that of the IITs and the NIITs which were formed by acts of parliament. So to question it is to question an act of Parliament.

CBSEs evaluation system rebuffed by students

The students of CBSE schools have asked the HRD minister to put back the compulsory Class 10 board examination. The same had been made optional few years back by the Kapil Sibal, the ex-Education Minister. These students also criticized the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), more so the implementation than the concept. The CCE was introduced in 2009 as a substitute to the conventional exams.

UK varsities to recognize CBSEs certificate for UG admissions

Speaking on the occasion, Smriti Irani, HRD Minister, said that UK has also agreed to lend a helping hand to the students facing a visa related issue. “Till now, CBSE students faced a problem as their certificate was not being recognised by several institutes. We raised this issue with UK earlier also and I am happy to state that they have worked on our concern and all UK universities will recognize the certificates,” Irani excerpted

IIT JEE Advanced eligibility criteria modified

Wanting to do away with the present system of top 20 percentile in the board exams and clearing of the JEE Main, JAB wanted to make the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced a bit more of ease and fair. With the new system in place, it will enable students to deal with the state boards and CBSE that have been making the marking system to be more lenient.

India reconsiders its decision to recognize British Universities

Smriti Irani, Education Minister, has told James David Bevan, the high commissioner to start admitting Indian undergraduates to all British campuses solely on the strength of their Central Board of Education (CBSE) certificates.

Common admission process for Central Universities under scrutiny

Smriti Irani, the Union HRD Minister, chaired the meeting. She instructed all Central Universities to complete their accreditation or reaccreditation processes with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council within the time frame suggested by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

CBSE to consider Class XI marks for determining JEE ranks

Ganta Srinivasa Rao, HRD Minister Andhra Pradesh has taken up the issue with the Union HRD Minister, Smriti Irani, after students raised objections for taking into consideration only the second year marks for evaluating the weightage.

Delhi University bows down to the three year UG courses

On the bowing down of Delhi University on the directive of the University Grants Commission, Smriti Irani, the Education Minister said that, “I respect the autonomy of institutions but autonomous institutions were created to serve people. My Appeal is, within the ambit of law, this is the time for statesmanship which will lead to resolution. One shouldn’t sacrifice the interest of our students at the altar of prestige.”

CBSEs liberal marking to take DU admissions to an all time high

A total number of 500 students scored 99 per cent and above in Economics, while there were 622 scorers of 100 per cent in the subject of Chemistry. In Biology, 791 students managed to obtain 99 per cent and above and there were 480 students who scored 98 per cent and above in Physics.

Four year UG courses out but DU UGC stalemate continues

Smriti Irani, HRD Minister had passed the order to scrap the FYUP, a decision which was opposed by the students, teachers, BJP and the Left. Following which UGC had directed the colleges to put an end to the FYUP and start admitting students only to the three year programme. It was also asked to finish all the existing four year degrees in the three year designated time.