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  • MHRD planning curricular interventions for university students for promoting academic activity on rural community

    Over 40 lakh National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers from 50,000 educational institutions will now work towards understanding issues related to rural India and to develop strategies to address those concerns. Launching the national level rural engagement campaign for universities, the ministry of human resource development through the National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI) has....

  • NCRI to initiate rural case studies in educational institutes

    Shortage of qualified rural managers to be met with institute’s curricular interventions.

    Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday expressed confidence that the shortage of qualified rural managers would be met with the curricular interventions of National Council of Rural Institute (NCRI) as it has taken the onus to work with 370 State universities, .. ....

  • Javedkar stresses the need for rural management education

    Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javedkar stressed the need for rural management education.

    He was speaking after launching the Mahatma Gandhi Grameen Prabandh Vidya Abhiyaan at National Council of Rural Institutes here on Tuesday.. ....

  • HRD ministry ropes in institutes of excellence to bridge dearth of rural management experts

    The National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI) has tied up with state and central universities, National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to start courses on rural management and rural technology management. Huge dearth of professionally trained and qualified rural managers will be met with curricular interventions by the National Council of Rural Institutes, which will work. ....

  • Environment Day: Prakash Javadekar says plant trees to create oxygen bank

    New Delhi: Plant a tree and create your own oxygen bank, said India’s Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday, the World Environment Day. He urged people to click a selfie while planting a sapling.

    5 June is celebrated as the World Environment Day by the United Nations’ and every year it is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. ....

  • Prakash Javadekar launches 17 RUSA projects

    A cluster university in Jammu and Kashmir and language laboratories in Jharkhand's Ghatsila College were among the 17 projects launched by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday.

    The projects spread across 14 states have been completed under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) of HRD Ministry aimedat providing central funding to state higher education ..

  • Community engagement is what universities should be for

    Working in our local areas is much more than charity for higher education institutions, says Stuart Laing. Why does university-community engagement matter? What is it for? And how could the late Sir David Watson plausibly claim that civic and community engagement constitutes a “new paradigm” in the development of the institutional mission of universities?

  • Prakash Javadekar Education Minister

    As many as 15 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) set up under public-private partnership mode will soon be granted the powers to award degrees to their students. To give effect to this, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today introduced in the Lok Sabha the Indian Institutes of Information Technology

  • Hyd varsity, NIRD&PR ink pact for courses in rural development
    The University of Hyderabad (UoH) today signed an MoU with the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR) for conducting courses for elected representatives and others in rural development and other areas.
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