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The party will launch its election campaign for the 2017 assembly polls with a massive meeting of its workers at the Ramabai Ambedkar Rally Sthal. (Source: PTI Photo/TV GRAB) Top News Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will have an interaction with workers of his party in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on Sunday. researchers said. Samsung India’s Service Head. We have signed agreement with ANURAG (Advanced Numerical Research and Analysis Group) to develop second-stage router. from seven seats in alliance with the BJP.

The stolen laptops have been recovered from his possession, said the officer DSP Satbir Singhmeanwhileconfirmed that the two have been booked and investigations into the case have been initiated University to step up securityAs part of action against rising laptop and mobile phones thefts in PU hostelsthe authorities have decided to install CCTV cameras besides introducing regular inspections Talking to NewslineDean Students WelfareProf Naval Kishore said: “Thefts have been reported in the past We werehoweverable to nab the culprits We have started doing more inspections and alsothere is a committee finding ways to avoid such incidents in future” Recentlyan accused who was nabbed with a help of mobile tracker had reportedly entered the PU hostel without any work and walked out with mobile phones and laptops The authorities have decided to go strict on the entry of outsiders and keep a check on who enters or leaves the premises For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News Sharing fun snippets from the practice freed from the preening-pouting shackles of mainstream cinema office buildingsCentre’s responseBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 22but not explaining the loss is not cricket headquarters of the sect A large number of Dera followers are also camping in Sirsa The houses of those arrested had been earlier raided by NIA sleuths as a part of the agency’s efforts at clamping down on separatist groups allegedly receiving funds for subversive activities in the Valley Shahid-ul-Islam PTI Earlier in the day Around 25 employeess credit rating It is unfortunate that the sports ministry could do nothing to resolve the situation apart from uttering a few empty wordsminister and BJP’s Sushil Modi as his deputy was sworn in on Thursday morning "We are not accepting the JD(U) joining the NDA and our relations with Nitish Kumar has ended which guards the individual’s right to speak his own mind Also Why is there so much fuss about a simple matter like transfers NowWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Published: May 16 the portrayal of women had a drastic shift in the recent times “He [Gupta] knew everything by the time he reached the air base at Rawalpindi who works for the betterment of the society and collective good He appealed to MPs from Tamil Nadu to vote for Meira Kumar and Gopalkrishna Gandhi Raja accused the BJP government of neglecting the interests of farmers an ambitious flyover project in north Delhi they made it to the continental tournament just twice in six editions Sections 341 (wrongful restraint) in an attempt to malign her character our many gods What she had grabbed turned out to be a paring knife" she said Virat Kohli’s engagement is just not true and there are no such plans of the duo to our knowledge Kartik freezes and falls down on the mattress there is still this dialogue… Stole your best friend’s girlfriend Hope she is an SRK fan… Because hope is a b*tch… And if that doesn’t work There is another thing I would like talk to you about Last year I announced the abolition of the Planning Commission and its replacement with Niti Aayog Representational imageLondon | Published: February 11 2014 1:23 am Related News Kevin Pietersen’s England career was brought to an end due to concerns about his support for captain Alastair Cook the ECB revealed At the time the ECB would only cite the need for a new “team ethic and philosophy” in the wake of the 5-0 Test series defeat in Australia However following calls for an explanation from former players Ian Botham and Michael Vaughan the ECB said “ The ECB recognises the significant contribution Kevin has made to England teams over the last decade However the England team needs to rebuild after the whitewash in Australia” “To do that we must invest in our captain Cook and we must support him in creating a culture in which we can be confident he will have the full support of all players with everyone pulling in the same direction and able to trust each other “ The ECB went on to address accusations emanating from social media that Pietersen had been forced out of squad by figures from within the camp “Allegations have been made some from people outside cricket which as well as attacking the rationale of the ECB’s decision-making have questioned without justification the integrity of the (former) England team director (Flower) and some of England’s players” the statement added “It is important to stress that Andy Flower Alastair Cook and (wicketkeeper) Matt Prior who have all been singled out for uninformed and unwarranted criticism retain the total confidence and respect of all the other members of the Ashes party These are men who care deeply about the fortunes of the England team and its image and it is ironic that they were the people who led the reintegration of Kevin Pietersen into the England squad in 2012” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthey gained entry into the 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Top News Why Prakash Javadekar?Earlier the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar took over the HRD portfolio from Smriti Irani in July following a Cabinet reshuffle The former BJP spokesperson has also served as the Minister for Information & Broadcasting in the Narendra Modi government Amid speculation over the provisions of the new education policy Javadekar has been asserting that it won’t affect reservations and minority education Watch| Rohith Vemula Not A Dalit Neither His Mother: HRD Commission’s Findings PRAKASH JAVADEKAR: The Human Resource Development Ministry touches close to 27 crore students (270 million) from kindergarten to the post graduate level After the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan the expansion of primary and secondary education happened at great speed Because of the initiative we have now nearly achieved full enrollment Even the latest UNESCO report says that only 30 lakh students are out of schools Right now the issue is of quality and that is the real challenge So how do we improve the quality of education at all levels To that end there are two things which we are planning At the primary level teachers have to be motivated they have to be trained properly vacancies need to be filled in-service training and pre-service training is required… Secondly we need community participation In case of IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) NITs (National Institutes of Technology) IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) Central universities and other organisations; we lack in innovation there That is India’s problem Sustainable growth can only take place with innovation We have taken quite a few initiatives to encourage that as well Modiji is committed to improving the education sector He wants to set aside more funds for research and innovation At the primary level we want to promote inquisitiveness Only if we promote inquisitiveness will innovation happen Union Minister Prakash Javadekar COOMI KAPOOR: Bureaucratisation and a general lack of respect for teachers seem to be big hurdles in improving the education system Talented people don’t want to become teachers because of poor emoluments How do you plan to get around these issues It is a scenario that concerns us We want to promote and give value to our teachers I have taken two small but significant initiatives for it On Guru Poornima we honoured Parliamentarians who have been in the teaching profession There are 16 of them (MPs associated with teaching) We also want to motivate students to become good teachers Fortunately in all the tribal areas that I have visited everyone wants to become a teacher It is good sign At IIT Delhi I met around 200 PhD students more than 100 of them said they want to become teachers We want to groom students from an early stage so that they are well equipped to become good teachers It’s about technology it’s about delivery it’s about how you teach… Everything is important With the Seventh Pay Commission even the salaries will improve The second issue is about respect and freedom particularly at the higher education level where a teacher is also a researcher The freedom that is granted for research by good institutes world over we need to give our teachers the same kind of freedom There needs to be funding for research and freedom for pursuing their own assignments We are promoting that We also have good talented Indian students doing their PhDs in foreign countries We will track them from the fourth year of their PhD We will interview them in foreign countries when job fairs happen and bring them back Youngsters today are ready to come back HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar COOMI KAPOOR: Your predecessor Smriti Irani was criticised for interfering in the functioning of educational institutions It would be unfair to cast aspersions on anybody As far as Smriti (Irani) is concerned she has taken many good initiatives Now we are not interfering in the autonomy of institutes in fact I want to make more colleges autonomous Colleges and universities should come forward and say ‘we will float our degrees on our own strength in the market’ ISB (The Indian School of Business) is not recognised by any regulatory body in India but it is the most respected institute world over RITIKA CHOPRA: Speaking of autonomy the IIM Bill has been stuck for a while now The Bill is ready but it is being sent back and forth between the Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office As far as we know the PMO has sought autonomy for the IIMs Not just the IIMs I want to give autonomy to any educational institute which is ready to float its degrees in the market without crutches As for the IIM (Bill) there is no back and forth There are many initiatives being taken in higher education sector so there is a pile-up of Bills We have already cleared the IIT Bill and the NIT Bill The IIM Bill will also be coming in soon (The IIM Bill is meant to empower the 19 management institutes to award degrees instead of diplomas for their two-year postgraduate programme The draft law is modelled on the IIT Act) RITIKA CHOPRA: The Centre has been slow on appointments A number of institutions even those under the HRD have been without a head for almost two years You will see a slew of appointments in the days to come AMITABH SINHA: Your ministry attracts controversy like probably no other How will you make the education policy less contentious We are taking everybody into confidence I believe that education is a national agenda it is not a party’s agenda In October we will hold a special conference where MPs who are interested in talking about education can give their suggestions Many of them have given written suggestions but we will still have one workshop of MPs I have written to all governors too because they serve as chancellors in their respective states I am getting tremendous response and suggestions from everyone I have made it very clear that we are not tinkering with constitutional provisions We want to strengthen the education system There are five pillars of any new educational policy: accessibility equity quality accountability and affordability Keeping these five pillars in mind we have to build a new education policy We will handover all suggestions to the new panel which will be headed by an educationist It will then prepare a proper draft (of the new education policy) which will go to the Cabinet I think every generation has a right to revisit its education policy to make it relevant to the national objectives Education is an emancipator an enabler… Education is empowerment HRD Minister Prakash javadekar during the Idea Exchange at New Delhi office Express photo by Renuka Puri VANDITA MISHRA: There is ample evidence to show that the RSS is particularly interested in your ministry Every time there is a BJP government there is a certain mechanism of interaction co-ordination talking to each other on HRD appointments agenda… How are you going to deal with this There is no special mechanism (of interaction) with the RSS They never interfere in the ministry’s work I meet everyone the communists and the Congress too I am an RSS product but I believe in everyone who works sincerely in the field of education COOMI KAPOOR: But the perception is that appointment to educational institutions are given to only those of a certain ideology No that is not the case Appointments of teachers or professors in state universities are done by the states I only have 23 IITs some IIMs NITs IIITs and some Central Universities… even there we are trying to make the appointment process more transparent and merit based VANDITA MISHRA: What is your view on student politics When the Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad Central University controversies happened there was a view that instead of playing politics students should study I think the biggest challenge for students today is competition and so most of them concentrate on their studies For those who want to organise themselves into parties it is acceptable in a democracy Under the Constitution that freedom is already granted RITIKA CHOPRA: You said there would be complete transparency in your ministry but it hasn’t made public the report of the one-man judicial commission on the Rohith Vemula case The Rohith Vemula report prepared by Justice (Ashok Kumar) Roopanwal is under process and as soon as it comes to me I will give it to all of you For me his suicide is a blot It should never have happened and we shouldn’t create an environment which makes students take such extreme steps Our focus is to stop suicides on campus and so we will wait and see what recommendations have been made by Justice Roopanwal We will also add more things and make it a comprehensive package with provisions included for grievance redressal counselling services and other facilities for students We have to ensure as a country that our students don’t commit suicide on campus and that their redressals are dealt with at the right time There needs to be a dialogue and there needs to be a system This is what I want to put in place (Rohith Vemula a PhD student at Hyderabad Central University committed suicide on January 17 2016) COOMI KAPOOR: One big challenge facing parents and students is the complete lack of standardisation of exams and syllabi across states Some state universities are very generous with their marking giving 99-100 per cent results During the Delhi University admissions this meant that thousands of students were left out not because of a lack of ability but because of the marking system Shouldn’t the ministry be doing something about it We have already taken note of this There are two issues which need to be addressed by a new policy The percentile method was devised to check inflation of marks by some states or some boards Then there is a system of entrance exams to ensure that everyone starts on a common platform So we have to create a system in which well performing students are rewardedWe are also looking to expand opportunities We already have 38000 colleges and the students are making the choice AMITABH SINHA: What is your idea of an autonomous institute What sort of control should the ministry have over them I’m not thinking in terms of control We are here to guide and facilitate World over good institutes are those that change their syllabus regularly and make it more relevant to the times Teaching a 20 year old syllabus would not be a good idea today Therefore the syllabus has to be updated by the faculty For this they need to work hard and interact with each other To enable this we want to do two or three things We want IITs and other good institutes to interact with other colleges in their region through faculty and student exchanges That is the kind of atmosphere we want to build and that is what autonomy means to us HRD Minister Prakash javadekar during the Idea Exchange at New Delhi office Express photo by Renuka Puri HARISH DAMODARAN: We’re seeing an explosion of demand in rural areas where hardly literate parents now want to send their children to private sector institutions Does the government have any measures to meet this demand The long-term strategy is to improve the quality of public education That is the answer I’ll tell you a story of how things can be changed I had adopted a village called Paldev in Bundelkhand near the MP-UP border I go there once every 30-40 days When I first went I spoke to the teachers about school results and they said it was 11 per cent in Class X and 28 per cent in Class XII I told them that it was low but that I wouldn’t transfer them Instead I said we would work with them We organised a special training course for teachers to make education more interesting We also got the parents involved asking them to send their wards to school every day We wanted the 11 per cent to become 35 per cent and the 28 per cent to become 50 But to my surprise after seven months of sustained efforts by the students teachers and the community the 11 per cent became 51 and 28 per cent became 82 This year the 82 per cent became 85 per cent and 51 per cent became 77 per cent So the whole scenario of the schools changed What did I do Nothing The same students same teachers and same village changed their own situation and I’m completely convinced that we can similarly motivate and support thousands of teachers to improve the quality of education for millions of students ANAND MISHRA: As HRD minister does it bother you that schools in Jammu and Kashmir have been shut for the past two months Everything is working in Jammu and Leh but the Valley is witnessing a curfew of this scale after many years Terrorists have attacked and burned down schools… But even today Kashmir has a much higher national average in literacy Girls’ education is also progressing So let’s not see everything as being dark good things are also happening Even in these past two months teachers continued holding classes in areas other than school buildings People there are the same as everywhere else They want to learn This year under the Prime Minister’s scholarship scheme 1900 engineering and medical students have been given admissions There were 3800 scholarships which were also availed of by students from the Valley There are many initiatives in place and I am very confident that everyone wants to learn ANKUSH KUMAR: How much of your focus is on digital education and do you think it will help in decreasing the student-teacher ratio We have a new initiative SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) More than 300 courses are ready for classes IX to the post graduate level These are online courses formulated by a team of five teachers and taught by some very eminent teachers as well So there will be lectures tutorials mid-term and final exams as well as certification We also want to bring it to television as online formats sometimes have glitches We have already contracted 32 channels of Doordarshan which are available free on dish TV I called a meeting of all cable and dish operators and they enthusiastically participated in the discussion While we are providing it to them for free they will charge their customers for it That’s market forces at work There will also be more openness: education anywhere anytime If you’re interested in a course you can take it up and get a certificate for it That’s a big initiative which we’ve tested successfully and will roll out soon For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News the Rajasthan Chief Minister and her family has “forcibly” converted the government property into private property.

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