Occupy UGC: Students protest outside HRD Ministry, start postcard campaign

This is why you need good people with solid related academic background as ministers in-charge of education port folio.

In India, education comes under the Ministry of Human Resources Development. But seldom did we have a minister who understood education! Definitely, not the present one – Ms Smriti Irani. She was an actor in some televisions serials; not an academic. She does not even have a bachelors degree; according to the press reports and controversies, what she declared as ‘degree’ was fake! And there were contradictions in her own self-declarations , and there raged a massive controversy. Though the Aam Admi Party minister from Delhi was imprisoned for a similar forgery, there was no impartial inquiry instituted against her bluff.

A lot of harm has been done by the minister to higher education in India. Now look at what she is doing with it!

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UGC had resolved to discontinue the scheme of non-National Eligibility Test (NET) fellowship, which is provided to those undertaking research in central universities across India, in a meeting held on October 7 last year, citing shortage of resources.

Students protesting over the issue of scrapping of non-NET scholarship on Wednesday staged a protest outside the office of the HRD Ministry in New Delhi and tried to submit a memorandum to the minister but were denied.

Simultaneously, the protesters kick-started a countrywide campaign in which they are sending postcards to HRD Minister Smriti Irani demanding….

HRD Minister scraps Non-NET Scholarships

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