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Ministry of Human Resource Development (India)

Ministry of Human Resource Development
Agency overview
Formed Grameen Bharat Hindi Prachar Mandal
Jurisdiction Republic of India
Headquarters Ministry of Human Resource Development
Shastri Bhawan,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road
New Delhi
Minister responsible Smriti Zubin Irani, Ministry of Women and Child Development

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD; Hindi: मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्रालय) is an Indian government ministry, responsible for the development of human resources. The ministry is divided into two departments: the Department of School Education and Literacy, which deals with primary and secondary education, adult education and literacy, and the Department of Higher Education, which deals with university education, technical education, scholarship etc. The erstwhile Ministry of Education now functions under these two departments, as of 26 September 1985.[1]

The ministry is headed by the cabinet-ranked Minister of Human Resources Development, a member of the Council of Ministers. The current HRD minister is Smriti Irani, the youngest ever to hold the office.

Department of School Education and Literacy

The Department of School Education and Literacy is responsible for development of school education and literacy in the country. It works on “universalisation of education” and for making better citizens out of youth.

Department of Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education is in charge of secondary and post-secondary education. The department is empowered to grant deemed university status to educational institutions on the advice of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India, under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956.[2][3] The Department of Higher Education takes care of one of the largest higher education systems of the world, just after the United States and China. The department is engaged in bringing world-class opportunities of higher education and research to the country so that Indian students are not found lacking when facing an international platform. For this, the government has launched joint ventures and signed MoUs to help the Indian student benefit from the world opinion. The technical education system in the country can be broadly classified into three categories – Central Government funded institutions, State Government/State-funded institutions & Self-financed institutions. The Centrally funded institution of technical and science education are as under: List of CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutions): IIITs (4 - Allahabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kancheepuram), IITs (16), IIMs (13), IISc, IISER (5), NITs (30), NITTTRs (4), and 9 others (SPA, ISMU, NERIST, SLIET, NITIE & NIFFT, CIT) [4]

Organisational structure

The department is divided into eight [5]



  1. ^ Ministry of Education Govt. of India portal.
  2. ^ "Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IISST) Thiruvanathapuram Declared as Deemed to be University". Ministry of Human Resource Development (India), Press Information Bureau. 14 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "IIST gets deemed university status".  
  4. ^ [1].
  5. ^ ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Department of Higher Education.
  6. ^ Technical Education Overview Dept of Ed.
  7. ^ National Level Councils Tech Ed.
  8. ^ Council of Architecture website. (1 September 1972). Retrieved on 14 April 2012.

External links

  • Official website
  • Official website
  • Department of School Education and Literacy, website
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