Governance in India

The Ministry of Human Resource Development consists of the Department of School Education, and Literacy and the Department of Higher Education. Its aim is to foster life long learning and development within the country, through the integration of the tools for which are needed to achieve this. It has control over institutional education, scholarships, languages and minority education. The Central Board of Secondary Education is the backbone of the institutional secondary education system of the country. It is in charge of conducting national examinations, and runs the schools accredited to the central education system.


Ministry of Human Resource Development
New Delhi
Web: www.mhrd.gov.in
Tel: +91 11 2 338 3936
Email: hrm@nic.in
Minister: Smriti Zubin Irani
Secretaries: Rajarshi Bhattacharya (school education and literacy);
Ashok Thakur (higher education)

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
New Delhi
Tel: +91 11 2628 5170

All India Council for Technical Education
New Delhi
Tel: 91 11 23724151
Chair: Prof S S Mantha

Governance in India
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