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Agartala: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday expressed her desire to facilitate all-round development to the National Institute of Technologies (NIT) in the Northeastern region with guidance and lessons from internationally acclaimed academicians and experts.

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“NITs in northeast states must sit together at the earliest to undertake some collaborative schemes for the all-round development of these national institutes,” she said.

She proposed the idea of a website to be created by January next year and over 90,000 e-books and 10,000 journals to be made available.

“NIT authorities must get the experience and idea from the students too,” she said, adding that the central government has launched various projects for the development of higher education in the country.

The HRD minister accompanied by her ministry’s senior officials arrived in Agartala on Friday to hold a meeting with the education ministers. The union minister asked the education ministers to submit their government’s views in writing on the proposed national education policy.

“The central government will obtain views from the Gram Panchayats to national level and also from the academicians and all stakeholders about the proposed education policy,” Irani said at the meeting.

Tripura Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty said Friday’s meeting was held as the follow up meeting of the 63rd meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) that was held in New Delhi on August 19 and told the reporters that in the CABE meeting, most northeast states wanted to remove the ‘no-detention policy’ at the elementary school level (up to class 8).

The minister said that the Left Front government strongly supported the plan for a new education policy, a process initiated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Women in Science Largest Minority: Smriti Irani

She further advocated that these translated works of science be given to school children also to develop in them a "love for science"

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Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said women in science are the “largest minority” in the country, with only 14 per cent of them contributing to the profession.

She spoke about an inherent gender bias against women in the society, hampering their entry in the highly competitive world of science.

Smriti Irani said this while inaugurating the 8th Women Science Congress — part of the Indian Science Congress — here at the Lovely Professional University, which is hosting both the events.

“While everyone knows that science is gender-neutral, what is not neutral is capacity of women to get scientific opportunity,” she said.

Women in science largest minority: Smriti Irani.

“Of the 2.8 lakh scientists and engineers employed in research and development across the country, women’s number is only 14 per cent… that makes women the largest minority in science,” she added.

The Minister also called for translation of academic journals and papers into regional languages from English.

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“English is the lingua franca of science. But according to census data, 96.7 per cent of the population resorts to 22 scheduled languages,” she said.

She further advocated that these translated works of science be given to school children also to develop in them a “love for science”. (IANS)