Ministry of Human Resource Development (India)
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|Formed||Grameen Bharat Hindi Prachar Mandal|
|Jurisdiction||Republic of India|
|Headquarters||Ministry of Human Resource Development
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road
|Ministers responsible||Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Human Resource Development
Upendra Kushwaha, Minister of state
The Ministry of Human Resource Development is 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. 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. 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) 
- University and Higher Education; Minorities Education
- University Grants Commission (UGC)
- Education Research and Development Organisation (ERDO)
- Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
- Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
- Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR)
- 39 Central Universities (including 12 new Central Universities which have been established w.e.f. 15 January 2009 by an ordinance promulgated by President of India)
- Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Shimla
- Technical Education
- All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
- Council of Architecture (COA)
- 4 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
- 3 School of Planning and Architecture (SPAs)
- 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
- 5 Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)
- 13 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) 
- 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
- Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
- North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST)
- National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
- 4 National Institutes of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research (NITTTRs)
- 4 Regional Boards of Apprenticeship / Practical Training
- Administration and Languages
- Three Deemed Universities in the field of Sanskrit, viz.
- Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (RSkS) in New Delhi,
- Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (SLBSRSV) New Delhi,
- Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (RSV) Tirupati
- Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (KHS), Agra
- English and Foreign Language University (EFLU), Hyderabad
- National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL)
- National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (NCPSL)
- Three subordinate offices: Central Hindi Directorate (CHD), New Delhi; Commission for Scientific & Technological Terminology (CSTT), New Delhi; and Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore
- Distance Education and Scholarships
- UNESCO, International Cooperation, Book Promotion and Copyrights, Education Policy, Planning and Monitoring
- Integrated Finance Division.
- Statistics, Annual Plan and CMIS
- Administrative Reform, North Eastern Region, SC/ST/OBC
- National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA)
- National Book Trust (NBT)
- National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
- National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI)
- National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
- Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
- Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS)
- Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS)
- National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
- Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
- National Foundation for Teachers' Welfare
- a public sector enterprise, Educational Consultants (India) Limited (EdCIL)
- Central Tibetan Administration,(Buearu of HH the Dalai Lama),(Lajpat nagar),Delhi
- National Open School Institute (NosI)
The main objectives of the Ministry would be:
- Formulating the National Policy on Education and to ensure that it is implemented in letter and spirit
- Planned development, including expanding access and improving quality of the educational institutions throughout the country, including in the regions where people do not have easy access to education.
- Paying special attention to disadvantaged groups like the poor, females and the minorities
- Provide financial help in the form of scholarships, loan subsidy, etc to deserving students from deprived sections of the society.
- Encouraging international cooperation in the field of education, including working closely with the UNESCO and foreign governments as well as Universities, to enhance the educational opportunities in the country.
- "List of Ministers of Human Resource Development". Ministry of Human Resource Development. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
- "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.
- "IIST gets deemed university status". The Hindu. 15 July 2008.
- ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Department of Higher Education.
- Technical Education Overview Dept of Ed.
- National Level Councils Tech Ed.
- Council of Architecture website. Coa.gov.in (1 September 1972). Retrieved on 14 April 2012.