List of Education Minister of India, Details

List of Education Minister of India | Details: An education minister is a position in the governments of some countries responsible for dealing with education matters. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is responsible for the development of human resources and education. India had thirty education ministers and in this article, we discuss the list of education ministers of India.

About Education Minister

After Independence, India has the Ministry of Education. But in the year 1985, the government of Rajiv Gandhi agreed to change its name to the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), and with the public declaration of the new National Education Policy by the Government of Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Human Resources Development was changed to the Ministry of Education. It is divided into two departments.

  • Department of school education and literacy
  • Department of higher education

Department of school education and literacy: It deals with primary, secondary, higher secondary education, and adult education and literacy.

Department of higher education: It deals with university education, technical education, scholarship, etc

Objectives of Education Minister

  • Formulating the National Policy on Education and ensuring that it is implemented in letter and spirit.
  • The planned development includes increasing access to education and enhancing the quality of educational institutions across the country, even in areas where people do not have easy access to education.
  • Special attention is paid to disadvantaged groups like the poor, females, and minorities.
  • Provide financial assistance to worthy students from underserved communities in the form of scholarships, loan subsidies, and other forms in society.
  • Encouraging international cooperation in the field of education, including working with the UNESCO, other governments, and universities to improve the educational opportunities in the country.

List of Education Minister of India

S.NoNameTenureTenurePartyPrime Minister
1Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad15 August 194722 January 1958Indian National CongressJawaharlal Nehru
2K L Shrimali22 January 195831 August 1963Indian National CongressJawaharlal Nehru
3Humayun Kabir01 September 196321 November 1963Indian National CongressJawaharlal Nehru
4M C Chagla21 November 196313 November 1966Indian National CongressJawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi
5Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed14 November 196613 March 1967Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
6Triguna Sen16 March 196714 February 1969Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
7V K R V Rao14 February 196918 March 1971Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
8Siddhartha Shankar Ray18 March 197120 March 1972Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
9S Nurul Hasan24 March 197224 March 1977Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
10Pratap Chandra Chunder26 March 197728 July 1979Janata PartyMoraji Desai
11Karan Singh30 July 197914 January 1980Janata PartyCharan Singh
12B Shankaranand14 January 198017 October 1980Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
13Shankarrao Chavan17 October 198008 August 1981Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
14Sheila Kaul10 August 198131 December 1984Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi
15K C Pant31 December 198425 September 1985Indian National CongressRajiv Gandhi
16PV Narasimha Rao25 September 198525 June 1988Indian National CongressRajiv Gandhi
17P Shiv Shankar25 June 19882 December 1989Indian National CongressRajiv Gandhi
18P V Singh2 December 198910 November 1990Janata DalP V Singh
19Rajmangal Pandey21 November 199021 June 1991Samajwadi Janata PartyChandra Shekhar
20Arjun Singh23 June 199124 December 1994Indian National CongressP V Narasimha Rao
16P V Narasimha Rao25 December 19949 February 1995Indian National CongressP V Narasimha Rao
21Madhavrao Scindia10 February 199517 January 1996Indian National CongressP V Narasimha Rao
16P V Narasimha Rao17 January 199616 May 1996Indian National CongressP V Narasimha Rao
22Atal Bihari Vajpayee16 May 19961 June 1996Bharatiya Janata PartyAtal Bihari Vajpayee
23S R Bommai5 June 199619 March 1998Janata DalH D Deve Gowda I K Gujral
24Murli Manohar Joshi19 March 199821 May 2004Bharatiya Janata PartyAtal Bihari Vajpayee
25Arjun Singh22 May 200422 May 2009Indian National CongressManmohan Singh
26Kapil Sibal29 May 200929 October 2012Indian National CongressManmohan Singh
27M M Pallam Raju30 October 201226 May 2014Indian National CongressManmohan Singh
28Smriti Irani26 May 20145 July 2016Bharatiya Janata PartyNarendra Modi
29Prakash Javadekar5 July 201631 May 2019Bharatiya Janata PartyNarendra Modi
30Ramesh Pokhriyal30 May 2019Till NowBharatiya Janata PartyNarendra Modi


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