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
|1||Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad||15 August 1947||22 January 1958||Indian National Congress||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|2||K L Shrimali||22 January 1958||31 August 1963||Indian National Congress||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|3||Humayun Kabir||01 September 1963||21 November 1963||Indian National Congress||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|4||M C Chagla||21 November 1963||13 November 1966||Indian National Congress||Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi|
|5||Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed||14 November 1966||13 March 1967||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi|
|6||Triguna Sen||16 March 1967||14 February 1969||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi|
|7||V K R V Rao||14 February 1969||18 March 1971||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi|
|8||Siddhartha Shankar Ray||18 March 1971||20 March 1972||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi|
|9||S Nurul Hasan||24 March 1972||24 March 1977||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi|
|10||Pratap Chandra Chunder||26 March 1977||28 July 1979||Janata Party||Moraji Desai|
|11||Karan Singh||30 July 1979||14 January 1980||Janata Party||Charan Singh|
|12||B Shankaranand||14 January 1980||17 October 1980||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi|
|13||Shankarrao Chavan||17 October 1980||08 August 1981||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi|
|14||Sheila Kaul||10 August 1981||31 December 1984||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi|
|15||K C Pant||31 December 1984||25 September 1985||Indian National Congress||Rajiv Gandhi|
|16||PV Narasimha Rao||25 September 1985||25 June 1988||Indian National Congress||Rajiv Gandhi|
|17||P Shiv Shankar||25 June 1988||2 December 1989||Indian National Congress||Rajiv Gandhi|
|18||P V Singh||2 December 1989||10 November 1990||Janata Dal||P V Singh|
|19||Rajmangal Pandey||21 November 1990||21 June 1991||Samajwadi Janata Party||Chandra Shekhar|
|20||Arjun Singh||23 June 1991||24 December 1994||Indian National Congress||P V Narasimha Rao|
|16||P V Narasimha Rao||25 December 1994||9 February 1995||Indian National Congress||P V Narasimha Rao|
|21||Madhavrao Scindia||10 February 1995||17 January 1996||Indian National Congress||P V Narasimha Rao|
|16||P V Narasimha Rao||17 January 1996||16 May 1996||Indian National Congress||P V Narasimha Rao|
|22||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||16 May 1996||1 June 1996||Bharatiya Janata Party||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|23||S R Bommai||5 June 1996||19 March 1998||Janata Dal||H D Deve Gowda I K Gujral|
|24||Murli Manohar Joshi||19 March 1998||21 May 2004||Bharatiya Janata Party||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|25||Arjun Singh||22 May 2004||22 May 2009||Indian National Congress||Manmohan Singh|
|26||Kapil Sibal||29 May 2009||29 October 2012||Indian National Congress||Manmohan Singh|
|27||M M Pallam Raju||30 October 2012||26 May 2014||Indian National Congress||Manmohan Singh|
|28||Smriti Irani||26 May 2014||5 July 2016||Bharatiya Janata Party||Narendra Modi|
|29||Prakash Javadekar||5 July 2016||31 May 2019||Bharatiya Janata Party||Narendra Modi|
|30||Ramesh Pokhriyal||30 May 2019||Till Now||Bharatiya Janata Party||Narendra Modi|
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