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List of the last 10 education ministers in India

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Education in India is provided by the both the private and the public sector. Most of it is very exam-centric with very little focus on skill development.

Education in India mostly follows the 10+2+3 pattern, where the first 10 years are studied in schools, the next 2 in colleges and the next 3 is spend earning a bachelor's degree.

It is very important to know the ministers who are in charge of the education sector in India. All of the decisions and issues dealing with the education sector in India is taken care of by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), which is responsible for the development of human resources. This ministry of headed by a council of ministers.

The MHRD is divided into two: the Department of School Education and Literacy, and the Department of Higher Education.

Here is the list of last 10 HRD ministers of India.

Smriti Irani

The current HRD Minister of India took charge on May 26, 2014. She completed her B.A  and a PG in Commerce from Delhi University.

M M Pallam Raju

He was the HRD minister in the period between October 29, 2012 to May 25, 2014.

He completed B.E in Electronics and Communication from Andhra University and has an MBA from Temple University, USA.


Kapil Sibal

He was the HRD minister of India in the period from May 22, 2009 to October 28, 2012.

He has completed his LL.B degree in the University of Delhi and has worked as a lawyer for a short while. He later pursued M.A in History. He had also qualified for Indian Administrative Services (IAS).


Arjun Singh

Arjun Singh has been the HRD minister twice; once between May 22, 2004 to May 22, 2009 and then between June 23, 1991 to December 24, 1994.

He was an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress party.


Dr Murali Manohar Joshi

Dr Murali Manohar Joshi a leading member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He is well known for Indian socio-politics.

He completed B.Sc from Meerut College and M.Sc from Allahabad University. He was the HRD minister for the period March 19, 1998 to May 21, 2004.


S R Bommai

Somappa Rayappa Bommai was the 11th chief minister of Karnataka. He was a lawyer and has played a very important role in the unification of Karnataka.

He was the HRD Minister in the period from June 05, 1996 to March 19, 1998.



Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was the 11th prime minister of India, was also an HRD minister from May 16, 1996 to June 01, 1996.

He completed his bachelor's degree from Victoria College and finished post-graduation M.A in Political Science from DAV College, Kanpur.


P V Narasimha Rao

P. V. Narasimha Rao was 10th prime minister of India. In his early life, he worked as a lawyer. He completed B.A from Osmania University and did a Master's in Law from Nagpur University.

He was the HRD minister in the period from January 17, 1996 to May 16, 1996 and from December 25, 1994 to February 09, 1995.


Madhavrao Scindia

Madhavrao Jivajirao Scindia is an Indian politician, who was an HRD minister in the period from February 10, 1995 to January 17, 1996.

He studied in Scindia School, endowed by his family, in Gwalior, Winchester College and then at New College, Oxford.


Rajmangal Pandey

Rajmangal Pandey was the HRD minister in the period from November 21, 1990 to June 21, 1991.

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