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Minister of Education
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Incumbent
Dharmendra Pradhan
since 7 July 2021
Ministry of Education
Member ofUnion Cabinet
Reports toPrime Minister of India
ResidenceNew Delhi, India
NominatorPrime Minister of India
AppointerPresident of India
on the advice of the Prime Minister
Term length5 year
Formation15 August 1947

The Minister of Education, formerly the Minister of Human Resources Development (1985-2020),[1] is the head of the Ministry of Education and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India.

List of Ministers

No. Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
1 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
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15 August 1947 22 January 1958 10 years, 160 days Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 K. L. Shrimali[a] 22 January 1958 31 August 1963 5 years, 221 days
3 Humayun Kabir 1 September 1963 21 November 1963 81 days
4 M. C. Chagla
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21 November 1963 13 November 1966 2 years, 357 days Jawaharlal Nehru
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Indira Gandhi
5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
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14 November 1966 13 March 1967 119 days Indira Gandhi
6 Triguna Sen
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16 March 1967 14 February 1969 1 year, 335 days
7 V. K. R. V. Rao 14 February 1969 18 March 1971 2 years, 32 days
8 Siddhartha Shankar Ray 18 March 1971 20 March 1972 1 year, 2 days
9 S. Nurul Hasan[b]
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24 March 1972 24 March 1977 5 years, 0 days
10 Pratap Chandra Chunder 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 124 days Janata Party Morarji Desai
11 Karan Singh
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30 July 1979 14 January 1980 168 days Indian National Congress (Urs) Charan Singh
12 B. Shankaranand 14 January 1980 17 October 1980 277 days Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
13 Shankarrao Chavan
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17 October 1980 8 August 1981 295 days
14 Sheila Kaul[c] 10 August 1981 31 December 1984 3 years, 143 days Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
15 K. C. Pant
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31 December 1984 25 September 1985 268 days Rajiv Gandhi
16 P. V. Narasimha Rao

(Minister of Human Resource Development)

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25 September 1985 25 June 1988 2 years, 274 days Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
17 P. Shiv Shankar 25 June 1988 2 December 1989 1 year, 160 days
18 V. P. Singh
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2 December 1989 10 November 1990 343 days Janata Dal
(National Front)
V. P. Singh
19 Rajmangal Pandey 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
20 Arjun Singh
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23 June 1991 24 December 1994 3 years, 184 days Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
(16) P. V. Narasimha Rao
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25 December 1994 9 February 1995 47 days
21 Madhavrao Scindia
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10 February 1995 17 January 1996 341 days
(16) P. V. Narasimha Rao
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17 January 1996 16 May 1996 120 days
22 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
23 S. R. Bommai
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5 June 1996 19 March 1998 1 year, 287 days Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
24 Murli Manohar Joshi
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19 March 1998 22 May 2004 6 years, 64 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(20) Arjun Singh
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22 May 2004 22 May 2009 5 years, 0 days Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
25 Kapil Sibal
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29 May 2009 29 October 2012 3 years, 153 days
26 M. M. Pallam Raju
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30 October 2012 26 May 2014 1 year, 208 days
27 Smriti Irani
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26 May 2014 5 July 2016 2 years, 40 days Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
28 Prakash Javadekar
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5 July 2016 30 May 2019 2 years, 329 days
29 Ramesh Pokhriyal

(Minister of Education from 29 July 2020 onwards)[1]

Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal
30 May 2019 7 July 2021 2 years, 38 days
30 Dharmendra Pradhan
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7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 169 days

Notes

  1. ^ Minister of State till 10 August 1962
  2. ^ Minister of State
  3. ^ Minister of State

Latest News : Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Honorable Minister of Education of India will receive th 14th February 2022 Mr Schönenberger Claudius, Professor in France who revolutionize the learning process of Indian History by the launching of Evnseries.com on last Diwali.

References

  1. ^ a b "HRD Ministry Renamed as Ministry of Education as Modi Cabinet Reverses Change Made by Rajiv Gandhi". News18. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2020.