Ministers in Charge of Education/HRD Government since Independence

S. NO.NAMEPERIOD   
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1.Maulana Abul Kalam Azad15.08.194722.02.1958He was taught at home, first by his father and later by appointed teachers who were eminent in their respective fields. Azad learned Arabic and Persian first and then philosophy, geometry, mathematics and algebra. He also learnt (English, world history, and politics through self study). 
2.Dr. K.L. Shrimali (Minister of State)22.02.195810.08.1962He was educated at  Banaras Hindu UniversityCalcutta University and Columbia University, New York 
3.Dr. K.L. Shrimali10.08.196231.08.1963He was educated at  Banaras Hindu UniversityCalcutta University and Columbia University, New York 
4.Shri Humayun Kabir01.09.196321.11.1963He was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta, completing his Intermediate in Arts (I.A.) in English with first class third, and Calcutta University, where he completed his B.A. (Honours) and M.A. in English with first class first. He won a scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford where he completed his degree in ‘Modern Greats’, i.e. PhilosophyPolitical Science, andEconomics with a first class in 1931. 
5.Shri M.C. Chagla21.11.196313.11.1966He was educated at St. Xavier’s High School and College in Bombay, after which he went on to study at Lincoln College, Oxford, from 1919 until 1922. 
6.Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed14.11.196613.03.1967He was educated at the Government High School inGonda districtUttar Pradesh, and matriculated from the Delhi Government High School. He attended St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar from the Inner Temple of London and began legal practice in theLahore High Court in 1928. 
7.Dr. Triguna Sen16.03.196714.02.1969He was first Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University&Banaras Hindu University 
8.Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao14.02.196918.03.1971He had his early schooling in Tindivanam and Madras (Chennai). He was awarded a Ph.D. in 1937 fromGonville and Caius College, Cambridge 
9.Shri Siddhartha Shankar Ray18.03.197120.03.1972He was educated  at St. Xavier’s Collegiate School,Calcutta, Mitra Institution, Bhowanipore Branch, Calcutta,Presidency College, Calcutta and University Law College, of the University of Calcutta. 
10.Prof. S. Nurul Hassan (Minister of State)24.03.197224.03.1977He was educated at La Martiniere Boys’ College inKolkata,. He completed his graduation from Muir Central CollegeAllahabad, where he was a student of Professor R.P. Tripathi. Later he went to New CollegeOxford, where he completed an M.A. and D.Phil. in Indian history. In 
11.Prof. Pratap Chandra Chunder26.03.197728.07.1979He completed his BA (Hons.) in History at Presidency College, Calcutta, ranking first class first, and his LLB at the University of Calcutta. He was awarded a D Phil in Arts from the same university. 
12.Dr. Karan Singh30.07.197914.01.1980He was educated at the Doon SchoolDehra Dun, and received a B.A. from Sri Pratap College Srinagar, and both an M.A. in Political Science and a Ph.D. from Delhi University. 
13.Shri B. Shankaranand14.01.198017.10.1980Mr Shankaranand was educated in Belgaum and Mumbai and had a B.A. and an LL.B. degree. 
14.Shri S.B. Chavan17.10.198008.08.1981He completed his Bachelor of Arts from Madras University and LL.B. from Osmania University. He started his career as an advocate 
15.Smt. Sheila Kaul (Minister of State)10.08.198131.12.1984She got a degree in arts from the Lahore Women’s College and a degree in teaching from the Sir Ganga Ram Training College, Lahore. 
16.Shri K.C. Pant31.12.198425.09.1985He educated at St. Joseph’s College, Nainital.[2] He did his post graduation with science subjects from Lucknow University and won the Chancellor’s Gold Medal 
17.Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao25.09.198525.06.1988He studied Bachelor’s in the Arts college at the Osmania University and later on went to Hislop College now underNagpur University where he completed a Master’s degree in law. In addition to seven Indian languages (Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil), he spoke English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German and Persian). 
18.Shri P. Shiv Shankar25.06.198802.12.1989He dis his B.A.(Hons.), LL.B.    Educated at Hindu College, Amritsar and Law College,  Osmania University, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) 
19.Shri V.P. Singh (as Prime Minister)02.12.198910.11.1990He obtained his primary education from Government Higher Secondary School Garhi Kapura and studied atAllahabad and Pune (Poona) universities 
20.Shri Rajmangal Pandey21.11.199021.06.1991He did his B.A., LL.B.Allahbad University. 
21.Shri Arjun Singh23.06.199124.12.1994He did his B.A., LL.B.Educated at Allahabad University and Agra University 
22.Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao (as Prime Minister)25.12.199409.02.1995He studied Bachelor’s in the Arts college at the Osmania University and later on went to Hislop College now underNagpur University where he completed a Master’s degree in law. In addition to seven Indian languages (Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil), he spoke English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German and Persian). 
23.Shri Madhavrao Scindia10.02.199517.01.1996He was educated at the Scindia School, endowed by his family, in Gwalior, Winchester College and then at New College, Oxford. 
24.Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao (as Prime Minister)17.01.199616.05.1996He studied Bachelor’s in the Arts college at the Osmania University and later on went to Hislop College now underNagpur University where he completed a Master’s degree in law. In addition to seven Indian languages (Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil), he spoke English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German and Persian). 
25.Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee (as Prime Minister)16.05.199601.06.1996He was educated at Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Gorkhi, Bara, Gwalior. Vajpayee attended Gwalior’s Victoria College (now Laxmi Bai College) and graduated with distinction in Hindi, English and Sanskrit. He completed his post-graduation with an M.A. in Political Science fromDAV College, Kanpur, and was awarded a first-class degree. 
26.Shri S.R. Bommai05.06.199619.03.1998Lawyer 
27.Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi19.03.199821.05.2004He did his M.Sc. (Physics), D. Phil. Educated at Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 
28.Shri Arjun Singh22.05.200422.05.2009           He did his B.A., LL.B.Educated at Allahabad University and Agra University 
29.Shri Kapil Sibal29.05.200929.10.2012He did his M.A. (History), LL. M. Educated at St. Stephen`s College, University of Delhi, Delhi and Harward Law School, USA 
30.Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju30.10.201226.05.2014He finished his schooling in Hyderabad Public School (HPS), Begumpet (1971–1979). He is an Electronics & Communications Engineering graduate (BE) from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (1979–1983) and has an MBA from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA (1983–1985). 
31Smt Smriti Irani26.05.2014Till date12th pass 

 

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