Education Minister of India 2019 – Name of Current & Previous Education Ministers

Education Minister of India | India is the country of a democratic republic with a government chosen by the people, for the people, and of the people. With the increasing advancement for the youth, one of the most important and integral parts of the government is the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Head of the MHRD Department is the Union Minister or can be called as Education Minister of India. Though among the officials there is no post of Education Minister of India, the Union Minister of MHRD can be taken as the Education Minister. Read the further article for more information about Union Minister of MHRD and Current & Previous Education Minister of India.

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) was formerly known as the Education Ministry of India. The Department is responsible for the development of human resources in India. The Ministry is divided into two departments: the Department of School Education and Literacy, which deals with primary, secondary and higher secondary education, adult education and literacy, and the Department of Higher Education, which deals with the university education, technical education, scholarship etc. The erstwhile Ministry of Education now functions under these two departments, as of 26 September 1985.

Main Objectives of Education Minister of India on behalf of MHRD

The main objectives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development are:

  • Formulating the National Policy on Education and to ensure that it is implemented in letter and spirit
  • The planned development, including expanding access and improving quality of the educational institutions throughout the country, including in regions where people do not have easy access to education.
  • Paying special attention to disadvantaged groups like the poor, females and the minorities
  • Provide financial help in the form of scholarships, loan subsidy, etc. to deserving students from deprived sections of the society.
  • Encouraging international cooperation in the field of education, including working closely with the UNESCO and foreign governments as well as Universities, to enhance the educational opportunities in the country.

Education Minister of India 2019 – Prakash Javedkar

Mr. Prakash Javedkar is the Current Education Minister of India. He is also the MHRD Union Minister. “Mr. Prakash Javedkar” is an Indian Politician who is part of the ruling Government Party, Bhartiya Janta Party. He was elected first as a member of Parliament in the upper house of Rajya Sabha. After winning the Indian General Elections in 2014, Mr. Prakash Javedkar was appointed as the head of Ministry of Human Resource Development. He has been in the post and Serving the nation since, July 2016.

Name of Previous Education Ministers of India

In the following table, names of previous Education Minister of India have been duly noted. All the ministers have served there time in services of the country while providing the best interests toward the youths and growing population of India.

S.No.Name of Education MinistersTenureDuration
1.Maulana Abul Kalam Azad15th August 1947-22nd January 195810 Years, 5 Months
2.Dr. K. L. Shrimali (Minister of State)22nd January 1958-31st August 19634 Years, 6 Months
3.Shri Humayun Kabir1st September 1963-21st November 19633 Months
4.Shri. M. C. Chagla21st November 1963-13th November 19662 Years, 1 Month
5.Shri. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed14th November 1966-13th March 19675 Months
6.Dr. Triguna Sen16th March 1967-14th February 19691 Year, 5 Months
7.Dr. V. K. R. V. Rao14th February 1969-18th March 19712 Years, 2 Months
8.Shri. Siddhartha Shankar Ray18th March 1971-20th March 19721 Year
9.Prof. S. Nurul Hasan (as Minister of State)24th March 1972-24th March 19775 Years
10.Prof. Pratap Chandra Chunder Â26th March 1977-28th July 19792 Years, 4 Months
11.Dr. Karan Singh30th July 1979-14th January 19806 Months
12.Shri. B. Shankaranand14th January 1980-17th October 198010 Months


13.Shri. S.B. Chavan17th October 1980-8th August 198111 Months
14.Smt. Sheila Kaul (as Minister of State)10th August 1981-31st December 19843 Years, 8 Months
15.Shri. K. C. Pant31st December 1984-25th September 19859 Months
16.Shri. P.V. Narasimha Rao

(As a Prime Minister)

25th September 1985-25th June 1988,
25th December 1994-9th February 1995,
17th January 1996-16th May 1996
3 Years, 4 Months +
3 Months +
5 Months
17.Shri. P.Shiv Shankar25th June 1988-2ndDecember 19891 Year, 6 Months
18.Shri. V.P. Singh(as Prime Minister)2nd December 1989-10th November 19901 Year
19.Shri. Rajmangal Pandey21st November 1990-21st June 19918 Months
20.Shri. Arjun Singh23rd June 1991-24th December 1994,
22nd May 2004-22nd May 2009
3 Years, 6 Months +
6 Years
21.Shri. Madhavrao Scindia10th February 1995-17th January 19961 year
22.Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee (as Prime Minister)16th May 1996-1st June 19961 Month
23.Shri. S.R. Bommai


5th June 1996-19th March 19981 Years, 9 Months
24.Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi19th March 1998-21st May 20045 Years, 8 Months
25.Shri Kapil Sibal22nd May 2009-28th October 20123 Years, 3 Months
26.Shri. M. M. Pallam Raju29th October 2012-25th May 20142 Years, 3 Months
27.Smt. Smriti Irani26th May 2014-5thJuly 20162 Years, 2 Months
28.Shri. Prakash Javdekar5th July 2016 (evening)-Till Date3 months-till date

State-Wise Education Minister of India 2019 – Name List

Each State of India has an appointed Education Minister. The Ministers are responsible for the development of Higher Education in the State and are responsible for all the matters of State-wise Education Ministry. Check out the list of State-wise Education Minister of India currently in the year 2019:

Name of the State Name of the Minister
Education Minister of Andhra PradeshShri Ganta Srinivasarao
Education Minister of Arunachal PradeshShri Honchun Ngandam
Education Minister of AssamShri Siddhartha Bhattacharya
Education Minister of BiharShri Krishna Nandad Verma
Education Minister of ChattisgarhShri Prem Prakash Pandey
Education Minister of GoaShri Manohar Parrikar
Education Minister of GujaratShri Bhupendrasinh Chudasma
Education Minister of HaryanaShri Ram Bilas Sharma
Education Minister of Himachal PradeshShri Suresh Bharadwaj
Education Minister of Jammu and KashmirShri Zulfikar Ali Choudhary
Education Minister of JharkhandDr. Neera Yadav
Education Minister of KarnatakaDr. S. Rudrappa Patil
Education Minister of KeralaProf. C. Raveendranath
Education Minister of Madhya PradeshKuvar Vijay Shah
Education Minister of MaharashtraShri Vinod Tawde
Education Minister of ManipurShri N. Biren Singh
Education Minister of MeghalayaShri Lahkmen Ryunmbai
Education Minister of MizoramDr. R. Lalthanliana
Education Minister of NagalandShri Temjen Imna Along
Education Minister of OrissaShri Badrinarayana Patra
Education Minister of PunjabShrimati Aruna Chodhary
Education Minister of RajasthanShri Bhanwar Singh Bhati
Education Minister of SikkimShri Pawan Kumar Chamling
Education Minister of TamilnaduShri K.P. Anbalagan
Education Minister of TelanganaShri Kadiyam Srihari
Education Minister of TripuraShri Ratan Lal Nath
Education Minister of Uttar PradeshShri Dinesh Sharma
Education Minister of UttarakhandShri Arvind Pandey
Education Minister of West BengalShri Partha Chatterjee

Education Minister of Bihar

Current Education Minister of Bihar is currently held by Shri Krishna Nandan Verma. Belonging to the Political party, JD(U); Mr. Verma has been serving the post since 2015. 65 year old, Present Education Minister of Bihar, Shri Verma has been serving the post with his complete enthusiasm. He himself is a graduate and is continuously working for the betterment and upliftment of Education System in Bihar. Current Education Minister of Bihar has the responsibility to bring Education to each and every child in the state irrespective of Status, Caste or Financial Status.

First Education Minister of Bihar

Name of Education Minister of Bihar that came to power for the first time ever in the Indian History was Late Mr. Karpoori Thakur. Mr. Thakur was in power from 5 March 1967 to 31 January 1968. The tenure of 10 months was succeeded by him becoming the Chief Minister of Bihar in the year 1970. Thakur was known as the champion of the poor because he also bears the social inequality, as a cause of he was born in Poor Nai (caste) family. He introduced reservation for the backward classes in the Government jobs, in 1978. Current Education Minister of Bihar is taken over by Shri Krishna Nandan Verma since the year of 2015.

List of Previous Education Ministers of Bihar

Name Took office Left office 
Karpoori Thakur5 March 196731 January 1968
Satish Prasad Singh19681968
Dr.Ramrajsingh28 May 19692 July 1972
Vidyakaar Kavi19731973
Dr. Ramraj SinghJune 19731977
Nasiruddin Haider Khan198030 September 1981
Karamchand Bhagat30 September 19811983
Nagendra Jha14 August 198312 March 1985
Uma Pandey
Lokesh Nath Jha
Nagendra Jha14 February 198810 March 1989
Dr. Diwakar Prasad Singh19961996
Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav9 March 19992 March 2000
Brishen Patel24 November 20052008
Hari Narayan Singh20082010
Prashant Kumar Shahi26 November 201020 May 2014
Prashant Kumar Sahi20 May 201422 February 2015
Ashok Chaudhary20 November 2015August 2017
Krishna Nandan Prasad VermaAugust 2017Incumbent

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: Who is the First Education Minister of India?

Ans: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad is the First Education Minister of India who reigned for a time period of

15th January 1947 to 22nd January 1968.

Ques: Who is the Education Minister of India?

Ans: Mr. Prakash Javedkar is the current Education Minister of India since 2014.

Ques: What is the work of Education Minister?

Ans: The Ministry of Education is responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of educational legislation, policies, and programmes in Fiji We provide the structures, human resources, budget and administrative and management support to ensure that the quality of service delivery is maintained at a high level. They are specifically tasked to conduct and deliver education services to Pre-schools, Primary and Secondary, Special Schools for children with special needs and Vocational Schools, Students in the years of compulsory schooling (Class 1-Form 6) and those participating in Form studies, Students in vocational education and training programmes, Teaching personnel, School management committees and controlling authorities.

Ques: What is the meaning of the Ministry of Education?

Ans: The Ministry of Education is the government entity responsible for the management and administration of public education in Jamaica. The Ministry of Education was first established in 1953, as the Ministry of Education and Social Welfare.

Ques: What is the Ministry of Education?

Ans: An education ministry is a national or subnational government agency politically responsible for education. Such agencies typically address educational concerns such as the quality of schools or standardization of curriculum.

Updated: August 17, 2019 — 2:43 pm

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