ASERF News Bulletin on Education


E-bulletin No - 28

 Date:      1st January    – 15 th  January, 2008

Welcome to ASERF News Bulletin on Education, a free By-Monthly E-Bulletin to keep you abreast of the relevant and latest Educational - news, views and policy research - from India and abroad. 


The Challenges before School Education: Minister for States, MHRD, Smt. D. Purandeswani at the world Seminar of Education Ministers, London, UK,  stated that the challenge before us is to provide adequate infrastructure in every school irrespective of its location and backwardness, have every teacher trained in the enabling environment of ict and make every school a hub for its community in exchanging information ……………….



·   95th Indian Science Congress gets underway

·   PM offers help to revolutionise science education

·   AICTE looking into urban-rural divide in biz schools

·   AICITE recognition finds no taker in state government

·   To attract more foreign students, Maharashtra’s 19 varsities to form consortium

·   Foreign B-schools eye executive education

·   CBSE head blames 3Cs

·   New curriculum to incorporate inter-disciplinary approach

·   Free education for Dalits up to PhD?

·   Guidelines for Pvt. Varsities

·   Haryana to set up mini 'knowledge city' at Hisar

·   Knowledge panel doubts enrolment figures

·   Manglore University to introduce insurance economics

·   Mumbai varsity to have 2.5L new seats

·   UGC proposes one syllabus for all varsities

·   Punjab pioneers satellite education with the launch of EDUSAT programme

·   Renewed BEd programme

·   States fail to utilise funds for ICT in higher education

·   Vocational education course on cards

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   A difficult regulatory regime

·   Education to get physical edge

·   Education is Ignorance (Noam Chomsky)

·   Education needs a new regulator

·   Education should not become a commodity

·   Education sector new learning curve for investors

·   Equity in Education

·   Govt developing polytechnics, ITIs’

·   IIM-A to usher in 2008 with poverty solutions

·   Innovation critical to ensure sustainable growth

·   Institute run by AICTE head’s relatives gets swift approvals

·   Is our technological manpower keeping pace?

·   ISB students to take up social activism

·   'We've jobs, but not skilled workers'

·   Does India need new regulation in education?

·   Oh, for quality education

·   The UGC proposal to standardise curriculum will destroy creativity.

·   Panel questions data on education

·   Profitable Partnerships

·   Proliferation at the cost of quality

·   PM seeks quantum jump in science education

·   Re-engineering education for the Twenty-first century

·   Skill-biased tech widens wage divide

·   Space tech can clear education mess

·   Values, ethics should be imparted through education

·   What makes a world class University

·   Youth to contribute in state's economy


·   Decline in number of out-of-school children: Survey

·   Delay attending college no disadvantage for later jobs, study finds

·   A 'friendly' book

·   Lucknow school trying to revive gurukul system

·   Right to education at crossroads in Jharkhand

·   The other India

·   Will the next decade belong to India?


Apeejay Stya Education Research Foundation (ASERF), has instituted ‘Dr Stya Paul Young Educationist Award’ for honouring Young Educationists who have demonstrated their potential by making an impact on Indian education.

A Citizen of India below the age of 45 years, who has published books, research papers in Indian or international journals on any aspect of Indian education such as Early Childhood education, elementary education, teacher education, higher education, technical and professional education, is eligible for consideration for the award. The published work should be such as is indicative of the author’s original contribution to the advancement of educational thought or improvement in educational practices in the Indian context. The Award comprise a cash amount of Rs. 50,000/-, a robe of honour and citation.

ASERF invites application from the eligible scholars for the Award of the year 2008. The prescribed format along with the terms and conditions can be downloaded from the ASERF Website or obtained from ASERF’s office.


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Aditya Berlia                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Mithilesh Kr Singh

Director, ASERF                                                                                                                                               Editor, ASERF E-bulletin

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