ASERF News Bulletin on Education


E-bulletin No - 29

 Date:      16th January    – 31st  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. 


“12 lakh students took education loans“ …… The Finance Minister P Chidambaram has stated that more than 12 lakh students all over India have taken benefits of an education loan and the more than Rs. 16,000 crore were disbursed to the needy students. He disclosed this information while inaugurating the 1008th branch of Vijaya Bank Rangiyam in Tirumayam taluka. The Minister praised the bank's efforts towards achieving fast growth and expansion of its branch network.…………………………………….


·   AICTE comes under government scrutiny

·   Australia hints some Indians use education to migrate

·   Centre urged to globalise management education

·   Delhi government to upgrade polytechnics

·   EDUSAT network for Delhi

·   Elementary education making rapid strides

·   Excellence in Indian B-schools

·   France to offer more seats for Indian students

·   Mayawati and Private Sector Reservations

·   More ISBs, fewer IIMs

·   Madhya Pradesh to have polytechnics in every district

·   New certificate programme in patent

·   10 new engineering colleges to be opened in Tamil Nadu

·   One supervisor for all study streams

·   Private technical colleges to be graded

·   RBI reduces education loan risk weightage

·   RED FM and CRY initiate campaign for 'Free and equal Education

·   Reservation in IITs and IIMs

·   States lobby for 30 world-class universities

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Education will 'dictate the destiny' of India, feels NKC

·   Education Industry is booming too

·   Funds fine, need for change

·   Government cannot walk away from education or health, says Pitroda

·   Greater Priority to Higher Education

·   'About 60 pc of India's population lacks financial accessibility'

·   IIT Chennai steps in to improve science education in schools

·   India set to launch its first private education channel

·   Bigger role for private sector in secondary education needed

·   'Progress in education will dictate the destiny of India'

·   Skill development programme for students launched

·   Access to higher education in India needs to be improved significantly

·   FDI in higher education is welcomed


·   Draft policy on higher education

·   Education Bill faces uncertain future

·   Flash Statistics: Elementary Education in India: Progress Towards UEE

·   Google sets aside $2 bn for philanthropy

·   Kerala stays on top in primary, upper primary education

·   'About 60 pc of India's population lacks financial accessibility'

·   Oxford wants to learn from India’s growth story

·   Seminar on school curriculum

·   Indian State wise Comparison of Primary Education

·   The true value of education


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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