ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 30

 Date:      1st February    – 15 th   February, 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. 


Education in India Need Urgent Investment – PM: Education system of the country is in urgent need of both investment and reform. Our education system is in urgent need of both investment and reform. At every level of the learning pyramid, we need a modern education system for the 21st Century. The country needs a system that will prepare "every one of our children for the challenges of the future, and not make them prisoners of the past…….……………….


·   Abolish the ‘inspection raj’ of higher education

·   6-yr Doctor of Pharmacy from next year

·   Outstanding PCMC school students will get admission to Global school

·   Age of Class one student should be five years

·   D Ed students in dilemma over internship

·   French cos attracting skilled Indian professionals

·   IIT Kharagpur lines up new courses on continuing education

·   ISB in World's top 20 but still far from AICTE recognition

·   Karunanidhi bows to Dalit demands

·   Law to Control Pvt. Colleges

·   MICA to offer PG in communications management for executives

·   National entrance test from ensuing session

·   Not technical this time

·   Comprehensive portal for School Education Department

·   Ride to school can be safer, but not many aware of Govt.

·   Improving quality in higher education

·   Training programme for teachers

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Banking on memory

·   BOSE or DSE for students

·   Don't expect a level playing field: PM to India Inc

·   The pros and cons of early career selection

·   End this killer Raj

·   Expand access to school education

·   High wages, attrition compel IT sector to look beyond India

·   Is 'Indian' copyright of govt institutes?

·   More ISBs, fewer IIMs

·   The need for a proper regulatory body

·   Need to give more thrust to education

·   Plan for your child's future

·   Private sector has big role in education: Chidambaram

·   Promote regional ethos: India to SAARC education experts

·   Revolution happening in women’s education

·   Top B-school, but AICTE won’t see it

·   UGC asks varsities to do away with marks & division evaluation

·   UGC chief for semester system in universities

·   Young Indians have shaped Brand India-PM


·   Elementary education: Kerala tops, Bihar lags, Muslim enrolment poor

·   Govt expenditure biggest growth drivers for India Inc

·   IT revenue to aggregate $64 b

·   Lack of qualified & experienced faculty in IIMs

·   Lead India: You too can make a difference

·   Primary education in a mess in Maharashtra

·   Supreme Court to study AICTE notification

·   China & India: Reality Behind Statistics


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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