ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 33

 Date:      16th  March   – 31st  March, 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 infrastructure is lagging behind:The penultimate year's budget presented by the United Progressive Alliance Government before the 2009 general elections come knocking, has tried to give an even layer of butter to the national bread, including the social sector; health and education included. But, the latter seems to have missed out considering what late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had said; out of every rupee that goes to rural India, only 17 paise manages to reach there”..…………


·   All-party meet sought on school education

·   Aligarh Muslim University to implement UGC measures

·   Most colleges in Valley are without permanent faculty

·   Executive education on the rise

·   Farmers want to spend acquisition money on children’s education

·   Freedom in policy and in practice

·   Govt. school students to get free coaching for competitive exams

·   Higher education in 15 states below national average

·   Hindi-Chini study bhai

·   Improving higher education: Semester system in graduation courses 

·   India, China Pact on Higher Education Unlikely

·   India needs urgent educational reforms

·   India seeks Swedish cooperation in higher education

·   HRD plans to allow varsities to set up KVs on campus

·   IITs and IIMs to Offer Online Education

·   Intel Donates 300 PCs for Use in Govt.-Run Schools in Chhattisgarh



Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Delhiites doubly well off than average Indian

·   Wimax: It Is’nt Just About Numbers

·   Madhyamik syllabus to shed flab

·   Mars & Venus in the classroom

·   Pratap Bhanu Mehta on the state of higher education

·   Social Networks at work in Higher Education

·   Study your Loan

·   UGC road map for improving higher education


·   Corporate classrooms

·   Delhi eye on Tibetan schools

·   Different Universities, one course soon

·   DU reopens doors for retired teachers

·   From rural Indian to global villager

·   Soon, city to house 18 deemed varsities


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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