ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 34

 Date:      1st April  – 15th April, 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. 


A Snapshot of the State of Education in India:Pratham released the results of their annual survey earlier this year which may be useful for those wanting data to inform their work. The survey shows that more children are attending schools, but that teacher attendance has slightly declined. According to a Merinews article, the report shows that the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan government program is making tremendous impact in some of the Indian states. Also of note is that the percent of girls not going to school decreased. For example, in the 11-14 age category, the percent of girls that are out of school has come down to 7.4 per cent in 2007 from 10.3 per cent in 2006..…………


·   A new school of thought needed

·   Abolish reservations for higher education, recruitment

·   Colleges have long way to go for autonomy

·   Distance education for executives catching on

·   Free the Campus

·   Govt. mulls Information and Communication Technologies in higher education

·   Increase strength in Government schools

·   Maharashtra set to make flag hoisting mandatory in schools

·   No more MPhil, PhD registrations in DU

·   Puducherry Govt. abolishes CET for professional courses

·   Rapid transformation in Technical Education in India

·   Grants Released to States/UTs During 2008-09

·   Teacher Quality

·   There’s nothing scientific about science in schools

·   UGC meet crucial for state colleges

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Modernisation of technical education a must

·   India: Producing a generation of super achievers

·   Punjab CM asks Technical Colleges to undertake 10+2 classes as feeder institutions

·   Science blocks to be constructed in 468 schools, says Punjab Minister

·   Spreading higher education HRD resources across Orissa through new initiatives  


·   Mid-Day- Meal

·   Central Assistance released to States/UTs under Mid-Day Meal

·   Moral education through theatre for Govt. school students


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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