ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 35

 Date:      16th April  – 30th 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. 


Break the Shackles:India is perhaps one of the few countries in the world that still has the model of centralised universities which design the syllabus, conduct exams and give degrees while the teaching is done in affiliated colleges that have no control on academic content or evaluation. Though there are many things that are wrong with our higher education set-up, removing this totally anachronistic model should be at the top of the agenda..…………


·   After IIMs, IITs may go for a fee hike

·   Ban on private school teachers on investing in stock market mooted

·   Enrollment in Secondary Education

·   Minister misleads the Lok Sabha

·   Misleading information in report on education

·   Out of School children

·   Scrapping of CET results in high failure rate


Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Bihar HRD dept. misused money: CAG

·   Engineering colleges fee collection: A centralised system on the anvil

·   Leave higher education institutes alone: Pitroda


·   Committee formed to select SC/ST students for study abroad

·   Foreign Contribution to Development of IIT's in India

·   HRD committee pulls up IIMs for 'unilateral' fee hike


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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