ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 36

 Date:      1st May  – 15th May, 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. 


India has blindly stumbled into an inflationary situation:India has not worried about inflation for over a decade, only about growth. We reached a stage when policymakers could blithely talk about an “acceptable” level of inflation that would enable growth. Only a month ago, the finance minister was trying to talk down interest rates, implying that he was not worried that this could have inflationary consequences. Indeed, the State Bank of India and some other nationalized banks at the same time, brought down interest rates by 50 basis points”..…………


·   Arjun meets UGC officials over deemed universities

·   Higher education to be upgraded in Maharashtra

·   IIT in Andhra Pradesh to Begin Classes This Year

·   The big opportunities for pharma retailing in India

·   Retaining competitiveness of the services sector

·   Students in third year, degrees not in sight

·   Teachers boycott Principal in-charge

·   Technical institutes rile students on fee refund

·   Tough fight for University top posts

·   Towards expansion of access, equity and improvement of quality in education

·   UGC may hike varsity fees to increase seats

·   University students to assess teachers

·   Universities likely to hike fees for graduate and post-graduate courses

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Women hold key to further economic growth: Goldman Sachs

·   We don’t want an elitist society

·   Deep penetration of Indian education

·   Government may review education act

·   Indian Muslim Educational Reform: Halting Efforts

·   NKC for setting up Mission

·   Pitroda writes to PM on paucity of faculty


·   After Harvard, Stanford comes to India; to hold executive Edu. prog. in December 2008

·   Backward districts to have 370 new degree colleges

·   DU to offer new courses

·   Engineering colleges favour 2 shifts

·   Himachal to upgrade its nine ITI’s

·   ISB ties up with University of California


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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