ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 38

 Date:      1st June – 30thJune, 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. 


Best courses, second best faculty:They are some of the most popular undergraduate programmes of Delhi University and attract the best of students. Despite this, the honours courses in mass communication, Computer Science, Business Economics and journalism at DU do not have permanent or regular faculty”..…………


·   30 new varsities to be setup in 11th Plan

·   Bihar, Bengal put record number of kids back in school 

·   Dilapidated infrastructure affects functioning of JEC

·   India's Doctor Shortage Reflects Problems in Medical Education

·   Govt. for ‘zero tolerance’ approach to ragging

·   Maharashtra education barons under scanner

·   Pulbic schools "lose" 6,829 students every day

·   Technical Education and a Middle Class Fallacy

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Budgetary allocation for Ministry of HRD

·   Effective Government Schools

·   Regulatory Bodies need Specific and Strict Anti Ragging Regulations


·   Himachal University seeks Rs 151 cr from UGC

·   World class standard central university at Amritsar

·   New ITI curriculum to link education with jobs

·   Staff development programme


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.


Dear Partners,

The Apeejay Stya Education Research Foundation (ASERF) invites news, articles, resource material, opinions and analyses on relevant educational issues in the Indian context that can be highlighted in our weekly e-bulletins and on the ASERF portal.

We request if you could spare a few moments of your valuable time to have a look at our website and guide us on our regular initiatives.

Aditya Berlia                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Mithilesh Kr Singh

Director, ASERF                                                                                                                                                Editor, ASERF E-bulletin

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