ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 39

 Date:      1st July – 15th July, 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. 


It’s quality that matters in education:We live in the information age, the students are tech-savvy, and knowledge is power. And we should equip our children with this power. Comprehensive information should be made available to the children to make their future bright. Therefore, the need of the hour is quality education. The steep fall in the quality of teaching and research in our colleges and universities has resulted in the decline of the quality of our education. The number of colleges and universities has not increased over the years and has not kept pace with the increase in population..…………


·   A Matter of Economics

·   A passage to India

·   Bihar and Technical Education

·   Centre promises policy on deemed universities

·   Committee clears project reports on Quota Reservation

·   Demographic Asset

·   Engineering seats going vacant amid a talent crunch

·   Entrepreneurs looking to tap Pvt. education space

·   Global Indians turn back India to play their role

·   India can emerge successfully from a possible global economic crisis

·   Govt. plans bailout of state, Pvt. Universities

·   India’s education: A $120 billion opportunity

·   India plans massive technical education push

·   Move to increase international acceptability of Indian degrees

·   Move to universalise secondary education

·   Print advertising by education sector up 14%

·   India most privatised country for education

·   Reading to learn

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   9 out of 10 in class I won't get to college

·   Business-like approach to research

·   Teach India: Don't kill Right to Education Bill

·   Empowered Committee for implementation of OBC reservation in Admissions

·   Make higher education affordable

·   Teach India: 'Don't weed out kids, work them in'


·   India faces a drought of teachers

·   Foreign varsities itching for a base in India

·   Prime Minister's National Council on Skill Development

·   Private participation in education


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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