ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 41

 Date:      1st August – 15th August, 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. 


Collective aspiration of Indians for better tomorrow:There are as many ideas of India as there are Indians and indeed as there are lovers of India whether native-born or foreign. The country gets under your skin and stays there. In the movie Spartacus, a Roman senator remarks that Rome is not a city, but "a thought in the minds of the gods". One can very well say that of India. The myth and reality of India gets into the interstices of our brain cells and when we reach inside ourselves to access the precise image one has, it is this "idea" that comes forth. ”..…………


·   Agilent gives teachers the “Clean Air Challenge”

·   DEd institutes under scrutiny

·   Govt. plans bailout of state, Pvt. varsities

·   How many people can actually read/write in Rural India?

·   IIT Rajasthan opens with 112 students

·   In first solo India move, Draper Fisher to fund education co

·   India's Demographics A Competitive Advantage

·   Knowledge portal to help generate Rs 50k cr biz in 5 years

·   Making sense of International Accreditations for b-schools

·   Marching on the Golden Path of Growth

·   Of freedom, markets, and the future of India

·   Scheme on secondary education soon

·   School Education

·   University for Persons of Indian Origin being considered

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Amartya Sen for primary school revamp

·   We have massive public investment in education: PM

·   Package to woo retiring IIT faculty mooted

·   Mr. PM, chase what is feasible

·   VCs should appoint VCs, says Pitroda


·   UGC committee recommends 735 universities during 11th Plan

·   Earn while you learn

·   New curriculum for IT Programmes

·   New Nursing Colleges under GGSIP University

·   Physics, chemistry lessons go digital

·   Skill Development Corp to train Indian youth

·   Wipro launches resource guides for engineering faculty


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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