ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 42

 Date:      16thAugust – 31st 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. 


Engineering students not opting for higher education: The number of engineering students going for advanced studies remains alarmingly low despite setting up of new institutions in the country a study has found. About 2.3 lakh students graduated in engineering in 2006, while only 20,000 master degrees and 1,000 Ph.Ds were awarded that year, according to the study 'Engineering Education in India', conducted by two professors of IIT Bombay”..…………


·   Celebrating 10 years of IT Task Force, 1998

·   Computer education hits hurdles

·   List of Fake Universities Recognized By UGC

·   FICCI outlines steps to reform higher education

·   HC removes under qualified DU lecturer

·   Joint Management Entrance Test 2009

·    Knowledge panel, UGC differ on world-class universities

·   Legal research has not made much headway in India

·   What is National Rural Employment Guarantee Act?

·   A new school of thought for fun

·   Narayana Murthy does a Prahalad at ISB

·   Prime Minister Addresses Students and Faculty of IIT, Guwahati

·   Private schools to come under a ‘comprehensive’ Education Bill

·   Quota leads to less OBC seats in JNU

·   Rural education facelift on the cards

·   Science gets more seats, not teachers

·   State's colleges lack facilities for NAAC

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   A political solution is the need of the hour, emphasizes Professor

·   Education and Well-being of Mankind: A Critical Observation

·   India to have fourth of global workforce by 2020: PM

·   Let education revolution be our mission: PM

·   National Knowledge Commission and Math Education

·   PhD after graduation? Yes, if a UGC proposal gets Govt.'s nod

·   Teacher Education Curriculum needs to be constantly defined and redefined – Arjun Singh

·   US impact on Indian outsourcing not for long: Amartya Sen


·   Graphic Era University, Dehradoon, Declared Deemed-to-be-University

·   IGNOU, PRIA to launch course for project managers

·   JNU moots School of Language Sciences

·   NASSCOM plans to train 15,000 IT teachers

·   Training in Legal Education for new recruits of Delhi Police


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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