ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 44

 Date:      16th September – 30th September, 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. 


Capitalism and Caste:Indian policymakers have essentially focused on rural income support and rural development to achieve the avowed goal of inclusive growth. This approach recognizes that the rural-urban divide is the central economic fault line in India (indeed, in any developing country), and that the vast majority of the country’s poor are in its villages. Rural Indians lag in education, health, incomes and consumption levels. Lacking the right capabilities, they are at a disadvantage in competing in a market-oriented, open economy. They may not be worse off in absolute terms, just shut out of the new opportunities that have arisen for India’s urban, educated elite”..…………


·   Adapting to a new America

·   Apeejay Principal Honoured

·   Do something about critical shortage of qualified teachers

·   Girls, women in Science & Technology Education

·   Govt. school education in Punjab in dumps

·   How not to choose a business school

·   PM Congratulates Winners of National Teachers Award

·   Prime Minister Direct CMs to New Educational Plan

·   President calls for upgrading skills of teachers

·   Thought leadership through management education

·   Time to Learn

·   A tradition of academic excellence


Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   President of India, on the Occasion of International Literacy Day

·   11th Five Year Plan is India’s education plan: PM

·   Democratise higher education: PM

·       Female Education in British India.

·   India may fall short of goals: UNESCO

·       Making India Innovative: A New Indian Innovation Act?

·    Ongoing saga of higher learning

·   Poverty in India declines by 27 %: UN

·   Teach India: Are teachers happy?

·   The changes needed in education


·   Central university in each state by 2012

·   Govt. to Fund Poor Students' Higher Education Loans

·   New course is a win-win for students, university

·   RCC Institute of Information Technology

·   UGC to offer fellowships to students with special needs


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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