ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 45

 Date:      1st October – 15th October, 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. 


Government should go for reforms in education:Now that the Left support is out of the way, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government should go full throttle with reforms in the education sector. The government should show similar political will as it did in pushing the nuclear deal. Three policy decisions should be taken immediately: first, allow profit educational institutions; second, restructure the regulatory mechanism, and third; allow foreign universities to start campuses in India. These reforms are necessary to create more number of good educational institutes in the country”..…………


·   400 para-medical seats vacant

·   Bullying high in schools in North India

·   Child abuse cases come out of the closet

·   Computer-aided learning programme in schools launched

·   Defence study centre fights for space, faculty

·   IIT students can be late for class

·   IITs, IIMs focus on IP education

·   India slips in global competitiveness rankings

·   Indian institutes gain ground in world university rankings

·   Indore IIT rush in election run-up

·   Kerala tops primary education index

·   Milestone’s Inspirations

·   NAAC quality check for open universities

·   PhD aspirants to go through test

·   Superpower India

·   Those who still can, teach

·   UGC drafts UoP's report card

·   UGC panel recommends over 70% pay hike for university teachers

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Education should ensure jobs, says CM

·   Indian origin scientist devises eco-friendly way to create gold nanoparticles

·   ‘I' of Industry & Institutes must partner to become 'V': CII Roundtable

·   MOU to regulate recruitment and employment of Indian workers in Malaysia

·       Open and distance learning takes rapid strides

·   Poverty –> Education

·   Private Players Educating India, Spending to Cross Rs 100,000 Crore

·   School board to introduce semester system

·   The NKC Challenge

·   University students may get to rate teachers

·   VC’s National Meet Today


·   Assam as an Educational Destination

·   Delhi, Gujarat, AP to get advanced research institutes

·   Everonn launches IT based education at Gandhiniketan Ashram School

·   Indraprastha University offers new computer course

·   National set to be city's first autonomous college

·   Rs 70 lakh grant announced for ethnic Indians in Malaysia

·   XIMB plans second campus


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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