ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 46

 Date:      16th October – 31st 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. 


A medical student’s journey towards working for health and social justice: “Every Indian medical student is a witness to social injustice on a daily basis. Everyday they see patients denied necessary medical care because they are too poor to afford it. Everyday they examine sick patients who are too powerless to tell them to leave them alone. Most practical teaching happens only in general wards where the poorer patients are admitted. All medical students experience the disrespect, misunderstanding and callousness that are typically characteristic of such wards”..…………


·   A musical bouquet

·   Centre to introduce Bill to abolish NCTE

·   Fail in five subjects and get promoted

·   Health ministry tells Manipal to cut medical seats by half

·   India ranked No 70 in World Prosperity Index

·   IP University organizes 'HR Summit 2008'

·   Outsourcing of policy draws educationists' ire

·   Review panel says existing IIMs have to mentor new ones

·   School for netagiri

·   Science in the skies

·   Shift polytechnic exams called off

·   Teaching the teacher to teach

·   Total Quality in Higher Education - Timely and Relevant

·   UPTU to write to AICTE for reducing seats in affiliated colleges

·   VC calls for 'respectable' treatment of principals


Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   A new tech teacher

·   Compensation higher for Kargil martyrs: Minister

·   Continuing Innovation

·   FICCI to hold Higher Education Summit 2008 on policy and practice imperatives

·   India to be a developed nation by 2028: Blackberry founder

·   JU VC for five 'Es' approach in higher education


·   Four conveners appointed for SAARC University

·   Ford Foundation launches IFP

·   Hyderabad likely site of first Japan-India IIT


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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