ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 47

 Date:      1st November – 15th November, 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. 


Moily panel report on bureaucracy in December: How civil is civil service in India? Do public servants masquerade as peoples' masters? How do you take the powerful babus in the governments to task if there is a need to? Answers for these questions and many more relating to the powerful Indian bureaucracy, that has navigated the Indian polity for the past six decades since India won her freedom from Britain, will be the highlight of the central government-appointed Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) tenth report to be handed over to the Prime Minister later next month..…………


·   AICTE relaxes norms for existing & new institutions

·   India’s Education Sector - Back to School

·    Bharti Unveils Vision 2020 with New Corporate Brand Identity

·   Cabinet clears school-for-all bill

·   Canadian mission for FICCI education summit

·   Centre salve for teacher schools

·   Chaddha Report in the court of election commission

·    Education -The Emergence of China and India

·   Education: The Way Forward

·    Fake Universities

·   MHRD minister pushes for optimum utilisation of funds

·   Fixing education’s cholesterol

·   Higher education: The underbelly of privatisation

·   IIMs, IITs fail to spend money meant for OBCs

·   IIM Bangalore Ranked 1 B-School in India; among 27 best B-school in the world

·   Indian University Lack of Placement Service

·   UGC asks Calcutta University to identify colleges with ‘potential for excellence’

·   UGC asks Central varsities to fill up vacant OBC seats

·   Higher Education Regulation Holds Back India

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   President Patil urges education system to adapt to changes

·   Rahul urges educated youth to join politics

·   JNU is world class educational model: Thorat

·   Vocational training: A must for Indian economy

·   We Need to Review for Question of Freedom for women

·   Change your lifestyle

·   CM decides to branch school education

·   Manager Rasquinha hopes to reform the game he left

·   The National Illiteracy and Corruption Mission

·    Promotion of Higher Education in India

·   Will right to education bill be a success?

·   Teacher-in-Training Makes a Difference to Young Children in Need


·   AICTE allows colleges to run overtime

·   The Importance of Talent and Skill Building in the Indian IT-BPO

·   Microsoft’s Dreamspark launched in India

·   Moily panel for greater power to Universities

·   Teach for India needs leaders and visionaries

·   UGC assures full support to Sikkim University


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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