ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 48

 Date:      16th November – 30th 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. 


Yes we canWhen I told people that I was working on a book, they assumed it was a memoir of my business career, or my take on management strategy. They looked quizzical (and were probably alarmed) when I said that I was writing a book on India. Businessmen, after all, do not usually make good public intellectuals. I console myself that I am but an accidental entrepreneur, who if he had not walked into the office of the charismatic N R Narayana Murthy in late 1978 in search of a job would probably have at best languished in a regular nine-to-fiver while living in a New Jersey suburb, taking the daily train to Manhattan”..…………


·   Autonomy for girls’ college

·   B-schools must be ready for an economic U-turn

·     Delhi University's Semester Plans on Hold

·   Giving schoolchildren a chance

·   India continues to send maximum students to US for education

·   INDIA: Poor funding hits higher education enrolment

·   International schools face fetters

·   Jewel Universities hit Brahmin bump

·   Knowledge Commission on cards

·   National Education Day celebrated at BITS Pilani Rajasthan

·   Northeast at a glance; Teachers seek spiritual zones

·   Snooty Indians and Rough Chinese

·   State of elementary education in India: 100 students to a class, 67 to a teacher  

·    State plea for aid to tech cradles

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Malnutrition downplaying India's economic growth: UN

·   No IIT in state: Centre

·   IT sector growth rate to slow down: Nilekani

·   Damper on varsity plan

·   FICCI calls for public-private partnership to boost education

·   IIT graduate, McKinsey consultant, Redefines ‘success’

·   International Essay Competition 2009 & Prize in Higher Education Policy Research

·    New Model for Education Research

·   Panel on varsity functioning may focus on regulation instead

·   Privatisation of Education in India: An Agenda of the Global Market

·   Telugu still haunts non-local students

·   UGC to frame guidelines for foreign tie-ups

·   UGC to set up Quality Assessment Cells to improve education

·   US assistance to improve technical education in India

·   Utkal University Gearing-up for Competition


·   British varsities can help address India’s skills gap

·   Country calling: Where to job-hunt

·   DU joins international consortium for higher education

·  Global Indian Foundation plans 15 more schools in India

·   Scheme of Scholarship for College and University under CSSS

·   The Value of Higher Education


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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