ASERF News Bulletin on Education


E-bulletin No - 50

 Date:      16th  December – 31st  December, 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. 


Initiatives of Human Resource Development Ministry During 2008:   Right To Education Bill Introduced in Parliament, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and Mid-Day Meal Schemes Further Intensified, Six New IITs, One New IIM, Recommendations of Pay Review Committee for University Teachers Accepted….. The List of Achievements is Long ……………………….


·  Cabinet clears teachers’ pay hike

·  Government moves to strengthen quality of higher education

·  Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

·   Local B-schools catch B-school fancy

·   Nearly half of faculty positions vacant in 47 universities

·   Right to Education Bill introduced in RS

·   Topper's dream of turning doctor turns sour

·   Government trips at walking the study talk

·   IISc - Celebrating 100 years of Excellence

·   Malnutrition in expecting mothers leads to higher risk of diabetes

·   PTTI crisis: Government awaits council’s approval

·   RTI fails to bail out hapless applicant

·   It’s Year of Education, but school kids fail challenge

·   St Helena's celebrates its centenary from December 2

·  Students opt to study abroad to wait out recession

·  Sub-mission on Polytechnics under Coordinated Action for Skill Development

·   Teacher gets PF benefits by using RTI

·   'Think before you leap': for the 'right' career

·   US agency recognises India’s bachelor’s degree

·   10-20% fee hike is all set to become an annual affair in LU

·   Can education stop child labour?

·   Double or quits

·   Nursing Council Relaxes Rules for Nursing Colleges     

·   One-third of institutes in Gujarat not approved by AICTE

·   Parliamentary panel pulls up AICTE

·   Pvt. medical, engineering colleges under purview of RTI Act

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   India set to witness knowledge revolution in 25 years: Pitroda

·   AAT introduces UGC approved Animation Degree through Lateral Entry

·   India behind other emerging economies in quality education: survey

·   Mindlogicx implements India’s first e-governance frame work for examination……..

·   PM bats for tolerant Indian polity

·   Political will lacking to put an end to child labour, says Brinda Karat

·   Gender imbalance highest among India's affluent: Harvard study

·   Concern over employability of tech students: Panel

·   Higher Education Dept to propose Common University Act in budget session

·   'Students should be imparted vocational education'

·   It’s time to go public

·   University for teachers taking shape

·   What happened to regular workers’ wages

·   India Vision 20-20 what we need is a pragmatic approach

·   Women still unhappy both in India and Bharat

·   Business books in India- Celebrity CEOs, sky-high advances

·   College students to learn morals again

·   International Workshop on Greenstone Digital Library Software inaugurated in Kerala

·   Online services for polytechnic admissions

·   Parliament panel pulls up AICTE

·   Students can’t play teacher: reverse appraisal in bin

·   UPTU colleges under scrutiny for awards

·   Each One Teach One’

·   Education in India - New IITs


·   University of Pune eyes major chunk of EU fund

·   Geography Education in the High School

·   Indian Government subsidies for the rich : 10 % of GDP

·  Graphic Design Courses

·   International University for Human Transformation

·   ISB to set up a common research platform

·   McGraw-Hill HE Introduces Interactive Digital Learning Tool for Public Speaking Instruction

·   NIE meet on global education practices

·   TISS, Mumbai Launches MA-LIM and PGDDL

·   UK is an 'easy alternative' for wealthy Indian students

·   Study or Work in Europe – Hundreds of Scholarships Available for Indian Nationals

·   Uttar Pradesh mulls PPP in technical education

·   Haryana to invest heavily in education

·   College of Commerce to sign MoU with Korean Universities


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 2009. 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

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