ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 51

 Date:      1st  January – 15th January, 2009

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. 


US documentary extols superiority of Indian education system:  Even as a large number of Indians spend millions of rupees every year to pursue higher education in the United States, India's school education has inspired a documentary by an American businessman who believes it is superior to that of his country.  "The film clearly indicates that Indian and Chinese education systems are better than American. In the highly competitive 21st century, India and China are providing better education to their children than the US," contends Robert A. Compton, a venture capitalist, who is executive producer of the documentary……


·   Accreditation must for all

·   The depths Indian democracy has fallen to

·   Discrimination against India's Outcastes Remains Endemic

·   Education leaps higher in Karnataka

·   Education and the Changing World

·   Education: This story is a class apart

·   Government spikes school applications

·   India tops BRIC nations in real estate transparency index

·   India starts investing in Indian languages

·   India within India...

·   Indian help for rural electrification and education in Nepal

·   Indian Science Congress begins in Shillong Saturday

·   The Latest Doomed Pedagogical Fad: 21st-Century Skills

·   Man who initiated India’s new navy school forgotten now

·   New horizons, new challenges

·   Pragati

·   PSEB schools’ union condemns proposed education policy

·   PU panel to study promotion pattern

·   R&D assuming importance

·   Slowdown may squeeze R&D

·   Technical Education in India

·   Students prefer India over U.S. for higher study

·   Unheard of In History

·   Government may ban deemed universities

·   PM to inaugurate St Xavier's 150th anniversary celebration

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   India to double investment in science: PM

·   The Central Universities Bill 2008 in its present form is a retrograde step

·   National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology

·   Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) for universalising access to secondary education

·   Governor for better education system

·   Agenda for Americans for UNESCO for 2009

·   PM inaugurates Indian Science Congress 2009

·   Bouncing back

·   Boyle starts trust fund for Indian children

·   Challenges of re-skilling Indian labour

·   “Skilled Workforce – A National Priority”

·   Enhancing employability of India's IT workforce

·   Gujarat Tribals can now get London university degree

·   Heart of the process

·   Improving Primary Education in India

·   India to launch National Knowledge Network

·   Innovations in tribal education

·   Looking ahead

·   Measure of success

·   Money Mantra

·   NBA revises criterion for accreditation of technical institutions

·   Scheme to improve middle school education in India approved

·   Science and Technology: Several New Initiatives for Young India

·   Stay home, pick IIT mentors’ brains

·   UGC academic reform to help universities

·   Warning against faulty policies

·   Changes in science teaching - and learning

·   Educated Nation Investing in Students Futures

·   Social Media - are we getting it?

·   Why not co-education in sainik school?


·   47,000 more Engineering seats to be added

·   AICTE nod for institutions to share infrastructure

·   Asia’s biggest naval academy to be commissioned on Jan 8

·   Growth of Higher Education in Greater Pune: The Challenge of Numbers

·   Indian Institute of Information Technology to be established in Mandi

·   PIOs, NRIs urged to tie up with centres of excellence

·   Plan to set up 15 central universities delayed

·   President dedicates largest Buddha Vihar

·   Rush to clear 16 central universities

·   School education department eyes global tie ups

·   Technical university to be set up in Himachal – Bragta

·   US universities sell executive courses in India

·   Women engineering colleges to set up


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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