ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 53

 Date:      1st February – 15th February, 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. 


A private player to play a significant role providing higher education in India: In the 21st century information and knowledge is power. The more knowledge you have, the more empowered you are. To compete successfully in the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century, India needs enough universities that can support sophisticated research. Right now India has around 196 Universities and 121 deemed Universities. According to University Grants Commission (UGC), India needs around 1500 more Universities with adequate research facilities by the end of 2015 to compete in the global market.……


·   200 colleges, 2 applications for autonomy

·   Apex body on education policy rejects most NKC proposals

·   Arjun Singh to chair 55th meeting of CABE tomorrow

·   Blackboard empires

·   Brain drain costs India Rs 50,000 crore per year

·   Closing in on campus

·   Desperate colleges wooing retired Anna University Professors

·   Critical Govt. panel shown backseat

·   Crossover students

·   Enriching the nation’s future

·   Fall in exports expected in current financial

·   HRD rejects National Knowledge Commission’s fee hike suggestion

·   Monitoring Committee of Minority Education to get statutory backing

·   One in every four Madhya Pradesh schools has only one teacher

·   NAAC Top Rankings for BITS Pilani

·   National Mission on Education through ICT to be launched

·   Nearly 2 lakh kids left out of nursery admissions

·   Outsourcing's Big Picture

·   Pvt. Engineering colleges asked to mend ways

·   Raise hope for tech teachers

·   Revolt against the dual regulation of pharmacy education

·   School on the south block

·   Studying in India can be a rewarding experience

·   Editorial Comment: Switching On

·   University Education in UK has become less expensive now

·   UP madarsa board bans co-education in its institutes

·   Why India's top cities matter

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Bachelor's degree a must for Master's: UGC

·   Education Moves Online in India

·   Fiscal deficit will not hamper flow of FDI in India: Montek

·   Govt. to regulate fee structure of Pvt. Universities

·   Government & Pvt. sector can work together to give quality education: FM

·   Higher education in India

·   Higher and Professional Education in India

·   Higher education neglected – study

·   House of higher education is in poor shape: Dr. Rudra

·   India: Effort to join 21st Century higher education; Philip G Altbach & N Jayaram

·   IGNOU approves associate degree programme

·   In an alphabet soup

·   NAAC, NBA tag a must for all colleges in state

·   Plan to increase university enrolment

·   Quality and Accountability in University Education

·   Rise budgetary support for education: Arjun Singh to States

·   Short-term Course on Understanding and Interrogating Postmodernism

·   The Rhetoric of Inclusion & the Practice of Exclusion

·   The US - India knowledge relationship: the sleeping giant stirs!

·   Two city women colleges plan to start degree courses in two shifts

·   Virtual Earth Webcast Series

·   We don't need any education?


·   Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

·   Centre to regulate deemed Universities

·   Certified Sustainability Professional Certificate (CSP)

·   Dell awards technology education grants in India, Brazil and Mexico

·   Education enterprise: plural, singular, insular

·   Education in India - New IITs

·   Independent universities for tech, fine arts on cards

·   Kolkata and Scotland to work together in education sector

·   Laying of IIT foundation stone marks new era in tech education

·   Microsoft and Gujarat Sign Education MoU

·   Private players to play a significant role providing higher education in India

·   Research foundation in higher education launched

·   School Education Department to launch website

·   The Conceptual Framework-Pre-service Teacher Preparation & Advanced Preparation

·   The Top Ten Cities for Outsourcing in India

·   UGC approves Academic staff College for Punjabi University

·   UGC enables advanced research in ayurveda

·   World Class University near Mysore


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

Director, ASERF                                                                                                                                                Editor, ASERF E-bulletin

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