ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 54

 Date:      16th February – 28th 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. 


Human rights education; role of teachers: Visions of human rights are complex, profound and disturbing. They tend to strike at our very core and make us confront, difficult and discomforting issues. They force us to examine critically the nature of men and women, view both the best and the worst of human behaviour, wrestle with how we ought to relate to one another, question the purposes of government and the exercise of power examine our own values and deeds in response to those who suffer.……”


·   Centre forms group to regulate private education

·   Central University teachers to go on two-day strike

·   Dharna by teachers at Vivekanand Statue

·   Dalai Lama inaugurates Tibetan center for higher studies in Bangalore

·   Education gets a big boost

·   Eligible principals lacking

·   Funds fillip for university dream

·   Foundation stone of IIT Ropar

·   Five engineering colleges will be started in 2009

·   Foundation for Himachal IIT laid

·   France to lend support for new IIT in Jaipur

·   Government plans technical university in state

·   IITs non-teaching staff demand salary hike

·   ICFAI to invest Rs 150 crore in Orissa university project

·   Infosys sets up a science foundation in Bangalore

·   Parliament passes bill to set 12 Central Universities

·   PCI for setting up media commission

·   President Patil inaugurates conference on higher education

·   Seminar for redefining role of chemistry

·   State officers take to streets

·   Shri Arjun Singh lays the Foundation Stone of IIT

·   Two new IITs to commence academic session’s next fiscal

·   Top UGC officials on shortlist to head new Central Universities

·   UGC notification regarding revised pay scales soon

·   UGC approves Academic staff College for Punjabi University

·   886 new engineering colleges, 1,084 B-schools on cards

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Adopt IIT standards for autonomy, engineering colleges told

·   Budding lawyers to fight it out

·   China model for education

·   Citing UGC norms, SC says 2 year BA invalid

·   'Don't put IT over other engineering fields'

·   I was a lazy student, confesses Dalai Lama

·   Freeing higher education

·   Government introduces Universities Bill

·   Indian curriculum schools struggle to meet increased demand

·   Despite global meltdown, Indian FDI records 45 pc growth

·   Indian IT Industry Facing Unprecedented Crisis: Nilekani

·   'Long way to go on research, higher education'

·   The man who believed in the billion dollar idea

·   Mech. Eng. Course, equivalent to Degree in Mechanical Engineering

·   Mysore biz school joins BRICS

·   NCERT conducts seminar on 'School Education in Rural India'

·   Regular degrees higher than Open University degrees - SC

·   SC: Degrees violating UGC norms invalid

·   UNESCO puts list of genuine institutes to check fraud ones

·   University to offer ME in printing technology

·   Vocational education important: Expert


·   Education drive

·   Highlights of interim budget

·   Interim budget proves beneficial for education sector

·   Keyboards fast making handwriting history

·   Water Crises and Government Plans

·   What is wrong with Chinese and Indian Parents?

·   Proposed expenditure on infrastructure draws praise

·   Quality of private higher education a major concern: Arjun

·   Regional Educational Imbalance


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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