ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 55

 Date:      1st March – 15th March, 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. 


Research and School Education:The revised National Policy on Education (NPE) 1992, and the Programme of Action (POA) 1992, has clearly stressed the need for strengthening research, in general, and classroom research, in particular. Gone are those days when educators often lacked the knowledge needed to justify modifications in educational practice, mostly based on appeals to authority and dogmatic assertion. This lack of valid knowledge and concomitant dependence on unscientific ways of thinking, not only allowed unexamined and inefficient practices to continue, but also prevented a number of worthwhile educational experiments from being conducted...……”


·   UPA fails to allocate 6% of GDP for education

·   AES members aspire to transform A'bad into India's first education district

·   Anomalies in state pay hike order irks teachers and employees

·   Australia emerges as major destination for Indian students

·   BHU set to realise future goals

·   Big bucks after B-school

·   Bodo Sahitya Sabha stir threat over Bodo medium education

·   Budding Indian-American scientists meet Obama

·   Delhi schools 'ignore' dyslexic kids

·   Education gets a major boost in rural India

·   Focus on quantity at the cost of quality

·   Govt. panel for new body to design educational programmes

·   ICT labs remain showpieces in colleges, say academics

·   Indian business blasts education reform

·   India is nowhere near recession

·   Indian, Chinese-origin pupils outdoing white classmates in UK schools

·   Indian origin scientist plays key role in single top quark discovery

·   Kashmir youth to get free computer education

·   Legal Education in India

·   Medical Coding in Hyderabad, India: Training, Courses, Companies, Opportunities

·   National Policy on Skill Development approved

·   Near-total absence of rural youth in professional courses

·   No classes at culture varsity for 23 days

·   Post Card from School

·   Power Unlimited

·   Rising demand of Herbal medicines in Jammu and Kashmir

·   SAARC Higher Education Ministers' Conference

·   Sonia Gandhi Lays Foundation Stone for IIT Campus at Medak

·   Vice-Chancellor's conference inaugurated at Bangalore

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   CD not promoted by Education department: Kerala CM

·   Deemed universities: a concept gone haywire

·   Education for all’ is the policy, but what is the reality?

·   Encourage clustered economic growth, World Bank tells India

·   End giving deemed varsity status, recommends panel

·   Giving teens more time to sleep helps ‘improve grades’ at school

·   IT-driven education to build India

·   Let’s prepare our own list

·   Madrasa Reforms in India

·   Manipal Varsity's Way of Marketing Science - A Model to be Emulated

·   Nobel Biocare imparts knowledge through finest dental programs

·   Railways to let off steam at ISB

·   Response to DUTA

·   Revamp in School System

·   Role of women, youth, education vital in nation-building: Prez

·   Stalling education reforms

·   Turn IITs, IIMs into model varsities: Govt. panel

·   UGC coming up with separate regulation for minority colleges

·   Yash Pal Panel lashes out at HRD Ministry


·   Aligarh Declaration 2009

·   Distance Education at Madras University

·   Does Local School Control Raise Student Outcomes?: Theory and Evidence on the Roles of School Autonomy and Community Participation

·    Education as an Institution

·   Global Generations: Focus on India

·   MU to have integrated technical campus

·   PU Central Library connected to 22 digital libraries

·   Right to start educational institutions

·   Spread of Education

·   Studies Support Benefits of Educational TV for Reading


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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