ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 58

                 Date:      16th April – 30th April, 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. 


It's the faculty,…….. !Officials must not forget that staffs are responsible for a university's success, says Philip G. Altbach. In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected to the White House in considerable part by emphasising the importance of the economy. His mantra - "It's the economy, stupid!" - emphasised this point. For higher education, the mantra should be: "It's the faculty, stupid!" No university can achieve success without well-qualified, committed academic staff. Neither an impressive campus nor an innovative curriculum will produce good results without great professors...……”


·   106th Orientation Programme organized by the UGC Academic Staff College, AMU

·   Admission to Ph.D. / M. Tech Programme

·   AMU accords recognition to leading madrassas

·   Committee reviews process for selection of vice-chancellors

·   Candidates with M. Phil can be undergraduate lecturers

·   Faculty in minority colleges Okayed

·   Government hawks autonomy, but colleges shy away

·   Govt. mulls regulating pre-school education

·   Higher education: India tells foreign diplomats to obtain student visas

·   Higher Education Price Index Is Estimated to Drop but Still Exceeds Inflation

·   Imagining India

·   Indian education fair opens in Doha

·   Indian school athletics team to take part in World Cup

·   National policy on skill development in the pipeline

·   Poor conduct, unfair evaluation alleged of GU course

·   Questions for legislators

·   Recession pressure on repayments

·   SBI cuts education loan rates for new takers

·   'Scoring higher made easy'

·   Seven vocational subjects for HS curriculum

·   Students, parents agitate at Lt-Governor’s house over fee hike

·   Teach For India: 257applicants from city, 16 shortlisted for teaching underprivileged

·   Tribal art of living

·   UGC choice fuels protests

·   UGC committee conducts enquiry

·   UGC norms equate ragging with rape

·   Yash Pal committee on Higher Education term extended

·   Youngsters log out of IT

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   An unequal change

·   Anarchy in education

·   Bid to bridge the rural-urban divide

·   BPO sector likely to log revenues of $225 billion by 2020

·   Change is the key

·   Classroom management skills are important for a teacher

·   Develop teachers properly to improve the quality of elementary education            

·   Expanding India economy looks toward trade opportunities with U.S.

·   Holistic quality higher education urgent necessity

·   IIM-B graduates, the choicest ones: report

·   India yet to open up higher education sector to foreign University

·   India's examination system is faulty, say experts

·   India needs 200 million professional & 500 million skilled workforce by 2022

·   Integrate skills development & education

·   National Single Higher Education Commission

·   Poor facilities, lack of quality faculty plague institutions

·   Public-Private Partnership in Education Needed in India

·   Priorities for the new government

·   Rampant alcoholism blamed for ragging in campuses

·   Rural India: Glitter in times of gloom.

·   Sex education: Why India should go all the way?

·   The Book of Education

·   The Financial Experts: Malgudi on the Mississippi

·   UGC mechanism to check prospectus price tag

·   Universities to have their own quality assurance cells


·   Attributes of a good Teacher

·   EU to provide skill education to marginalised groups in India

·   GEMS Education expands network to Pan India

·   OBC quotas have not diluted standards: study

·   Medical Council of India selects Orissa's KIMS as Regional Centre

·   PT Education awards scholarships to Engineering students of Delhi University

·   UNESCO in the Spotlight: Education and Culture


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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