ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 59

 Date:      1st May – 15th May, 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. 


Democracy and Nationalization of Higher Education “Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness,” and “Equality”, of course -- These are the fundamental rights and the virtues of democracy. Over the last few centuries many civilized democracies have attempted to redistribute the national and individual wealth to reduce inequalities in their populations. This is accomplished through taxation, increasing national productivity, industrialization, and other peaceful measures. Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru chose the path of socialism for India. Shri Vinoba Bhave attempted to redistribute land. There are many peaceful measures to uplift the deprived and the disadvantaged, and, as such, these are all noble efforts...……”


·   4 lakh students in delink dilemma

·   Appointment rush in HRD continues

·   Career in Photojournalism

·   City engg institutes woo students in west Asia

·   Colleges, varsities fail to attract foreign students

·   Green light to XISS polytechnic

·   Higher education panel to submit report soon

·   IBA ask banks to consider alteration of education loan tenure

·   ICFAI students go on rampage, 33 arrested

·   India sends more students to New Zealand

·   KIIT joins ACU hall of fame

·   Maharashtra likely to regulate school fees from this year

·   Microsoft may cut more jobs if economy worsens

·   MU to hold workshop for all principals

·   New Central universities expected to start from next session

·   NIIT bags Rs 84.38 crore contract from Gujarat education department

·   Panels take a look at right age for pre-school

·   Payscale for college staff

·   Pharmacy Courses in India

·   Preparations afoot for holding principals' workshop

·   PUC is not the only option

·   Pvt. Colleges pull out all stops to woo students

·   Search committee for UGC VC appointment meets amid controversy

·   Six Indian varsities rank among top 100 Asian Universities

·   Sparsh Hindi Textbook to Be Used For Std X

·   UGC meet on central university

·   Unaffiliated colleges beware

·   Universities engage temporary faculty

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Avoid such scenarios, check with these bodies first

·   Clouds of unrest in the fiscal sky

·   College lessons from China

·   Develop innovative ideas to promote creativity: Expert

·   Dikshit for promotion of science education

·   Education fair highlights job opportunities

·   Forgemasters contributing to Sheffield higher education

·   GATS and Higher Education in India: Implications and Concerns

·   Importance of teacher education in higher education stressed

·   In India, Educated but Unemployable Youths

·   “India needs a lot more MBAs”, says Dr Ishwar Dayal …

·   India gears up for meet on copyright issues

·   Indian Railways appoints European business school as global trainer

·   In search of a better education system

·   ISRO mulls setting up intermediate base on moon

·   Learning from the Venezuelan experience

·   Let state decide on faculty for non-UGC courses

·   Management of Indian software firms, a critical success factor

·   MBA basics remain strong

·   Narayana Murthy's India and the world

·   No room for ragging this time

·   No sugar tech engineering course in state this year

·   Now it’s education debt trap

·   Overhaul administration of exams, says Baby

·   Pondicherry University to offer M.Sc in Food Technology

·   Recession: Higher education in specialty domains is the answer

·   There has been a decline in poverty in India

·   UGC interface meet may herald new chapter of development

·   US: Higher education on the move

·   What are universities for?


·   Engineering seat assured for all eligible aspirants in TN

·   Government earmarks Rs 600 cr pa for research activities

·   Gujarat to have new central University

·   Manipal Education launches EduNxt

·   Principals' workshop to guide them to get grants

·   Ragging a Social evil

·   Some points to remember about ragging


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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