ASERF News Bulletin on Education

E-bulletin No - 61

  Date:                  1st June – 15th June, 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. 


Higher Education in India India has the highest percentage of youth in the world. Only 10% of the University-age population is enrolled in the colleges. India accounts for 13% of the total 100 million people enrolled for higher education all over the world. But, significant quality problems exist in our higher education system. According to Mckinsey report, it is said that about 75% of the Engineering Graduates are too poorly educated to function effectively in economy without additional on the job training....………”


·     Apeejay Education Society launches courses in Biosciences & Clinical Research

·     After 87 years, DU to adopt semesters

·     A university for teachers, courtesy Premji

·   New engineering colleges in State await recognition

·   Many Pharmacy colleges in state are not recognized

·   Access, quality Kapil Sibal's guru mantra

·   A new era for education

·   Arjun Singh’s Legacy: HRD sees a reform future; Diluted norms for private colleges & his posts under scan

·   BHU to go global on environment

·   Bigger scam in PG courses not out yet

·   The Deemed University Fiasco and Related News

·   Common admission system for degree colleges from next academic year

·   Cut-off hits new low as JEE merit list accommodates 60,000 students

·   Trouble for UGC chief, CVC registers complaint against him on host of charges

·   Govt.’s 100-day plan to work towards rejuvenating higher education

·   Govt. orders closure of nine 'fake' varsities in state

·   Govt. probes seat-for-sale scam

·     Govt. aims at 100% female literacy in 5 yrs

·   HRD Ministry to review role, utility of UGC, AICTE

·   Parallel scan on deemed varsities

·   Seats to increase at undergraduate level

·   Sibal for revamping of country's education system

·   States submit proposals for setting up degree colleges

·   Tougher norms on fee, admissions in deemed universities soon

·   UGC recommends mandatory accreditation for deemed universities

·   UGC to probe issue of capitation fees

·   UGC test criterion makes researchers fear teacher shortage

·   UGC warns against applying to colleges under deemed universities

·     UGC notifies new measures to curb ragging

·     Unfettered start

Analysis/Opinion/Innovative Practice

·   Academia unsure about reforms

·   Architecture: Doors open for all

·   Centralised admissions for engineering diplomas too

·   CM stresses technical education in State

·   Donation law has no penalty clause

·   Education system in madrassas to be restructured: Govt.

·   Europe: Major policy shift in ERC advanced grants

·   Few green shoots of reform scattered in President's address

·   Few takers for the proposal of an undergraduate board

·   Fight corporatisation of education

·   Free vs fee: Why govt. schools deliver results   

·   Higher Education, Fewer Books

·   India: Perspective 2020

·   INDIA: Call for common HE systems in Commonwealth

·   India must focus on science at school level: Nobel laureate

·   India needs a regulatory body for education sector

·   It is reform time in universities

·   Minister warns colleges collecting excessive fees

·   Our worldwide web of students

·   Right to education law in the offing: President

·   School education needs to improve

·   School Education department bifurcated

·   Serving to excel

·   Take better care of foreign students, UGC tells varsities

·   The education sector needs to be freed of govt. and institutional constraints

·   To heed NKC, Yash Pal panel proposals

·   Vocation, not just education

·   West Bengal restructures academic session of secondary education

·   Deemed varsities: Why Arjun gets bad marks

·  Why primary education should be the Government’s primary concern


·   BHU to add over 1,300 seats this year

·   Bird Academy, Delhi University introduce specialized travel and tourism courses

·   Centre To Set Up 1000 New Polytechnic Institutions: Higher Education Secretary

·   IGNOU introduces media courses in face-to-face mode

·   IIT-Hyderabad to design inter-disciplinary courses

·   Joint Indo-US Working group to be set up in Education Sector

·   Manipal expands to impart skill development training

·   Muslim art forms being revived in Kerala

·   Research options after MBBS

·   The science of education


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.

Applications from the eligible scholars are invited 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.


Apeejay Education Society launches courses in Biosciences & Clinical Research: Apeejay Education Society (AES), has now established an institute for Biosciences and Clinical Research to meet the growing demand for technical personnel in the Biosciences sector. The institute, Apeejay Svran Institute for Biosciences and Clinical Research, Gurgaon, (AIBCR) has been established in collaboration with leading companies in the industry, viz Martin & Harris, ASG Biochemicals and Walter & Bushnell Health Care.

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Aditya Berlia                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Mithilesh Kr Singh

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