SAF News

Conference Gujrat, India - 8th May 2007

SAF Regional Cooperation Seminars - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University

Although the staff at BAOU was tremendously hospitable, the University only held a Cheque Distribution ceremony with no Seminar component – this is strange considering the Seminar was the focal point of all correspondence with the University since the beginning of the current session’s cheque distribution process.

Conference Chennai, India - 7th May 2007

MoU between 'SAF' and the Media Development Foundation

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the South Asia Foundation (“SAF”) and the Media Development Foundation (“MDF”), Chennai.

Conference Hyderabad, India - 3rd May 2007

SAF Regional Cooperation Seminars - Maulana Azad National Urdu University

MANUU, has by far, one of the best University grounds I have seen in the country – at par with Universities in the United States and in Europe. The officials organized a brief, yet highly informative seminar on Regional Cooperation. Furthermore, even though MANUU is well funded by the UGC, they see the affiliation with the SAF Scholarship Programme as more about Certification / Brand Affiliation than mere financial support.

Conference Hyderabad, India - 2nd May 2007

SAF Regional Cooperation Seminars - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University

BRAOU is situated right in the middle of Jubilee Hills, near the outskirts of Hyderabad, making it easily accessible from both the city and rural areas. Apart from being the very first Open University, BRAOU offers interesting and important programmes, such as various Bachelors of Science and Arts degrees. The University will soon introduce a Masters of Science Distance Learning programme as well.

Conference Jammu, India - 27th April 2007

SAF Regional Cooperation Seminars - Jammu University

Despite the oppressively hot summer weather, Jammu University’s campus is a treat for the eyes; it has a beautiful campus. Mr. Kuljeet Singh, Coordinator of the SAF programme, organized a seminar on Regional Cooperation, the Dean Academic, Prof. P.S. Sehgal and the Director of Distance Learning, Dr. O.S. Sudan, drew heavily from the SASIA Story.

News India Habitat Centre, New Delhi - 27th April 2007

Education Summit 2007

The Tehelka Foundation organized the Education Summit 2007 on 27th April 2007 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The theme of the Summit was: Equality, Quality and Quantity: The elusive Triangle of India Education.

Conference Srinagar, India - 25th April 2007

SAF Regional Cooperation Seminars - Kashmir University

Headed by Dr. Shafiqa Parveen, Kashmir University’s Distance Learning Department organized the SAF Madanjeet Singh Individual Scholarships cheque distribution ceremony / Regional Cooperation Seminar on April 25, 2007. An introduction was given about SAARC, its members, and of course, the South Asia Foundation.

In the media Kashmir University - 25th April 2007

SAF-Madanjeet Singh Scholarship Programme

Headed by Dr. Shafiqa Parveen, Kashmir University’s Distance Learning Department organized the SAF Madanjeet Singh Individual Scholarships cheque distribution ceremony / Regional Cooperation Seminar on 25th April 2007.

News 23rd April 2007
Conference Chennai, India - 20th April 2007

SAF Regional Cooperation Seminars - Tamil Nadu Open University

I was most impressed with TNOU. With minimal, yet extremely proactive staff, the University runs a very tight shift; both the scholarship allotment process and the seminar were very well organized.