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Education Excellence Awards 2013 Ceremony

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As you may kindly be aware, ASSOCHAM is the oldest leading APEX CHAMBER set up in 1920, catering directly and indirectly to over 3,50,000 members from all over the country with 300 regional Chambers associated with it.  ASSOCHAM has also positioned itself as the “Knowledge Chamber” with 100 ASSOCHAM National Councils, heading different segment of Industry.

ASSOCHAM has undertaken certain initiatives in the area of reforms in education especially in the country’s need to improve the gross enrollment ratio in higher education.  A lot has been done but a lot more needs to be done.  Major hindrances and hurdles inhibiting its growth need to be removed while ensuring quality and employability in Higher education system.

India’s higher education sector has witnessed an enormous growth over the past few years.  Today, India has the largest number of institutions, second largest in terms of enrollment with largest higher education system in existence.  But still country’s education system faces challenges on several fronts.  The need of the hour is creation of an employable workforce to harness its demographic dividend.  Hence it becomes paramount important to bring reform in the existing education system that can deliver quality in education to ready skilled workforce to meet the society’s needs and take the Indian economy to a higher trajectory.

Keeping in view the holistic and integrated approach taken by the Government in the 12th Five Year Plan with new steps and initiatives taken to strengthen quality in the existing institutions and universities, ASSOCHAM is organizing two days International Conference on Excellence in Education to discuss the issues how the quality of education can be enhanced as skill shortages and unemployable graduates still persist with a focus on developing strategies required to improve quality in higher education delivery with emphasis on world-class research and innovations to enhance the development of higher education in India.

Award Categories:

I. Higher Education Awards

  1. Best Higher Education Institute/ University of the year
  2. Best institute /university in Use of Technology in Teaching-Learning Practices
  3. Best institution for Promoting Industry-Academia Interface
  4. Best institute/university in Open and Distance Learning field
  5. Best institute/university promoting research

II. K-12 Awards

  1. Best school in terms of innovation and value based education.
  2. Best Use of Technology in Schools/Best ICT Enabled School
  3. Best school in Teaching-Learning Practices

III. Vocational and Skills Training

  1. Best Use of Technology for Vocational Education and Skills Training
  2. Best PPP Project in Vocational Education and Skills Training

IV. Private Sector

  1. Best Use of Technology for STEM Education
  2. Best Interactive Solution Providers
  3. Best Tablet Providers
  4. Best Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning Practices
  5. Best Use of Technology in Testing and Assessments
  6. Best Interactive Whiteboard and AV Providers
  7. Best Providers of innovative hardware
  8. Best Campus Management Solution Providers (Schools and Higher Education Institute)
  9. Best Telecom and Satellite Learning Providers in Education
  10. Best ICT Based Education Project.
  11. Best Education Loan Provider.

V. Others

Selection Criteria

University/Institutions/Enterprises/Corporates who wish to nominate themselves or others for the ASSOCHAM Awards of excellence in the field of Education 2013 need to furnish details about the projects they are involved with. The nominated projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Scalability
  • Ability to overcome challenges
  • Achievements
  • Impact Potential

The above mentioned Awards would be decided by certain procedures and rules governing the evaluation of the entries. It is pertinent to be informed that the entire process of evaluation and reporting will be conducted by the eminent jury according to certain norms and schedules. The call for nominations for the Awards will be open till …….. …..   2013.
The Award selection process will go through a dual process of Jury as well as public voting system. The selected winners will be felicitated Awards at the conference held on ………………

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for award nomination is sequential.

  • The project will be first nominated through a Form(attached)
  • The project will be verified and reviewed by a team of in-house reviewers. Any additional information, if required, will be asked for.
  • The project will be evaluated according to the laid down criteria by the expert team.
  • Evaluated nominations will also be opened for online voting.
  • The project will also be evaluated by an independent set of jury members
  • Winners will be announced at the Conference venue (Public Choice Award and Jury Choice Award)
  • The top three short listed candidates in each category will be called specifically to the conference
  • The runners up in each category will be announced as well and given certificates

Important Information

  • All nominations must be submitted by …….. ….2013 to be considered for the Award.
  • The Finalist will be announced and felicitated at the ….………Conference venue at…………………………., India
  • A booklet of the awardees and the runners up in each category with the citation will be published in booklet and widely circulated

Who can Participate/ Nominate

University/Institutions/Enterprises/Corporates/Education solution providers/project/ programmes can be nominated for the ASSOCHAM Excellence Award in Education by any of the methods stated below:

Direct application – An institution/project/ corporate can nominate themselves to the award process by filling up the nomination Form

Peer nomination – An institution/corporate can nominate any other institution project for the awards. However, the peer nominator should disclose his/ her name and details in the form