ASSOCHAM National Education Excellence Awards - 2014

19 February, 2014, Hotel Shangri-Las, New Delhi

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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 many initiatives to bring reforms in education especially in the country’s need to improve the gross enrollment ratio in higher education, employability and skill development. A lot has been done but a lot more needs to be done. Major hindrances and hurdles inhibiting its growth need to be removed to achieve target in access, equity and quality in Higher education system. In this context ASSOCHAM has been organizing number of seminars, conferences and workshops in association with Ministry of HRD, Planning Commission, AIU including Education Bodies / Institutions.
Nevertheless, 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 the world. 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 drastic reforms in the existing education system that can deliver quality in education to ready skilled workforce to meet the country’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 like RUSA to strengthen quality in the existing States institutions and universities, ASSOCHAM is organizing One Day National Conference on Excellence in Education followed by ASSOCHAM, National Education Excellence Awards – 2014 on 19th Feb. ,2014 at Hotel Shangri-La’s, New Delhi, India to felicitate those with National Education Excellence Awardswho have contributed significantly in improving the quality of education, innovation, research and development.
Selection Criteria
University/Institutions/Enterprises/Corporate who wish to nominate themselves or others for the ASSOCHAM Awards of excellence in the field of Education 2014 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. 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 8th February 2014. The Award selection process will go through a dual process of Jury. The selected winners will be felicitated with Awards at the conference held on 19th February, 2014.
Selection Procedure
The selection procedure for Awards nomination is sequential.
  • The project will be first nominated through a Form(attached)
  • The project will be evaluated according to the laid down criteria by the expert team.
  • The project will also be evaluated by an independent set of jury members
  • Winners will be announced at the Conference venue.
  • The Winner in each category will be announced and ASSOCHAM Trophy by the Honorable Education Minister will be distributed.
Important Information
  • All nominations must be submitted by 8th February 2014.
  • The Finalist will be announced and felicitated at the 19th Feb. 2014 Conference venue at Hotel Shangri-La’s, New Delhi
  • 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/K – 12 School/Enterprises/ Corporate /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.

Registration Fees: 

  • Delegate Participation: INR 3,000 Per Delegate ( )
  • Award Nomination Fee: INR 10,000 Per Category (Award Nomination Fee includes complimentary participation for two delegates)