AWARD CATEGORIES

General Comprehensive awards

  • India's Best Private University (North)

  • India's Best Private University (South)

  • India's Best Private University (East)

  • India's Best Private University (West)

 

 

Stream specific comprehensive awards (Engineering)

  • India's Best Private Engineering College

  • India's Best Emerging Private Engineering College

  • Excellence in Industrial Interface

  • Best Placement Institute

  •  Best Upcoming Engineering College in Rural Area

 

 

Stream Specific comprehensive awards (Business)

  • India's Best Business School

  • India's Best Emerging Business School

  • Excellence in Industrial Interface

  • Best Placement Institute

 

Stream Specific comprehensive awards (ICT)

  • Pioneer/Leader in ICT Education in India 

  • Best Institute for IT/ICT

  •  Best Technical Education Institute

  •   Best Industry Interface

  • Best Placement Institute

 

Infrastructure awards

  • Best Infrastructure amongst Private Engineering Colleges (National/Regional)

  • Best Infrastructure amongst Business Schools

  •   Best Technical Campus

 

Faculty

  • Best Faculty amongst Private Engineering Colleges

  • Best Faculty amongst Business Schools

 

 

Other Awards:

  • Excellence in Distance Learning Education

  • Best Medical College (National/Regional)

  • Best Agricultural College (National/Regional)

  • Best Pharmacy College (National/Regional)

  • Best Polytechnic (National/Regional)

  • Best B.Ed. College (National/Regional)

 

SPECIALIZED COURSES

  • Best Vocational Training Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Skill Development Institute

  • Best Professional courses Institute

  • Best Clinical Research Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Teacher's Training Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Retail Management Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Banking Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Aviation Training Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Hotel Management Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Interior Designing Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Fashion Designing Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Beauty Training Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Animation & Multimedia Training Institute (National/Regional)

  • Excellence in Foreign Trade Education

  • Best IT Training Institute (Hardware & Networking)

  • Best IT Training Institute (Software & Web Designing)

  • Best Jewellery Designing Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Textile Designing Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Biotechnology Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Journalism & Mass Communication Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Institute for Financial Education (National/Regional)

  • Best Security Training Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Language Training Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Online Education Platform/Program

 

COACHING INSTITUTES

  • Best Coaching Institute of the Year (National/Regional)

  • Best Engineering Entrance Coaching (National/Regional)

  • Best Medical Entrance Coaching (National/Regional)

  • Best Post Graduate Medical Entrerance Coaching (National/Regional)

  • Best Civil Services Coaching (National/Regional)

  • Best Bank/PO Entrance Coaching (National/Regional)

  • Best Coaching Classes for Competitive Exams Entrance (National/Regional)

  • Best Management Entrance Coaching (National/Regional)

  • Best Personality Development/Grooming Classes (National/Regional)

  • Best Acting/ Drama Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Dance Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Music Instruments Training Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Sports Coaching (National/Regional)

  • Best Adventure Training Institute (National/Regional)

  • Best Training Program for Corporates (National/Regional)

  • Best Yoga Coaching Centre (National/Regional)

  • Best Tutorial Classes for Higher & Senior Secondary Grades (National/Regional)

  • Best Photography Classes

  • Best Cooking Classes

  • Best Online Tutoring (National/Regional)

  • Excellence in Education through Supplementary Training Programs (National/Regional)

Anne Sullivan lifetime achievement award

This award will be given to the individual who, in the opinion of the jurors, deserves to be

honoured for his or her contribution to higher education above and beyond their own professional role.

Institutions and individuals are welcome to submit nominations for consideration.

 

Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year

This award will be given to the individual who has created the most supportive, stimulating and inspirational research environment for doctoral students. Entries will be accepted from institutions, supervisors themselves or their students or colleagues, but in all cases the institution must support the submission and student testimonies must be included in the supplementary documentation.

 

Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

This will be awarded to the individual or team for innovative arts, humanities or social sciences research that has a far-reaching impact and has caught, or has the potential to catch, the imagination of the public. Submissions should demonstrate the economic, social, cultural or other public benefit of the research, and judges will be looking for entries that have raised the profile of the field in question.

 

Research Project of the Year: STEM

This will be awarded to the individual or team at a UK HE institution for innovative research in STEM subjects that has a far-reaching impact and has caught, or has the potential to catch, the imagination of the public. Submissions should demonstrate the economic, social, cultural or other public benefit of the research, and judges will be looking for entries that have raised the profile of the field in question.

All the nominees for research related awards must explain:

 (maximum 300 words)

  • The background of their project.

  • Why was the research necessary and what were its primary objectives?

  • How was the research funded?

  • What the work involved and what challenges arose?

  • What did the results reveal and what are the potential wider benefits to society?

  • We might ask for a photo, video or scanned copies to present before the jury.

 

 

Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community

This award will be given to the individual, team or institution that has made the most imaginative attempt to aid the wider community socially, culturally or economically.

Nominees of this award must explain: (maximum 300 words)

 

  • The background to and context of their initiative.

  • The nature of their work and the challenges involved.

  • Illustrate how the project has made a difference to the target community.

  • Outline how staff or students contributed to the success of the project.

Technological Innovation of the Year

This award recognizes and promotes technological breakthroughs at institutions in either products or services that have the potential to significantly enhance the operations of the commercial or the public sector. It is open to institutions, teams or individuals.

 

Nominees of this award must explain: (maximum 300 words)

  • The technological innovation brought by the institution.

  • Challenges involved in brining that innovation.

  • Results experienced after the innovation.

  • We might ask for a photo, video or scanned copies to present before the jury.

  • Potential impact if the initiative were adopted more widely.

 

Outstanding Support for Students

This award will be given to an institution that helps students to gain the maximum benefit from their study.

 

Nominees of this award must explain: (maximum 300 words)

 

  • Describe the background to and context of your approach or initiative.

  • How was the support provided and explain why is it effective?

  • What were the results? How were the measures received by student bodies?

  • Outline your principal achievements with the initiative.

  • We might ask for a photo, video or scanned copies to present before the jury.

Most Innovative Teacher of the Year

This award will recognize the academic whose imagination and passion have transformed a course and inspired students. Entries will be accepted from institutions, teachers themselves or their colleagues, but in all cases the institution must support the submission and student testimonies must be included in the supplementary documentation.

 

Nominees of this award must explain: (maximum 300 words)

  • Evidence of how the nominee evaluates and develops their professional progress in teaching.

  • Exceptional engagement with students and how this has impacted positively in and beyond their academic role.

  • If applicable, explain how this has had an effect beyond their institution.

  • Evidence of a sustained commitment to advancing and positively influencing the student experience.

 

International Collaboration of the Year

This award will recognise exceptional projects carried out jointly between a UK institution and one or more international partners. It is open to individuals or teams in any discipline at a UK institution.

Nominations must be endorsed by the applicants’ institution.

*Please note that this category focuses on the collaboration rather than any specific research.

Nominees of this award must explain: (maximum 300 words)

  • Explain the background to their collaboration.

  • Why was it necessary and what were its primary objectives?

  • Describe what challenges arose and how did you resolve them with your international partners.

  • Has the collaboration led to other projects or a long-term relationship with your partner institution/s?

 

Business School of the Year

This award will go to the business school demonstrating the most outstanding overall performance during the 2020-21 academic year. It is open to all business schools in India, including those situated within universities and those in the private sector.

Nominees of this award must explain: (maximum 300 words)

  • Evidence of exceptional performance against specific indicators such as innovation, teaching, research, student experience, alumni relations and development.

  • Evidence of how the school has built partnerships with the business community and other organisations, bringing benefits to both sides.

  • Evidence showing why you stand out from the crowd in this most competitive of marketplaces.

  • Jury will be looking for bold and creative strategies and initiatives that have helped the school to improve and flourish in the year in question.

 

International Impact Award

This award will recognise an institution that has, through the efforts of its staff, students and graduates, had a significant, demonstrable impact on the world at large. This is not about overseas operations or the financial performance of the institution, but the way in which it has delivered programmes, projects and new initiatives outside the country across the core areas of research, teaching and knowledge transfer. The judges will also consider the way in which a university’s staff, students and graduates have had a clear positive impact, and the way in which it has enhanced its global reputation.  

Nominees of this award must explain: (maximum 300 words)

 

  • Explain the international impact created by bringing innovation in teaching, research or knowledge transfer.

  • How have you engaged international alumni, and how have graduates used their skills and experience to have an impact in countries outside the India?

  • What else have you done that demonstrates the positive impact your institution, its staff, students and graduates, are having on the world at large?

  • If you believe your work has enhanced the reputation of Indian higher education as a whole, please tell us why.

 

Outstanding Entrepreneurial University

This award recognises an institution that has developed and delivered an exceptional approach to embedding entrepreneurship within its culture and programmes, and which can demonstrate a significant impact at regional, national or international level.

 

In particular, judges will be looking for an institution:

 

  • where an environment has been created that encourages entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviours in staff and students, and ensures that ideas and innovation are nurtured and given the support they need to flourish

  • whose approach has affected the nature of entrepreneurial activity among staff, students and alumni and stimulated a strong entrepreneurial impact locally, nationally or internationally 

  • where the strategic approach to entrepreneurship has the potential to influence and improve other institutions’ work in this area, whether directly or because it is transferable in the sector more widely.

  • If your entry is based on a particular initiative or initiatives, explain how the university as a whole has benefited.

 

University of the Year

This will be awarded to an institution that demonstrated exceptional performance during the 2016-17 academic year. It is open to all higher education institutions in the UK.

Although research, teaching, access and business performance will be taken into account, the main criterion will be evidence of imaginative and innovative initiatives that have advanced the institution's reputation.

  • We might ask for a photo, video or scanned copies to present before the jury.