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Amrita Academic Excellence Award for School Teachers

The proverb ‘Matha, Pitha, Guru, Deivam’ has been around since the beginning of time. Translated word for word, it is, ‘Mother, Father, Teacher, God’. The meaning of this adage is the greatest truth, and is the order in which one should offer reverence. The statement is a foundational precept that has existed since the Vedas and reflects the hierarchy in which these creatures should be revered. The instructor, known in India as a ‘Guru,’ has traditionally played an important role in shaping young minds and impacting every aspect of a student’s development. Teaching is abstract, concrete, and creative, as well as philosophical and intellectual. Since the outbreak of the pandemic two years ago, educators, students, and families all across the world have shown amazing dedication and flexibility in quickly adapting to the necessity to migrate to online learning. By including audio, video, and various collaboration tools into their virtual lessons, teachers have played a vital role in enabling students to stay connected, interested, and motivated during this transformation.

The Times of India and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have announced the ‘Teachers Excellence Award’ to inspire and motivate teachers during these trying times. The idea behind this is to recognise and honour the distinctive contributions of some of the state’s best teachers. The prize winners will be remembered as knowledge fighters who instilled education and fortitude in young people so that they might achieve remarkable things in life despite adversity.

Guidelines

  • Teachers who are a full-time teaching faculty in any affiliated educational institution in Tamil Nadu as on August 31, 2021 can apply for the Awards.
  • Teachers applying for the Awards should have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience as on August 31, 2021.
  • Along with the journey, the teachers should highlight the innovation initiated by them in the last one-year period i.e., July 01, 2019, to August 31, 2021.
  • Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, the staff of training Institutes and contractual teachers are not eligible for these awards.
Gratification

Gratification

  • Exclusive Workshop by Dr. Shoury Kuttapa on “Emotional Intelligence and Experiential Learning”.

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Disclaimer* This is an indicative list, final gratification may be subject to change based on discretion of the organizers

Categories

Categories

Terms & Conditions

1. Definition

Awards Teachers Excellence Awards 2021
Awards Management/ Management Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd (BCCL) and / or Organisers who are responsible for the overall conduct of the Awards
Participant Any individual teacher applying for the awards
Application form The participant teacher must apply online on the below mentioned website
Jury A group of varied panellists identified by BCCL/Organiser for evaluation/review of the entries on pre-defined evaluation parameters.
Terms and conditions (“T&C” or “Terms”) The terms governing the Awards, as may be amended from time to time by the awards management committee/Jury and made available on the website
Website and Its TnC & Privacy www.amrita.edu/tea2021

1.1 These Terms may be modified by the Organisers without any prior notification. Participant is advised to review these Terms regularly and refrain from his/her participation in case of any disagreement with any of the Terms and any amendments/modifications thereto.

1.2 The awards/may be changed / modified / split / merged / increased / decreased or cancelled by the Organisers based on the number and quality of entries received.

1.3 The organizer’s reserve its rights to cancel the Awards In the event of the applied participants having found not meeting the criteria as per the T & C, and no queries of whatsoever nature shall be entertained by the organizer’s whose decision shall be final., the

2. Objective

2.1 To recognize teachers for their unique contribution in the field of education and reward them for their achievements

2.2 Entries are invited in the categories as mentioned below:

 

The winners will be identified zone wise and overall, across all segments and categories. Refer below table:


 

*Zones will be defined by the management


 

*Highest scorer from each zone per category will qualify for the finale round under  each segment  level

2.3 The Management reserves the right to offer or withdraw any of the prizes/rewards/gratification/awards as provided herein, at any point of time, including after they have been announced.

3.Eligibility criteria

3.1 The awards will be open to teachers teaching in government/private schools across the state of Tamil Nadu only

3.2 Teachers who are a full-time teaching faculty in any affiliated educational institution in Tamil Nadu as on August 31, 2021 can apply for the Awards

3.3 Individual should have minimum 5 years of experience to apply for the awards

3.4 Along with the journey , the teachers should highlight the innovation initiated by them in the last two-year period i.e. July 01, 2019 to August 31, 2021​

3.5 Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, the staff of training Institutes and contractual teachers are not eligible for these awards.​

3.6 Employees and immediate family members of BCCL/Organisers, Jury, sponsors, and partners of the awards are not allowed to participate in the Awards

3.7 The Jury holds the right to disqualify any application which does not meet the eligibility criteria. Jury’s decisions are final and binding on all Participants and cannot be challenged in any manner whatsoever.

3.8 The Organisers may modify the eligibility criteria from time to time with retrospective effect.

4.Winner selection process

4.1 Entries once submitted cannot be withdrawn.

4.2 The Organisers shall screen or display the Entries for the Jury

4.3 The Entries shortlisted by the organizer’s shall be presented to the Jury for evaluation and award process. The decision by the Jury shall be final and binding

4.4 The shortlisted entries as well as the winning entries may be featured or covered for publishing or brief thereof may be featured on the website at the sole discretion of the organizer’s

4.5 No correspondence of whatsoever nature relating to shortlisting or otherwise of Entries or selection of winning Entries shall be entertained

4.6 The Jury shall select the top finalists and winners from the respective segment basis the eligibility criteria and other parameters set out for the Award

5.Declaration

5.1 Participants declare that the details furnished in the application form and supporting documents submitted for the awards are true, correct, and complete and, wherever required, provided after thorough and due diligence and inquiry. In case any of the said information is found to be false or untrue or misleading or misrepresenting, the participant will be excluded for consideration of the Award and shall be liable  and accountable for any consequences resulting thereto including indemnifying the Management for any expenses, costs, losses, damages incurred on account of any third party claims.

5.2 The Participant authorizes the organizer’s to use the content submitted as part of my/our nomination/ participation, in whole or in part and use and display such content and entry, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic or social media posting to any website, electronic hyperlinks to the website of the Participant, and/or any other display format during the awards ceremony or at a later point in time  as it may deem fit.

5.3 organizer’s may, at its sole discretion, exclude a participant from participating in the Awards on various grounds, which may include without limitation (i) circumstances which, in its view, renders the participant unfit to participate therein; (ii) inability to produce documentation specified proving the identity of the participant or his/her innovative contribution (iii) any other reason that, at their sole discretion, would adversely impact the organizer’s and the Award. At no point of time will Management be obliged to notify unsuccessful Participants of its decision

5.4 Organizer shall not be responsible and held accountable, if a call to a winner is not successful due to:

  • Line being busy
  • Congestion
  • No answer received
  • Poor call conditions / unclear reception
  • Number engaged
  • Call drop
  • Other reasons that could render a call unsuccessful or terminate it

5.5 Organizer further reserves the right to replace, at its discretion, any winner(s) who for any reason fails or is disqualified from or is unable to participate in the Award, with another eligible Participant

5.6 Organizer will reach out to the winners within 30 days from declaration by the jury to obtain details and documentation, if any, to initiate the registration process for the prize, if applicable. Organizer will make a maximum of 3 attempts to get in touch with such winner/s. Failure to contact the winner including on the alternate number if any that is provided by the Participant, may result in forfeiture of the prize by such winner/s and Organizer may proceed to award the same to the next eligible participant with highest score

5.7 Organisers shall have the liberty, but not the obligation, to publish information with respect to the submissions made by the participants

6.Phases and Dates of the Award

Submission Opening September 5, 2021
Shortlist Announcement Awards TBC
Announcement & Presentation TBC

* Tentative

6.1 The above-mentioned schedule could be added to, modified or cancelled based on technical requirements and in case the Award is for any reason rescheduled, extended, cancelled or terminated early at the absolute sole discretion of the Organizer All applications received will be evaluated based on pre-defined evaluation criteria determined by the Organizer in its sole and absolute discretion

6.2 The decision of the Organizer based upon the observation & recommendations of Jury with respect to the evaluation/disqualification/qualification shall be final and binding on all Participants. No claims/queries raised with respect to the same will be entertained in this regard

7.Limitations & Disclaimers

7.1 The Organizer will not be responsible for Late/ incomplete/ corrupted/ defective entries and/or which cannot be read or viewed for any reason, and such Entries shall stand automatically disqualified. The Organizer shall not be responsible if for any technical, physical or other reasons, the Entry is not received or cannot be read/ viewed/ judged.

7.2 The Organizer reserve their right to suspend, cancel or modify, add to, or truncate these Terms & Conditions or Award and/or terms relating thereto at any time without prior notice/communication. Participants shall periodically check this page for updating of these Terms & Conditions.

8.General

8.1 Participant agrees that the Participant is legally capable of entering and, if selected, participating in the Awards and agree to the T& C as may be amended from time to time.

8.2 Participant understands and agrees that merely participating in this Awards does not entitle the Participant to a prize or to any other form of consideration

8.3 Participant warrants and represents to the organizer’s that all information including any communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other material submitted or recorded in any manner by the Participant, do not infringe upon any third party individual or organizational rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights). Participant shall solely be responsible for handling any infringement or alleged infringement and shall indemnify the organizer’s from any claims, costs or damages arising out of such infringement or alleged infringement of the contents, logo or trademark or the defines of a claim or any costs payable thereof.

8.4 Participant shall participate voluntarily at his/her own free will and consent and the Organizer shall not in any way be obligated or liable for any loss or costs that the Participant may suffer or incur. Participants shall not be entitled for any payment of allowances in cash or in kind for participating in the Awards or any event prior to or following the Awards

8.5 Participants for the purpose of entering the Awards, automatically grants BCCL/organizer’s a royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, non-transferable, non-exclusive right and license to use and display such entry, for participation in the Awards, and any intellectual property in relation to and arising out of such participation in the Awards and footage thereof, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic posting to the Website, the website in any display format selected during the Awards as it deems fit.

8.6 The organizer’s reserves the right to, at its discretion, withdraw or amend or add to the Terms & Conditions of the Awards at any time, with prospective or retrospective effect, and does not take responsibility for any loss or damage that any individual or organization may suffer as a result of participating or attempting to participate in the Awards, the Awards being withdrawn, or its terms amended

8.7 Should a participant wish to withdraw from the Awards, the same shall be informed to the organizer’s in writing at any time up to one week prior to the final awards ceremony

8.8 All disputes relating to or arising out of the Awards shall be subject to the laws of India and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Chennai.

8.9 In the event these terms and conditions do not cover any question or complaint in relation to the Awards, the same will be concluded by the Organizer (for all other issues) or an independent body or legal team as appointed by the Organizer and deemed necessary

9. Website

9.1 The website – amrita.edu/tea2021 is only an informational website (the “Website”) for the Awards.  BCCL/Organisers shall not be liable or responsible for any action or decision taken by the Participant or anyone acting on behalf of or under employment or under contract with Participant . BCCL/Organisers shall not be under any obligation to Participant and Participant shall have no obligation or rights in relation to the Awards and shall have no claims whatsoever against the BCCL/organizer’s relating to the selection process or the running of the Awards

9.2 BCCL/Organisers shall not be responsible for:

  • any delivery, failures relating to the registration or uploading videos/presentations.
  • any SPAM generated messages as result of Participant accessing the Website.
  • not receiving or rejecting any data.
  • any lost, late, or misdirected computer transmission or network, electronic failures of any kind or any failure to receive entries owing to transmission failures or due to any technical reasons and
  • Other conditions/situations or failures beyond its control.

10.Disclaimers

10.1 BCCL/Organisers has no obligation to screen the entry material in advance and shall not be responsible for monitoring entries for the purpose of preventing violation of intellectual property ownership rights, or violations of any law, rule, or regulation. If BCCL/organizer’s is notified of submissions or materials that may not conform to the Terms, it may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion,  to eliminate such an entry from considering for the Award. The BCCL/Organisers has no liability or responsibility to Participants or other users of the Website for performance or non-performance of such activities.

Jury

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FAQs

What is The Teachers Excellence Awards?

The Teachers Excellence Awards 2021 aims to recognize the teachers for their unique contribution in the field of education and celebrate their achievements

What are the categories for the Awards?

Can I submit my application in any language?

Entries must be submitted in English Language only

Who is eligible to participate in the Awards?
  • The awards will be open to teachers teaching in government/private schools across the state of Tamil Nadu only
  • Teachers who are a full-time teaching faculty in any affiliated educational institution in Tamil Nadu as on August 31, 2021 can apply for the Awards
  • Individual should have minimum 5 years of experience to apply for the awards
  • Along with the journey , the teachers should highlight the innovation initiated by them in the last two-year period i.e. July 01, 2019 to August 31, 2021
  • Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, the staff of training Institutes and contractual teachers are not eligible for these awards.
I am a part time teaching faculty in my current educational institution. Can I apply for the Awards?

No, as per the eligibility criteria the teacher should be a full time teaching faculty in any affiliated educational institution

I am an Educational Administrators in my school. Can I apply for the Awards?

No as per the eligibility criteria Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, the staff of training Institutes and contractual teachers cannot apply for the Awards

I am a full-time teacher in a private school. Can I apply for the Awards?

Yes, as per eligibility criteria, Teachers who are a full-time teaching faculty in any affiliated educational institution in Tamil Nadu as on August 31, 2021 can apply for the Awards

I am a full time teaching faculty in a school which is not based in Tamil Nadu. Can I apply for the Awards?

No, as per the eligibility criteria, Teachers who are a full-time teaching faculty in any affiliated educational institution in Tamil Nadu as on August 31, 2021 can apply for the Awards

How do I enter for the Awards?
  • Participant can apply for the Awards by completing the application form online
  • Link to fill the application form will be available on the website xxx
  • To apply for the Awards participant should first go through the terms and conditions then click on the category you want to apply for and submit the application pertaining to the same
Can I submit multiple applications under the Awards?

The participant can only submit multiple applications if they are applying with different initiative in the eligible year.

What and how many supporting materials can be submitted?

For each application, there are documents to be submitted to support the application. Please refer the list of documents in the application form before applying for the awards

What happens to my application once it is submitted?

Your application Form will first be reviewed for completeness, eligibility and adherence to the application guidelines, including character limit. Incomplete and ineligible applications will be declined without further review. Applications that meet eligibility criteria will be further considered for the jury rounds

Is there an application fee associated with the Awards?

There is no application fee associated with the Awards

Are there any general instructions to be followed for filling the application form?

Firstly, you need to sign up and register, and select category you want to apply for. Secondly, go through the eligibility criteria and instructions for filling up the application. Thirdly, you must save your application at regular intervals while filling the application since the website may get timed out after certain intervals and you will lose your data. After submitting you can check the status of the application form by logging into your account

How will I know that my online application has been received?

Post filling all the mandatory fields in the application form, you will click on “Submit”. Once submitted, you will get a “Thank You” message confirming your submission

Can I make changes to my application after it has been submitted?

Once the application form is submitted you will not be allowed to make changes, however in case there is any mandatory document not submitted or eligibility criteria not met, we will give access again to the participant to share the required information

Can I fill the application offline and later mail it to you?

No, the application has to be completely filled and submitted online. However, we have a save as draft option that will enable to fill the application form at your pace and submit post completion

What is the deadline for submission of entries?

Last date for receiving completed application forms is 18:00 on October 20, 2021

What if I forget username and password?

Click on the ‘Forget Username/ Password’ and follow the steps

When is the announcement of results?

The results will be announced on the day of the award ceremony i.e. XXX

How many winners will be there for each category?


How many winners will be there for in zonal region?


How do we know if we are shortlisted and need to provide information?

Awards management will contact you in case you are shortlisted

For any further clarification kindly write timestea@outlook.com or contact us on +917338837283

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