UK Award for Research on English Teaching
The British Council recently announced the first English Language Teaching Research Partnership Awards ( ELTRPA ) in India, aimed at facilitating innovative research to benefit the learning and teaching of the language in India by funding the awards.
Applications are invited from language teachers, academics and researchers with an affiliation to an educational institution in India. A research proposal that links with UK ELT practices, professionals and institutions is desirable. The awards, valued between GBP 5000 to GBP 500 but payable in Indian Rupees, aim to seed – fund innovative research to benefit the learning and teaching of English in India. Applications and more details on the awards can be found at http://www.britishcouncil.in/english/elt-research-partnerships-awards-eltrpa.
The deadline for receiving applications for 2012 – 2013 awards is Monday 25th March, 2013. The awards will be decided by 25th April, 2013. Those with general queries may mail email@example.com, the release added.
Best Teacher Award presented to 117 faculty Members
Nehru Group of Institutions on 17th February, 2013 presented the ‘Shri P.K. Das Memorial Best Teacher Award’ to 117 faculty members from various disciplines.
A release from the organisation says that the management of the institutions gave the award in memory the Founder – Chairman P.K. Das.
P.R. Gopinathan, Standing Counsel, Southern Region, UGC and AICTE, appreciated the management for honouring teachers.
He also spoke about the importance of educating the women.
He then gave away the awards. R. Jayaraman, Member Secretary, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Tamil Nadu, spoke on the important role the teachers played in shaping students’ future.
P. Krishna Kumar, CEO and Secretary, NGI, presided over the function. Anirudhan, Principal, welcomed the gathering.
Chief Education Officer, Coimbatore, A. Gnanagowri and Deputy Director of Education, Palakkad, Geetha were also present.
Best Chemistry Teachers Awards 2012
On the occasion of Teachers Day, the Association of Chemistry Teachers ( ACT ), in association with Confederation of Indian Industries ( CII ) and Tata Chemicals Ltd., invites entries for its second series of “Best Chemistry Teachers Awards ( BCTA ) 2012. This initiative has been launched to honour exemplary teachers involved in teaching Chemistry and its allied subjects.
With the success of the awards instituted last year to commemorate United Nation’s International Year of Chemistry ( IYC 2011 ), BCTA now steps into the second year. The call for entries is now open and will be closed on 30th September, 2012.
The Nominations for the entries are classified in the below five Distinct Award categories :
- Best Chemistry Teacher ( Class XI / XII and equivalent )
- Best Chemistry Teacher ( Bachelor’s Degree and equivalent )
- Best Chemistry Teacher ( For Master’s Degree and above )
- Best Chemistry Teacher for promotion of Chemistry as a subject
- Best Young Chemistry Teacher
“Tata Chemicals has created an interactive website called the “Human Touch of Chemistry” ( http://www.humantouchofchemistry.com ), wherein interested teachers can download the nomination forms and send in their nominations for awards in the above mentioned categories.”
The winners for the awards will be selected by an eminent panel comprising renowned Indian scientists, professionals and academia and will be felicitated by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development; Communications and Information Technology at the CII Global Higher Education Summit 2012 on 8th November, 2012 in New Delhi.
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Best Chemistry Teachers 2012 Awards
K. Sudhakar Babu, Professor of chemistry at Sri Krishnadevaraya University at Anantapur on 3rd October, 2012 said that applications for Best Chemistry Teacher Award ( BCTA ) has been extended to 7th October, 2012.
Tata Chemicals, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry and the Association of Chemistry Teachers ( ACT ), has instituted the award last year for chemistry teachers who excel in teaching the subject sparking an interest amongst the students.
Dr. Babu, who represents seven States in southern zone – Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep including Andhra Pradesh – and coordinates the ACT said that the awards were aimed at appreciating and encouraging the efforts of exemplary individuals involved in teaching chemistry and its allied components at various educational levels around the country.
The eligible applicants are chemistry teachers from class XI and XII, under graduate courses and post graduate level. BCTA Award ceremony will be in the first week of November 2012. Nomination forms will be available in website www.humantouchofchemistry.com and completed forms can also be sent to HBSCE, TIFR Mumbai by 7th October, 2012.
Awards for Teachers announced
The government has announced the teachers’ awards for 2010-11.
Dr Radhakrishnan memorial awards will be given to C. Baskara Rassou, trained graduate teacher, Mahatma Gandhi Government Middle School, Nellithope; N. Usharani, primary school teacher, Hussania Government High School, Neravy; R. Mullaivanan, lecturer, Navalar Nedunchezhian Government Higher Secondary School, Lawspet; and S. Renganathan, trained graduate teacher, Government Higher Secondary School, Thirunallar.
Chief Minister’s special awards will be given to Ou. Ramalingame, trained graduate teacher, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kalapet; S. Chitra, lecturer, VOC Government Higher Secondary School, Kottucherry; G. Bhuvaneswari, primary school teacher, Government Girls Middle School, Reddiayarpalayam; J. Pitcheammalle Dite Comady, trained graduate teacher, Subramania Bharathiar Government Higher Secondary School; C. Francoise Sitravady, trained graduate teacher, SRS Government High School, Saram; and A. Thangaraju, drawing teacher Government Middle School, Mudliarpet.
Education Minister’s Regional Award will be given to P. Boopathy, lecturer, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kadirkamam; S. Marie Joseph Christian, lecturer, Bharathi Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Bahour; M Balasundaram, lecturer, Calve College Government Higher Secondary School, Mission Street; T. Yuvaraj, lecturer, Jeevanandam Government Higher Secondary School Karamanikuppam; G. Jayaraj, trained graduate teacher, Sri NKC Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kurusukuppam; and A. Radhakrishnan, trained graduate teacher, Sri V Ramamoorthy Government High School Maducarai, a release from the government said.
The awards would be presented to them on Teachers’ Day, the release added.