• The World Education Awards have been instituted with the aim of felicitating and acknowledging unique and innovative initiatives in the field of education globally. They would be given away during the World Education Summit to be held at Le Meridian, New Delhi between 23th and 24th July 2012.

    Nominations are invited from schools, higher education institutions, vocational training institutions, government organizations, non-governmental organizations, private institutions and enterprises including start ups, across the globe engaged in the field of education.

    The World Education Awards will be given under the following categories: 

    • World Education Public Choice Award
      Nominated projects will be screened and put online for the public to vote. Projects receiving the maximum number of votes under each category will receive the World Education Public Choice Award.
    • World Education Jury Choice Award
      Nominations will be screened by an eminent panel of jury members, who will then choose the best project from each category. The selected project will receive the World Education Jury Choice Award

    All nominations received under ‘School Education’, ‘Higher Education’, ‘Skills and Vocational Education’ and ‘Government Sector Initiative’ will be eligible for awards under both the categories mentioned above.

    All nominations received under ‘Private Sector Initiative’ will be eligible for World Education Public Choice Award only.

    Rush you nominations today! Last date for submission of entries is June 13, 2012

    Registration fee for sending award nominations is INR 15,000 / USD 350 per nomination

    Award objectives

    • To recognize and encourage institutions, organizations, projects, programmes, initiatives etc in the field of education from all over the world.
    • To identify and popularise best/emerging/effective models, projects, programmes, initiatives in education all over the world.
    • To identify and felicitate a project/programme/initiative that exemplifies the kind of implementation that can be easily replicated and at the same time proves efficient and sustainable in the implementing process.
    • To promote the most innovative project/programme/initiative in the domain of education.
    • To spread awareness about the role of ICTs in addressing social concerns in education.
    • To emphasise the instrumental effectiveness of ICT based applications


    WES Awards are open for all national and international government organisations, private enterprises, civil society organisations, bi-lateral, multi-lateral developmental organisations, in India and abroad, who have transformed educational practices into a sustainable social enterprise through innovations and leadership.

    Who can participate/nominate

    • An project/programme/initiative can be nominated for the WES Awards by any of the methods stated below:
      1. Direct application – A project/programme/initiative can nominate themselves to the award process by filling up the form (link to form)
      2. Peer nomination – An individual/organisation can nominate any other project/programme/initiative for the awards. However, the peer nominator should disclose his/ her name and details in the form. (link to the form)
    • All submissions must be made online in English, using the appropriate nomination form.
    • A project can be nominated in the name of the said project or concerned individual pivoting the project or the respective institutions endorsing the project.
    • Inviting nominations from individual participants, government organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private institutions and enterprises, in India and abroad, engaged in the field of education.
    • All nominated projects/programmes/initiatives should be operational at the time of nomination.
    • All mandatory indicated fields of the entry form must be filled out or else the jury will not evaluate the project.
    • The project must be verifiable, i.e. able to present credible references from independent third parties.
    • If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please send an email to Sheena Joseph,, +91 8860651644
    • The organisers reserve the right to change, rename or merge nomination categories based on the scrutiny of nominations done by the in-house panel of experts.


    ***Please note, these guidelines are not guarantee that a given individual/institutions/project will win nor are they intended to be a complete list of criteria defining an “excellent” individual/institutions/project. These “baseline” standards are meant only to provide you with an idea of the minimum criteria. Some more sub-criteria may also be applied during the selection process***

    For further queries contact: Mansi Bansal,, +91 8860651639


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