JagranJosh.com is back with Season 4 of JagranJosh Education Awards & Summit!
Whether it was the Pandemic (Season 1), New Normal (Season 2) or the Wave of Innovations (Season 3) that followed, Students and Teachers kept the flag, of excellence in education, high. These awards are a salute to this very spirit of innovation and creativity.
Season 4 comes with some exciting new award categories aligned with Tech4Good and National Education Policy (NEP 2020). If you’re a Student, Educator or an Educational Leader who has made a difference, this platform is just for you!
This category will recognize 3 educational leaders (Principals/Heads of Institutions) who thought differently and demonstrated excellence in educational leadership. [The ‘difference’ can be made while championing a cause, affecting change at scale, setting an industry standard or displaying pioneering innovation]
An initiative that made effective use of a National Education Policy(NEP 2020) recommendation.
An initiative that significantly raised awareness or provided solutions for improved mental health
An initiative that made teaching or learning easier for the educators or students.
An initiative that made innovative use of science & tech to solve an everyday problem
An initiative that benefited educators or students from the economically weaker or disadvantaged section of the society.
A project or initiative that made innovative use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the classroom or for practical use in daily life.
A project or initiative that made innovative use of Robotics in the classroom or for practical use in daily life.
A project or initiative that demonstrated innovation and out of the box thinking in an academic context.
A socially relevant initiative that demonstrated active involvement with a social cause and produced measurable results.
Any work or series of work that demonstrated creative talent (entries can include published works, original photograph, painting, recorded musical composition or performance
These awards will recognize accomplishments in the institutional or start-up framework and will be chosen editorially at JNM.
In addition to the above nomination-based categories, JagranJosh Summit and Awards will have a special category of awards for the students. These will involve an interaction/question answer round with the judges during the event where winners will be chosen on the spot based on their responses (reflecting intelligence and presence of mind).
Founder Vice-Chancellor Delhi Teachers University (DeTU), Govt. of NCT Delhi
Prof. Dhananjay Joshi is the first and the founder Vice-Chancellor of the Delhi Teachers University, (Established by an act of Govt. of NCT Delhi). Prof. Joshi possesses vast experience in Academics, Research, and Academic Administration. Before joining as the Vice-Chancellor he was the Dean & Professor of University School of Education in Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIP), New Delhi.
A meritorious scholar throughout, Prof. Joshi stood first in both B.Ed. and M.Ed. (with gold medal) from CIE, University of Delhi from where he later earned his Ph.D. in Education at the young age of 27 years.
He is a member of advisory boards of various government organisations in different capacities and is a passionate teacher, writer, researcher, poet and environmentalist who has contributed immensely to school and university education for the last 25 years.
Prof Joshi has written various books on Education and valuable research articles in reputed journals as well as newspapers of India and abroad. He has published and presented many research papers in National and International Conferences which have been published in reputed Journals and Magazines.
He is a governing board member of several prestigious Governmental bodies and has travelled abroad extensively to further the cause of teacher education. He is the recipient of several national and international awards including Beat Covid Campaign Recognition Award 2021 by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India and (IVLP) International Visitor Leadership Program Fellowship 2023 by the US Department of State.
Cybersecurity in Application, Research, and Education (CARE) Lab Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Dr. Aunshul Rege is the Director of the Cybersecurity in Application, Research, and Education (CARE) Lab at Temple University, Philadelphia. Her research has been funded by several National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER, NSF EAGER, NSF CPS, NSF SaTC EDU) and Department of Energy/Idaho National Lab grants. Her work focuses on critical infrastructure and cybersecurity, cyberadversarial decision-making and adaptation, ransomware, social engineering, and cybersecurity education.
She is the organizer and host of the summer social engineering competitions for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Her cybersecurity awareness and training efforts extend beyond higher education to include working with youth, elderly, and previously incarcerated individuals via partnerships with local nonprofits.
Dr. Rege has a B.Sc.(2002) in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, and worked for two years as a software engineer. She also holds a B.A. (hons.) (2006) and M.A. (2008) in Criminology from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her M.A. (2010) and Ph.D. (2012) in Criminal Justice from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.
She has been featured on BBC World Service, WHYY/ PBS/NPR’s Studio 2, the David Bombal’s show, Technical.ly, and the BBC/CBC Podcast “Love, Janessa”, and her work has been recognized in Security News, Dark Reading, and AARP to name a few. She currently serves as the Research Lead for the Social Engineering Community at Defcon. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Raices Cyber and Black Girls Hack.
Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum (EMC) & Head of Department, ICT - SCERT Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Dr Sapna Yadav is the Project Director of Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum (EMC) & Head of Department of ICT - State Council of Educational Research and Training, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. She is also the State Project Director of DIKSHA Program of NCT of Delhi and plays a pioneering role in the online capacity-building program for teachers. She has more than 13 years of experience in Curriculum Development, Training and Research. During her tensure, SCERT has pioneered online training and ICT in Education Curriculum for Delhi Govt Schools.
As Project Director of the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum (EMC), Dr Sapna Yadav has proven to be an extremely action-oriented enabler and the program has achieved great success under her able leadership. She is also on the Board of Directors of Incubation Cell of Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University. She has participated and presented papers on different aspects of Education, especially ICT in Education and Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum at National and International Seminars.
She is the recipients of several awards including State Teacher Educators’ Award 2022 by SCERT, Delhi and International Educational Excellence Award by the Minister of Education (currently, Prime Minister) of Sri Lanka. Dr Sapna is also the recipient of Outstanding Educational Leader award of JagranJosh Education Awards 2023.
Principal - Sardar Patel Vidyalaya Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
Mrs. Anuradha Joshi is a senior educationist and has been the Principal for more than 30 years, of which 17 years have been at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya (SPV), New Delhi. Prior to working at SPV, she has had a rich experience of working in various educational Institutions across India from Mizoram, Secunderabad, Tezpur to Bhopal .
Mrs Joshi was on the Governing Board of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and has served as a special invitee of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which is a statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
A post graduate in Digital Physics, Mrs Joshi has co-authored various books for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Life Skills and Alternatives to Home work. She was also a part of the group that conceptualized Shunya the CBSE program on Environment Education. Recently, she has helped the Ministry of Jal Shakti to conceptualise and plan India’s the first Virtual Museum for Children on the topic WATER.
She was bestowed with the National Teacher’s Award 2015 by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) by the Hon’ble President of India. As the Head of School at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, she has endeavoured tirelessly to honour the philosophy of the institution and worked with that in mind to ensure holistic development of each child. Under her guidance, the students of SPV have excelled in sports, theater and academics and have gone on to represent the country with distinction.
Educationist & Former Director Ahlcon Group of Schools, New Delhi
Dr Ashok Pandey is the Ex-Director of Ahlcon Group of Schools and former Chairperson of the National Progressive Schools’ Conference. He is presently serving on the Governing Board of the National Council for Teacher Education, NCTE, Cambridge and NEP Advisory Board for India and South Asia. He has more than 30 years of experience and is a widely admired educationist, an innovator and a reputed thought leader on contemporary educational issues.
The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, IIMA, recently published a case study on the impactful Professional Development Programme he carried out at Ahlcon International School. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the National Teacher Award 2012, Extraordinary Leadership Award, 2021 by the Education World, and The Forbes India Top 100 People Manager's Award 2020. He considers teacher development, servitude leadership style, SDGs evangelism and a lifelong learning attitude among his most cherished goals.
He has worked closely with schools and educationists from over 20 countries, studied the finest mentoring and pedagogical approaches which he has implemented across schools and achieved measurable results. His two books on classroom teaching and practical aspects of school management have been best sellers.
Dean - Academic Affairs Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
Professor Shalabh is a Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs and has held several important administrative positions including the Board of Governors at IIT Kanpur.
Prof Shalabh completed his PhD in Statistics from Lucknow University and postdoctoral studies from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and the University of Munich, Germany. He has more than 27 years of teaching and research experience.
He has received many prestigious awards such as the National Award for eGovernance from the Govt. of India, National Award in Statistics from the Ministry of Statistics, and Planning Implementation, Vigyan Ratan Samman from Council of Scientific and Technology (Uttar Pradesh), Young Scientist award from International Statistical Institute (The Netherlands), IISA (USA), Best Researcher and Distinguished Statistician Awards from Indian Society of Probability and Statistics, Indian Science Congress, Humboldt fellowship from Germany, and the BOYSCAST fellowship.
He has authored four books published by Springer Publications and one of his books has seen more than 5 million downloads. He has played a pivotal role in providing online courses offered by Ministry of Education through NPTEL and MOOCs. His project on implementing artificial intelligence for analyzing grievances is greatly helping the citizens of India.
Lead - Communications and Advocacy (South Asia) & Focal Point (Youth and Education) United Nations Organization
Samarth Pathak is currently associated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as Communications and Advocacy Lead and Regional Focal Point (Education and Youth) in South Asia.
He has over 14 years of experience in strategic advocacy, public policy and social impact, focusing on youth and education among other intergovernmental processes and inter-sectoral affairs and SDGs.
He specializes in policy analysis, communications and advocacy, community outreach and capacity building, youth engagement, program management, news production and writing.
In response to COVID-19, he he spearheaded in India the Lockdown Learners series, aimed at strengthening youth action on peace, SDGs and the rule of law through education, with an emphasis on bridging socio-economic and gender-divides. The series was featured in the prestigious UN Innovation Network’s Best of 2020 Initiatives for its innovation and impact. The series was also recognized as one of the initiatives recognized with the UN Secretary General’s Award for Innovation in 2021.
Prior to UNODC, Samarth has been associated with several prestigious institutions and media organizations including TERI and Reuters Television. He is also the recipient of Outstanding Educational Leader award of JagranJosh Education Awards 2023.
Head - Content & Strategy Jagran New Media
Parikshit Bhardwaj Heads Content and Strategy at JagranJosh.com. He is an educational content professional with 18+ years of rich experience in creating solutions for new-age learners. He brings transferable skills from diverse industries like Study Abroad, Academic Books and Journals Publishing, eLearning, Test Preparation and online media.
He has worked in content leadership roles with global brands like The Princeton Review, SAGE Publishing, John Wiley & Sons, and NIIT Limited.
He is an avid reader, a content marketing enthusiast and has travelled widely across Europe and the United States on professional assignments. In the year 2023, he was awarded the prestigious (IVLP) International Visitor Leadership Program Fellowship by the US Department of State.
He is deeply passionate about building an ecosystem where the key stakeholders in education - Students, Teachers & Educational Leaders - find a voice on a common platform. At Jagran New Media, Parikshit and team are creating just that with JagranJosh Education Awards.
Editorial SelectionNominate Now
Based on evaluation rubric
Winners will be announced and
felicitated in the live event
JagranJosh Education Awards were conceptualized in the midst of COVID-19 induced lockdown during which time, the Educational leaders, Teachers and Students went beyond the mile to prove the famous quote by Nelson Mandela - Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world.
Season 1 of the Awards celebrated these very key stakeholders in the education ecosystem who were unstoppable despite the Pandemic. In subsequent seasons (2 and 3) the winners were, not surprisingly, those who adapted to the New Normal and came back stronger with sterling examples of innovation and creativity. In Season 4, we take forward this legacy with some new categories aligned with Tech4Good and NEP 2020.
Above all, JagranJosh Education Awards continue to celebrate the spirit of change makers who go the extra mile to create stories that inspire the future generations.
JagranJosh Education Awards are decided by a prestigious jury’s decision. Winning these awards means being part of a select league of students and educators of high calibre & repute.
These awards celebrate pioneering achievements of students and teachers who displayed exceptional creativity and innovation. Hence we encourage you to apply if you think you fulfil the requirements in any given category. Selection is purely merit based.
First you have to register on the website or send an email as per the nomination process. Your entry will be reviewed editorially and, if accepted, you will hear from us about the next steps. Nominations will be shortlisted and shared with the Jury. The jury will decide the final winners who will receive the award trophy and certificate in a glittering awards ceremony.
Yes, if you applied for any of the previous Seasons but could not win, then you’re encouraged to apply for Season 4.
The jury’s decision will be final in this regard.
There are no fees for nominations in any category. JNM reserves the right to accept/decline any nomination based on the criteria mentioned.
Please note that completing this nomination survey, while required for award consideration, does not guarantee the Nominee's inclusion. Inclusion is subject to meeting certain criteria consistent with the mission, objectives, and policies of JNM. The information you enter is also subject to editing for style, accuracy, or other reasons.