Teachers awards by TCS-Eduction World announced

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Mumbai, Jan 9 (UNI) Two teachers from Mumbai, maths teacher at Saraswati Mandir School B S Shinde and Meeta Tagounkar of Arya Vidya Mandir, have been adjudged the country's best Secondary and Primary Teachers in the The Tata Consultancy Services - Education World Teachers Awards.

Celebrating excellence in teaching by recognising teachers with exceptional attributes and teaching innovations, the awards had attracted an overwhelming response of 20,000 nominations from across the country.

Instituted in 2005 by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization, and Education World, India's sole education news and analysis magazine, the TCS-EW Teachers Award is part of the series of TCS' initiatives in the sphere of education that includes workshops, computer labs, and the immensely popular countrywide inter-school TCS IT Quiz that reached out to thousands of urban and rural students across the country.

Presenting the awards to the winners, S Ramadorai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TCS said, ''The Teachers Award is TCS' way of recognising and promoting innovative teaching methods that will help nurture curiosity and creativity in young minds and prepare them for tomorrow's world. We are delighted to reward those who are making that happen.'' The National Winners received a laptop each from TCS, while six Regional finalists received cash award of Rs 10,000 each, as well as certificates. The winners of the award were selected through a stringent three-round selection process. The nominations were scrutinised by a panel of distinguished judges. Outstanding nominees were invited to send a 300-500-word description of their teaching innovations and initiatives. After careful screening of the entries, eight finalists were short-listed and interviewed by a panel comprising Mala Ramadorai, Educationist and Chief Mentor, Maitree, Associate Engagement Programme of TCS, Dilip Thakore, editor of Education World, Christie Cherian on the Board of Advisors of Education World and Nina Paul of IL&FS Education&Technology Services (IETS).

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