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Ministry of Education

National Awards To Teachers (Higher Education)

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Frequently Asked Questions
The purpose of the National Award to Teachers under the Department of Higher Educational Institutions is to recognize the distinctive contributions of some of the finest faculty members in the country and honor them for their dedication and hard work, which have not only improved the quality of higher education but also enriched the lives of their students. The Award seeks to recognize and honor faculty members' unique and path-breaking achievements in teaching, research, institutional service, community outreach, and novelty of work in higher education.

No. of Awardees
  • Fifty Awards (25 in Category II and 25 in Category III) shall be conferred annually.

Selection Process : The selection procedure for NTA-2023 will follow a two-step process.
  • Preliminary Search cum Screening Committee for initial shortlisting of candidates.
  • Committee of ‘Jury’ for the final section of awardees from the shortlisted candidates.

Ceremony Details
  • The ceremony is held on 5th September every year.

Nominations for the award can be made by any of the following:
  1. Vice-Chancellor/Director/Principal of the institution.
  2. A colleague or former faculty member of the same institution.
  3. Self-nomination is not allowed.
  4. Former Vice-Chancellor/Director/Principal may apply if currently teaching full-time.
  5. Search committee members can nominate outstanding faculty.
  6. Award Jury members cannot nominate.
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