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Tata Education Excellence (TEEP) Annual Award Function


The Tata  Education Excellence programme’s (TEEP) Annual Award function was held on  August 22nd 2018 at 3pm in Tata  Auditorium, XLRI. Mr T V Narendran, CEO and Managing Director,Tata Steel, was the Chief Guest for the occasion.


Highlights : Awards for the year 2017  were given away by Mr Sunil Bhaskaran , Chairman TEEP & Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel , Ms Devi Kar , Executive Director of Modern High School for Girls and the Founder Director of Modern Academy of Continuing Education, Kolkata, and  Mr T V Narendran, MD and CEO ,  Tata Steel .

A total of 38  schools had participated in the  TEEP program.  Most of these schools also participated in other TEEP initiatives such as EQUIP (Educational Quality Improvement Projects), Innoteaching (Innovation in Teaching methods),  Pankh (Student led improvement stories, Pearl (Best Practice Sharing), Dare  To Try (Learning from failures), Outstanding Activity Club  and Teachers Award  for excellence in teaching.


Recognition of schools participating in Assessment Programme-

TEEP Regular: In the first of the two-year period 2017-18,  eleven (11) schools had participated in Regular assessment programme.  All Schools received commendation awards at the award function as well as “certificates for participation”. 50 trained assessors-including Principals and  teachers  guided by 3 mentors carried out the comprehensive task of assessing these schools.

J H Tarapore School and Tarapore School , Agrico won the J.J. Irani  Award for Excellence  in Education , scoring   600+ points (out of 1000 points).


 TEEP Basic: 7 schools had undertaken assessment under the  TEEP-Basic program in 2017. Two (2) of these schools received commendation awards for having achieved a threshold score of 90% compliance to the checklist. Five (5) schools were given certificate of participation. 14 trained assessors carried out the assessment of these schools.


TEEP Saral: was introduced in 2014  to enable Hindi medium, rural govt and semi govt schools to initiate their improvement journey.

12 schools had undertaken assessment in 2017 of which 2 schools received commendation awards for achieving a threshold score and 10 schools received certificate of participation. 24 assessors carried out the assessment of these schools.


Recognition of Improvement Initiatives from schools-

The schools were also awarded for their  participation in Improvement initiatives such as ‘Education Quality Improvement Projects’ (EQUIP).Out of 30 EQUIPs received from various schools,5 were recognized at the award function.

Another category of recognition was ‘PEARL -Good Practices of Schools’. Of the 80 promising practices identified by the assessment teams, 11 were recognized at the award function.


INNOTEACHING papers are submitted by teachers on improvements and innovations implemented by them  in the teaching methods. Of the 35 inno-teaching papers submitted from 18 schools, 7 were recognized.


PANKH is an initiative that encourages students to showcase their improvement stories. 21 PANKH papers were submitted from as many as 18 schools. 5 papers have been recognised.


Several new initiatives had been  introduced recently:

DARE TO TRY : Dare To Try is a new initiative started in 2016 that recognizes innovative attempts at improvement that have not succeeded. It aims to encourage learning from failures. 10 projects were submitted and 1 was awarded.


OUTSTANDING ACTIVITY CLUB: This is a new initiative introduced in 2016. The purpose of this award is to promote/motivate schools to focus on leveraging these activity clubs to promote overall student development.

20 improvement projects were submitted from 13 schools and 6 were awarded.

TEACHER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING: This is another new initiative  introduced in 2016. The purpose of this award is to  recognize efforts of teachers for excellence  in teaching. 4 teachers were awarded from 12 applicants .


Program Function Highlights: In his welcome address, Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, Chairman TEEP & Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, congratulated  the TEEP team for, not only sustaining the program for 15  years but revitalizing the program from time to time through various improvement initiatives. Mr. N.K. Sharan, Vice President, Tata Business Excellence Group  shared the performance highlights of the TEEP program over the years. In her keynote address , Ms Devi Kar, Executive Director of Modern High School for Girls and the Founder Director of Modern Academy of Continuing Education, Kolkata , spoke of the need for transformation in schools to address the digital and other future  challenges. Maithilee Jamsandekar , a Management Consultant ,  narrated her experience as a Jury member when assessing the award winning schools. She was impressed with the fact that not only had TEEP not lost its momentum over 15 long years since inception but also kept  vibrant with continuous improvements.

In his address, the Chief Guest , Mr T V Narendran, lauded the  initiatives taken under TEEP but stressed that focus should be on leveraging of technology and teacher skill development.

The TEEP Annual Award programme was attended by a large number of Principals, teachers and students and managing committee members of more than 50 schools, senior government officials, Senior executives of Tata Group of Companies, Union leaders, retired executives, and senior citizens. Ms Vidya Battiwala , Mr P.Ramesh , Dr. Deepali Misra  from Tata Business Excellence Group   conducted the program.

Reward & Recognition Outcome –TEEP 2017


Process: TEEP assessment is done on a score of 1000 points. Schools are recognized for attaining a specific score band for the first time or   “sustained award” for maintaining excellence levels within the specific score-bands mentioned below. The score is given by a team of trained Assessors. The Assessors also give strengths and OFI (Opportunities for Improvement) to the schools for working on further improvements. Jury nominated by TEEP executive-committee reviews the score.11 schools participated in the TEEP Regular Assessment in 2017.


1 Dr. J. J. Irani Award for Excellence in Education

600 & above(First time)


1. J H Tarapore School


2. Tarapore School Agrico


2   Commendation for Outstanding Achievement of  Excellence in Education

 550-599 (First Time) 



1. Jusco School , Kadma

1. Motilal Nehru Public School


3  Commendation for Extraordinary Achievement in  Excellence in Education

 500-549 (Sustained)

1.       Jusco School , South Park

2.       Kerala Public School ,Mango

4  Commendation for Significant Achievement in  Excellence in Education

450-499(First Time)

450-499  (Sustained)

1.    Sant Nandlal Smriti Vidya Mandir, Ghatsila

1. Kerala Public School , Burmamines

2.  Vidya Bharti Chinmaya Vidyalaya , Telco

5  Commendation for  Strong Commitment to Excellence in Education


1.   RMS High School , Khutadih

2.    Kasidih High School

Process: Schools are assessed on a compliance score  using a Basic Checklist. The assessment is performed by trained assessors. Schools  obtaining a score of over 90 % are recognized and are eligible to apply for Regular Program. 7  schools participated in the Basic 

2  Participation in  Basic  Assessment

Certificate for Participation

1.  Chinmaya Vidyalaya , South Park

2.  Golmuri Utkal Samaj School

3.  ABMPA High School , Rahargora

4.  Samudayik Uchcha Vidyalaya , Baregora

5.  Vidyasagar Uchcha Vidyalaya , Bamangora



Process: Schools are assessed on a compliance score  using a SARAL  Checklist. The assessment is performed by trained assessors. Schools  obtaining a score of over 90 % are recognized and are eligible to apply for Basic Program. 12  schools participated in the Saral  Assessment and 2  were recognized.

1  Commendation for Successful Completion of Saral   Assessment

Score greater than 90

1.Tinplate Khalsa Middle School

2. Primary School Tupudang


2  Participation in  Saral  Assessment

Certificate for Participation

1. Adarsh Madhya Vidyalaya, Chologora

2. GEL Church High School,  Kitadih

3.Silpahari High School

4. Tinplate Andhra Middle School 

5. Tinplate Muslim Middle School

6. Tinplate Union Inter Mahavidyalaya

7.Primary School , Jaskandih

8.Primary School , Kero

9. UHS Rajdoha

10.UMS Lowadih



Improvement projects/papers/applications   on EQUIP , Dare To Try , Innoteaching , Pankh, Oustanding Activity Club, Teacher Award and Pearl  are submitted by various schools. The  shortlisted papers are presented before a Jury for evaluation  and the selected papers are recognized.

The selected papers/projects/applicants which received awards were:





Gulmohur High School

Public Speaking  Made Easy

Jusco School South Park

Digi Revolution- Leveraging IT to Enhance Engagement with Parents

Kerala Public School,Gamharia

Attitude of Gratitude- Enhancing Student Paticipation in Community Service


Kerala Samajam Model School

Topo Tricks-Hands on Learning about Topography


NML Kerala Public School

Inno- Trigo- Hands on Learning of Trigonometry

Dare to Try

Jusco School, Kadma

Together We Can Make a Difference-
Working with Differently Abled Students


Gulmohur High School

My Constructivist Classroom-
Interactive & Facilitative Method of Learning Biology in IX -X

Gulmohur High School

SIPAQ- An Interesting Method of Learning English

Jusco School, South Park

Playstation for IX & X-
Conquering Physics Concepts Step by Step

Tarapore School, Agrico

Gamopoly-Learning Math through Games

Mount Litera Zee School

Development of Audio Visual Content in English, Math & Social Studies with Student Support

Samudayik Uchha Vidyalaya , Baregora

Tricks to Learn Geography

Vidya Sagar Uchha Vidyalaya, Bamangora

Learning by Doing-Teaching Congruency & Similarity in Math


J H Tarapore School

No Polythene Zone



Kerala Public School, Gamharia

Building Bridges-
Helping the neighborhood Raptcha School 

Kerala Public School, Kadma

Wonder Girls- Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene

Kerala Samajam Model School

Win the English with Care and Share- The Smile Matters

Samudayik Uchha Vidyalaya,  Baregora

Easy way to Learn about Inventions

Outstanding Activity Cub

AIWC Academy of Excellence

Muskan- Spreading Happiness through Community Service

J H Tarapore School

Environment Club-
Practising 5 R's to protect planet Earth

Jusco School, Kadma

Safe Club- Encouraging Safety Awareness

Kerala Public School, Gamharia

Kalam Club- Inspiring Students through Role Models

Kerala Public School, Kadma

Folk Dance Club-
Encouraging Creative Dance Forms

Vidya Jyoti Tinplate School

Recreation Club -
Building organsing skills for students

Teacher Award

Kerala Public School, Burmamines

Barnali Chatterjee

Kerala Samajam Model School

Sujata Singh

Tarapore School Agrico

R Indra Priyadarshini

Tarapore School Agrico

Radha Michael



J H Tarapore School

Supporting students through counseling

JUSCO School Kadma

Improving school evironment and teaching learning through implementation of Teachers' Suggestions

Kerala Public School Gamharia

Aapka Vote Apki Sarkar-
Empowering students through a systematic election process

Motilal Nehru Public School

Teacher mentor for students

Sant Nandlal Smriti Vidya Mandir

Green Environment-Inculcating respect for environment amongst students

St Marys Noamundi

Systematic Packing of school Bags for students of Primary School

ABMPA Rahargora

Implementation of Structured Process to enhance Student Discipline

GEL Church High School

Creating awareness among  students through Annual Quizzes & Seminars on Gandhi Jayanti

Tinplate Khalsa Middle School (Saral)

Emergency Fund for needy students raised by students and teachers

Tinplate Muslim Middle School

Reducing student absenteeism through providing transport facilities

Rajkiya  Krit Oriya Madhya Vidyalaya

Mann Ki Baat- Interactive forum among  students, parents & teachers