Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education


Guidelines for Nomination of National ICT award by State / UTs
1. About
In order to motivate State / UT to use ICT in school education in a huge scale, the National ICT award is introduced for State / UT from the year 2021. A selection process is followed for short-listing and recommendation of the required number of awardees to the Ministry of Education (MoE), GoI. In all 3 (three) ICT awards are instituted for best practicing State / UT by Govt. of India. The award proposes to felicitate those State / UT who have enhanced student learning by effectively and innovatively integrating technology supported learning into the school curriculum and subject teaching, and thereby promoting enquiry-based cooperative-collaborative learning using ICT amongst across the State / UT.

2. How to Apply
Principal Secretary / SPD of State / UT register themselves to nominate their state / UT on the portal by providing their mobile number or email id and choosing a password. After registration, you can login and apply online by answering different questions on the portal. The portal has the option to upload your work to a pdf file or video also.

3. Process of Selection / Evaluation
  • Self nomination by the Principal Secretary / SPD (State Project Director) or any other competent authority on behalf of state/UT at portal with supporting documents by using credentials provided by CIET.
  • At CIET-NCERT the SPDs would be required to present their State / UT ICT work in the form of powerpoint presentation to the Jury Committee.

Evaluation Matrix for Best Practicing States / UT

S.No. Criteria Max. Marks
1 Describe the strategies adopted by the State/UT in order to enhance and improve ICT infrastructure in various schools under the Samagra Shiksha or any other scheme(attach supporting evidence, if any). 10
2 Describe the ways in which the State/UT has used ICT in transforming classrooms into conducive virtual learning environments. Share evidence/data w.r.t the number of schools that have adopted Digital Education and how it has impacted the teaching - learning process in schools. 10
3 How has the State/UT’s efforts in teacher preparation through in-service and pre-service trainings brought about distinguishable changes in the performance of teachers? What are the strategies adopted by the State / UT to achieve the goal of 50 hours of annual Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for teachers as mandated in NEP 2020? 10
4 Describe how your State/UT has adopted ICT in upgrading/automating the academic as well as administrative works in school. 10
5 Describe the steps taken by your State/UT in creation/curation as well as dissemination of quality digital contents for classes 1-12. 10
6 Describe efforts made by your State/UT to bring in coherence in access of educational contents and delivery through TV, Radio, QR code, DIKSHA or any other web portals. 10
7 How has the State/UT enhanced the skill development of teachers in using AR/VR, Virtual Labs, LMS, CMS, MIS, AI, coding and Assistive technologies? 10
8 Describe any research or pilot project undertaken in order to assess or bring about an impact in the use of ICT for teaching, learning & assessment by teachers and students. 10
9 How has the State/UT helped in ensuring availability of the devices, internet connectivity as well as the capacity building of students, including those with special needs(DIVYANG), in the use of ICT and ICT assisted learning? 10
10 How has the State/UT been instrumental in ensuring that teachers and students are aware of cyber safety and security and take necessary measures in this regard? 10
Total 100

4. No of Awards
Total three (3) awards are allotted for Best practicing State / UTs. Selected best three State / UTs will receive a certificate and trophy. The awardee States will be encouraged to function as mentors to motivate and share best practices with other States.

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