Zee Digital announces the winners of its most prestigious virtual event, ‘The Edufuture Excellence Awards’ featuring 4 main categories and 33 sub-categories. Conceptualized and executed by India’s most reputed conglomerate, Zee Group, these awards are an endeavour to recognize the exemplary contribution of educators in shaping the future of the nation across the Engineering, Management, and Media, & Design industries.Also Read - CEO Rohit Chadda on How Zee Digital Crossed 300 Million Active Users As It Scaled Peak After Peak In Its Journey

Universities and institutes such as Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Manipal Institute of Technology, MATS University, Rabindranath Tagore University, to name a few were recognized and awarded at this grand virtual event. Also Read - ZEE Digital Crosses 300 Million Monthly Active Users, Grows 4x From 75 Million in Just 2 Years

To ensure utmost transparency, the winners were selected through combined efforts of an online survey conducted by Edustart Solutions and honourable jury members with a great reputation such as Kamini Prasad (CEO and Director, Mind Leaders Learning India Pvt Ltd), Dr Vishwapati Trivedi, IAS (Retd.), Ms Pooja Kapur, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Denmark, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, Dr. Harish Chaudhary, Professor, IIT Delhi, and Partho Ghosh, Indian Film Director. Also Read - Zee Digital Launches Progressive Web Apps For 13 Brands Targeting 200% Growth in Organic Traffic

The power-packed event was sponsored by LIC as presenting partners, co-powered by Binomo and Intel, Aamrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham partnered as special partners, and Edu Start as survey partners.

The event witnessed the presence of well-reputed dignitaries of the society. Beginning with an opening speech by Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Education Minister, the virtual event further hosted a Fireside chat with Guest of honor – AICTE Chairman, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe. Further, the event was graced by keynote speakers through informative sessions on the topics ‘Building Platform for Future Engineers’ and ‘The Art of Management –Practical Knowledge is the new approach’. The first panel discussions included experts like Supria Dhanda – Vice President and Country Manager of Western Digital India, Rajesh Ghusinga – Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Public Works Department of Government of Rajasthan, and Shailesh Vilankar – Senior Vice President – Field Operations at Schindler India Electronics Engineer, VJTI Mumbai and was moderated by Tejas Shyam, an entrepreneur, educator, and Business Coach. While the second panel featured Nandita Abraham, Chief Partnership Officer of GUS Global Services, Prateek Bhargava CEO of Mindler, and Amit Gujral, Chief Marketing Officer of JK Tyres and was moderated by Malathi Rai, Vice President of HR @ Continuum.

Commenting on the accomplishment of the award show, Shridhar Mishra, CRO – Digital Publishing, Zee Group said, “We are honored and delighted with such an overwhelming response from the education fraternity. Moving ahead, year on year, our endeavour will be to recognise and reward the educators showcasing exemplary work across their respective fields through The Edufuture Excellence Awards.”

“I would also like to thank my entire team at Zee Digital for putting together a great show, sponsors for showing trust in us, the judging panel for helping us choose deserving winners, and all the eminent dignitaries for imparting insightful views and gracing us with their presence”, he adds.

As a run-up to the grand celebration, specially curated counseling sessions by Anjali Anand, Meena Arora, Savita Singh, and Upasana Kinra were hosted on a microsite. The students sought career advice from these experts and the platform was accessible 24X7. Additionally, workshops were conducted by admired personalities of the industry on varied topics such as Tejas Shyam on ‘Winning on Entrepreneurship’, Aditi Anand on ‘Digital Marketing’, Ashish Sadekar on ‘Design Thinking & Project Management, Rajat Chakravarty on ‘Artificial Intelligence’, and Deepthi Anne on ‘Quantum Computing’.

The virtual event was hosted on ZeeNews.com and India.com along with all the social media platforms. The recorded version of the awards can still be accessed through the YouTube channels of India.com and ZeeNews.com.

Edufuture Excellence Awards: Winners List

  1. Best Private Engineering University (North) – Amity University Uttar Pradesh
  2. Best Private Engineering University (South) – R V college of engineering
  3. Best Private Engineering University (East) – Narula Institute of Technology
  4. Best Private Engineering University (Central) – ITM University Gwalior
  5. Outstanding Engineering Institute (West) – Hope Foundation’s Finolex Academy of Management and Technology, Ratnagiri
  6. Best Polytechnic College – D. N. Polytechnic, Meerut
  7. Outstanding Engineering Institute for Promoting Industry-Academia Interface – L.D.College of Engineering
  8. Most Emerging Tech School – Madhyanchal Professional University
  9. Outstanding Engineering Institute with Best Infrastructure – Manipal Institute of Technology
  10. Outstanding Engineering Institute with Best Placements – Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology
  11. Outstanding Innovation by Engineering Institute – Mar Baselios Institute of Technology and Science [ MBITS ]
  12. E-campus Award – Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College
  13. Outstanding Institute for Providing Global Exposure – Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University
  14. Outstanding Institute in Entrepreneurship Development – G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology & Science For Women
  15. Outstanding Engineering Institute for Research and Innovation – Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Pimpri, Pune
  16. Outstanding Business School (North) – Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur
  17. Outstanding Business School (East) – International Management Institute
  18. Outstanding Business School (Central) – Daly College Business School
  19. Outstanding Business School (West) – S.B.Jain Institute of Technology, Management and Research, Nagpur
  20. Most Emerging Business School – Rishihood University
  21. Outstanding Business School with Best Placements – GIET University
  22. The Most Promising Infrastructure amongst Business Schools – Jagran Lakecity University
  23. Outstanding Leadership amongst Business Schools – Imperial College
  24. Outstanding Faculty amongst Business Schools – ISBR Business School
  25. Excellence in Industrial Interface – LEAD College of Management, Dhoni
  26. The Most Emerging HR Management College – Auroras Technological and Research Institute
  27. The Most Emerging Finance Management College – Indirapuram Institute of Higher Studies
  28. The Most Emerging Marketing Management College – IIEBM, Indus Business School
  29. Outstanding Specialization Opportunities in Management – C.K.Shah Vijapurwala Institute of Management
  30. Emerging Public Relations Management College – Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Management Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
  31. Excellence in Distance Learning Education – MATS University
  32. The Most Emerging Best Journalism & Mass Communication Institute – IIMT Group of Colleges
  33. The Most Emerging Architecture School – School of Architecture and Interior Design, SRM Institute of Science & Technology
  34. The Most Emerging Liberal Arts Institute – Ashoka University
  35. The Most Emerging Hotel Management Institute – Munnar Catering College
  36. The Most Emerging Interior Designing Institute – REVA University, School of Architecture
  37. The Most Emerging Agriculture Institute – College of Agriculture, Parul University
  38. The Most Emerging Dance Institute – Kimaya Dance and Fitness Academy
  39. The Most Emerging Theatre Institute – Theatre Professionals
  40. The Most Emerging Music Institute – Furtados School of Music
  41. The Most Emerging Sports Institute – Nest Academy of Sports Management
  42. Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Institute in Journalism & Mass Communication -Himgiri Zee University
  43. Editor’s Choice Award – Excellence in education through Immersive Learning – Mahesh Tutorials
  44. Editor’s choice award for Academic Excellence – AISECT Group of Universities
  45. Editor’s Choice Award for Educationist of the year – Mr Aditya Berlia( Co – Foundr & Pro – Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University)