Best Innovative Practice in Academia

The 9th HR Showcase - A platform for Academic Institutions to showcase the most innovative practices in creating a learning culture. This can be project or practice in the field of student upskilling amongst others.

Apply now to win the “Best Innovative Practice in Academia Award”.

Eligibility: Any educational institution (B-Schools, Engineering Colleges, Vocational Institutes, other Graduate Programs) can participate in this competition. Any number of entries can be submitted by one Institution.


  • Nominate your organization by filling in the application form.
  • You can submit multiple initiatives. There is no limit on the number of applications.
  • Submit your application on or before 17th October 2020.
  • The Report can be submitted by 24th October 2020
  • Shortlisted startups will undergo a preliminary round evaluation on 31st October, 2020 on a virtual platform
  • The selected entries from the Preliminary round will be invited to display their innovative practice on 27th & 28th November, 2020 at the HR Showcase 2020 on the virtual platform.
  • Panel of Experts will judge best practice and choose the final winners
  • The winners will be announced on the last day of the HR Showcase 2020
  • The event will be a virtual expo style format with virtual stalls
  • The credentials and details for the virtual platform will be shared one week prior to the evaluation rounds – Preliminary and Finals respectively

Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality
  • Relevance
  • Sustained Impact of the Innovative Practice
  • Scalability and Adaptability
  • Presentation

Guidelines to submit Report

  • The detailed Report should include, but not limited to:
    • Summary of the Innovative Practice/Project
    • Impact generated as a result of the said practice/project
    • Recommended that the length of the report should not be more than 6-8 pages
  • All documents should be routed through the Head of the Institution
  • The last date for submission of the Reports is 17th October, 2020

Entry Fee

  • Submission of entry is Free
  • On getting selected to participate in the HR showcase at the finals – there is a fee of Rs. 15,000 + GST per application

Awards – 2 Winners

  • Winner
  • 1st Runner up

For more details

Dr. Rony G Kurien - dean@isme.in/+91-9880291224

Prof. Dr. Savitha Gubbi Ramachandra - Savitha.gr@welingkar.org/+91-9611130909

Stall / Booth Details

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