and student engagement are a central part of Bikas Udhyami’s activities to empower young Nepali to think differently about issues they care about. We depend on our network of student leaders, education institutions, and especially teachers in order to bring our events, and activities to students. Given the exemplary role teachers fulfill, they should be at the forefront of introducing and promoting innovation in higher education in Nepal to ensure that students are equipped with the critical thinking, argumentative, professional and entrepreneurship skills needed in today’s competitive job market.
Therefore, on the occasion of Bikas Udhyami’s second anniversary, and continuing our tradition of supporting innovation and creativity, we are launching the TEACHERS IN INNOVATION AWARDS in partnership with the Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education (GATE College), Republica Media (Official Media Partner) and Smart Solutions (Official Technology Partner).
The aim of the award is to recognise and honour teachers in higher education, who have introduced innovation and innovative methods in teaching in the classroom. Innovation can encompass anything from introducing new course subjects or teaching methods, creating practical learning opportunities for students, promoting the use of technology and online resources, etc. Through the Awards, we aim to put the spotlight on their positive stories of change and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
Five teachers who are teaching at UNIVERSITY level, will be selected in 2018 for the Awards,which will be awarded on an annual basis.
The five winners of the Awards will receive prizes which they must use to promote further innovation educational activities within their respective college or to promote innovation among teachers in higher education in Nepal in general.
The prizes are as follows:
1st Place: Rs. 100,000
2nd Place: Rs. 75,000
3rd Place: Rs. 50,000
4th + 5th Place: Rs. 25,000 each
The teachers can be nominated by a colleagues, students, themselves or any other citizen who wish recognize their contribution to innovation in Nepali higher education. To do this, users only have to fill out a short form.
4. ELIGIBILITY FOR NOMINATION
Contributions to advancing teaching and learning in Nepali higher education with a particular focus on innovative teaching and on providing students with innovative ways of learning can be demonstrated by some of the following:
Evidence in support while filling out the nomination form may include some of the following:
28th July, 2018 -- 11th August, 2018 (15 days)
The first part of the process, Stage 1, will consist of receiving nominations from the online form.
12th August 2018 -- 31st August, 2018 (20 days)
Vetting and shortlisting process done by Bikas Udhyami to make sure that all the nominations received are credible and legitimate.
September 1, 2018 -- September 15th, 2018
Bikas Udhyami will collect the profiles of shortlisted nominees and publish these online via a dedicated page on its website and/ or independent award portal and via social media so that people can vote for their favorite innovative teacher. This will be open for 2 weeks.
STAGE 4 : JURY SELECTION
September 17th, 2018 -- September 21st, 2018
The nomination form and materials of the shortlisted candidates will be presented to a jury, who will then decide the recipient of the award.
Bikas Udhyami and its partners will be promoting the Award Recipients