Bengaluru: Winners of 2015 IDA Awards Announced and Felicitated at the Third Awards Ceremony at the Worlddidac India Exhibition.
Winners and Special Mentions of the 2015 IDA Awards were announced and felicitated at the IDA Awards Ceremony and Dinner night, on the evening of Thursday 10 September 2015 at the Worlddidac India Exhibition, Bengaluru.
The IDA Awards has been established to create industry benchmarks for innovation and quality in the education and training domain. Facilitating Inspiration, Knowledge-Sharing and Experience in Innovative Solutions and Practices, the 3rd edition of IDA Awards celebrate and reward excellence in educational products, resources, and services in and among the education and training fraternity.
‘IDA Awards’ is a presentation of India Didactics Association, the premier trade association for the Indian education and training fraternity engaged in improving learning and teaching. Every year the award ceremony is held concurrently with Worlddidac India, the largest exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region for educational material, training & technology based solutions for all levels and sectors of the Indian education & training industry.
The 2015 IDA Awards – Winners and Special Mentions are as follows:
INTEGRATION OF HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION
Winner – NICE (NURTURE INTEGRATED CURRICULUM ENABLED) PROGRAMME BY NATURE NURTURE
INNOVATION IN LEARNING SPACES
Winner – NUMBERNAGAR – THE MATHS PEDAGOGY BY BRAINSTARS SERVICES PVT. LTD.
Special Mention – POPCORN BY POPCORN FURNITURE
INVENTIVE PRODUCT IN EDUCATION
Winner – ENS-200: ENERGY SAVING TRAINER IN COMPRESSED AIR INSTALLATIONS BY SMC PNEUMATICS
DIGITAL CONTENT IN EDUCATION
Winner – OXFORD EDUCATE By OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Special Mention – TEACHER’S RESOURCE PACK (TRP) BY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS INDIA PVT. LTD.
CONTENT, TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT
Winner – DEVELOPING CHAMPIONS BY YUM! RESTAURANTS (I) PVT. LTD.
PRODUCT / SOLUTION IN EARLY LEARNING
Winner – MOTIVATIONAL PRODUCT RANGE FOR EARLY LEARNING BY SONA PRINTERS
Special Mention – PRESCHOOL STARTER KIT BY POLLEN CUBES
PRODUCT / SOLUTION IN K-12 EDUCATION
Winner – SMART LEARN CLASS BY EXTRAMARKS EDUCATION PVT. LTD.
Special Mention – DIGISCHOOL BY HCL LEARNING
PRODUCT / SOLUTION IN HIGHER AND FURTHER EDUCATION
Winner – INDUSTRY 4.0 – CYBER PHYSICAL FACTORY BY FESTO CONTROLS PVT. LTD.
Special Mention – ONLINE INTERACTIVE LEARNING PROGRAM – METAL TECHNOLOGIES BY CHRISTIANI SHARPLINE TECHNICAL TRAINING PVT. LTD.
CSR IN EDUCATION
Winner – PROVIDING ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION FOR UNDERPREVILEGED CLASS OF SOCIETY BY UTKAL ALUMINA INTERNATIONAL LTD. (ADITYA BIRLA GROUP)
ICT PRODUCT / SOLUTION IN EDUCATION
Winner – TATA CLASSEDGE
ICT COMPANY IN EDUCATION
Winner – IL&FS EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
The IDA Awards Ceremony was on invitation basis only and was attended by around 500 top industry leaders and education innovators, providing an evening of acknowledgement, entertainment and opportunity to network with industry peers. The eminent people who presented the awards included Dr. Mohammad Thneibat – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Ministry of Education Government of Jordan, Dr. Pshtiwan Sadiq Abdullah – Minister Ministry of Education – Government of Iraq KRG, Prof. Dr. H.C. Mult. Wassilios E. Fthenakis – President – Worlddidac Association (Switzerland), Mr. Beat Jost – Director General – Worlddidac Association (Switzerland), Mr. Dominic Savage, OBE – Director General – BESA and Forum Director ASES & EWF United Kingdom, Mr. Ashoke Kumar Biswas – Addl. Secretary Ministry of Education – Bangladesh, Dr. Gururaj Karajagi – Chairman – Academy for Creative Teaching (ACT), Mr. Reinhard Koslitz, Managing Director – DIDACTA Association (Germany), Prof. Rajesh Shenoy – Senate & Syndicate Member – Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science Government of Karnataka, and Mr. Aditya Gupta, CEO – India Didactics Association.