Tata Steel Organises Dr J J Irani Award for Excellence in Education 2012

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JAMSHEDPUR:  Tata Steel Education Excellence programme’s 8th Annual Award function was held at XLRI Auditorium today. Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member- Planning Commission on Education and Social Justice, Government of India and Member–National Advisory Council, was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Dr.  Jadhav previously worked as the Vice Chancellor for University of Pune, the largest traditional university in the world with around 6,50,000 students. Dr. Narendra Jadhav has contributed to 14 books and more than 100 research papers in national and international journals.

Tata Steel logoAwards were given away by Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Dr J J Irani, Ex-Director, Tata Sons and Mr. Sanjiv Paul, V.P (Corporate Services).  22 schools (20 schools from Jamshedpur and 2 schools from out-locations) had undertaken the TEEP assessment in the current year. 18 schools received commendation awards at the award function whereas 4 schools were given “certificate for participation”. 

Baug-e-Jamsheed in the Pre-Primary category became the first school to break the 600 point barrier and win the coveted Dr J J Irani Award for Education Excellence. Under the TEEP umbrella, the schools were also awarded for their ‘Education Quality Improvement Projects’ (EQUIP) this year.  

Out of 39 EQUIPs received from various schools, 6 were recognized at the award function. Another category of recognition was ‘Good Practices of Schools’. Of the 98 promising practices identified by the assessment teams, seven were recognized at the award function. 95 trained assessors-including Principals, teachers and officers from Tata group of companies, guided by 3 mentors carried out the comprehensive task of assessing these schools.

In his welcome address, Mr. Sanjiv Paul, Chairman TEEP & Vice President Corporate Services, Tata Steel spoke about the evolution and growth of TEEP programme. He emphasized that TEEP is enabling Jamshedpur to become even better place to work, attract & retain talent. On the milestone of TEEP having crossed 10 years since its inception, Mr. N.K. Sharan, Vice President, Tata Quality Management Services, briefed the audience on the highlights of the TEEP journey from its early days. One of the highlights of the function was the inauguration of the TEEP website by the Chief Guest.

Dr Irani congratulated the award winners and participating schools. He added that the essence of excellence is participation and improvement; awards are just stepping stones for this unending journey. The Chief Guest Dr. Jadhav expressed his happiness at the good work being done by Tata Steel & TQMS and wished to spread this model of education excellence to other schools all over the country.   The programme was attended by a number of Principals, teachers and students and managing committee members of more than 40 schools, senior government officials, Senior executives of Tata Group of Companies, Union leaders, retired executives, and senior citizens. Dr. Deepali Misra and Ms. Natasha Sood from TQMS conducted the program followed by Vote of thanks by Mr. P. Ramesh of TQMS.

Reward & Recognition Outcome –TEEP 2012

Process: TEEP assessment is done on a score of 1000 points. Schools are recognized for attaining a specific score band for the first time or   “sustained award” for maintaining excellence levels within the specific score-bands mentioned below. The score is given by a team of trained Assessors. The Assessors also give strengths and OFI (Opportunities for Improvement) to the schools for working on further improvements. Jury nominated by TEEP executive-committee reviews the score.

Category Score Band (out of 1000) Schools
  1. A.      Dr. J. J. Irani Award for Excellence in Education
600 & above(First time)
  1. Baug-e-Jamsheed

 (Baug-e-Jamsheed in the Pre Primary category, became the first school to break the 600 point barrier and win the coveted Dr J J Irani Award for Education Excellence.)  

  1. B.       Commendation for Outstanding Achievement of  Excellence in Education
550-599  (First time)        
  1. Kerala Samajam Model School , Sakchi
  2. Tarapore School Agrico


  1. C.       Commendation for Extraordinary Achievement in  Excellence in Education
500-549 (First time)  500-549 (Sustained)
  1. J.H.Tarapore School
  2. Motilal Nehru Public School


  1. JUSCO School , South Park
  2. D.      Commendation for Significant Achievement in  Excellence in Education
  450-499  (Sustained)
  1. Gulmohur High School
  2. Jamshedpur Public School –AIWC
  3. JUSCO School , Kadma
  4. Kerala Public School , Mango
  5. Narbheram Hansraj English  School 
  6. E.       Commendation for  Strong Commitment to Excellence in Education
  400- 449 (First time)  400-449(Sustained)
  1. Kerala Public School  , Burmamines
  2. Sant Nandlal Smriti Vidya Mandir,Ghatsila


  1. DAV Public School , Bistupur
  2. Vidya Bharti Chinmaya Vidyalaya , Telco
  3. F.       Commendation for Commitment to Excellence in Education
  350-399 (First time) 350-399 (Sustained) 
  1. NML Kerala Public School


  1. Mrs K.M.P.M Inter College
  2. Tarapur Vidya Mandir & Junior College, Boisar
  3. G.      Participation in  Regular  Assessment
  Certificate for Participation
  1. Kerala Public School , Kadma
  2. Kidzee Pearly Gates
  3. H.      Participation in  Basic  Assessment
  Certificate for Participation
  1. AIWC Academy of Excellence
  2. Baridih High School , AIWC

22 School that undertook TEEP Assessment in the year 2012 as follows:

AIWC Academy of Excellence
Baug-E-Jamsheed School
DAV Public School, Bistupur
Gulmohur High School
Jamshedpur Public School AIWC
J.H.Tarapore School
JUSCO School Kadma
JUSCO School , South Park
Kerala Public School, Burmamines
Kerala Public School, Kadma
Kerala Public School, Mango
Kerala Public School ,NML
Kerala Samajam Model School
Kidzee Pearly Gates
Mrs. KMPM Inter College
Motilal Nehru Public School
Narbheram Hansraj English School
Tarapur Vidya Mandir & Junior College, Boiser
Tarapore School,Agrico
Baridih High School AIWC
Vidya Bharti Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Telco

Recognition of EQUIP

Out of 39 projects, 6 EQUIP projects were recognized:

Baug-e-Jamsheed Open House on Multiple Intelligence
Jusco School , South Park Segment wise Co-Curricular Activities
Jusco School  , South Park Science Park
NML Kerala Public School Assertive Discipline
Narbheram  Hansraj English School Reducing Accidents
Vidya Bharti Chinmaya Vidyalaya Mathematics Matey

Launched in 2003, the Tata Steel Education Excellence Programme has in the past ten years promoted Excellence in Education in the schools of Jamshedpur and a select few in the vicinity of Tata Steel’s out locations.  TEEP has completed 10 years since its inception

17 schools had participated in the award in the first year in 2004.
The programme was conceived as a tool to enable schools improve the quality of education so that they may offer greater value to the students and create a culture of excellence to nurture the “citizens of tomorrow.”

A formal committee instituted by the Company governs the programme. All resources required for it are disbursed by the Company as part of its corporate social responsibility. 

Almost all 40 schools (ICSE, CBSE and other boards touching 2500 teachers & 100000 students) regularly participate in this noble and unique private endeavour. The programme is unique in at least following two perspectives.

Similar programme is being promoted by the government of developed countries notably US, Australia, Europe and Singapore.  No-where in the world it is a private initiative of such kind.

The principal and teachers of schools are trained to take up the role of Assessors as against paid Quality professionals from outside. This has resulted into continuous development of teachers and principals and has brought critical mindset change needed for transformation.




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