INDIACSR News Network
MUMBAI: In line with its mission of serving society through science, Tata Chemicals is organizing its 3rd edition of the annual BCTA (Best Chemistry Teacher Award) 2013 along with Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) and CII. These awards recognize exceptional contribution of individuals from the Chemistry teaching fraternity and inspire a whole new generation to actively pursue chemistry and its allied subjects.
Nominations to apply for the awards will be open until 30th September 2013, wherein the applicant should be a full-time teacher engaged in teaching chemistry to class XI, XII, Graduate or Post Graduate level. The applicants of BCTA 2011 and 2012 (excluding the winners) are also eligible to participate in BCTA 2013. The nominations for the entries are classified in five distinct award categories: Best Chemistry Teacher (Class XI/XII and equivalent), Best Chemistry Teacher (Bachelor’s Degree and equivalent), Best Chemistry Teacher (For Master’s Degree and above), Best Chemistry Teacher for promotion of Chemistry as a subject and Best Young Chemistry Teacher.
Commenting on this initiative, Mr. R. Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals, stated, “With the tremendous nationwide response received in the past, we are excited to launch the third series of the award . The BCTA awards recognize the efforts of teachers who are responsible in creating awareness and educating the younger generation about the intrinsic presence of Chemistry in everyday life and its role in meeting modern day challenges. We at Tata Chemicals believe that chemistry is fundamental to the sustainable development of human society and this is in line with our mission of Serving Society through Science.”
Tata Chemicals has created an interactive website called the Human Touch of Chemistry (www.humantouchofchemistry.com), wherein interested and eligible teachers can send in their nominations online for awards in the above mentioned categories. Teachers can also submit handwritten applications by downloading the forms from www.humantouchofchemistry.com
The winners for the awards will be selected by eminent panelists comprising renowned Indian scientists, professionals and academia. The winner teachers will be felicitated at a formal award ceremony which will be announced in November 2013.
Best Chemistry Teacher Award (BCTA
Best Chemistry Teacher Award (BCTA) is an annual initiative organized by Tata Chemicals to honour exemplary chemistry teachers teaching class XI and XII, undergraduate courses and post-graduate levels. The Best Chemistry Teacher should demonstrate expertise in generating a passion for chemistry in students. This Award also takes into cognizance contributions made by teachers towards promoting overall scientific literacy.
Tata Chemicals: A part of the over US$ 100 billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on LIFE —Living, Industrial and Farm Essentials. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business.
Through its Living Essentials portfolio the company has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians. Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodised salt segment. With the introduction of an innovative, low-cost, nanotechnology based water purifier; it is providing affordable, safe drinking water to the masses. Extending its portfolio from salt to other food essentials, TCL unveiled India’s first national brand of pulses in 2010.
The company’s Industry Essentials product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products. Tata Chemicals currently is the world’s second largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Starting April 1st 2011, these key international subsidiaries have been rebranded as Tata Chemicals Europe Limited(TCE), Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited (TCM), Tata Chemicals South Africa Pty Limited, Tata Chemicals North America Inc.(TCNA), and Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) partners (TCSAP).
With its Farming Essentials portfolio the company has carved a niche in India as a crop nutrients provider. It is a leading manufacturer of urea and phosphatic fertilizers and, through its subsidiary Rallis, has a strong position in the crop protection business.
The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre is home to world class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of nanotechnology and biotechnology. The company’s Centre for Agri-Solutions and Technology provides advice on farming solutions and crop nutrition practices.