Collegedunia Excellence Awards 2023

The aim of the Collegedunia Excellence Awards is to recognize and honour outstanding achievements in the field of education. We seek to Celebrate individuals, educational institutions, Public Officials and Edu-Corporates, that have demonstrated exceptional dedication, innovation, and impact in advancing education and improving learning outcomes. The awards are to be felicitated on November 24,2023, in the heart of National Capital at The Taj Palace, New Delhi.

Collegedunia Excellence Awards 2023

Award Categories

Institutional Category (School Education)

Institutional Category (Higher Education)

Institutional Category (Edu-Corporates)

Individual Category

Marketing Category


Application Process


Application Form Submission

Jury Decision

Award Ceremony

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The Awards are a token of appreciation to promote excellence and recognise innovation in the field of education. With this effort we endeavour to raise the status of learning and teaching in the Indian Higher Education sector.

Participating Universities/ Institutes/ Schools/Edu-Corporates/ Marketing Professionals/ Dignitaries/Educators must be engaged primarily in providing education services in India. For Detailed information refer How to apply Handbook

It is a self-nominating Award. Universities/ Institutes/ Schools/Edu Corporates/ Marketing Professionals/ Dignitaries/Educators themselves can apply directly by filling the application form online through the web portal before the prescribed deadline for submission.

Disclaimer:The Awards Management at its discretion, reserves the right to Nominate Institutes in case of lack of required Quality and Quantity of received Nominations.

Opening of web-portal for nomination is 15th September 2023 Closing date for Nomination is 18:00 hrs on 15 October 2023.

Collegedunia holds the right to ask for Evidence to verify the information provided on your Application form.

Materials will not be returned. Please send copies only.

  • Interested participants are required to fill out the Nomination  form.
  • Once the nomination is completed, the application form will be automatically sent to all applicants via email.
  • Applicants must complete and submit the application form within 15 days of receiving the Application Form Link. Please be aware that Collegedunia Award Management reserves the right to deny acceptance of forms submitted after this deadline.

Yes, you can enter as many categories as applicable. For each category, please fill in the nomination form separately.

  • You will be awarded with the title of the category you have entered and will be entitled to use the title in all your own communications and marketing activity.

  • Winners will also be featured in any post-awards media coverage provided by our Media Partner.

  • You will also receive a special trophy to mark the occasion which will be handed over to you at Collegedunia Connect 3.0 on 24th November 2023 at Taj Palace, New Delhi.

The Jury decisions are final.

Yes, There is an email help desk. For any query drop an email to

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Sebastian George

Director, XLRI Jamshedpur

  • Ongoing Board Memberships:
    • Board Member, XIME.
    • Lifetime Member, NHRD (National HRD Network).
  • Major Responsibilities Held:
    • Director at XLRI, Delhi NCR from April 2020 – July 2022.
    • Director at XIME, Chennai Campus from June 2017 – May 2019.
    • Faculty in OB & HR at XIMB from 2004-2010.
  • Academic Attainments:
    • MS, Masters in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, USA (2012-2014).
    • Ph.D. in “Transformational Leadership & its relationship with organizational citizenship behavior & organizational justice” from Madras University (2003-2007).
    • B.Th (Theology) from Vidya Jothi, New Delhi (1998-2001).
  • Publications:
    • Authored several publications, including articles in journals like “Indore Management Journal” and “Management & Labour Studies, XLRI.”
  • Training & Development Programs:
    • Conducted various Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for different corporate and development sector organizations.
    • Developed case studies/courselets for classroom training in OB/HR-related issues.
  • Conferences Attended/Participated:
    • Participated in international conferences, including “Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network” in Melbourne, Australia, and “Make in India Initiatives and the Changing Paradigm of Industrial Relations” in India.
    • Also participated in conferences in Seoul, Korea, and St. Louis, USA, related to Jesuit Business Schools and Information & Technology.
Himanshu Rai

Director, IIM Indore

  • Professor Himanshu Rai serves as the Director of IIM Indore.
  • He previously held positions as the Dean of SDA Bocconi India campus and a Professor at SDA Bocconi, Milan.He has taught at IIM Lucknow and XLRI.
  • Prior to his academic career, he worked for over 8 years at Tata Steel, where he contributed significantly to Quality Systems and the Communication Policy.
  • Professor Rai authored the bestselling book “Negotiation” and delivered a TEDx talk on “Ethical Leadership: Lessons from the Vedas.”His latest book, “Organizational Behavior,” is co-authored with Steven McShane and Mary Ann Von Glinow.
  • He is a member of the high-powered advisory committee on Indian Knowledge System (IKS) of the Ministry of Education and the Vision@2047 committee of the Government of India.
  • LinkedIn has recognized him as one of the 25 most influencing voices from India.

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