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The Higher education Sector in Tamil Nadu has numerous successful initiatives led by various educational institutions. These initiatives showcase innovative approaches, effective strategies, long-lasting impact and sustainability thereby developing the youth in the state. These success stories and best practices need to be disseminated widely across various educational institutions across India, thereby enabling institutions across the nation to follow the best practices. This could also generate a greater momentum across the country for learning, adaptation and replication of the success stories.

ICT Academy aims to identify, document and disseminate the best practices and innovative approaches from educational sectors across Tamil Nadu. ICT Academy will be releasing a special edition book "Best Practices - Higher Education Tamil Nadu" during its 25th edition of Bridge conference at Chennai on the 01 Mar 2017, one of the largest Industry Institute Interaction event of India. This publication is intended to assist understanding of the impact of best practices in various educational institutions in Tamil Nadu and to facilitate their replication in institutions across India.

Best Practices Showcase

Education plays a critical role in preparing a person to adapt to new skills and value that will be very essential in today's society. With higher education becoming an international service, there is growing concern the world over about quality, standards and recognition. Consequent upon this trend, the debate on how benchmarks have to be evolved for ascertaining and assuring quality at different levels of higher education is significant.

Tamil Nadu has envisaged providing "high quality affordable higher education" and continuously strives towards becoming the "Knowledge Capital" and "Innovation Hub of the country". As one of the most progressive States in the nation on several social and economic indicators, it has created an indelible mark in human development index with an impressive GER of 44.8% adopting multiple strategies to foster manifold development in higher education which has thereby paved the way to march ahead as a pioneering State for the rest of the nation to emulate.


To identify and showcase the best practices of Higher Educational institutions in Tamil Nadu

To disseminate successful and proven approaches to Higher Educational institutions across the country.

To encourage the replication of the best practices in other parts of the country to provide greater impetus to the development of the Nation.

Who can apply

Any recognized Higher Educational Institution in the state of Tamil Nadu, which has a best practice to share and showcase to the world.

Nominations Closed

Jury Members

Mr. Benedict Arickiasamy
Vice President - Learning and Development, CSS Corp

Ms. Haseen Z Taj
VP - Learning & Development , Citibank

Dr. Anbu Rathinavel
Chief Designer Officer and Head, 8012 FT Design Center , Intellect Design Arena Ltd.

Mr. Dorai Thodla
iMorph, Inc.

Dr. G. Sainarayanan
Senior Technical Specialist , HCL Technologies Ltd.

Mr. M P Vijay Kumar
Sify Technologies Ltd.

Mr. V Pattabhi Ram
CA ,
Prime Academy

Dr. Ashok Maharaj
Workplace Reimagination Consultant , Tata Consultancy Services

Mr. Tandava Popuri
Software Engineer Director ,

Mr. Ramana Murthy
Head, R & D Operations ,


Based on the various important objectives of Higher Education Institutions, the following key categories are identified in this initiative. An institution may submit a best practice in any one of these categories,

  • 01Employability Enhancement
  • 02Empowering Local Schools
  • 03 Entrepreneurship Development
  • 04 Faculty Empowerment
  • 05 Industry - Institute Collaboration
  • 06 Innovation, IP & Patent
  • 07 International Engagements
  • 08 Research & Development
  • 09Skill Development
  • 10 Social Initiatives
  • 11 Technology Enablement
  • 12Youth Empowerment

Submission Guidelines

  • Only Higher Educational Institutions across the state of Tamil Nadu are eligible to participate.
  • An Institution can apply for only one category.
  • The paper (max. 2,000 words) should be submitted as per the template (Click here)
  • The soft copy of the paper should be sent to bestpractices@ictacademy.in
  • The printed version of the paper duly signed by the Head of the Institution must be sent to ICT Academy (Head office).
  • Only ONE HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO relevant to the paper must be included.

Selection Criteria

An eminent panel of experts from industry, academia and the government will be the jury members, who will scrutinize and select the best practices based on the following parameters.

Impact & Effectiveness
Ethical soundness
Replicability & Sustainability

Template for Submission of the Best Practices Paper

The purpose of this report is descriptive, because it seeks to provide an accurate description of access, stay and success in higher education.

Important Dates


25 January 2017

Submission of Full Report

31 January 2017

Publication Release

28 February 2017
@ 25th edition of Bridge - Chennai

Get In Touch

ICT Academy,
ELCOT Complex, 2-7 Developed Plots,
Industrial Estate, Perungudi,
Chennai - 600 096, Tamil Nadu, India

+91 44 4290 6800
+91 44 4290 6820