Awards constituted by the Education Quality Foundation of India (EQFI) to recognize and applaud institutions that impart quality education, for the first time, were given in an award function held in New Delhi, recently. These were instituted in India for the first time. EQFI is an agency that provides assessment and accreditation to schools and is presently working on reviewing the qualities of schools such as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) and others.
19 awards were conferred during the function by Vinnet Joshi, Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Out of these 10 awards were won by Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and JNVs from across the country. KV Pitampura was one of the winners of the ‘Whole School’ award.
The number of applications received by EQFI from both government and private schools was 10,632. These entries were shortlisted by a jury comprising of M.A. Siddiqui, Chairperson of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Subhash Khuntia, Joint Secretary with Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), G.L. Arora, Former Director of State Council for educational Research and Training, Kanta Vadhera, Head of School Education, British Council, A.K. Sharma, Former Director of National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Neerja Sharma, Associate Professor with Lady Irwin College.