GURU PURASKAR is an initiative to honor

and celebrate Effective Teachers in our Schools.


Outstanding Teachers are chosen to go on International and National Educational Tours!







About Guru Puraskar

Guru Puraskar is an initiative to honor and celebrate Effective Teachers in our Schools.


Outstanding Teachers are chosen to go on International and National Educational Tours! (Videsha and Swadesha Saikshanika Yatras)


By rewarding them with Educational Tours in India and Abroad, we not only want Teachers to have an enriching experience, we want them to share and learn about education systems across the states and countries.


Guru Puraskar is an annual event in which Teachers look forward to participate.  Its uniqueness is that participation is rejuvenating while everyone stands a chance to be a winner.


Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam while addressing Guru Puraskar Teachers said:

True success lies in celebrating others success.

Every teacher participating in Guru Puraskar feels such.



WhyGuru Puraskar

Around 80% of kids in India go to Government Schools.  And 80% of these schools are in the rural areas.  Hence long-term impact in education can only be achieved by invigorating the public education system. Various Government programs backed by progressive legislations have ensured that most kids are enrolled in schools.  Efforts are afoot to improve infra-structure and facilities in schools across the country. The need of the hour is to improve learning outcomes and teaching effectiveness, across Government schools and Private schools. The most effective interventions are those that empower and enable Teachers.  They are the crucial link in the teaching-learning eco-system.


Guru Puraskar's objective is to engage teachers by identifying, appreciating and honoring Outstanding Teachers.  Through this honor, we want the Teachers fraternity to realize that community recognizes their contributions, while also encouraging them to acquire qualities to be an effective teacher. Guru Puraskar is based on the principle: When You appreciate the good, the Good Appreciate



To encourage continuous improvement in learning-teaching in all educational institutions.To actively engage Teachers in Nation-building.


To regain the glory and respect of the GURU for those in the Teaching Profession!


Selection Process

Ideally students are the best judges of Teachers.  The second-best judges are teachers themselves.  Guru Puraskar selection process is designed t consider self-assessment, expert  evaluation and peer nomination; thus making it almost scientific in its approach to choose the best teachers. Knowledge, qualification and experience for teachers are a given.  What distinguishes an Effective Teacher from an Ordinary Teacher is their Attitude.  Hence the focus of Guru Puraskar is to identify Teachers with the Right Attitude that make them Extra-ordinary.


The Application form for participation in Guru Puraskar, the format of the workshops and the various activities in which  the teachers participate are designed to reflect their attitudinal traits.  After many years of organizing, we have arrived at a robust selection process that ensures the truly deserving Teachers are selected and honored.

In the first stage, Teachers interested in participating are solicited to send in their Application Form.


After scrutiny of the Application forms, in the second stage Teachers are invited to attend a one-day first-round workshop at the Cluster / Block level. At the Guru Puraskar workshops at the Cluster / Block level a few Teachers are chosen to progress into the second-round workshop.  Teachers are selected based on their performance in Quizzes, Competitions and activities alongside peer-nominations.


Teachers selected to the third stage participate at the District level workshop will also be evaluated for their teaching abilities. Video-recording of their class-room teaching will be evaluated by a panel of experts.  Reasonable weightage will be given for peer-nominations too.


At the fourth and final-round workshop at the State level, teachers chosen from the District levels participate and sportingly compete for top honors.


One-third of the winners will be rewarded with International Educational Trips, while two-thirds will be rewarded with an enriching National Education Trip.


Five Winners of this year's Guru Puraskar will be rewarded with Videsha Yatra and Ten winners will be rewarded with Swadesha Yatra!



Download the Application form given below. Fill the details and mail it to us to the address given in contact us page.



Contact Address :

Guru Puraskar Foundation,

A-1, Kamala Mansion,
No. 10 & 11, Connaught Road, Queen’s Road Cross, Bangalore-560001

Mobile :+91 98457 93490

Phone :00-26640077


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