Teacher Innovation Award Teacher Innovation Award

Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI)

For the Teachers, By the Teachers

150 million students. 5 million teacher. And just 1 million government schools. Are we ready to face the future? Beyond policies and schemes, systems are built upon people. It is the power of the people that can change the game.
Teachers are the pillars of this nation, and their contribution – if recognised and supported – can bring about a significant improvement in the quality and reach of education. Every year, ZIIEI finds the most effective zero-investment solutions by teachers and scales them up to millions of schools.

Making it Right

Teacher Innovation Awards (TIA) is a first-of-its-kind format in India to make innovation all-inclusive; to ensure that anyone with path-breaking solutions to transform education is able to see their ideas come alive in the remotest corners where they are needed the most.
On August 17, 2019, the most innovative sixty-two teachers, the winners of first edition of TIA, received the national-level award from Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource and Development Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. The best teaching practices and most effective zero-investment ideas are compiled in the ‘Teacher Innovation Award- Innovations Handbook

Appreciation for ZIIEI

ZIIEI promotes and supports the experiential teaching environment through ‘Innovative Pathshaala’. A series of books, ‘Innovative Pathshaala’, inculcates experiential learning in the existing state board curriculum. Every chapter of the state syllabus has been re-written to incorporate the zero-investment ideas by teachers of the state that provides options to teach one single topic through ten different activities.
‘ZIIEI Innovative Pathshaala App’ is a digital leap of Innovative Pathshaala. This free learning (android) App is a one-stop junction for subject-specific teaching tools mapped with all educational boards like C.B.S.E, I.C.S.E, Uttar Pradesh board, MP Board and many more. Teachers have access to innovative and experiential learning concepts, based on the existing school curriculum, applicable to any grade, multi-grade, and inclusive classrooms.

ZIIEI Footprint

  • 17.8 Lacs Teachers oriented for innovation in education.
  • 10.5 Lacs Government school teachers submitted zero-investment innovations.
  • 9.4 Lacs Teachers adopted ZIIEI innovations in their classrooms.
  • 26 States Implementing ZIIEI
Data as on 30th Sep 2018