Teacher Innovation Award Teacher Innovation Award

Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI)

For the Teachers, By the Teachers

Zero Investment Innovation for Education Initiative (ZIIEI), an initiative of Sri Aurobindo Society and HDFC Bank was started in 2015. It is a part of the multi-dimensional program of Sri Aurobindo Society ‘Rupantar’.
It is one of the first and largest-ever initiatives of India to honour Education Officers, Teachers and Schools who are bringing about a change at the grassroots through simple yet effective innovations to improve the quality and reach of education, at zero cost and fostering an experiential and joyful teaching environment. The various initiatives under ZIIEI are contributing in bringing a transformation in education.
ZIIEI sees teachers as trailblazers who are continuously innovating and whose approach and ideas can be replicated across conventional settings to transform the larger system. ZIIEI is based on the idea that merely making huge investments is not enough to promote excellence in education. The solution lies in promoting ideas that are innovative, bottom-up driven and based on the immense experiential knowledge and understanding of the socio-cultural milieu that most of the educators hold. When the educators, who are most integral to the system, are motivated enough to be entrusted with the responsibility of actively innovating they can reshape and reinvent the entire system and make innovation a norm for the system.

Making it Right

Appreciation for ZIIEI

ZIIEI Footprint

  • 14.5 Lacs Teachers oriented for innovation in education.
  • 7.5 Lacs Government school teachers adopted zero-investment innovations.
  • 6 Lacs Teachers implementing ZIIEI innovations in their classrooms.
  • 22 States Implementing ZIIEI in 2018-19
Data as on 30th Sep 2018



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