Defining Our Vision of Excellence

The leadership awards for excellence in Co-Curricular Education is the first ever award programme in India, promoted to celebrate the enormous contribution of schools and school leaders in nurturing talent beyond academics in schools!!

The short listing for the awards has been carried out b the research team at Koshient Ventures (, after a one year long intense study of over 8400 independent schools in India, based on historic data, community and parental perceptions and reviews publicly available about the schools.

Scoolstars Leadership Awards for excellence in Co-curricular education is an unprecedented initiative to celebrate the enormous contribution of school leaders and co-curricular educators for their invaluable contributions in promoting talent beyond academics in schools.

Our new generations today are making life choices that are so divergent. They are no longer, unlike their predecessors, chasing a few socially fashionable career options like medicine and engineering.  A wide spectrum of choices has opened up for them today to build their careers on a solid foundation of what they like to do and what makes them happy.

Our new generations are choosing to be musicians, dancers, actors, painters, news anchors, radio Jockeys and so on. Our school leaders and co-curricular educators are helping children to become happier by recognizing their passion and their innate talents and providing them with opportunities, guidance and support to nurture their talent.

Just imagine that all this is happening in the middle of the ever growing pressure of academic assessments.

The awards commit to felicitate, encourage, motivate and recognize the contribution of such school leaders and exceptional co-curricular educators from across the country every year and shine the spotlights on them for their formidable efforts.

School Leaders Award

Criteria and Procedures for Award for School Leaders

The award will be bestowed upon school leaders who:

  1. Champion new and innovative programs that consistently support identification, mentoring and recognition of innate talent of their students

  2. Encourage and support professional development of co-curricular educators through structured internal and external programs

  3. Foster the right culture and environment for students to show their innate talents beyond academics.


Criteria and Procedures for Award for Schools

The award is bestowed upon schools that:

  1.  Have demonstrated history of consistently encouraging and supporting intensive co-curricular education

  2.  Are known for providing every child with an opportunity to discover, recognize and nurture their innate talent promoting holistic education

  3.  Invest in high quality teaching resources and tools to promote Co-curricular education

  4.  Encourage and support professional development of co-curricular educators through structured internal and external programs.

  5.  The students of the school excel in competitions across a wide spectrum of talent domains.