AICTEs LILAVATI AWARD – 2020- Creating Better Society for Women in India

AICTEs LILAVATI AWARD – 2020- Creating Better Society for Women in India  

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THEME: Women Empowerment 

1.0 Introduction 

This award intends to recognize efforts being made by AICTE approved
institutions to treat women with ‘equality and fairness’ in all spheres of their
lives. By means of this initiative, all the stakeholders (especially the girl
students) in AICTE approved institutions would get a unique opportunity to
present a solution to the prevalent issues of gender discrimination, such as
illiteracy, unemployment, economic and nutritional disparities, maternal
mortality, human rights, etc. Also, if anyone has already made a successful
effort towards making a mark in the society, in establishing women’s
emancipation/ empowerment at large, she/ he can showcase their efforts/

2.0 Objectives 

1. To create awareness about issues like sanitation, hygiene, health,
nutrition using traditional Indian values.
2. To create awareness about issues like literacy, employment, technology,
credit, marketing, innovation, skill development, natural resources and
rights among women.
3. For promoting and practicing ideas of gender equity.
4. To work towards the well-being of the girl child, adolescents, and
women and focus on their development by creating awareness on
gender equality.
5. To bring about empowerment of communities, hence the footprint of
such activities may also encompass neighbouring/ surrounding
6. To pave way for women of the country to come forward. 

3.0 Targeted Sub-Themes
AICTEs Lilavati Award – 2020
intends to seek applications from the eligible
teams, who have undertaken remarkable intervention for the cause and made
an impact, in the form of a short video clip (not more than 4-5 minutes’
duration) that showcases their work under the following sub-themes: –

3.1 Women Health (Issues related to nutrition, maternal mortality, breast/
ovarian & cervical cancer, pregnancy issues, depression and anxiety,
child care, etc.)
3.2 Self Defence (Training/ awareness programs for safety measures, Girl
child safety, domestic violence, workplace harassment, confidence
building programs, etc.)
3.3 Sanitation & Hygiene (Menstrual hygiene, home & environment
hygiene, etc.)
3.4 Literacy (Basic education, digital literacy, awareness against taboos,
3.5 Women Entrepreneurship (Financial safety, business opportunities,
govt. schemes, credit, etc.)
3.6 Legal Awareness (Women rights & duties, gender equality in society &

4.0 Eligibility
For AICTEs Lilavati Award 2020
, entries are invited under the category
Institutional/ Team Level comprises either of students/ faculty/ both from
AICTE approved technical institution / Deemed to be University who had
undertaken remarkable intervention in the various sub-themes and made an
impact in society. The team has to showcase its work undertaken in the
last two years from the date of announcement of the award for the cause of
women empowerment. The maximum team size will be 5 members having a
minimum of 2 (two) women members. 

5.0 Processing Methodology 

1. The eligible team have to submit an online application on AICTE
website. (
2. A committee of experts shall be formed to shortlist the eligible team. For
the purpose of short-listing, the team will submit summary pre/ post
interventions in form of statistics/data, abstract of work/community
interventions and videos. The final review will be presentations from the
participants in online/face to face mode.
3. Based on the recommendation of the committee, the Council shall
announce the awardees. 

6.0 General Instructions and Guidelines 

The video entries shall enable the Council to spread the awareness/ good work
far and wide. In order to make the entries relevant, the nominees are requested to follow the guidelines as given under:-
1. The video entries should not be more than 4-5 minutes’ duration. It
is expected that the size of the video file should not exceed 150 MB.
2. The author/ nominee name (s) should be clearly visible in the video
at suitable places. It must be annotated in English & one regional
3. The resolution should be adequate such that it can be projected on
to a large screen if required.
4. The content/ matter should be free from any copyright and
adequately fit for public consumption. The author/ nominee shall be
responsible for any such violation.
5. Real-life stories if being showcased should be cross verified for
authenticity & correctness of claims.
6. Abstract/ summary: A 500 words summary/abstract highlighting
pre/ post interventions in form of statistics/data, short description
duly forwarded by the Head of the Institution.
7. The number of entries permitted are as follows: –
Institutional / Team Level: Maximum five (05) entries per
institution (one entry per sub-themes) are permitted. Duplicity in the
name of team members is not allowed. If such a case comes to notice,
then the nominations out of both teams may be cancelled without any
prior notice to the team. If required NGO may also be included.
8. The entries must be approved and certified by the Head of the
Institution. A NOC in the prescribed format must also be uploaded
along with the video on the portal.
9. Public viewing: It may be noted, that the video once submitted
cannot be claimed back for copyright purposes. On the contrary, the
selected videos may be shared for public awareness after suitable
10.Notwithstanding, AICTE shall decide to confer/ restrict/ enhance the
awards/ categories as per the decision of the competent authority.
Hence there shall be no claims to the contrary. 

7.0 Recognition of the work
The eligible entries received from different institutions will be evaluated by a
committee and the winning team will get a certificate for first, second & third
rank under every sub-theme a scroll of honour from AICTEs. 

8.0 Last Date: Last date for the submission of the online entry for the AICTEs
Lilavati Award 2020 is 31st December 2020. All nominations must be
submitted online at AICTE website at below given link: http:/ 

9.0 Contact Details:

For further details, please visit http:/ or contact us on
the following address:
Student Development Cell (StDC)
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE),
Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi-110070
Phone: 011-29581210/1112
Email: or

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