On the occasion of Teachers Day, the Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT), in association with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Tata Chemicals Ltd., invites entries for its second series of “Best Chemistry Teachers Awards (BCTA) 2012. This initiative has been launched to honour exemplary teachers involved in teaching Chemistry and its allied subjects.

With the success of the awards instituted last year to commemorate United Nation’s International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011), BCTA now steps into the second year. The call for entries is now open and will be closed on 30th September 2012. The nominations for the entries are classified in the below five distinct award categories:

Best Chemistry Teacher (Class XI/XII and equivalent)

Best Chemistry Teacher (Bachelor's Degree and equivalent)

Best Chemistry Teacher (For Master's Degree and above)

Best Chemistry Teacher for promotion of Chemistry as a subject

Best Young Chemistry Teacher

“Tata Chemicals has created an interactive website called the “Human Touch of Chemistry” ( www.humantouchof chemistry.com ), wherein interested teachers can download the nomination forms and send in their nominations for awards in the above mentioned categories.”

The winners for the awards will be selected by an eminent panel comprising renowned Indian scientists, professionals and academia and will be felicitated by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development; Communications and Information Technology at the CII Global Higher Education Summit 2012 on November 8, 2012 in New Delhi.

For details, contact:

Charles Santhakumar T

Mobile: +91 99946 82305