GIIS innovative approach to education delivery and business excellence practices has won recognition with the prestigious Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Service Award (GPIPSA) 2012 by the Institute of Directors. GPIPSA is designed to encourage systemic innovation in organisations, in order to offer products and services required for the 21st century. The award will be presented to GIIS team by Honble Prof K V Thomas, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution on February 9, 2013, at a distinguished gathering of business leaders, jurists, academics, environmentalists, economists, legislators and policy makers during the 23rd World Congress on Leadership and Quality of Governance in Bangalore, India.
Expressing happiness at the win, Mr B G Shenoy, Director, Global Centre for Education Excellence, said, "The award is a testimony for GIIS relentless efforts towards developing and deploying innovative teaching and learning approaches in line with our Vision, effectively and efficiently across all segments, to ensure every child learns happily. The award is a validation for our innovative tool used to predict results and plan results with appropriate action plans is Scientific, Logical and well accepted and rightly acknowledged by a reputed team of assessors and distinguished Jury."
The Golden Peacock Awards were initiated by Institute of Directors, an apex association of Directors, in 1991. The Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat receives over 1000 entries each year for various awards, from over 25 countries worldwide.
Previous winners in this award category include Hindustan Unilever Limited (FMCG; 2011), Samsung India Electronics (Electronics; 2011), CavinKare Pt Ltd (Consumer Products; 2010) and Tata Consultancy Services (Consultancy; 2009).
The Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat invited applications for the following Institutional awards for the year 2012 from Corporates including SMEs, Public Private and Government Enterprises:
- Golden Peacock National Quality Award (GPNQA)
- Golden Peacock National Training Award (GPNTA)
- Golden Peacock Innovative Product/ Service Award (GPIPSA)
Total 173 applications were shortlisted after critical scrutiny for final selection through a 3-tier Assessment Process from 320 responses.