Lilavati Award-2020

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” recently launched the “Lilavati Award” instituted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The award aims to recognize the efforts made by AICTE affiliated and recognized institutions in treating women with “equality and fairness”.

Key Points

  • The award will create awareness about women-related issues and encourage women’s participation in all spheres of society.
  • This year’s Lilavati awards are constituted under the theme of ‘Women Empowerment’ with sub-themes of Women Health, Sanitation, Self Defence, Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and Legal Awareness.
  • The awards would be given to individuals, teams, and institutions that have made remarkable contributions in various sub-themes related to women.
  • The entries for Lilavati Award 2020 can be submitted at the team or institution level, including students or faculty or both from AICTE approved institutions.
  • The entries will be evaluated by a committee and 1st,2nd and 3rd awards will be given under each sub-theme.


All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a national-level apex advisory body responsible for coordinated development and proper planning of the technical and management education system in the country. It was formed in November 1945 and given statutory status in 1987. Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe is the present Chairman of AICTE. Some of the initiatives launched by AICTE are- Smart India Hackathon, SWAYAM, AICTE-CII India Innovation Initiative, Clean & Smart Campus Award, Startup Contest, AICTE Vishwakarma Award 2020, Jal Shakti Abhiyan, One Student One Tree, etc.

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