The FICCI Higher Education Excellence (HEE) Awards recognize and honor institutions and individuals who have achieved unparalleled excellence in higher education in India. The HEE Awards promote a culture of excellence, encouraging knowledge sharing and collaboration among educational institutions by recognizing innovative practices, cutting-edge research, academic leadership, and industry engagement that contribute to raising the standard of higher education in India.

Winning a FICCI Higher Education Excellence Award signifies an institution's unwavering commitment to excellence and establishes them as a benchmark for quality education. It serves as a testament to their dedication, leadership, and collaboration with industry partners, demonstrating their ability to deliver exceptional education and create a positive societal impact.


For the past nine years, the FICCI Higher Education Excellence (HEE) Awards have served as a cornerstone of excellence in Indian higher education. With over 1,000 institutions participating and more than 100 outstanding awardees recognized, the HEE Awards have fostered a vibrant ecosystem of exceptional practice, knowledge exchange, and collaborative endeavors. This year, however, holds a special significance. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the HEE Awards, we take immense pride in the transformative journey we've undertaken alongside India's leading institutions and individuals.


Years of Honoring Excellence & Innovation


Prestigious Award Categories


Institutions Participated


Institutions Recognised Since Inception

Important Timelines

Hallmarks of Excellence

Glimpse of the FICCI Higher Education Excellence Award Ceremonies throughout the years