Archbishop Bernadine Baccinelli OCD Best School Teacher Award

Archbishop Bernadine Baccinelli OCD Best School Teacher Award was   established in 2015 by Kerala Regional Latin Catholic Council(KRLCC) to honour the hallowed memory of Archbishop Bernadine Baccinelli OCD, who in 1856 through his historic pastoral letter “Palliyodoppam Pallikoodam”, paved the way for a revolution in general education in Kerala by permiting all children, without discrimination on grounds of caste or creed, to avail basic education.

Through this award, KRLCC recognizes the Aided /Government school teachers irrespective of caste or religion, who have made significant contributions to society over a sustained period of around 12 years and whose efforts have made a positive impact on the educational and social advancement of the young generation.   The Award carries a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. One lakh (Rs.1,00,000). This year nominations of teachers from LP & UP sections only are considered for award.

Deputy Director of Education, Corporate Managers, School Managers, PTA office bearers, Teacher’s organizations, Parish council, Head of the institutions, Voluntary organizations, Registered clubs, NGOs etc. can send nomination proposals.  Self nomination will not be accepted.

General   terms   and Conditions

  • Nominee should be a government/aided school teacher /HM with minimum teaching experience of 12 years for teachers and 18 years for
  • Main criteria for the award are:
  • Integrity and good moral reputation of the teacher in the local community
  • His/her efficiency as a teacher and desire for continuous  improvement
  • His/her genuine love for students and interest in their all-round development.
  • His/her contributions and achievements in bringing about social change in the community.
  • Application form must be filled in properly  and each claim should be supported by    Two recent  passport – size photographs should be attached.
  • Retired teachers are not eligible to apply .
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected without further notice
  • Last date for receipt of completed application form is 20th October 2018
  • Application form can be downloaded from the KRLCC website-

  • Completed applications shall be submitted to:

‘ Archbishop Bernadine Baccinelli OCD Best School Teacher Award’
KRLCC Secretariat, Carmelgiri, P.B.No. 620, U.C.C.P.O.,Aluva – 683102

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