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HEF Best Teacher Award 2014 in Finance for Vice Principal Heena Thakkar

September 13, 2014

One of the important activities undertaken by the HEF is to recognize & felicitate some of the teachers of higher education on teachers’ day each year.  22 awardees were felicitated for their outstanding contribution in various areas of higher education this year at a function held at Oriental College of Management, Vashi. Principal Dr. Indu Shahani was a Guest of Honour at the event.

Prof. Heena Thakkar was awarded with the Best Teacher Award for doing a commendable job in the area of Finance by launching three new programmes in the areas of accounting, finance and financial markets on behalf of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics. Prof Thakkar received this recognition as a teacher and academic administrator under the category of “Finance and Financial Management.” This award was sponsored and supported by BSE Institute Limited and given under the banner of HEF.

HEF Best Teacher Award 2013 for Dr. Rajeshwari Ravi for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Education

September 5, 2013


At an august gathering on the occasion of Teacher's Day, stalwarts of the Indian education industry descended on H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai for the annual Teachers' Day felicitation event organized by Higher Education Forum (HEF).

Twenty one teachers and academic leaders representing different areas of expertise were felicitated for their outstanding contribution to their chosen field, in various areas of education, teaching and research.

Dr. Rajeshwari Ravi, HOD - Dept of Advertising & Media and Senior Faculty – Dept of Commerce & Economics at H.R. College of Commerce & Economics was awarded the Best Teacher Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Education (HEF in association with Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai)

HEF Best Teacher Award 2012 for Vice Principal Parag Thakkar for Accounting & Finance

September 5, 2012


The Higher Education Forum organized its Annual Teacher's Day function on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at H.R. College of Commerce & Economics. More than 150 delegates comprising of senior academicians, academic administrators, corporate, awardees and their family members attended the award function. Dr. Rajan Saxena, VC, NMIMS University, Dr. P.N. Singh, Chairman P.N. Singh Foundation and Dr. Indu Shahani, Dean, H.R. College of Commerce & Economics were the Guests of Honor.

Like in the previous  years, HEF felicitated some of the outstanding teachers from various streams who are distinguished teachers and / or significantly contributed to the cause of education.

Mr. Parag Thakkar, Vice Principal, H.R. College was felicitated with the Mumbai HEF Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Education - Accounting & Finance.

HEF Best Teacher Award 2011 for Vice Principal Dr. Rekha Bahadur for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (Economics)

September 5, 2011


In 2011, HEF felicitated and awarded outstanding teachers who have not only inspired students and peers but have been involved in mentoring and coaching students outside class-room, have innovated and gone beyond the limits of the curriculum to facilitate experiential learning and encourage lateral thinking. For HEF a teacher's involvement in activities aimed at contributing to community / society at large is also a significant criterion for the award.

On September 5, 2011 HEF awarded Dr. Rekha Bahadur, Degree College Vice Principal of H.R. College, the Higher Education Forum and Russell Square International College ‘Best Teacher Award’ for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (Economics) by Dr. Sheila Nabar, Principal Russell Square International College. Mrs. Rekha Bahadur, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics has been teaching at H.R. College since 1979.

Dr. Rekha Bahadur has inspired many with her in-depth knowledge of the subject, her classroom skills, her patience, her ability to mentor and show compassion to her students. In conferring the award to Dr. Bahadur, HEF acknowledged her tremendous contribution to teaching-learning-research and saluted her unwavering dedication and loyalty to the institution. Teacher’s Day was celebrated at H.R. College with a function organized by Higher Education Forum (HEF) which felicitated teachers from different colleges in India.