The Federation of Gujarat Industries was founded in the year 1918, in the erstwhile Baroda State, under the progressive rule of Shrimant Sayajirao Gaekwad, who encouraged social reforms and industrial development to modernize erstwhile Baroda State. FGI as such has a tradition of Industrial Development and its archives are full of events associated with vast industrial growth in and around Vadodara on the golden corridor of Gujarat. During its 'Platinum Jubilee Year 1993', the FGI instituted biennial Awards in various fields of excellence. The objective behind institution of these awards is to recognize excellence in economic, social and scientific areas. The FGI believes that through these awards, industrial and social achievements in Gujarat will be publicly recognized and encourage others to contribute in the country's efforts of globalization and economic development.

Dignitaries such as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr.Manmohan Singh, Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Suresh Prabhu and Shri Manohar Parrikar have graced the FGI Awards for Excellence and felicitated the winners. The 15th awards function held on 14th April 2018 was graced by Smt. Maneka Gandhi, Hon'ble Minister for Women & Child Development, Govt. of India.

The FGI Awards over the years have achieved unprecedented popularity and have become a brand and a status symbol amongst the business and industrial community and people of Gujarat.

All individuals, NGOs, Institutions & Industries located in the State of Gujarat are eligible to vie for these awards. There is no Fees for Nominations.

The Awards consist of unique Trophies in each field together with Citations which would be awarded at the Awards Presentation Ceremony.

Applications are invited from:

  • Industries
  • Research Organizations & Laboratories
  • Educational Institutions
  • Service Organizations
  • Deserving Individuals
  • NGOs
of Gujarat and place of operations must be located in Gujarat.

  1. An independent Jury headed by expert in related field with 2 to 3 Jury Members will be set-up for each category of Award.
  2. The decision of the Jury will be final and no appeal will be entertained.
  3. To encourage others, awards shall not be given to an awardee in the same field unless an interval of two Awards has elapsed. However eligibility to apply for other category is permissible.
  4. The Awards Committee of the Federation may from time to time revise the categories and the criteria for Awards.

  1. There is NO APPLICATION FEES for FGI Awards for Excellence.
  2. Self nomination is permitted (Concerned Categories). In case of individuals, please indicate Date of Birth, Academic Qualifications, Current Position and Positions held earlier.
  3. Each participant can apply for maximum Two Award Categories. Use separate Entry Form for each entry.
  4. Use of influence/pressure tactics will automatically lead to disqualification of application.
  5. Please refer 'Criteria Book' and 'Data Sheet' for submission of relevant information/documents. For Category No. 12 - Best Charitable Institution Providing Health Services, please obtain detailed Assessment Sheet.
  6. Enclose write-up not exceeding 1000 words with supporting evidence, documents, publications, reports, photographs for the convenience of the Jury.
  7. Two Options for submission of Entries:
    • Online Submission: Option to apply online is available on Soft copies of Entry Form and all relevant documents/information can be uploaded.
    • Physical Submission:If Application is submitted to FGI Secretariat, 4 sets in soft copy of all documents in the form of Pen Drive and one Hard Copy to be submitted. Address for Submission : FEDERATION OF GUJARAT INDUSTRIES, FGI Business Centre. Gotri-Sevasi Road, Khanpur, Nr. Sevasi, Vadodara-391101
  8. For any inquiries contact Ms. Preeti Soni, Programme Officer, FGI. Tel. : +91 265-2372901-02, M : +91 7359988800, Email :,

No. The Awards Select Award
1 Research In Science & Technology
2 Pollution Management and Sustainable Practices
3 Outstanding MSME
4 Outstanding Business Leader
5 Export Performance and Promotion
6 Green Business Award
7 Best Practices in HR & IR Policies
8 Outstanding Innovation in the field of Agriculture or Food Processing
9 Outstanding Contribution In The Field Of Corporate Social Responsibilities by Industry
10 Outstanding work in the field of Social Welfare / Rural Development by Individual / NGO
11 Corporate Information Technology Award
12 Best Charitable Institution Providing Health Services
13 Outstanding Start-up

Note: List of data to be submitted with Entry Form click here

Select category.

  • Contact Person : Ms. Preeti Soni, Programme Officer.
  • FGI Tel. : +91 265-2372901-02
  • Mobile : +91 73599 88800
  • Email :,