The SINDA Excellence Awards (SEA) are the highest honours presented by SINDA upon Indian students who have achieved excellence in their respective academic fields, the arts or sports. The success of these students is testament to their diligence, perseverance and passion to excel.

In 2008 in line with the robust and changing educational landscape, SINDA started to recognise students who had excelled in the areas of sports and the arts in the spirit of holistic education. The inclusion of non-academic categories resulted in the awards being renamed as the SINDA Excellence Awards.

The academic recipients this year range from PSLE students to local and overseas bachelor’s degree graduates. The Arts recipients include students who have excelled at their respective Arts institutions and Sports categories include students and youth who have obtained the Singapore Schools Sports Council Awards and/or had represented Singapore at competitions.

  • Primary School Leaving Examinations

  • GCE O-Level

  • Integrated Programme

  • GCE A-Level

  • ITE Nitec

  • ITE Higher Nitec

  • International Baccalaureate

  • NUS High School of Maths and Science Diploma

  • ITE Technical Diploma

  • Lasalle College of the Arts Diploma

  • NAFA Diploma

  • NIE Diploma

  • Polytechnic Diploma

  • International and National Competitions

  • Lasalle College of The Arts Degree

  • NAFA Degree


  • Overseas Degrees

  • Special Mention of Outstanding Achievements

New Category

​The following sub-categories have been subsumed under International and National Competitions

  • Tertiary Sports

  • SSSC Colours Award

  • WorldSkills Competitions

WorldSkills Competition

Competitors take part in various skills areas which cover the following five sectors: Creative Arts and Fashion, Infocomm Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services, and Transport and Logistics. In recent years, new skills areas, such as Cloud Computing, Water Technology and Chemical Lab Technology, have been included to introduce youths to the importance of emerging sectors.