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Government – Azim Premji Foundation sign pact

January 16 , 2013
The government of Karnataka on Monday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Azmi Premji Foundation to work in eight districts of northeast Karnataka in the area of teacher education, education leadership and community participation in school education.

"Thank you and please write", by Anurag Behar

Livemint
December 26 , 2012
The problem with education is that it is a field where anyone can write with seeming authority, just because they have been educated.

"Rooting out discrimination", by Anurag Behar

Livemint
December 12 , 2012
We can end discriminatory behaviour only through reasoned argument and mobilization of opinion.

"Redemption of faith", by Anurag Behar

Livemint
November 14 , 2012
Education needs fundamental change at all levels: teaching, curriculum, assessment and school administration

"The school on river Tons", by Anurag Behar

Livemint
October 31 , 2012
It is heartening to note that in this last mile of India, a government school is functioning well.

Three-day residential Math Workshop conducted in Tonk, Rajasthan

October 22 , 2012

Azim Premji Foundation is working in the Tonk since 2005 and implemented many programmes that seek to demonstrate improvement of quality, build accountability towards quality education among stakeholders and bringing about systemic changes in education delivery system. During these interventions, we supported and worked with teachers at different stages. Over the years working with teachers, whether it is govt. organized training programmes or any workshops, we have developed a robust relationship with them and cultivated an understanding on their academic requirements.

"Elemental tensions in education", by Anurag Behar

Livemint
October 17 , 2012
Our educational goals and the system that is supposed to realize them are pulling in opposite directions.

"A weak support system", by Anurag Behar

Livemint
October 3 , 2012
India badly needs a culture that recognizes the value of academic work and lets its teachers get on with it.

"Putting scholarship first", by S. Giridhar

Indian Express
September 21 , 2012
To understand why Indian universities do not feature in the world’s top 200, with no Indian institute figuring in the latest edition of the QS World University rankings, I asked the following questions: a) Why are we not in the top 200? b) What will it take to be there? c) is it necessary or relevant to be in that list? In answering these complex questions, one is left with the problem of where and how we cut the Gordian knot of higher education in India today.

"What does it take to educate India?" by Nilanjan Choudhury in The Times of India

The Times of India
September 18 , 2012

India’s school education system is unparalleled in scale and diversity. It encompasses 1.3 million schools, 220 million children and 5.5 million teachers. Eighty percent of the schools are run by the government. They are scattered across 640 districts and each region is dramatically different from the other ecologically, culturally and socio-economically. Throw in 438 living languages, scattered tribal populations, minorities, remote habitations, children with special needs, and the challenge of providing universal quality education increases manifold. 

Despite these challenges, remarkable
progress has been made in areas such as access, infrastructure and enrolment.