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Azim Premji State and District Institutes


Azim Premji State and District Institutes are vibrant, high quality centers located in district towns and state capitals of select Indian states. These institutes play a leading role in an institution led approach to catalyzing social change and offer on ground support in all aspects of education and allied development domains. They are the institutional anchors of education of a district and provide the fulcrum to work in other related domains (such as nutrition, governance etc.) and serve as expertise centers for our schools, affiliated schools and partner activities.

Examples of programs conducted by these institutes include teacher education, education leadership development, assessment reforms, community mobilization and technology deployment.

These State and District level institutes are currently operational at Chhattisgarh (Raipur, Dhamtari), Uttarakhand (Almora, Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Udham Singh Nagar), Karnataka (Bengaluru, Kalaburgi, Mandya, Yadgir), Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan (Barmer, Jaipur, Sirohi, Tonk), Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal) , Bihar (Patna) and Telangana ( Medak).

Our Vision

The Azim Premji State and District Institutes aspire to facilitate the creation of a progressive educational environment in the states where they operate. The focus of these institutes is therefore to engage with all issues and systems that relate to or have a role to play in ensuring quality education.

Quality education is operationally defined as all such processes and engagements that facilitate such learning as envisaged in the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 and are in consonance with the core principles contained therein. These include recognition of the innate curiosity of children to know and their natural ability to learn and learning as a process of knowledge construction by the child rather than acquisition.

Our Work

Program Details Scale of Operations
Capacity Building
  • In service teacher training
  • Capacity building of  functionaries
  • School quality assessment and development
  • 7 District + 3 State institutes in Chhattisgarh Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Puducherry

  • 50 District Institutes,
  • 8 State Institutes
  • Deep coverage  of each district
Support on    Developmental  Issues
  • Research and analysis of key issues
  • Resource identification
  • Individual and organizational networking
  • Facilitation of action
Working with the  Community and  Government
  • Information & communication services, education
  •  Environment building
  • Activities to generate hope and energy
  • Governance issues
  • State offices will build govt. linkages and provide advisory services