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Field Institutes' Programs

Our State and District Institutes have been carrying out intensive field programs in several Indian states. A glimpse of some of the ongoing programs at various field institutes is provided below:

Ongoing Field Programs


Innovative efforts to make classroom teaching in government schools lively and interesting have been attempted for several decades. Yet, if looked at closely, it is doubtful if any meaningful results have been obtained. It is worth thinking about why despite countess attempts, no positive results are seen. To understand these points from a...
A 10-day theatre workshop was organised for teachers and students to develop their interpersonal & creative skills by the Azim Premji District Institute, Uttarkashi from 22nd November to 1st December, 2011. 22 girls and five teachers from three Kasturba Gandhi Girls Schools being operated in Uttarkashi participated in...
An educational seminar on the teaching-learning problems of children with special needs was organized at Azim Premji Institute, Dehradun on 31st March 2012. The SCERT, State Project Office Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan, and Azim Premji Institute members as well as teachers from private schools participated.

Smt. Manju Singhania,...
A ‘Bal Choupal’ was organized by the Azim Premji Institute, for children from government and private schools in Azad Maidan, Uttarkashi, on 27th March 2012. Approximately 250 children and teachers from 20 schools participated in this. Various kinds of stalls were put up wherein children could engage in activities according...


February 2012: The District Institute, Sirohi, organized a ‘Science Day’. The objective was to spread the message of importance of science and its application among the people, to ignite the minds of citizens for scientific inquisitiveness, to inculcate scientific temper among school children, offer an opportunity to bring issues of...

June 2012: It is a sweltering day in June and the summer vacation is on. But...
June 6, 2012 will be long remembered by the citizens of Goyli village, Sirohi, Rajasthan when they got an opportunity to observe the Venus transit at the Government Upper Primary School in a program organized by the Azim Premji Foundation. Also present were the district collector Banna Lal, the SDM, Prahladsahay Naga, the ADPC (SSA) Kantilal...


Child Friendly School: Multi pronged interventions to develop child centric schools  and quality learning outcomes

Education Leadership and Management
Management Development Program: Aims to develop managerial skills of govt. education department  officers

Institutional Capacity Development (ICD): Aims to bring about systemic change in school performance by working at the level of the school as well as at the level of other supporting institutions (academic, administrative and community).

Namma Shaale
A pilot project that aims to understand and facilitate community participation to significantly contribute towards Universal Quality Education.

Andhra Pradesh

Randomized Evaluation Research
Joint study with AP Govt to study the various policy options to improve the quality of primary education in rural schools.

Earlier Field Programs

Program Description Scope
Assessment Led Reform Identify and reward good schools that are achieving expected learning competencies, in order to motivate other schools to emulate their practices.  Identify critical success factors
  • 19 Districts across Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka
  • 3790 schools  which was later expanded to 3000 schools in Uttarakhand  & 46000 schools in Karnataka
Computer Aided Learning Application of technology in education for self-paced, interactive and experiential learning and attracting children to school 13 states (AP, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, HP, Karnataka, Orissa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand) and 16,017 Schools