What's happening at Azim Premji Foundation

On Unhappy Academics

I have discussed the importance of intrinsic motivation of employees in organizations such as schools, in an essay. This argument is valid for universities and academic institutes too.

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"Unshackling the vice-like grip of hierarchy in our country", By S Giridhar, Times of India , September 2018

Years ago, I had an early introduction to the all-pervading grip of ‘hierarchy’. A laudable initiative to reform examinations by introducing conceptual questions in place of questions that merely test rote learning was proposed by a progressive state.

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"Strengthening the foundation of education", By Anurag Behar, Livemint, November 2017

Coorg is beautiful. It is a 5-hour drive from Bengaluru. A friend bought land there to build a house. A getaway for long weekends, and perhaps their retirement home. A year after he started building, he wanted advise on solar panels.

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"The dream of a new India trapped in old realities", By Anurag Behar, Livemint, September 2018

Hunting for a house to make your first home away from home is a rite of passage. He was doing this in a small town 2,000km away from his home.

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How about studying sciences in Kannada? by Manjunath S.V., Bfirst.com, November 2017

Azim Premji University has launched an ambitious initiative to make available quality resource material in Hindi and Kannada through its translations initiative

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"Introducing the unknown and the unknowns in teachers professional development" By S. Sreekanth, August 2017

If the gap between the idea shared in the teacher engagement and it’s classroom application is high, then the teacher has to do more work.If the gap between the idea shared in the teacher engagement and it’s classroom application is high, then the teacher has to do more work.

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Rural school teachers are trailblazers, ensuring students' scientific temper is not confined to rote-learning by S Giridhar, Firstpost, October 2017

At the upper primary school, Sunali in the hills of Purola, Chandrabhushan's aim is to help his children make connections between textbooks and the world.

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In Uttarkashi schools, a poem inspires teachers to reflect on classroom interactions, make learning fun for students by S. Giridhar, Firstpost, October 2017

Uttarkashi receives lashings of rain during the monsoon, villages get cut off, the Bhagirathi river turns turgid and it is a time of dangerous landslides as boulders come crashing down the verdant and rugged Garhwal hills.

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"In schools, a silver lining to dark clouds",By Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society, September 2018

After 26 years of corporate life, in 2000, when I decided to move to the education sector, I was viewing my experiences with a fresh pair of lenses.

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"Need `Schooling for All’ – But Indian Middle-Class is not convinced" By V Santhakumar, Economics in Action Blog , March 2018

I got an opportunity to interact with a set of undergraduate students when Shashank, a colleague in the university, invited me to take a guest lecture in his course on `school and society’. 

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Adam Smith on the Philosophy and Provision of Education By Alex M. Thomas, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, November 2017

This article examines the views of Adam Smith on the philosophy and provision of education.

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Research needs public support to prosper by Anurag Behar, Livemint, October 2017

India cannot progress to its potential of building a good society without high-quality research

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