What's happening at Azim Premji Foundation

Importance of ownership in building institutions by Anurag Behar, Livemint, November 2017

To build good institutions, leadership needs to work on building inter-generational continuity of ownership

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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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Diversity in social sector: working towards elusive ideal by Sudheesh Venkatesh, Deccan Herald, November 2017

Social sector organisations strive to eliminate the disparities that exist in our society. While some may work at providing better sanitation, better food to the marginalised, some work towards providing a good education, some work on sustainability. 

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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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Education needs radical reform By Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society, November 2017

At a recent interaction with a large group of colleagues in a regional meeting, one relatively junior member who visits schools daily as part of his training schedule was very disturbed with his experiences in a school.

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Teacher education critical missing piece by S Giridhar, Deccan Herald, November 2017

In a vast and complex country where there are over 1.5 million schools across 6,000 blocks, it is a fact that teachers receive very little attention, guidance or motivation from their supervisors.

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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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Long-run trends in rural wages by Amit Basole, Livemint, October 2017

The collapse and stagnation of rural wages over the past few years deserves a closer look than it has received thus far

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Political situation in South Africa, Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela: A View from India by V. Santhakumar, Economics in Action, October 2017

My essays often discuss the economic and social under-development in India and the lessons that the country may learn from others. For a change, let me focus on another issue in this essay.

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Teachers deserve trust and support by Anurag Behar, Livemint, October 2017

Teachers need trust and support, because their role is creative, complex and challenging

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