Associates

If you have a passion for social change, deep interest in teaching and an aspiration to work with teachers, we invite you to join us as Associates, leading to full-time positions in our organization.

As an Associate, you will be immersed in the realities of school education in rural India, and should be prepared to:

  • Work closely with government schoolteachers, to improve teaching practices
  • Develop learning material for children and teachers
  • Conduct research on issues related to classroom and teaching-learning processes

Your journey as an Associate, will help you develop a deep understanding of what education really means and the ability to help in improving the quality of education in Government Schools.

Your first year at the Foundation

The purpose of the Associate Programme is to help you to develop yourself to become a Resource Person in the Field, working with Government schools and teachers. The one-year programme will broadly consist of two components:

  • Experienceing teaching in a government school (80% of your time)
    • Experience the work and realities of a teacher, - which is fundamental to being able to help a teacher build their capacities.
    • Prepare adequately before you go to the school where you will work, with significant support from mentors and peers, through these months.
    • It includes a process to distil your learning about teaching-learning processes, about children, about teachers and the school, which you can carry forward in your role.
  • Supporting Teacher Professional Development programmes of our District Institutes (20% of your time)
    • As you become more familiar with the role of a teacher, you could begin learning on-the-job by apprenticing with some of our senior academic and Block members, in conducting events for capacity enhancement of government teachers.

After the completion of one year, you will continue to work at one of our District Institutes in the States where we are present and will continue to engage with the school and teachers.

You are eligible to apply if you are:

  • Postgraduates (MA/MSc) in Physics, Chemistry, Biology English, Hindi, History, Political Science, Geography, Mathematics, Education, Development, Child Development, Social Work with Early Childhood Education specialization (All full time/regular courses only – to be completed in the academic year ending 2021, or completed in 2020)
  • Proficient in the local language – Hindi or Kannada, - in addition to knowing English
  • Open to work in the districts of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

Candidates who have already participated in the on-campus process are not eligible to apply again

Salary and Location of Posting

You will receive a monthly gross salary of Rs. 32,000/- and additional benefits. Taxes and statutory deductions will apply. You will be posted in districts of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

Our Associates

  • Tanmoy Samanta
    Associate Batch 2017

    Azim Premji Foundation motivates you to immerse yourself and from you own experience to appreciate a continuous and experiential learning process. Since the beginning of my professional journey, I have been given challenging opportunities to work with teachers and develop understanding of education, school and society. Azim Premji Foundation work culture has also influenced my personal growth immensely and encouraged me to look deeper in every aspect of education to contribute constructively for its betterment.

  • Antara Panda
    Associate Batch 2018

    The Associate program has proved to be the best platform for me as an employee. The full one year journey has been a journey of learning. This program has played a very important part in development of my personal life as well, in addition to my career. Being a student of Science, developing my skills in basics of Language and Mathematics has been very interesting. The democratic setup of learning and performance has been a new experience for me.

  • Pritam Gupta
    Associate Batch 2015

    The foundation is not just a career option, it is one of the fewest organization which allows you to grow not only as a professional but also as an individual. The journey has been amazing, and I take pride to be associated with such a profession and able to contribute for such noble cause.  

  • Praveen Uniyal
    Associate Batch 2016

    Foundation gives ample opportunities to explore Education, primarily the public education system and its teachers, being utterly integral to the system. This happens through field experiences, internal capacity enhancement workshops and formal or informal discussions. The values, vision and work culture enable a conducive environment of learning to grow and evolve with optimism towards change while being critically reflective and thus contributing to teacher professional development.

  • Kalpana Bisht 
    Associate Batch 2018

    The year in the foundation has been a fertile ground to test what we have read and learnt as theory in our classrooms. It gives ample opportunities to explore, think and reflect on not only education but each and every aspect that we see in the society.

  • Alok Singh
    Associate Batch 2016

    The journey of the Associate program gave me a good exposure to the kind of efforts being made in different contexts for improving the quality of education in our country.

 

A note on the 2021 recruitment process for Associates

On Campus:

  • Application: Application process will be coordinated by your placement cells

  • Written test: A campus session consisting of the pre-placement talk and written test will be scheduled in discussion with placement teams in the various institutions
  • Please familiarize yourself with the Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, and go through the FAQ

Off Campus:

  • The off-campus process is only for

    • ​students from institutions where we have not had / will not have campus sessions, or

    • those who might have missed the on-campus test, and

    • all those who have completed postgraduation in 2020

  • Application: Online applications are open now

  • Before you apply, please familiarize yourself with the Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, and go through the FAQ

 

Applications are closed for the year 2021

 

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