Our Reach

Azim Premji Foundation has field institutes in 55 districts across 7 states and one union territory—Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand. The district institutes work with government schools to improve the quality of teaching-learning processes, build professional networks and reform curricula along with related issues of education policy. The Foundation through the School of Continuing Education and University Resource Centre of Azim Premji University is also engaged in the North Eastern states and Jammu & Kashmir. Our main area of work is capacity building of senior functionaries at the state or district levels through workshops, courses, curriculum and material development. Currently, we do not have District Institutes in these locations.

The core idea is to improve the quality of education and provide better learning experiences for children in government schools by improving the capacities of teachers at multiple levels. This is facilitated through multi-modal engagements— informal learning groups, short discussions, workshops, school visits, exposure visits, etc.

The Foundation’s work in the field directly leverages and builds upon the rich experience gained through grassroots-level engagements over the years. All the work in the field has close linkages with the University to ensure a strong two-way connection between theory, research and actual practice.

The map represents the reach of the Foundation in terms of its District Institutes. The map also indicates the presence of Teacher Learning Centres established by the Foundation. The Teacher Learning Centre is a space located close to the residences of teachers equipped with resources and facilities (such as books, teaching learning materials, computers, etc.) which can be utilised by the local teacher community. The space acts as a hub for various teacher professional development activities such as workshops, discussion forums and other events.


  • Tanmoy Samanta
    Associate Batch 2017

    Azim Premji Foundation motivates you to immerse yourself from your 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.