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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"The Seventeenth Man", By S Giridhar and VJ Raghunath, Times of India, September 2019

The Mahatma may not have played or followed the game but such was his leadership of nation and society, that cricket became a willing ally in his struggle.

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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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"Of plagues, people and the everlasting impact of short events", By Anurag Behar, Livemint, March 2020

Busboys and Poets is a lovely Washington DC bookstore-cum-restaurant. The name is a homage to the Black American poet and activist, Langston Hughes, who earned a living as a busboy, a waiter’s assistant.

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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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"National Education Policy: Get on top of the learning curve",By Azim Premji, The Economic Times, March 2020

A few months ago, I had one of my most moving experiences. There were three young girls who had been rescued from the clutches of human traffickers by a small group of gutsy people.

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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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