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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"Farmer Producer Companies – Past Present and Future", Research Report by Richa Govil, Annapurna Neti & Madhushree R. Rao

This report on Farmer Producer Companies is based on a two year research study. 

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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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"Gandhi, King, Lewis and others who lit an eternal flame of valour", By Anurag Behar, Livemint, July 2020

The crashing monsoon rain beyond the shut windows and the hushed tones is as alive as this morning. Blurting out my defiance of insufferable oppression with all the might of a seven-year-old is also vivid.

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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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COVID-19 Response

 Azim Premji Foundation and Wipro jointly commenced efforts to support the civil society response and help in responding to the pandemic. 

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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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