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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State of Working India 2021

This report documents the impact of one year of Covid-19 in India, on jobs, incomes, inequality, and poverty.

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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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"A chronicle of crises foretold: We must brace for likely covid waves", By Anurag Behar, Livemint, June 2021

Over the last 10 weeks, as the second wave of covid engulfed India, I travelled across eight states, spending only a few days at home in Bangalore.

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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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Loss of Learning during the Pandemic

This study, undertaken in January 2021, reveals the extent and nature of the ‘forgetting/regression’ kind of learning loss among children in public schools.

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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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