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Alumni Initiatives

To contribute towards social change, social entrepreneurs capable of innovative thinking are needed to ideate, create and implement path-breaking solutions to social problems. Listed below are some of the Social Enterprises and NGOs established by our Alumni

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  1. Gubbachi Learning Community:
  2. Gubbachi are the community of learners who have come together to bridge migrant out of school children back into the public education system. A program which endeavours to make learning meaningful for the child and strives to improve the life chances of the child and potentially, his/her family!

    Five Alumni of Azim Premji University (Batch of 2013) wanted to hit the ground with a mix of Experience, frameworks and passion which resulted in Gubbachi Learning community. The founders are:

    1. Somya Suri
    2. Nomita Sikand
    3. Rizwan Ahmed
    4. Joseph deyone Jacobi
    5. Preethy Rao patel

  3. Mitti Café:
  4. MITTI facilitates the creation of cafes in corporate, healthcare and educational institutions to serve organic multi-cuisine fast food and fresh juices. MITTI Cafes are run by a team of persons with disabilities. By employing such persons, we believe that these persons would act as agents of change by example and thereby promote a system of self-sustenance and wellness through our unique livelihood development initiative. These Cafes are unique as they are designed as platforms for the differently-abled communities to showcase their potential for productive activity and to create awareness for the cause of equal opportunities in employment.

    Alina Alam (Founder) is Alumnus of Azim Premji University (Batch of 2017) aim is to provide tasty, nutritious, non-GMO and chemical- free food.


  5. Vidhya Vidhai:
  6. The purpose of Vidhya Vidhai is to bridge the gap between the resourced and under resourced schools. The drive to work for schools comes from our personal experiences with schooling. Coming from a schooling process which just thought us to rote learn and have no link between what we learn and the life we live, we realized the flaw in the education system. Vidhya Vidhai strongly believe that every individual has the right to quality education and therefore we committed ourselves to work for School Transformation Programme. The vision is “To create an egalitarian society through education” where each child has equal opportunity to access quality education

    Vidhya Vidhai is founded by Ram Prakash and Regila, Batch of 2017, Azim Premji University.


  7. Reach India Foundation
  8. Reach India foundation is a non-governmental organization committed towards developing critical perspectives on education among the community of teachers, parents, youths, children and towards encouraging holistic education of all members of society. Reach India extends the discourse on education from quantitative to qualitative perspectives.

    Reach India is a collective of educational and development professionals. The foundation is based in Wayanad district of Kerala, which by virtue of its geographical separation, distinctness and difference in demography, faces numerous challenges including those in the provision of quality education for all.

    Janakiraman Durai, Batch of 2015, Azim Premji University anchors the initiative Reach India Foundation at Mananthavady, Wayanad, Kerala. Reach India Foundation was Co-founded by Anita Jose, Muhammed Asrath, Vijitha Rajan, Muneer C, Aboobacker Sidheque.


  9. Green saver and welfare
  10. Started by our 2014 – 16 batch alumni Suhawan Singh (Development) this NGO provides Development consultancy to Members of Parliament. Currently the organization is assisting Chirag Paswan, M.P. of Jamui (Bihar) and designing and implementing development initiatives at adopted village under Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana


  11. Credence Learning Foundation (CLF)
  12. The organization is established at Kolar by Qaadir Maaz (Batch of 2016), Karnataka to work on life skills development among school students. Currently, the life skills are targeted through two interventions- Early Childhood Education-ECE and Adolescence Education. Both the projects are on a pilot basis. CLF is working with 2 partner schools


  13. Ayang
  14. After the completion of his fellowship with American India Foundation, Dharamjeet (Batch of 2016) returned to work at Majuli, Assam. He and his friends Bipin & Vatan have formed ‘Ayang’, an organisation to engage with the Mishing community of the river island Majuli.


  15. Rahi Art Crafts
  16. RCI is a national level platform for handicrafts manufacturers, suppliers and exporters. RCI emerges out with a large collection of beautiful handicrafts made by highly skilled and professional team of artisans. They basically deal in wood craft, metal crafts and other similar kind of products. The aim is to provide a wide array of handicrafts to customer at their door. Rahi is founded by Akbar, Batch of 2016


  17. Sanstuti Foundation
  18. Sanstuti Foundation is established in Uttar Pradesh to support the Village government schools. The foundation support the government schools in Quality support programme. The Program is based on 3 principals i.e. Student Engagement, Teacher Engagement, Community Connect.

    Sanstuti is founded by Santosh Verma, Batch of 2017


  19. Knappily
  20. Knappily is a digital magazine app meant for the “knowledge-hungry time starved people” of today. The app, available for free on Play Store and App Store, comes with an interesting framework – 5W1H (What, Why, When, Where, Who, and How). The app uses this framework to not just uncover information about a topic but also provide complete coverage on it. Ranjith kumar (CTO & Co-Founder) Alumni of Azim Premji University (Batch 2016) has a leaning towards social sector and has engaged with various NGOs for addressing developmental challenges.

Also listed below the important fellowship programs where our students have been selected:

  1. Tata Trust Swach Bharat Fellowship
  2. Chief Minister's Good Governance Fellowship, Haryana
  3. Chief Minister Rural development Fellowship, Maharashtra
  4. American India Fellowship
  5. Teach for India Fellowship
  6. SPARK Fellowship (BAIF)
  7. Swaniti Sparc Fellowship
  8. Vision India Fellowship
  9. Avantha Governance Fellowship
  10. Young India Fellowship
  11. WIPRO Seeding Fellowship
  12. SBI Youth Fellowship
  13. Change makers in Education Fellowship by Delhi Government

Opportunities in Social sector

The social sector today offers a variety of exciting career opportunities for students with a desire to contribute to the development of the country. The sector includes NGOs, research institutions, organizations working on policy advocacy and implementation, government and corporate social responsibility function of corporates.

These opportunities cut across a very diverse range of roles from “on the ground” interventions, program management, policy related work, teaching / capacity building, technology, legal work etc., each of these requiring specific competencies.

Click here to download the Placement brochure with details of organizations that have participated in the placement process of Azim Premji University. [Page 31-34]



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