Azim Premji University is a not-for-profit, private, autonomous university under the Azim Premji University Act, 2010 of the Karnataka Legislature It is the first private, autonomous university in Karnataka and among the few in India dedicated to Education and Development.
We are sponsored by the Azim Premji Foundation and our roots lie in the learning and experience of over a decade of work in elementary education by the Foundation. Azim Premji University is one of Foundation’s key responses to the constraints and challenges confronting the education and development sectors in India like the lack of grounded knowledge and theory and a shortage of capable and reflective individuals. The University is actively engaged in the development of talent and the creation of knowledge which can catalyze sustainable improvements in education and related development areas. The University has a strong social cause and is among the only ones in the country dedicated to Education and Development and a vision to facilitate a Just, Equitable, Humane and Sustainable society.
Our purpose is to contribute to systemic change in the Indian school education and allied developmental areas like health, nutrition, livelihood etc. We do this by conducting extensive research and developing new talent, build capacity in existing government education functionaries and create domain knowledge in the fields of education and development. Our degree and training programmes are both short term and long term. They are designed and executed to have a direct relevance to our purpose and to address the question of scale required to create impact.
Azim Premji University aims to be an outstanding institution for talent development and knowledge creation in the sector of education and development.
Azim Premji University’s mission is to create outstanding and effective programmes of learning, research and advocacy in education, development and allied fields like health, nutrition, livelihood etc. In this endeavour, we have:
About Azim Premji Foundation
Azim Premji Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with an overarching goal to contribute to a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society in India. We work towards deep, large scale and institutionalized impact on the quality and equity of education in India. We also engage in related development areas such as health, nutrition, governance and environment. The Foundation addresses these inter-related domains while keeping education as the core focus. The four key strands of the Foundation’s work are:
To achieve deep, large scale and sustainable impact at the ground level, we have established a network of institutions across the country. These are, The Azim Premji University based in Bangalore, The Azim Premji Field Institutes in various State and District Headquarters, Demonstration Schools in various Districts and the Institute for Assessment and Accreditation in Delhi.