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Overview

The availability of trained professionals in education, development and allied social sectors in India is grossly inadequate, given the scale, complexity of issues and the wide range of competencies required to work in these areas. Azim Premji University’s key mission is to address this significant talent gap and prepare competent, motivated, socially committed graduates and enable them to engage with social sector.

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PROGRAMMES OFFERED

M.A. Education

Education has many aspects such as curriculum design, pedagogy, policy, issues of equity and access, school management, education of teachers, design of learning materials, assessment and research, that deserve attention and serious study. M.A. Education is a broad-based Programme of study that includes theory, practice, research, policy and planning in education.

The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme. Common core curriculum including introduction to research, that lays the foundation in the first year. Know more.


M.A. Development

The M.A. Development programme aims to prepare individuals capable of informed and thoughtful development actions, aware of the complexity, depth and scope of development, its ethical imperative and its implications for policy and action.

The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme. The electives cover a range of topics – Gender, technology, public health, Sustainability, Globalization, Policy and Programmes, Poverty, Water etc. Typically, 50-60 electives are on offer each year. Know more.


M.A. Public Policy & Governance

The M.A. Public Policy & Governance programme exposes students to a grounded understanding of theoretical frameworks, practical challenges and institutional arrangements that are important to a holistic understanding of public policy. The programme also develops the ability to devise and use diverse research methods to evaluate public policies.

The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme. Know more.


M.A. Economics

The M.A in Economics is a uniquely designed programme to develop the next generation of Economists with the theoretical knowledge, and technical skills to perform high quality analysis, while at the same time being grounded in the institutional, developmental and ecological context of contemporary India.

The M.A. Economics is designed as a 72-credit, postgraduate degree programme, which has 8 core courses, 6-8 electives, field practice, Master’s thesis requiring full-time engagement for two academic years. Know more.


LL.M. in Law and Development

The one-year full time LL.M. in Law and Development will be a research and field intensive post- graduate programme in law. The programme includes mandatory courses on Law and Development, Law and Justice, Comparative Public Law and Legal Research Methods. Students may elect to do courses in a wide variety of fields and across a wide range of disciplines. Know more.


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For admission related queries, contact us at:

Azim Premji University
Admissions Office
PES Campus
Pixel Park, B Block
Electronics City, Hosur Road (Beside NICE Road)
Bengaluru - 560 100
India

Email: Undergraduate Programmes - ugadmissions@apu.edu.in 
Postgraduate Programmes - admissions@apu.edu.in

Selection

Application Process Test & Interviews

Eligibility

Application Mode

Test Structure

Test & Interview Centers

Important Dates

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Eligibility

Master of Arts in Education / Development / Public Policy & governance / Economics

  • Bachelor's Degree in any discipline (including Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Commerce, Management, etc.) from a recognized University.
  • Undergraduate students who are appearing for their final year examinations and completing their graduation on or before September 2020 are also eligible to apply. The offer of provisional admission is valid only on successful completion of graduation.

Candidates with work experience are actively encouraged to apply.

Guaranteed 50% waiver on Tuition-fee for candidates with more than 3 years of work experience after graduation. Click here to know more

LL.M. in Law and Development

Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B. 3years / 5 years) from a recognised University in India or abroad.

Candidates with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.


Application Mode

Online

Applicant has to login through the link on the website and register online with e-mail ID, mobile number and date of birth. On successful registration, an email will be sent to the registered e- mail ID with login credentials to access the form and complete it online.

Offline

Write to admissions@apu.edu.in for offline application form. The details on the form can be hand written and sent to Admissions Office along with the Demand Draft in favour of "Azim Premji Foundation for Development" and photographs on or before the last date. The completed application form should be mailed to:

Admissions Office, Azim Premji University, PES Campus, Pixel Park, B Block, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bengaluru – 560100.

On receipt of the application and payment, the application number will be communicated.

Application Fees

An application fee of Rs. 500/- to be remitted in favour of Azim Premji Foundation for Development. Applicant applying online can make payment via PayU and applicant applying offline need to make payment through Demand Draft in favour of "Azim Premji Foundation for Development”.


Test Structure

The selection process for the Postgraduate Programme include:

Entrance Test: Test that will assess the English language capacities and quantitative capacities.

Written component: Applicants will have to write an essay/ data analysis/ problem solving based on their major preference which would assess writing and analytical skills.

Personal Interview: Shortlisted Candidates will be called for a personal interview.

National Entrance Test Structure:

Part Section No of questions Question type Time
Part 1
Common for M.A. and LL.M. programmes
Reading Comprehension 20 Multiple choice 2 hours
Reasoning Ability 10 Multiple choice
Quantitative Ability 20 Multiple choice
General & Social Awareness 30 Multiple choice
Total Questions 80 Multiple choice
Part 2 Essay 1 Essay (500 words) based on the First Programme Preference 1 hour
Legal Essay (Only for LL.M. Programme) 1 1 out of 2 questions to be attempted

Test & Interview Centre

Test centers across 30 Locations: -

Bengaluru Calicut Chennai Dharwad
Gulbarga Hyderabad Pondicheery Sirsi
Thiruvananthapuram Mangalore Visakhapatnam Madurai
Raipur Bhopal Indore Pune
Ahmedabad Mumbai Nagpur Bhubaneshwar
Guwahati Kolkata Patna Ranchi
Chandigarh Dehradun Delhi Jaipur
Lucknow Varanasi

Interview centers across 16 Locations: -

Bhubaneshwar Guwahati Kolkata Patna
Dehradun Delhi Jaipur Lucknow
Ahmedabad Mumbai Nagpur Bengaluru
Calicut Chennai Hyderabad Bhopal

University may decide to organise additional rounds / accept other test scores for admission to Azim Premji University.

Add the line: University has the right to add/remove the test centre and interview Centre


Important Dates
Last date to apply 22nd January 2020
Entrance test date 8th February 2020
Interview process March 2020
Offers April 2020
Academic session starts July 2020

University will also organise additional rounds / accept other test scores for admissions.

Sample Question Papers

Question Papers

  • Question papers of National Entrance Test conducted during 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

    The National Entrance Test for 2019 will consist of Reading Comprehension, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Ability and General & Social Awareness
    Click here for further details.

Preparing for Higher Education

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Azim Premji University has an explicit commitment towards supporting economically disadvantaged students. The University provides extensive scholarships, based on the family income of the students.

Need Based Scholarships
  • Students with an annual family income of less than 4 lakhs get 100 % scholarships and thereon until 8 lakhs are eligible for different levels of scholarships.
  • These scholarships are applicable on both Tuition and Accommodation.

The table below provides the scholarships and fee payable for different family income bands.

M.A. Education / M.A. Development / M.A. Public Policy and Governance / M.A. Economics (2020-22)
Fees and Scholarship Details
Family Income Per Year < 4 Lakhs 4 - 5 Lakhs 5 - 7 Lakhs 7 - 8 Lakhs > 8 Lakhs
Scholarships 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%
Per Semester Tuition Fee 0 11250 22500 33750 45000
Accommodation Charges 0 9000 18000 27000 36000
Total 0 20250 40500 60750 81000
Per Year Tuition Fee 0 22500 45000 67500 90000
Accommodation Charges 0 18000 36000 54000 72000
Total 0 40500 81000 121500 162000
Total (2 Years) Tuition Fee 0 45000 90000 135000 180000
Accommodation Charges 0 36000 72000 108000 144000
Total 0 81000 162000 243000 324000

LL.M. in Law & Development (2020-21)
Fees and Scholarship Details
Family Income Per Year < 4 Lakhs 4 - 5 Lakhs 5 - 7 Lakhs 7 - 8 Lakhs > 8 Lakhs
Scholarships 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%
Per Semester Tuition Fee 0 11250 22500 33750 45000
Accommodation Charges 0 9000 18000 27000 36000
Total 0 20250 40500 60750 81000
Total (Per Year) Tuition Fee 0 22500 45000 67500 90000
Accommodation Charges 0 18000 36000 54000 72000
Total 0 40500 81000 121500 162000

  • Charges for food will be payable at actuals and in exceptional circumstances scholarship will be available for food also.
  • There is no other fee or deposit charged for library, laboratory, IT facilities, examinations, books, etc.
  • Accommodation charges include charges for internet connectivity, other facilities provided at the accommodation.
  • Accommodation and food facilities are provided only during the semester and will not be available during the breaks and vacations.
  • Students are covered under the student insurance scheme at no additional cost.
  • Fee excludes out-of-pocket personal expenses students may incur.

Fees Payment Schedule
  • Semester I Fee: The tuition fees and accommodation fees for the first semester have to be paid in line with the dates mentioned in the admissions offer letter.
  • Other Semesters: The tuition fees and accommodation fees are to be paid within 15 days of the beginning of the Semester in July and January. Actual dates will be communicated by the beginning of the semester.

Additional expenses
  • Some of the additional expenses students are likely to incur are as follows:
Fieldwork Type of expense University support
In all semesters Weekly one day practicum: This will involve bus travel, lunch during visits to institutions within Bangalore Students are expected to bear the expenses for weekly practicum
Semester I Two-week field project which involves travel out of Bangalore, related stay and food expenses The University extends full or partial support for Scholarship students to meet the expense for travel, stay, food etc.
Semester II and III This will involve travel to locations out of Bangalore for a period ranging from 4 - 8 weeks and expenses relate to travel, food and accommodation
Semester II and III Students may incur expenses on stationery and photocopy of reading material. In addition, students will have personal expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Financial assistance assessment process
  • Candidates, interested in availing a scholarship, must fill in details in the application form. Details of income provided must include income from salary, pension, rent, agriculture, business, investments, commission and/or any other sources of earning members of family.
  • The University will conduct financial counselling for scholarship applicants during the interview process, to further understand and assess their needs.
  • Candidates applying for financial assistance should furnish the supporting documents required at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who delay submission / do not provide required supporting documentation will not be considered. Hence, candidates are advised to start collecting the documentation required, as soon as they apply for admissions.
  • Request for financial support after joining the programme will not be considered.
  • Click here for Documents related to financial assistance
  • Eligibility does not guarantee scholarships. The University will conduct its own verification of documents and due diligence. The University reserves the right to award or deny scholarships and the University's decision on this will be final and non-negotiable.

Tuition Fee Waiver Based On Work Experience
  • All Working Professionals with 3+ years of work experience after graduation are eligible for 50% waiver on Tuition-fee
  • Candidates applying for tuition fee waiver based on work experience should submit the experience certificates.
  • The university conducts verification to validate the information related to work experience.

  • Project Based Assistantships
  • Students will get an opportunity to work on part time projects available in the University
  • Students are expected to work on projects for about 10-12 hours per week.
  • The opportunity is limited to availability of project.
  • Students can earn around Rs. 3000-5000 per month.

  • Education Loans
  • The University will facilitate Education loans, through tie ups with banks. Students getting scholarship have the option of availing loans for the balance amount not covered by scholarships.
  • Non-scholarship students also can avail bank loans. These are open to all family income bands.
  • Students can apply for loan to cover tuition, accommodation and food charges. The actual loan amount to avail can be decided by students, parents / guardians.
  • In the case of students availing education loans, all documentation required by the bank should be provided by the students / parents / guardians. While University will assist the student in the loan process, University does not take responsibility for the sanction / disbursement of the loan. The final decision on the loan rests with the bank.
  • However, students are responsible to pay the tuition fees, student accommodation or any other amounts to the University on such due dates as communicated by the University.

  • Insurance

    The University offers group insurance facility covering life, hospitalization and accident insurance. There is no additional charge for this.



    Campus Life

    Academic Support Personal Well Being

    Summer Programme

    Faculty Office Hours

    Mentoring

    Clubs & Sports

    Counselling

    Medicare

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    Accommodation Encouraging Diversity

    ACADEMIC SUPPORT

    • Mentoring

    One of the primary objectives of the in-program mentorship, which happens during the student’s time at the university, is to provide multi-dimensional mutual interaction spaces for students, faculty and other members of the university. The program intends to provide inspiration to all the members involved and prepare them better for life at the university. Preparing better for life at the university is just a shorthand expression for the ability to positively respond to the various kinds of challenges that university life offers and the ability to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life at the university for oneself and others. Every student is closely linked with one or more faculty mentors who periodically meet and guide him/her through their academic and personal journey at the university.


    Personal Well Being

    Clubs & Sports

    Students come to the university with a wide array of interests, Luckily, such shared interests enthuse students to create and participate in clubs that explore and express that interest in various creative and fun ways. Several clubs are currently active on campus: The Sports Club, Culture Club, Celluloid Club, Poetry Club, Drama Club, Media and Editorial Club and Pahal, to name a few. The weekly movie screening of the Celluloid Club and the Annual Faculty-student Cricket match organized by the sports club has already become University Tradition.

    All these activities are actively supported by faculty mentors.

    • SPORTS CLUB
    • PAHAL CLUB
    • KAPI AUR CHARCHA
    • DEBATING DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

    To know more about clubs click here.


    Counselling

    Counselling services at the University seek to (i) provide assistance to students experiencing psycho-sociological problems that could be potentially disruptive to their adjustment to campus life; (ii) help students with strategies to cope with academic and other types of stress, manage conflicts with their peers both in class and in the residences, and manage the transition to University life; (iii) make available opportunities for students to explore ways in which they could work towards becoming that enable students who may be experiencing personal, social or educational problem more effective in their lives within and outside the institution. The Counselling Center on campus has a team of qualified counsellors professionally trained to listen to and understand students’ concerns and advise them suitably, while maintaining complete confidentiality. Counselling services are also available at the residences as part of the outreach function. Group counselling programmes on common themes are also organized.


    Medicare

    The Medical Center at the University aims to: (i) provide primary care and referral for students and faculty members at no cost to the patient; (ii) provide health information to prevent common ailments and promote healthy behaviours; (iii) serve as a resource in case of medical emergencies to provide immediate relief to the patient. The Medical Center provides students and faculty with easy access to a doctor and a nurse, who can take care of minor ailments. In addition, medical care for students in their residences and after university hours are provided through tie-ups with private clinics located close-by. Health Insurance cover for in-patient and out-patient services has been arranged, to provide critical financial assistance to students in their time of need. The Student Helpdesk serves as a point of contact to assist students with all their queries/issues related to insurance and medical facilities.

    EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE

    In case of a medical emergency on campus or in the student residences, a protocol has been worked out to provide an immediate response and limit the distress to the student and her companions. An ambulance is available on campus during working hours, and thereafter near the residences, to transport students to the nearest medical facility for immediate care. Emergency funds are also made available in cases where students require financial support.


    Accommodation

    Women's accommodation

    • The University provides accommodation facilities for women in leased premises about 2 km from the campus.
    • Scholarships applicable for the Tuition, Accommodation and food will be mentioned in the offer letter.

    Men's accommodation

    • For Men, the University will only help students find external accommodation closer to the campus.
    • Students may choose to avail this or find accommodation on their own. These facilities are not managed by the University.
    • Students eligible for scholarship will be provided a fixed monthly allowance based on the scholarship percentage to manage their accommodation and food.

    The University's new campus at Sarjapur, Bangalore is expected to be operational in the year 2020 and all the academic sessions are likely to be shifted from the current to the new campus from July 2020.
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    Other points

    • Accommodation and food charges are applicable only for students allotted University provided accommodation. For others, only tuition fee is applicable.
    • Accommodation and dining charges are for the semester period only (not available during semester breaks) and cannot be split and charged separately. Accommodation and dining fee is subject to revision on an annual basis.
    • There is no other fee or deposit charged for library, IT facilities, examinations etc.
    • Fees are payable on a semester basis, within two weeks of the start of the semester.

    Encouraging Diversity

    Azim Premji University is committed to provide opportunities for study to students from diverse regional and socio-economic backgrounds.

    The University recognizes the disadvantages caused by socially created inequalities like a student’s gender, their family's caste, religion, occupation, income, education and so on. Points are assigned to various aspects of the socio-economic background of every applicant, which will be added up, to arrive at an overall socio-economic disadvantage score. The information on socio-economic backgrounds, caste, religion etc., is sought in the application form, only for purposes of estimating the score and compensating for social disadvantage. All information is sought only for purposes of admission and will be kept strictly confidential.

    25% of seats are reserved for Karnataka domiciled students and are offered to candidates who have met all the selection criteria.

    Campus Placement

    Azim Premji University has an explicit social purpose. In line with this, our placement objective is to see all our students engaged with and contribute to the social sector, in a variety of roles.

    • As grass root field practitioners on the ground where their expertise and competence is much needed
    • As contributors to policy making, implementation and evaluation
    • As researchers adding to knowledge in their chosen domains
    Opportunities in the 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. 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. In addition, social entrepreneurs capable of innovative thinking are needed to ideate, create and implement path-breaking solutions to social problems. All these are well compensated and probably much more challenging and personally satisfying than opportunities in other sectors.

    Placement Record

    Over 1300 students in six batches have graduated and we have an excellent placement record. Some key points are highlighted below

    • Over 300 organizations have participated in our campus placements so far. These range from large organizations in the NGO space, small organizations at the grassroots, research institutions, policy bodies, CSRs, quasi-government institutions, schools etc. The number of organizations and offers have grown significantly over the last four years, evidencing that the social sector today needs competent people
    • 90 % of our students are working in the social sector, reflective of their social commitment
    • The average salary for campus placements is in the range of Rs. 25000 – 30000 per month. Students with prior experience get higher compensation.
    • Students also choose to pursue higher studies or pursue fellowships of interest to them
    Placement Process

    Organizations that participate in the campus placement process are provided with the placement brochure that includes details of students. They are required to give to a pre placement presentation about the organization, roles available and other details. Based on this interested student attend interviews with them.

    Placement Calendar

    Typically, the placement process starts in February and ends in June of each year.

    During this period there are specific placement weeks during which organizations are invited to be on campus. Organizations that may not be able to be on campus during the placement weeks are accommodated on mutually convenient days.

    List of Organisations

    Click Here To See The Organizations That Have Participated In The Placement Process Of Azim Premji University.


    Click Here to know more about career opportunities.


    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
    14. India Smart Cities Fellowship Program- Ministry of Urban Affairs

    Click here to know more on placements.

    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

    Click here to connect with our Alumni.

    1. Maati Foundation (From Roots to Wings):
    2. The essence of Maati lies in community building as we seek to create a community where experiences are shared, ideas are emerged, individuals are empowered, partnerships are formed, challenges are tackled and solutions are found. Maati aims to re-define education and thereby facilitating the reformation of schools and the education system at large. The idea is to create a platform for the stakeholders to come together in order to initiate a conversation around school transformation.

      Maati is founded by Shreshtha Jain, Batch of 2017.
      Click here to read more about Maati Foundation.

    3. Step India Foundation:
    4. A world where children with special needs and typically developing children recognize abilities, not disabilities, and learn together in high-quality, inclusive environments.

      Their Mission is to nurture all children with and without special needs in safe, inclusive and supportive environments through education, therapeutic intervention and community acceptance.

      Step India Foundation is founded by Hazrat, M.A. Development 2012-14, Azim Premji University. Know more

      You can also visit their Facebook page for regular updates.

    5. North East Educational Trust (NEET):
    6. North East Educational Trust (NEET) is a NGO registered as a public charitable trust in Assam, Guwahati founded by Risha, an alumna of the Azim Premji University (2011-13). NEET works with the vision of creating, “A just, equitable and sustainable society, in which the dignity of labour is respected.” NEET’s mission is “to create educational cultures that nourish autonomous, creative and critical thinkers”. NEET is currently focusing on implementing library programme in government schools to strengthen children’s literature engagement and enhance their critical thinking. It intends to set up a vibrant community library and a community outreach programme that would function through a mobile library in a rural area of the Kamrup District to provide access to children of that particular area to the library experience. Through it, oral folklore and narratives from the community would be documented in the form of short stories.

      Read more about Risha’s work here.

    7. Library for All (LfA)
    8. The idea of Library for All (LfA) was born in the mind of two ex-students of Azim Premji University who hail from Manipur. The initiative endeavors to provide enriched learning environment to all children by improving existing libraries and setting up new libraries in government elementary schools and thus contributing towards the transformation of the school education system in Manipur. LfA also aims to enrich and supplement conventional curriculum in hilly regions where the variety and quality of teaching-learning resources are inadequate. It will try to ensure that all children have access to quality books and resources appropriate to their age and leaning level for a joyful and quality learning. The initiative further aims to enable all children to read, comprehend and present themselves effectively.

      Read about Yasin’s Journey here.
      Take a look at Kharingyo’s Journey here.

      Know more
    9. Mitti Café:
    10. 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. Know more

    11. Vidhya Vidhai:
    12. 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. Know more

    13. Green saver and welfare:
    14. 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. Know more

    15. Ayang:
    16. 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. Know more

    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

      Know more
    19. Dviti Foundation:
    20. After completion of M.A. Education (2013-15), Amita Nizam worked for over two years as a teacher and a teacher trainer with schools in India and the middle east.

      Her interactions and exposure to primary stakeholders-teachers and students as well as an understanding of classroom as an entity, she identified a problem that she desperately wanted to solve. She identified that while there were talks about the agency of the learner and constructivist pedagogies, at the end of their school life learners still struggle to make their own meaning out of the learning imparted in school and steer ahead in life. Conformity was still harming the basis of educational health.

      The result was Dviti Foundation, formed after a year-long research in the domain of social and emotional learning

      Read more about Dviti here

      Follow their work at https://www.facebook.com/dvitifoundation/

    21. SIMPLE : Simple, Ingenious,Mindful, Products for Lifestyle and Environment.
    22. SIMPLE is an initiative towards creating an awareness and a consciousness regarding our consumption patterns and our waste creating lifestyle. Through our products and services we wish to start a conversation about our waste stories and the consequences our civilization and planet is facing due to the current cycle of consumption.

      Our vision is to facilitate people to live a healthy , enriching life which is guided by creative,innovative lifestyle changes that reduces the waste going in our landfills.This initiative is our way to contribute towards building a mindful community that lives to create a simple,healthy and sustainable environment free of waste.

      Simple was co-founded by Anushree and Vartika (M.A. Development
      2015-17), Azim Premji University.

      Currently they are coming up with their very own Zero Waste Travel Kits.
      You can always message them or drop them a message on their Instagram page.

      Email: zerowastetravel.av@gmail.com
      Instagram: zerowastetravel_av

    23. Gubbachi Learning Community:
    24. 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
      Know more
    25. Reach India Foundation:
    26. 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. Know more

    27. Credence Learning Foundation (CLF):
    28. 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. Know more

    29. Rahi Art Crafts:
    30. 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. Know more

    31. Knappily:
    32. 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. Know more

    33. RUDRA (Rural Urban Development Research and Action):
    34. When Kena Holkar completed her Engineering in Computer Science she opted to do a postgraduation in Development with a deep desire to contribute in the development Sector

      After working for organisations like Srijan she decided to form an organisation of her own and RUDRA was born.

      After the formation of Rudra, they have been working in Dadha Gram Panchayat, Chatra District, Jharkhand. Nature of work under the ambit of Rural Development is with a dream of creating a model village, a society which has achieved holistic development in all spheres of life. A society which is intrinsically linked with the laws of nature and believes in community effort. Their projects spread over all spheres of human lives i.e. Health, sanitation, livelihood, community institution building, women empowerment and Environment.

      Read Kena’s journey here.

      Follow their work at https://www.facebook.com/rudradevelopment/

    35. Travelling Tripod Films:
    36. Travelling Tripod Films is a documentary video and photo production house working with governments, multilateral organizations, research institutes and nonprofits in telling stories of human interest in the social development sector. In the course of time, they have been fortunate to have associated with individuals and organizations from India and abroad in covering some of the most fascinating stories of challenges, positive interventions and best practices in the development landscape.

      Travelling Tripod Films was founded by Goutham G, (M.A. Development 2011- 13), along with a group of film makers and development practitioners.

      You could know more about their work here : www.travellingtripodfilms.com

    37. We- Mana:
    38. We- Mana is a social enterprise that is committed to nutrition, especially the nutrition of the socially and economically marginalised. Uma R. Maheswari, alumnus of Azim Premji University, Batch of 14 is the founder of We-Mana.

      Follow their initiatives here.

    We look forward to welcome committed students who can significantly

    contribute to a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society.