LC Dec2020

Learning Curve is a magazine that targets primary school teachers, teacher educators, school heads, educational functionaries, parents and NGOs

It is an ISSN – and RNI – assigned magazine in English that is also translated and published in two other languages, Hindi and Kannada, in print and online. It is subscribed to by government and private schools, teachers, parents and gov-ernment officials across the country and is also available at all Azim Premji Foundation’s Field Institutes in the six states where the Foundation works. 

Our intent

Learning Curve started as a newsletter in the early years of the University to disseminate information about on-ground realities and to share learnings among teacher educators, teachers and experts in the field. It soon grew from its original intended purpose to a larger and more comprehensive aim of becoming a definitive voice on primary school education, which it is today. 

Learning Curve is tri-annual and is published in April, August and December of each year. Every issue is based on a topical theme or a fundamentally relevant issue in primary school education. It provides a platform for the expression of varied opinions, perspectives and stories of innovation; and encourages new, informed positions and thought-provoking points of view. The approach is a balance between an academic and a practitioner-oriented magazine.

The themes are varied and topical: Early Childhood Education (ECE), Inclusive Education (IE), textbooks, Teaching-Learning Materials (TLMs), innovative government initiatives, educational policies, and classroom experiences. We constantly reach out to practitioners to understand their needs and provide them with resources in those areas. 

Magazine sections

The magazine is organised into three types of articles. 

Focus pieces

The focus articles are conceptual writings of the chosen theme by experts in the field of primary education. These provide an in-depth analysis and suggest policy shifts and alterations. 

Work from practitioners

These are articles by practitioners working in the non-governmental sector who are contributing in various ways to support educational interventions where necessary. A look at their work offers ways and means for others to con-sider and implement. 

Shorter pieces

Finally, there are shorter experiential pieces that come straight from the field, our teachers and resource persons working with teachers, about the real engagements with students in classrooms and outside. These discuss successes, best practices and challenges with concrete, relatable case studies, instances and models. 

The team

The editorial team consists of members from the Foundation and the University who have a deep and extensive engagement with various aspect of primary school education.

Editorial team

  • Prema Raghunath, Chief Editor
  • Shefali Tripathi Mehta, Associate Editor
  • Chandrika Muralidhar
  • Nimrat Khandpur
  • Shobha Lokanathan Kavoori


  • Hridaykant Dewan
  • Sachin Mulay
  • S Giridhar
  • Sudheesh Venkatesh
  • Umashankar Periodi
  • Vinod Abraham

Since the year 2020, the Learning Curve has been engaging with teachers on a live, online platform. Authors who have written for the magazine discuss their work with a live audience on every first Wednesday of a month. In this live interaction, readers of the magazine, teachers and practitioners from all over the country have the opportunity to ask experts questions and seek their opinions on specific aspects of their work. 


We invite authors and readers for live, online discussions on the 1st Wednesday of every month.

Write for us

To write for us, please send a brief overview ( of less than 100 words) of your pitch in English, Hindi or Kannada to <learningcurve@​apu.​edu.​in>.

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To receive free hard copies of every issue, mail your postal address to <learningcurve@​apu.​edu.​in>. Please note that the mailing of hard copies is restricted to India.

To read individual articles

You can read individual articles from each issue here

Our latest issues are available for download.