Exploration beyond the classroom

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Campus Life

At Azim Premji University, we believe that learning is a process that extends beyond the classroom.

You will have the chance to build meaningful relationships and learn to live with people who come from different places and backgrounds. Our vibrant campus always has something to do. 

Katha 5.0 | Tales of the World Through Dance Forms

Katha 5.0, the 5th edition of Azim Premji University’s annual dance recital event, was all about grace, elegance, and exuberance. This year’s theme was Tales of the World Through Dance Forms” which saw an unforgettable celebration of dance styles from across the globe, encouraging the fusion of tradition and modernity, to create a unique storytelling experience. 

The narrative line-up saw performances of folk dance from Rajasthan, stories from mythology, folk geet in Punjabi, musicals, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, bollywood magic and so much more. 

Watch the video to witness the magic of storytelling and dancing merging together to create performances that are bound to leave you mesmerized and wanting for more:

Cricket 2024: The Ultimate Showdown

Know more about the greatest cricketing clash of this semester: The 10th edition of the students and members match here.

Unmukt 2024

When the Tiger Biscuits met the Faded Lungis, the entire amphitheatre was washed in a wave of music. There was a heavy downpour of ragas, jazz, Bollywood pop, Rap, rock and roll. Language barriers never stood a chance as the entire audience danced and sang to the multilingual buffet offered by the bands!

Author on Campus | Creative Writing with Vivek Shanbhag 

The students of the Writing for the Public course as part of the BA in English programme at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru were all ears during a creative writing session by Vivek Shanbhag, story writer, novelist, and playwright in Kannada. 

He has authored nine works of fiction and three plays, all of which have been published in Kannada. His works have been translated into English and several other Indian languages. His book Ghachar Ghochar was included by The New York Times in their listing of the best books of 2017 and it was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award.

Glimpses of Yakshagana Performance — The Slaying of Abhimanyu

Presented by Theatre Yaksha from Udupi at the Amphitheatre, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, this unique performance explores the poignant story of child hero Abhimanyu, whose brutal killing on the treacherous battlefield is one of the most tragic moments of the epic Mahabharata. The colourful and energetic performance brings to life the world of mythology while at the same time reminding us of the contemporary concerns about war and its victims. 

A day at Azim Premji University

Stories from the campus

World Environment Day celebration

We celebrated World Environment Day from 1 – 5 June 2023 with a collective aim to increase awareness about the environment and work towards a sustainable future. 

Check out the glimpses of the campaign where members of the University took a pledge to save our forests:

Creative Expressions

We all relate to the world not only through intellect but also with our bodies and creative abilities. The Creative Expressions course at Azim Premji University is a set of courses and workshops, where you will explore aesthetic, physical, and expressive traditions. 

Students choose workshops in art, music, theatre, dance, and sports or fitness. They will develop a guided self-study and choose to learn a sport, art, or craft. You could make a performance, produce a piece of work or build a portfolio.

At the end of the Creative Expressions course, the students put up a Mela for the University Community. Here, noted artist Suresh Kumar introduces the recent CRX Mela put up at the campus.

Celebrating Colours of Different Abilities

The University celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 6 December 2022 with a theme that stands very close to the mission and vision of Azim Premji University, i.e., Transformative solutions for inclusive development: The role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world.