Our alumni are a valued part of our community. Their work after graduation helps us nurture our vision of a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society.
From the river islands of Majuli on the Brahmaputra river, to the urban neighbourhoods of Bengaluru, our alumni work in non governmental organisations, government and quasi government bodies, policy making institutes, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and small social sector organisations. Some of our alumni have gone on to start their own organisations, working with issues as diverse as running schools, providing employment to people with disabilities, to improving agricultural practices.
Over 3814 alumni work across 500 locations across India, and many at the grassroots.
Stories from our Alumni
Shipra Agarwal — Sustainability Facilitator and PractitionerShipra, M.A. Development, 2013 ‑15, is a Sustainability Facilitator and Practitioner. She is Lead — Sustainability Engagements & Zero Waste Offices at https://www.skrap.in/. She talks…
Shruti Ajit works on gender justice and environmental rights research and advocacy
Shruti Ajit, MA Development 2013 – 15, on the role of women in biodiversity conservation, and more
Education for the 21st century
Sheetal Harumalani, BA Humanities, 2015 – 18, is a part of an ed-tech startup in Bengaluru, providing education to students aged 8 – 18, that is relevant and fun in the 21st century.
From flatworms to diagnostics: Praveen Talari’s story
Nandita Jayaraj explores how an undergraduate research project shaped Praveen Talari’s (BSc in Biology, 2017 – 19) journey in science.
Pratigya empowers communities for quality education
Chandan Singh, M.A. Education, 2017 – 19, is co-founder of Pratigya, Jharkhand
Conversations with Alumni
RRR- Reading, wRiting and Research — Listen to Vikash Madduri, M.A. Development 2014 — 16, talking about his learning experience at Azim Premji University which he summarizes as the ‘RRR’ experience. He is now working as a GovStack Digital Government Specialist with the International telecommunication Union ( UN Agency).
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Shrishtee Bajpai, M.A. Development, 2013 – 15, is a member, Kalpavriksh, Vikalp Sangam and Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. She is a Researcher on Post-Development, Alternatives, Governance/Direct Democracy, Rights of Nature, and Environmental Justice.
Pravin Narayan Thote, MA Development 2014 – 16, is the Project Coordinator at Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA), Mumbai looking after the Gender-Sensitisation and Mentoring Programme among college-going young men in Mumbai since September 2017
Gubbachi is a bridge school founded by five alumni members of Azim Premji University, aiming to translate their learnings into practice by working with government schools. Know more about Gubbachi:
Library for All is an initiative where our alumni members started setting up libraries for government schools, to develop students’ reading habits. Know more about the Library for All initiative:
Visit the Alumni YouTube channel here