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 3,314 alumni work across 500 locations across India, and many at the grassroots.
Stories from our Alumni
Creating society, the legal way
Meet Nikita Sonavane, co-founder of The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project (CPA), Bhopal
Bridging health and education, the nutritive way
Meet our alumnus Uma Maheswari, founder of We-Mana, a social enterprise, inclined towards seeing an expanded awareness about nutrition.
Pratigya empowers communities for quality education
Chandan Singh, MA Education (2017 – 19), is co-founder of Pratigya, Jharkhand
Building an inclusive and high performing school system
Sanjeet Prakash Rao runs Sandeepan School for students from economically weaker sections at Khambadakone in Udupi district, Karnataka
Never stop dreaming!
Our alumna, Madhuri Kamtam is currently pursuing her PhD in International Development at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.
Enterprise based livelihoods at the grassroots
Meet our alumnus Satendrasingh Lilhare, whose expedition for enhancing the livelihood of Bastar’s forest dwellers took shape into a unique participatory model called BastaR se BazaaR tak.
Alumni Stories: Part 5
Every year, student-volunteers of our postgraduate programmes shadow our alumni at work. This project that we embarked on in 2017 helps our students interact with alumni, visualise their future careers and contextualise their education.
This is the 5th edition. Enjoy the read!
Alumni Stories — Spotlight on our Undergraduates
An undergraduate focussed Alumni Stories, this new edition tells you what our undergraduates are up to after University.
Conversations with Alumni
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:
Rhea Kaikobad, MA Development 2017 – 19, Project Lead, Kolkata Sanved, West Bengal is a Dance Movement Therapy practitioner. She talks about the learnings for a development Practitioner at the University.
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: