Venu Narayan

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Education


Venu has over thirty years of experience in school and higher education. He has been associated with Azim Premji Foundation from 2009 and was a member of the core group that worked together to establish the University. In January 2014 he took over as the Director of the School of Arts and Sciences and helped establish the undergraduate programme. He has also been a member of the Academic Council from the beginning. He is currently the Chief Academic Officer of the University.

He is interested in the role and impact of existing global economic and financial systems on issues of poverty, development and sustainability.