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Azim Premji Foundation’s associate programme

Azim Premji Foundation to offer career opportunities for Fresh Postgraduates, MPhils, PhDs and Engineers

Selected candidates will get an opportunity to build a career in the field of education in rural India

  Azim Premji Foundation announces recruitment of 250 fresh Postgraduates, MPhils, PhDs and Engineers to join as Associates, leading to full-time positions in the organization. The Foundation has invited applications from students who have completed their course in 2016 or will be doing so in 2017. The purpose of the Associate Programme is to develop people who can contribute to improving the quality and equity in school education across the country. The last date for applying online is 26 May, 2017. The selection process would be a combination of written test and interviews.

Initially the Associates will be immersed in the realities of school education in rural India and will work closely with teachers to improve teaching practices, develop learning material for children and conduct research on issues related to classroom teaching-learning processes. The one-year programme will broadly consist of two components, teaching in a Govt. school and supporting teacher professional development programs. After the completion of one year, the Associate will continue to work on the professional development of teachers and head teachers in the Taluks (Blocks) of the districts where Azim Premji Foundation is engaged.

Aspirants with following qualifications can apply:

  • (M.A. /M.Sc.) in Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Kannada, Mathematics, Political Science, Physics or Tamil
  • M. Phil. / Ph.D. in Sciences, Social Sciences or Languages
  • Engineers (B. Tech / M. Tech) interested to work in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics

Sudheesh Venkatesh, Chief People Officer, Azim Premji Foundation said, “The Foundation offers an excellent opportunity for people to work in elementary education and contribute to a better society. Candidates with a heart and mind for social change and competence in their chosen subjects will find this a very rewarding experience. We are recruiting 250 candidates across seven states. This year, for the first time, we are extending the opportunity to Engineers as well”.

Proficiency in the local language is a must and candidates should be open to work at the Block level (Taluks) in the districts of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

Test Locations:

Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dineshpur (Uddhamsinghnagar), Gulbarga, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mysore, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Srinagar(Garhwal) and Udaipur

Associates will receive a monthly gross salary of Rs.27,000. For M.Phil. /Ph.D. candidates the salary will be marginally higher and will be determined during the selection process.

For more information and to apply online please log on to

www.azimpremjifoundation.org/campus or contact 1800 274 0101 (Toll Free): Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm (except on weekends & public holidays)

About Azim Premji Foundation : Azim Premji Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that is working towards making deep, large scale and institutionalized impact on the quality and equity of education in India, along with related development areas. We believe that any large-scale educational change requires significant and sustained effort over decades and can be achieved through working at multiple levels with a multi-pronged approach. Today, we work in 7 states and 1 Union Territory with a potential to reach over 3, 50,000 schools. The range of work we do spans capacity building of teachers, head teachers and other functionaries at the district and state level. It also involves work on curriculum, assessment, educational leadership and management, policy issues and advocacy at the state level. Our work also involves continuous engagement with education officials, senior government functionaries and policy makers at the districts, state and national level.

To carry out our work at grass root level we have Field Institutes in the capitals of selected Indian States and several District Institutes within these states, each having dedicated teams. The work of the field Institute is institutional in nature, recognizing that long term and consistent engagement is necessary for educational change.

The Azim Premji University established in 2010 strives to make significant contributions towards a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society by developing talent and creating knowledge which can facilitate systemic change in education and allied development areas.

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