Azim Premji Foundation to offer career opportunities for Fresh Postgraduates

Bangalore, May 15, 2017: 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 therealities of school education in rural India and will work closely withteachers to improve teaching practices, develop learning material for childrenand conduct research on issues related to classroom teaching-learningprocesses. The one-year programme will broadly consist of two components,teaching in a Govt. school and supporting teacher professional developmentprograms. After the completion of one year, the Associate will continue to workon 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, ChiefPeople Officer, Azim Premji Foundation said, “The Foundation offers anexcellent opportunity for people to work in elementary education and contributeto a better society. Candidates with a heart and mind for social change andcompetence in their chosen subjects will find this a very rewarding experience.We are recruiting 250 candidates across seven states. This year, for the firsttime, we are extending the opportunity to Engineers as well”. 

Proficiency in the local language is a must andcandidates should be open to work at the Block level (Taluks) in the districtsof 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 ofRs.27,000. For M.Phil. /Ph.D. candidates the salary will be marginally higherand will be determined during the selection process. 

For more information and to apply online please log onto orcontact 1800 274 0101 (Toll Free): Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm (excepton weekends & public holidays)

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