Azim Premji University aims to improve education system

Expected to get established in Bangalore, Azim Premji University (APU), is aiming at sharpening the existing skills of those working in education. Recently, the Bill on Karnataka's first private university was cleared by the Assembly. B S Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister, supported the Bill saying that it'll realize Premji's vision of contributing to quality universal education.

The university is driven by the foundation's vision to contribute towards a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society, help with systemic reforms and improve the education system. The university will offer long-term programmes (1-5 years) and short-term programmes. They will focus (in the first phase) on education and allied fields. The programmes will offer in-depth exposure, learning and research in areas like pedagogical methods, education technology, education management and child development. A residential campus is also on foundation's plan to enable community development.