TISS & Azim Premji Foundation Collaborate

Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Azim Premji Foundation sign MoU

Establishes Azim Premji School of Education (APSE) at the Hyderabad Campus of TISS

Mumbai- April 7, 2011: Azim Premji Foundation (APF) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the Azim Premji School of Education (APSE) at the Hyderabad Campus of TISS. The APSE at TISS Hyderabad will offer degrees and continuing education programmes, and also conduct research in the field of education. The collaboration will extend to significant joint work on curriculum, teaching and field work.

Azim Premji Foundation will provide financial support to APSE at TISS, Hyderabad, including for research, programs and infrastructure.

On this occasion, Mr. Dileep Ranjekar, CEO of the Foundation, and Member, Board of Governors, Azim Premji University said:
Improving quality of education must be one of India's key goals. We think this task needs organisations who have shared vision to collaborate deeply. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences is India's pioneering institution on social issues, and we are honored to collaborate with them.

Dr. S. Parasuraman, Director, TISS, added,
The Azim Premji University is a unique university focused on education and development. Our collaboration with the Foundation will strengthen both the institutions, towards the goal of improving education in India.

APSE at TISS, Hyderabad will be fully operational in two years. It will leverage significantly from the work at the other campuses of TISS, as well from the Azim Premji University, which has been set up by the Foundation.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Azim Premji Foundation are deeply committed to the cause of improving quality of school education in India. Both institutions believe that this needs the creation of a large cadre of capable and committed education sector professionals and experts, as well as pursuit of high quality research, relevant for India.

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