Anurag Behar

Anurag Behar Profile

Anurag Behar is CEO of Azim Premji Foundation and the founding Vice Chancellor of the Azim Premji University. He has been a vocal advocate for the critical importance of public systems, in particular the public education system. Anurag is also closely involved with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, a grant-making organization supporting not-for-profit organizations working on certain specific issues in the social sector.


Articles by Anurag Behar


Illustration of placards and fists raised

November 6, 2019
We shouldn’t expect philanthropists to fund activism
Since philanthropists are unlikely to fund anything that destabilises their businesses, building independent institutions can be an effective approach to create lasting impact.
Indian institution of science building

April 19, 2018
It’s time for philanthropy to step back into institution building
Decreasing government investments have caused a decline in our institutions over the last three decades. It is up to philanthropy to reclaim its role in an area that is critical to our democracy.
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