Azim Premji Foundation

  • Azim Premji, the philanthropist tycoon, sets an example February 23, 2013

    The third richest Indian, Wipro chairman Azim Premji, has done it again. Setting an example for the other billionaires in the country, the Wipro Chairman on Friday transferred shares worth about Rs 12,300 crore to his philanthropic arm, the Azim Premji Trust. This is the largest philanthropic transfer by any...
  • Premji transfers Wipro stock worth Rs 12,300 cr to trust February 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Giving more to philanthropy, IT czar Azim Premji on Friday announced transfer of 295.5 million equity Wipro shares worth Rs 12,300 crore held by certain entities controlled by him, to an irrevocable trust. The trust will utilise the endowment to fund, various social, not-for-profit initiatives of Azim Premji Foundation,...
  • Forbes India: the education of Minister Kapil Sibal March 11, 2010

    In 1893, the king of Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao III, implemented compulsory primary education in a small taluka in Amralli district. In this ninevillage cluster, children from the ages of seven to 12 were educated. This tiny experiment was a roaring success and was extended to all 52 villages in the...
  • Wipro shuffles top management; focus on green energy March 4, 2010

    Bangalore: Wipro Ltd made key changes in its top management to focus on education and green energy as part of its strategic initiatives, the IT bellwether said on Wednesday evening. Leading the change is the global software major's infrastructureengineering chief executive Anurag Behar, who moves to Azim Premji Foundation as its...