Program Partners

Agastya has achieved significant milestones by collaborating with leading institutions.


  • Defence Research Development Organization
  • Hubli/Dharwad Municipal Corporation
  • Institution of Engineers
  • Prime Minister's National Knowledge Commission
  • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
  • Karnataka State Innovation Council
  • State Governments of A.P., Karnataka, T. Nadu, Rajasthan, UP, Haryana, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Bihar

Education Institutions

  • Azim Premji University
  • Bangalore University
  • Cambridge University
  • Chennai Mathematical Institute
  • Exploratorium, SFO
  • Indian Association of Physics Teachers
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Institute of Physics, London
  • Institute of Social and Economic Change
  • ISER Pune 
  • London Business School
  • Mallya Aditi International School
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies 
  • National University of Singapore 
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • TIFR/Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education
  • Trinity School (New York)
  • University of Denmark
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Yale School of Management

Foundations & NGOs

  • Akshaya Patra Foundation
  • AXIS Bank Foundation
  • Cognizant Foundation
  • Deshpande Foundation
  • Dream A Dream
  • Give2Asia
  • Global Fund for Children
  • GMR Foundation
  • L&T Charitable Trust
  • MurthyNayak Foundation
  • Naik Charitable Trust
  • Oberoi Family Foundation
  • R. Jhunjhunwala Foundation
  • Ramky Foundation
  • Rotary Club Bangalore
  • Schlumberger Foundation
  • Solid Waste Management Roundtable Bangalore
  • TK Foundation
  • United Way
  • Vrikshit Bharat Foundation
  • Youth For Seva


  • Agilent Technologies
  • Avantha Group
  • BEL
  • Bharti Airtel
  • BPCL
  • Cairn Energy Corporation
  • Chennai Petroleum
  • DELL
  • ENAM
  • HDFC
  • Hindustan Motors
  • Honeywell
  • HP
  • IBM
  • iGate
  • Intel
  • IOC
  • IVFA 
  • Jain Irrigation Systems
  • L&T
  • Milk Route
  • Mphasis
  • Oracle/i-flex Solutions
  • PMC Sierra
  • State Bank of India - Bangalore
  • Synopsys

In Karnataka, Agastya works with/has worked with the following institutions:

  • Bangalore Little Theatre Group
  • Bangalore University
  • Bhageerath
  • Bharatha Gyana Vigyana Samithi
  • Children's Movement for Civic Awareness
  • Hath Mein Sehat
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Institute for Social and Economic Change
  • Institution of Engineers
  • Kalkeri Sangeetha Vidhyalaya
  • Karnataka Rajya Vigyana Parishad
  • Karnataka Science and Technology Academy
  • Mallya Aditi International School
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Prerana Parivarthana
  • Samuha
  • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
  • Shikshana
  • ShishuGriha School
  • Sree Siddaganga Mutt
  • Suttur Mutt
  • Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement
  • Vishala
  • Vision Group
  • Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra

HP Catalyst Initiative

Agastya International Foundation is collaborating with Hewlett-Packard on a new program called the HP Catalyst Initiative. The overall goal of the initiative is to create international collaborative “sandboxes” of innovation that will explore what the future of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can look like—a future where students use their technical and creative ingenuity to address urgent social challenges in their communities and around the world. The HP Catalyst Initiative is funding five consortia in 2010. Each focuses on a specific innovation theme for transforming STEM education. 

Agastya will lead the “New Learner” consortium which will engage formal and informal education institutions as they explore how to build a network of learning opportunities for students. The goal is to create new models of student-driven STEM + learning that are engaging, lead to higher school completion rates and promote “learning how to learn.”

Consortium Members will be selected through a competitive call for proposals, open to accredited institutions that serve tertiary or secondary students (i.e. schools, colleges, non-profit or non-governmental organizations) in 11 targeted countries [Brazil, China, Eqypt, France, Germany, Kenya, India, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States]. For details, please

If you you want to recommend institutions & individuals [as advisors] who could participate in the ’New Learner’ consortium, please email us at