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  • Donate Now | Make learning fun! experential! and accessible! | Agastya International Foundation

    Together, we can reimagine the future of learning Donate in INR Your donations will be tax-exempt under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act of India. Frequency One time One time Monthly Monthly Yearly Yearly Amount ₹250.00 ₹250.00 ₹500.00 ₹500.00 ₹2,000.00 ₹2,000.00 ₹10,000.00 ₹10,000.00 Other Other 0/100 Comment (optional) Donate Make learning Fun! Experiential! Accessible! Agastya is on a mission to transform India's learning landscape. We need allies in this journey. Every donation to Agastya plays a pivotal role in transforming lives and shaping the future. Each contribution, no matter the size, fuels our mission to reimagine education in India, making it more accessible, engaging, and impactful. Agastya ensures that every donation directly reaches children through our comprehensive network of programs and initiatives. From mobile science labs that travel to remote villages to digital learning platforms accessible across regions, we employ diverse strategies to ensure that educational resources and opportunities reach children wherever they are. Your support enables us to bridge gaps and empower children with the tools they need to thrive. Unlock creativity You can also contribute in other ways : Donate by cheque/D.D in favor of “Agastya International Foundation ” and send it to us through courier/post along with your contact details. I.e. your name, address, telephone number/e-mail ID and PAN number. To Agastya International Foundation, 12, Varsav Plaza, Jayamahal Main Road, Bangalore 560 046. Donate by wire transfer through RTGS / NEFT/ IMPS Bank: ICICI BANK Account Name: Agastya International Foundation Account Number: 000 2010 60632 IFSC Code: ICIC0000002

  • Agastya International Foundation | Empowering STEAM Education Across India | India

    Donate Now 25 years of Aah! Aha! Ha-Ha! OUR MISSION OUR WORK We transform learning into an experience! STEM+ From Science Centers to Labs-on-Bikes, our STEM programs are nurturing budding scientists and engineers. Know More Innovation Experience the magic of design thinking through our Innovation Hubs and mobile innovation programs. Know More Art and Media Creativity and self-expression are at the core of our art and media initiatives, be it through photography or painting. Know More Campus Creativity Lab Spanning 172 acres, this ecological haven boasts of 20+ labs, teaching children science, innovation, arts and more. Know More Our STEM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Centers and Mobile Labs bring hands-on learning to underserved children. Explore our campus Virtual Tour OUR VISION To build a new world of tinkerers, creators, innovators, and solution-seekers who are humane, anchored and connected 25 Million CHILDREN 300,000 TEACHERS 23 STATES WHY AGASTYA MATTERS Experiential Learning We supplement school curriculum with experiential and phygital learning Scalable and replicable Our innovative programs are scalable and replicable Partnerships We forge impactful partnerships with governments and corporations Know More C Sushmitha "The kind-hearted and co-operative Ignators at Agastya would invite us to come forward and ask questions. They encouraged us to explain topics we know to our peers. Thus, our curiosity was satisfied and more importantly, our confidence was built!” Read More Anand Mokashi "I never used to study and in fact, had no plans of studying after my tenth standard. However, Agastya's classes inspired me and instilled in me an urge to learn more." Know More Seema Sheikh “If I was told that, we were going to the Agastya campus, I would not get sleep due to my excitement.” Know More Gowtham B “It was a ‘wow’ moment for all of us. We were fascinated by the life-sized science models, the Ecology lab, the garden in the shape of a human body, the hut in which we all sat and the Art Lab.” Sparks of change OUR IMPACT LEARNING RESOURCES From virtual classrooms to interactive material, discover the future of learning. wE-LEARN Our wE-Learn app makes digital learning accessible and engaging for all with its exciting gamification features, enabling self-learning. Download Now ACTI-LEARN ActiLearn 1.0 is a maker book filled with over 50 fun activities covering topics from STEM and arts subjects. ​ Explore Now AGASTYA VIRTUAL SCHOOL AviS brings real-life examples to the classroom, promoting frequent concept recall with thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities. Know More MYAGASTYA.EDUCATION is an effort to use digital media to take hands-on education to the masses. ​ Explore Now Agastya International Foundation is a non-profit organization running one of the world's largest experiential learning programs. TESTIMONIALS Hear from our supporters Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam “The lesson we derive out of [the Agastya] experience is that innovative and student friendly solutions are needed to enable scientific learning in the youth, especially those in rural and remote regions of the nations of the world.” OUR PARTNERS Stronger together: fueling curiosity and innovation. See More KNOW WHAT'S NEW Follow Us Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Investor and Philanthropist "The purpose of Agastya, in my opinion, is not to teach science but to arouse curiosity through the medium of science. When the child gets curious, he wants to learn." AM Naik Former Executive Chairman, Larsen & Toubro "When Ramji explained the van [Mobile Science Lab] to me, I said I would buy it and if it was any good, I would get L&T to buy it for every location. I felt it was good, so we now have 11 or 12 mobile labs." Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics “Curiosity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)." Tadashi Tokieda Stanford University "Agastya is managing to expand in a macro way, but within the micro level. This is mezzo.” AS Kiran Kumar Former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) "Agastya found the formula needed to ignite the child's mind, to help the child explore the process of comprehension and allow child to develop the ability to use such learning to creatively solve problems." Arundhati Bhattacharya Chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India Former Chairperson, State Bank of India "A truly remarkable story. Agastya’s journey is one we can all learn from - its mission is one we should all try and be a part of." NR Narayana Murthy Founder, Infosys Ltd. "I think the beauty of Agastya has been to leverage the power of experimentation to communicate scientific ideas. It creates the foundation to enhance the curiosity of children." Hayagreeva Rao "Huggy" Stanford University "What we need in society is more curiosity — the foundation of creativity, of searching and questioning."

  • Publications | Agastya International Foundation

    Our Publications Annual Reports and Financials 2022 - 2023 2021 - 2022 2020 - 2021 2019 - 2020 2018 - 2019 Other Publications

  • Our Programs | STEM+| Innovation | Art and Media | Campus | Agastya International Foundation

    OUR PROGRAMS Bringing hands-on experiential learning to children and teachers across India Agastya programs are delivered through hub-and-spoke model. Programs like Science Centers, Innovation Hubs and others act as hubs, creating central learning spaces for children. Meanwhile, Mobile Science Labs, Labs-on-Bikes, Dhwani, and other programs go to schools and communities, taking hands-on learning to children's doorsteps. Digital programs like wE-Learn embrace learning in the digital age, providing children valuable resources that are conducive for self and facilitated learning. Our programs STEM+ Innovation Art and Media Campus Creativity Lab Force Multipliers ​ Know More Mini Innovation Hub Know More Mobile Innovation Lab Know More Innovation on Bike Know More Anveshana Know More Jignyasa ​ Know More Dhwani Know More MediaArts Lab Know More Kala Kootami Know More STEM Centers Know More Mobile STEM Labs Know More Lab-on-a-Bike Know More Acti-Learn Know More Chemagicaa Know More Bio-Discovery Centers Know More Ecology Know More MediaArts Lab Know More Raspberry Pi Lab Know More Robotics Lab Know More Innovation Hub Know More Art Studio Know More Gurugruha Know More Ramanujan Math Park Know More Jhunjhunwala Discovery Center Know More Physics Lab Know More Library Know More Performing Arts Center Know More VisionWorks Know More Maritime Center Know More Acharya Initiative Know More Young Instructor Leader Know More Operation Vasantha Know More Agastya Virtual School How we work Agastya initiatives span the length and breadth of the country. In areas where children cannot come to Agastya, we go to them. Through an innovative mix of mobile science programs, STEM hubs and innovative fairs that are accessible and scalable, we ensure that no child misses out on the joy of learning. Hubs and Outreach STEAM and design thinking hubs are focal points of learning in cities, towns and villages across India. Our mobile outreach programs extend to remote areas. Force Multipliers From training the ignators to creating the future generation of leaders, our force multipliers amplify Agastya's impact. Digital Programs Agastya harnesses technology to create engaging and accessible digital platforms to enable immersive learning experiences and promote self-learning. Create hands-on learning experiences for the next million CSR Partnerships Donate Now

  • Our Impact | Quantitative and Qualitative | Agastya International Foundation

    OUR IMPACT From 'Yes' to 'Why' While our programs expose students to hands-on learning to spark creativity, curiosity, awareness and problem-solving aptitude these skills bring about five important behavioral shifts – from saying ‘Yes to Why’, from ‘Looking to Observing’, from being ‘Passive to Learning to Explore’, from being ‘Textbook-bound to Hands-on’ and from ‘Fear to Confidence’. Gauging the impact Our programs now serve over 23 states in India, with our impact team handling data from over 100,000 participants annually. We utilize an impact assessment framework developed by IIM-Bangalore, focusing on four key parameters: awareness about our teaching methods, curiosity, creative problem-solving ability, confidence and scientific knowledge. Quantitative impact assessment (2022-23) Sample size : 83,241 students Understanding of the concepts & application of the same Behavior characterized by exploration, investigation, observation, and a desire to learn more about new, incongruous, or unknown elements The ability to stand up and speak their mind, to develop a consciousness of their own ability and to demonstrate the same Our Impact stories Experience Agastya's impact through our remarkable stories of transformation. Sravani R, Agastya Student Pawan Kumar, Agastya Student Ms. Naima, Teacher Shiddesh Shete, Agastya Instructor Blazing Fireflies Read Now Rise of the Fireflies Read Now Transformed lives Read Now See other's research about us Read More

  • Agastya Volunteer Program | Apply Now | Agastya International Foundation

    Apply Now Join us and be a part of the curiosity movement Agastya Volunteer Program GET INVOLVED Agastya Volunteering Program (AVP) offers teaching and non-teaching opportunities to college students, corporates, and parents. ​ Our goal is to enhance the quality of education in government schools across India by providing hands-on experiential learning. Agastya Volunteer Program 10,000+ Volunteers Engaged 200,000+ Children Impacted 800+ Partner Colleges Why should you apply What will you do Who can apply Work in the Development sector Give back to society Experience the joy of teaching and learning Expand your network Teach science/other subjects to students from 6th to 10th grade as per Agastya’s pedagogy and provide experiential learning to children. Be a part of and provide your input in designing, strategizing, and planning of Agastya's programs and events Develop models and learning resources. Train children and teachers on their usage. Help us spread the spirit of Agastya through your network, by connecting us to partners and supporters. Anyone over age of 18.​ Corporate volunteers. College students Parents and enthusiasts Come join us and be a part of curiosity movement. Apply Now Hear from our volunteers Pooja Bisant ST MIRA'S COLLEGE, PUNE "Volunteering with Agastya International Foundation has been an invaluable experience, enhancing my teaching skills and offering life lessons from bright, underprivileged children. Their support and innovative teaching models have been instrumental." Gagan Maruthi GOVERMENT CITY COLLEGE, HYDERABAD In a remarkably short period, I achieved my dream of engaging students in scientific exploration. They thoroughly enjoyed participating in activities and conducting experiments at home, fostering both their enthusiasm and understanding. Sanjeev Kumar SEB ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES INC Volunteering with Agastya International Foundation is about sparking curiosity, nurturing creativity, and shaping a brighter future for children. At Agastya, we ignite imaginations, foster innovation, and build confident leaders. Every moment spent here contributes to a world where curiosity knows no bounds. Shreedevi Bagali B.L.D.E.A's JSS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION I found during my volunteer experience that my organisation skills allowed me to effectively help more people and made me happy because i was be able to help other people. Not Interested in teaching? Explore other volunteering opportunities! Apply Now

  • Our People | Changemakers at Agastya | Agastya International Foundation

    OUR PEOPLE Changemakers at Agastya Agastya takes great pride in the vision of its team which catalyzes the transformation of learning in India. Leading Agastya BOARD OF TRUSTEES VK Aatre Rekha Jhunjhunwala F Mahavir Kumar Alok Oberoi Rama Prasad (Ramji) Raghavan Prabhakara Rao Adhirath Sethi Vidya Shah Utpal Sheth HN Srihari See More Sastry Adiraju Chief Technology Officer Balaram Program Leadership (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) Malini Desai Program Leadership (Internal Training) Shrishail Dhanawade Program Leadership Venkatesh DW Finance and Accounts Rakhi Advani Gautham Partner Relations and Fundraising Dilip Kumar Gowda Program Leadership (Karnataka) Hamsalatha Impact Assessment Ramesh Hitnalli Program Leadership (Maharashtra) Sheetal Kataria Program Leadership Mukesh Kumar Program Leadership (North India) Mukesh Kushwaha Program Leadership (North India) Manjunath Program Leadership (Karnataka) Kumar Padmanabhan Program Leadership Aarthy Parthasarathy Program Leadership Nimesh Patel Program Leadership (Gujarat) Geeta Patil Program Leadership (Core Science Activity Centers) Syed Mohammed Peershavali Academics Babitha R Program Leadership (North Karnataka) Rajendra S Rane Program Leadership CK Rao Partner Relations and Fundraising Parag Sawant Program Leadership (Maharashtra) Subramanya Shastry (Subbu) Program Leadership Ravidranath Sharma Academics Selva Shekar Program Leadership Ramesh Kumar Singh Program Leadership (North India - Bodoland Territorial Region) Shekhar Subbanna Partner Relations and Fundraising Topaz Program Leadership (Tamil Nadu) Suresh TS Campus Creativity Lab Vikash Kumar Tiwari Program Leadership (North India) Umesh Human Resources Naveen Kumar VM Program Leadership (North Karnataka) Laxmi Narayan Program Leadership Supply Chain Management LEADERSHIP TEAM Rama Prasad (Ramji) Raghavan Founder and Chairperson Mahavir Kumar Co-Founder and Managing Trustee K Thiagarajan Executive Vice-Chairman Sai Chandrasekhar Executive Director Operations Hariharan Ganesan Executive Director Partner Relations Ajith Basu Chief Consultant

  • Anveshana Registration Form | Agastya Foundation

    Register Now Anveshana Program is structured around the following concept of 'mentoring': “Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé)" (source: ). Anveshana is a Science and engineering competition that will culminate in a Fair where the students will exhibit their projects/models. This Competition will primarily involve undergraduate Engineering students and underprivileged school going students where the students together will follow philosophies and practices of hands-on learning, research orientation, to make models based on Engineering-Science concepts. The Engineering Students will mentor school students in the creation of models while inducing knowledge and confidence in them. Engineering colleges will participate as teams with 2 members. The teams will select 2 students from nearby underprivileged schools (Govt. and Govt. aided schools) to mentor them to design and build models or projects around an identified social problem. The school students thus will be exposed to the entire planning, designing, and building process of the models and in turn, will get educated in the scientific and engineering concepts behind the models in Anveshana. Agastya International Foundation has been conducting it successfully every year in association with Synopsys India Ltd., from 2011-12 in Bangalore, 2013-14 in Hyderabad, 2015-16 in NCR Delhi, and 2018-19 in Mumbai. Anveshana is well received by engineering colleges in Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. About Anveshana Process Initial Screening of Engineering College Teams: Concept synopses based on social problems and related Engineering solutions are invited from engineering college teams for pre-screening by the jury. First-round jury process: The jury will evaluate the registered projects and approaches taken by students and select the top 37 or top 30 depending upon location. These projects will go on to implement their ideas and demonstrate. Screening, selection of Synopsis, and identifying mentees: Once selected the teams are asked to contact local schools with underprivileged status and to form teams with school students. They plan, design, and make the models while collaborating and mentoring the school students. Model Creation and Quality Check by the Agastya team: Students will create knowledge networks between themselves, their peers, and with external resource persons to create conceptual and methodological frameworks to create the models. Here, Agastya teams along with assigned senior resource persons (senior educators, engineers, etc.) will visit the colleges to assist the teams conceptually and in the making of the models while providing inputs including scientific and technological inputs. One of the main reasons for these visits is to ensure the quality of the collaboration and teaching-mentoring-learning outcomes. Conceptual - Technological advice from Agastya: Agastya will also help the teams to establish links between prominent institutions like the Indian Institute of Science, Institution of Engineers, Indian Institute of Technology etc. – in case they need any technological or conceptual inputs. Anveshana Fair begins: The models thus made will be exhibited in the Anveshana Science and Engineering fair where the teams will be presenting the same in front of an expert Jury for Judgement. During the fair, students display their research projects and working models and present their findings orally and through written journals to the Jury (mostly a team of scientists and educators). The judging process involves a series of interactions on the concepts, methodology, and objectives of the projects done by the students. Delegates attending the fair: After the judging process students from various schools and delegates representing various institutions are also expected to attend the fair. Delegates attending the event will include scientists and educators from a large number of institutions across the state Prizes will be awarded at a valedictory function – towards the end of the fair Prizes For Hubli-Dharwad, Amethi/ Lucknow, and Northeast Total of Rs. 60,000 First Prize Rs. 15,000/- Second Prize Rs. 12,000/- Third Prize Rs. 10,000/- Fourth Prize Rs. 8,000/- Fifth Prize Rs. 5,000/- 5 Appreciation Prizes of Rs. 2000/- each. ​ For Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, and Bhubaneswar Total of Rs. 1,25,000 First Prize Rs. 30,000/- Second Prize Rs. 25,000/- Third Prize Rs. 20,000/- Fourth Prize Rs. 15,000/- Fifth Prize Rs. 10,000/- 5 Appreciation Prizes of Rs. 5000/- each. Contact Us Our Local Coordinators Delhi-NCR Sandeep Yadav - 94673 96889 Vikash Tiwari- 96546 01820 Email - Karnataka (Bangalore) Bhaskar S V - 87924 79019 / 99866 27027 Dilip Kumar H K - 94808 87970 / 97404 04038 Email - Hubli-Dharwad Bhaskar S V - 87924 79019 / 99866 27027 Dr. Babitha - 99801 94450 Email - Lucknow/Amethi Mukesh Kushwaha - 98066 34173 Email - ​ Northeast Ramesh Singh – 79875 71006 Email - Bhabaneswar Mukesh Kushwaha - 98066 34173 Email - For More Details Contact Alok Dwivedi Mobile: 99100 30298 Email: Anveshana Registration Form Location* Hubli-Dharwad Bangalore Amethi/ Lucknow Delhi-NCR Northeast Bhubaneswar College Information College Name (Full Name) * College Address * Principal Name * Principal Email ID * Contact Number * College Website * State * District * Pincode* Project Guide Information Project Guide Name* Gender* Male Female Department * Designation * Mobile Number Email Next

  • Anveshana | Science And Engineering Fair | Agastya International Foundation

    Anveshana BUILDING BRIDGES TO INNOVATION Register Now What is it? Anveshana, our science and engineering fair fosters creativity, innovation, and critical thinking by bringing together engineering students and school students. It engages them in collaborative problem-solving, emphasizing hands-on learning, research, and practical application of engineering concepts, while promoting a spirit of mentoring. The fair takes place every year in over six locations across India. The participating teams solve theme-based problems, competing before a jury to pitch their ideas and projects. Know More 7,200+ Participants 6,400+ Ideas registered​​ 13 States reached A peek into Anveshana Register Now Join us and be a part of the curiosity movement TESTIMONIALS Ambassadors of Agastya's mission Our project done with Engineering College Student Mentors exposed us to the fascinating world of science and technology, guiding us through the entire product development cycle from ideation to deployment and marketing. The event allowed us to engage with some of the best minds in the state of Karnataka, providing a unique platform to network and build valuable connections. Sinchana B and Anisha Participating in Anveshana was an incredible experience that allowed me to grow as a scientific thinker and innovator. Being mentored by engineering students provided invaluable guidance and support throughout the project development process. Their expertise helped me to understand the technical stuff and improve my presentation skills. Mallikarjuna Nittali This is the first time in my life that I participated in a National Level Competition. I learned a lot about how to do and present projects during my project work. Priya

  • Career form | Agastya Foundation

    Name* Phone* Email* Position Internship Non-Teaching Volunteer Other Anything else in mind! write to us. Areas of interest Human Resources Media Accounts Program Management Impact Assessment Field Operations Other Anything else in mind! write to us. Upload your updated CV here Upload File Submit

  • Innovation-on-Bike | Innovation At Your Doorstep | Agastya International Foundation

    Innovation-on-Bike RIDE THE WAVE OF INNOVATION Innovation-on-Bike brings design thinking to middle and high school children, nurturing problem-solving skills, empathy, and creativity through hands-on activities and workshops. Agastya's ignators take the bike, equipped as a mobile maker space, to schools and transform them into dynamic hubs of learning, empowering students to develop innovative, user-centric solutions and preparing them for future challenges. What is it? 18 Innovation-on-Bikes 9,600+ Children impacted 4 States reached A peek into Innovation-on-a-Bike Get Involved Join us and be a part of the curiosity movement TESTIMONIALS Ambassadors of Agastya's mission This is your Testimonial section paragraph. It’s a great place to tell users how much you value your customers and their feedback. Robert Rose This is your Testimonial section paragraph. It’s a great place to tell users how much you value your customers and their feedback. Alex Smith This is your Testimonial section paragraph. It’s a great place to tell users how much you value your customers and their feedback. Drew Carlyle

  • Get Involved | Join us in our mission | Agastya International Foundation

    GET INVOLVED Engage, Empower, Elevate Be a part of our journey! Be a Catalyst for Change, discover your role in creating impact! Explore ways to join our journey of empowerment through education and innovation. Donate Be a changemaker CSR Partnership Build India's future with us Volunteering Reshape young minds Careers Create meaningful impact Volunteering with Agastya is more than just lending a hand—it's about shaping futures. Our volunteer programs offer a unique opportunity to make a tangible impact in education, empowering underserved communities and nurturing young minds. ​ Experience the joy of giving back, expand your horizons, and connect with like-minded individuals passionate about making a difference. Through Agastya's volunteering initiatives, you can be a catalyst for positive change, leaving a lasting legacy of empowerment and inspiration in communities across India. Volunteer with us Volunteer With Us At Agastya, we believe that experiential learning is the key to building an India of innovators, creators and solution-seekers. By partnering with us, you can help to make a significant impact on the future of our nation. Join us today and be a part of the change! CSR partnerships Partner With Us Contact us Name Email* Message* Submit Looking to make a real difference in education and society? Join Agastya International Foundation and embark on an inspiring career. Our innovative learning approach empowers underserved communities, nurturing creativity and critical thinking. We are looking for passionate individuals to join us in driving meaningful change and inspiring growth and learning. Come be a part of our dynamic team and help transform lives! Careers See Our Careers Reach out to us Head office Agastya International Foundation 101, Varsav Plaza, 12, Jaymahal Main Road, Bangalore - 560046, INDIA Campus Address Agastya Foundation Campus Road, Gudivanka, Avulathimmanapalle, Andhra Pradesh-517425 Email Us Call Us

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