Anurag Behar - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
4:15 pm

The Essence of Education

Anurag Behar, Connie K Chung, Pramath Raj Sinha with Vishal Talreja


Anurag Behar is one of India’s leading educationists and social-sector leaders. For over twenty years, he has led efforts to improve education in India—from the grassroots level to national policies. A deep commitment to building a just, equitable and humane society motivates his work.
Anurag derives his understanding of India’s realities from spending almost half the year, every year, in some of India’s most remote regions, with some of its most vulnerable communities. Bringing his expertise and experience to bear, he was key to drafting India’s National Education
Policy 2020.
Anurag is the Chief Executive Officer of the Azim Premji Foundation, one of the world’s biggest philanthropic institutions. He was the founding Vice Chancellor of Azim Premji University. In an earlier life, he led a successful global business in precision engineering.
He is a regular columnist for Mint, Hindustan Times and other publications.