IAAT has partnered with some of the leading thought leaders and researchers from around the Globe. A truly symbiotic relationship, both parties learn each other and there is a sharing of best practices, frameworks and knowledge.


Created in 2002 BTR’s mission is to drive significant student achievement gains through the recruitment, preparation and support of exceptional teachers.

As Academic partners, IAAT draws inspiration from the BTR methodology and original frameworks, rubrics and mentoring models.

The IAAT-BTR partnership continues to this date with both organisations learning & growing from each other’s experiences.

Jodo Gyan is a non-funded, not-for-profit social enterprise working to find workable solutions to the problems in classroom practices.

The pedagogy of teaching of mathematics at IAAT is taught by the leadership team at Jodo Gyan. As academic partners, Jodo Gyan has been involved right from inception, providing material and content for the teaching of mathematics curriculum and methodology.


NCTR is a not-for-profit organization that develops, innovates and scales teacher residency programmes to transform teacher preparation and improve outcomes for high-need students in USA. Founded in 2007, NCTR is the only organization in the USA dedicated to developing, launching and supporting the impact of higher residency programme.

Center Partner schools are our hosts. IAAT operates and runs all theory classes through a center partner school. Center Partners support the program by offering IAAT access to their campus and resources. In addition to theory classes, many student-teachers observe, practice and learn in the center school’s classrooms.

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The Heritage Xperiential Schools (HXLS), Gurgaon and The Heritage Schools in Vasant Kunj and Rohini are a leading group of progressive schools in India, with over 5000 students and 500 teachers across their three campuses in the NCR, offering child–centric education based on experiential learning. Freedom, empowerment and continuous learning are the ethos of the school’s work culture. The Heritage School, Gurgaon, is ranked number 2 based on the Education World rankings, 2018.

In its 7th year, the Heritage – IAAT partnership continues to grow. Over 125, student teachers have interned under the able tutelage of experienced Heritage teachers and program-leaders and have carried these best practices forward.

Residency Partners, are schools wherein only practice-teaching occurs. Student teachers attend theory classes at a center and visit the Residency school only during their practice days. Collaborating mentor-teachers are part of the residency school too and work closely with the teacher-educators and residents.


Kasegaon Education Society is a leading educational organization running 46 institutes, and providing education to more than 26,000 students. The Society established Ascend International School to provide individualized education, foster academic excellence and cultivate self-confident, creative, reflective, and analytical thinkers.

Starting with the academic year 2019 -2020, Ascend has opened up its classrooms to resident-teachers of the programme. As many as six student-teachers would be gaining valuable guidance and coaching from the experienced teachers at Ascend.


NEXT school is committed to making learning more engaging, rewarding and relevant. India’s first Big Picture Learning school, NEXT is supported by Marathon Group, a real estate developer in Mumbai, through it’s charitable enterprise – Ramniklal Zaverbhai Shah Trust. NEXT School aims to help students discover their passions and interests and unleash their innate drive to learn and contribute to the world. As IAAT’s recent mentor partner, resident-teachers would spend three days a week interning at the school, observing and learning best practises.

IAAT holds an annual placement event every year in January, and all participants are placed at the end of the event in schools and organisations across the city. Most of our students receive multiple offers, and schools find themselves in the unenviable situation of having to wait and watch while a decision is made and possibly lose a perfect candidate.

In an attempt to further its mission of collaborative practices and create a vibrant and committed community of teachers across the region, IAAT extended an invitation to select schools to engage as a Placement Partner.

As Placement Partner, schools are offered the chance to be a part of the student's journey - being part of the selection process to the PGDLT Program with a view to identifying individuals who would be a fit for their school as faculty. The leadership at the school are involved and privy to the candidate's profile and able to watch them grow into accomplished teachers. They are also offered the rare opportunity to train the new hire within the school for a month before they come on-board as full-time faculty.


Nahar Group, a leading Mumbai-based real estate developer, launched Nahar International School, in June 2014. Inside its sprawling 125-acre township Nahar Amrit Shakti at Chandivali in Andheri East, the ideology for Nahar International School is based on the paradigm shift of ‘Learning by Doing’. The school infrastructure is aesthetically designed to support learning inside and outside the classroom.

For the academic year 2019 - 2020, Nahar came on-board as the first placement partner in Mumbai. Nahar took part in and identified 2 residents. Selected residents would go through the programme at IAAT, practising & learning at the residency school. Their progress would be shared periodically with Nahar International along with the year-old portfolio.

As long as the resident fulfils all the course requirements, they would be guaranteed a full-time position at the school upon graduation.

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Every year, around a third of the teachers passing out of the PGDLT program, are absorbed by the school and are consistently appreciated by program leader, peers, students and parents. They also tend to grow in seniority at a pace that often belies their lack of years’ of experience.

In its first year of partnership (2019 - 2020), HXLS selected 5 residents. Selected candidates signed an MoU with the school, committing to work for a minimum of two years after Graduation at the Heritage Xperiential Learning School./p>

A registered not-for-proft, IAAT has partnered with various corporate as recipients of Corporate Social Responsibility funding. The support is typically project-based and has continued over many years.

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Tech Mahindra Foundation Tech Mahindra's social initiatives are carried out by Tech Mahindra Foundation (TMF), its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm. Since 2007, TMF has forged long-term partnerships with government, corporate and institutional agencies. working towards the vision of 'Empowering through Education'.

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NC Jain Foundation Mr. N.C. Jain, Chairman, firmly believes that the "...purpose of education must coincide with the larger life purpose of those being educated". Known for his philanthropy, he is actively involved with various social organisations, including I Am A Teacher.


Aakash Educational Services Limited Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) provides qualitative coaching and guidance for Medical & Engineering aspirants.. AESL has been offering financial support, in the form of a scholarship to cover the tuition costs of two resident teachers of ‘I Am A Teacher’ beginning in the academic year 2019 - 2020, as part of their CSR initiative.