Times Foundation


Times Foundation is a development initiative working towards equitable, inclusive and sustainable development in India. Our core areas of work include propagating literacy, ensuring health and wellness across social strata.


Chairman's Message

We established the Times Foundation, our CSR initiative, to address national imperatives. These imperatives have plagued our past, slowed our present and continue to stare at our collective future.


  • Times Foundation has been awarded with the CSR Leadership Excellence Award organized and endorsed by World Federation CSR on 2nd September, 2016. 

  • Congratulations, Smt. Indu Jain conferred the Padma Bhushan by the President of India on 12th April 2016                                       

  • SAVE A LIFE CAMPAIGN, CHENNAI           Times Foundation and Saveetha Unversity reached out to over 28000 Chennaites by organizing CPR SESSION. College students, various corporates along with some enthusiastic citizens came forward to be part of this initiative. TF Chennai has created a new entry with Guinness book of World Records by breaking the record of China which trained about 20,000 people in day.                                

  • INDIA SMILE CAMPAIGN, CHENNAI    Times Foundation in association with Saveetha University and The Times of India created a new entry in 2014 by entering Guinness book of World records for organizing oral screening camp and reaching out to over 101,309 students in a single daywhich earlier belonged to Colgate Palmolive, China with 70,388 screenings done in 2013.                             
  • Women Empowerment

    Times Foundation in its initiative of empowering women, with the support of Christ University, have come forward to support around 117 underprivileged women focussing on self-employment, entrepreneur training, soft skills and personality development, self defence, legal and financial know-how.

     E-waste awareness campaign

    Times Foundation supported the Self Employed Women’s Association by launching an awareness campaign on e-waste recycling by women through Happy Streets at Ahmedabad. This initiative encourages e-waste recycling thus contributing to climate change mitigation and ensures sustainable livelihood for women undertaking waste recycling.

     The New Teacher initiative

    Times Foundation and The Teacher Foundation has started its The New Teacher initiative, a 1000 hour full time, pre-service teacher education program aimed at  developing young trainees to begin a meaningful professional career in low cost private schools.

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    Upcoming Events


    • Times Foundation in collaboration with Decathalon Whitefield and OyePlay is organizing a cycling event ‘Svasth Life Geo’ on the 17th Dec with an initiative to create awareness on staying healthy by maintaining regular fitness. The cycling would be a 12 km ride, flag off at 7am from Decathalon Whitefield to Hopefarm and back. Enthusiastic cyclists can register for the ride using the link www.cycling.oyeplay.com

      Registrations would be kept open till 15th Dec.


    • Times Foundation and Christ University is happy to announce the “Teacher Awards For Innovative Teaching – 2016”. TAFIT aims to recognize and acknowledge innovative strategies tried by teachers in their classrooms. The teacher participants can send their nomination forms duly filled with the lesson plan along with activity or worksheet indicating the innovative idea implemented in teaching - learning.

      Teachers, serving Std. 6 to Std. 10 are eligible for participation. Last date for submission of nomination forms is 31st December 2016. The details for TAFIT 2016 are available on www.christuniversity.in/tafit or www.facebook.com/tafit

      For any queries, please contact us on 08042200000 / 42200400 or mail: tafit@msw.christuniversity.in
      All applications need to be couriered to: The Times Foundation, MG Road, Bangalore