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Sri Sathya Sai Values-based Integral Education

"In this university the medium of instruction is discipline. The first, second and third languages are love, service and sadhana (spiritual discipline)...
...Do you know why you have such a tight schedule in the hostel? This schedule is not structured by the Trust. Swami has personally structured this schedule. I have ordered the syllabus to be tight. Why is it so?
The minds of today’s children, if given time, will turn into a devil’s workshop. When the daily routine is tight, your mind cannot wander here and there.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
Revered Founder Chancellor
At Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, the development of a student’s character is just as important as earning degrees.
Bhagawan Baba has designed the system of Sri Sathya Sai Values-based Integral Education in such a manner that between the time an 18-year old student joins the university and when she or he graduates (at the age of 21 or 23) there is a deep inner transformation that takes place. This concept is very unique at the university level.

Sri Sathya Sai Values-based Integral Education

The diagram on above forms the basis of the system of Values-based Integral Education at SSSIHL.
The base is the concept of a modern gurukula that sustains all relationships and activities at SSSIHL. It is responsible for creating and sustaining the congenial environment necessary for the teacher-student interaction to grow and develop.
Adherence to discipline and appropriate behaviour are the two important aspects that encompass all interactions.
The five human values of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence form the undercurrent of all the dimensions of integral education.
These dimensions are: Intellectual, Physical, Cultural, Devotional and Service. The key activities for each of these dimensions form the basis of most of the time that students spend at SSSIHL.
The outcome of the system of Values-based Integral Education at SSSIHL are threefold. It prepares all graduates to be:
  • Spiritually aware
  • Socially responsible and
  • Professionally sound
Education must broaden the heart; it must expand one’s love.
Fortitude and equanimity belong to the Reality in man. One must reveal this fact in every act.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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