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Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), Prasanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh, India, is a visible manifestation of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s vision of education for human transformation. The institute was recognised as a Deemed to be University by the Government of India in 1981.
The university hosts over 1300 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programme students across four campuses:
For women students:
  • Anantapur Campus at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
For men students:
  • Prasanthi Nilayam Campus, at Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh
  • Brindavan Campus, at Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Muddenahalli Campus at Muddenahalli, near Chickaballapur, Karnataka
The university has a merit-based open admissions policy for all, irrespective of income, religion or region.
SSSIHL provides free education to students in all programmes of study. This includes waiver of all fees- tuition, examinations, laboratory, library, sports and medical. Programmes offered include undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and research.
"Education must teach a person what life is, and what its goals are. It must purify the heart and clarify the vision. It must prevent pollution of the hand, heart and head by habits injurious to the individual, society and the nation. It must promote virtues and raise the moral and spiritual standards of the educated."
- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
Revered Founder Chancellor

A Modern Gurukula

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning was founded to inculcate ethical and moral values in students. These ethics and morals form the undercurrent of every subject taught at the university. Here, the development of a student’s character is just as important as imparting knowledge.
This holistic development of students can only be possible in an environment that encourages the development of the student’s mind, body and spirit.
To facilitate this, the university has a compulsory residential policy for all students. The environment is similar to the ancient Indian gurukula system of education, in a modern context. Teachers and students live and grow together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and unity.
Most students typically spend between two to five years pursuing an education at SSSIHL. As a result, what differentiates them from graduates of other universities is the transformation of their hearts, not just the training of their minds.
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Self-confidence is the Foundation, Self-sacrifice is the Wall, Self-satisfaction is the Roof and Self-realisation is Life. This is the Mansion of life that one must aspire for.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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