As highlighted in the diagram above and explained in length on our Vision, Mission & Philosophy page, the 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 and doctoral research scholars. It is an essential ingredient for the University’s Values-based Integral Education to achieve its objective of transformation. 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. This helps students develop a wholesome and balanced personality, one where academic competence is supplemented with good character.
The Sri Sathya Sai system of Values-based Integral Education, mirrors to a large extent, the tried and tested ancient Indian gurukula system of education, of which the hostel forms a critical component. This residential component of student life is compulsory for every student admitted to SSSIHL.