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PHILOSOPHY OF SATHYA SAI EDUCATION
The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning is perhaps one of the few institutions in the country in the field of Higher Education which emphasize character building as much, if not more than, mere academic excellence.
It is based on Bhagawan Baba's contribution to the world of learning in the form of Education in Human Values as extended to Higher Education. The single golden thread that runs through the gamut of all the activities of the Institute - curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular, is that education is for life and not for mere living.
The uniqueness of the Institute lies in the academic environment being
suffused with pure Love, and the students being molded in a spirit of
sacrifice and service to the community.
Baba has been stressing that the end of education is character and that the true meaning of education is not merely knowledge, but knowledge in action. The emphasis is on purity and harmony of thoughts, words and action. Knowledge and skills are imparted in the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in an atmosphere of tenderness and intense love. The type of education provided here is education that ensures absorption of knowledge, accumulation of wisdom and an appreciation of the experience of ancient ideals of Sathya, Dharma, Shanthi, Prema and Ahimsa.
In the scheme of Integral Education of the Institute, it endeavors to combine through its awareness programs and thoughtfully designed curricular and co-curricular programs:
The major focus at the Institute, apart from academic excellence, is
the development of character, correct attitudes and values. Each student
is assisted to conduct himself in consonance with the highest principles
of humility and integrity.
Mere preaching cannot change the world. It is only through action and practical examples, in all-educational institutions, can the impulse for change be intensified. When teachers and elder’s practice disciplined and regulated life and when human values are fully imbibed by them, the students will automatically follow. Truth and Right Conduct should be adhered to with pure intentions. A righteous life leads to peace. Love is to be experienced in the depths of peace. Love should find expression in non-violence. These basic values have to be demonstrated in action and not limited to preaching alone.
The medium of instruction in this Institute is discipline; the first, second and the third languages are love, service and Sadhana.