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India: Consciousness-Based Education draws hundreds of thousands of students
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16 July 2011
Consciousness-Based Education programmes are thriving in India at Maharishi Vedic University and the Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools—both expanding and developing rapidly.
Maharishi Vedic University in India now has 70,000 students at 11 campuses, 701 associate institutions, and eight distance education centres. The university now offers 60 academic tracks including undergraduate and graduate degrees. The tracks include Maharishi's Vedic Science, management, computer science, arts, and commerce. By the end of this academic year, 108,000 students will have graduated from the university.
At a new institution in India, Maharishi University of Management and Technology, there are now 5,000 students at four campuses and 70 study centres. So far the university consists of one large academic building and an administrative block, and the next phase of construction will include student and faculty residences and a library building.
The Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools—the largest Consciousness-Based Education school system in the world—now have 104,000 students enrolled, 4,000 teachers, and 2,000 support and administrative staff in 16 states of India. This year, students and teachers at the schools have achieved recognition at the national and international level, and students have achieved highly in national standardized tests.
The Vidya Mandir schools have organized eight seminars for teachers during this last year, in which more than 500 teachers participated.
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