Commencement of SSSIHL Muddenahalli Campus

The fourth campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) at Muddenahalli (in Chickballapur Dist., Karnataka) started functioning from 1 June 2012. The men’s only campus hosts undergraduate students pursuing Bachelors in Business Management and Bachelors in Computer Applications.

During the Academic Year 2011/12, the Bachelors in Business Management (BBM)and Bachelors in Computer Applications (BCA) programmes for men commenced at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus. All men students of both these programmes have now shifted to the Muddenahalli Campus.

This University campus, set in the picturesque environs of the Nandi Hills, has an intriguing history. Spread across fourteen acres, the campus is set within the 120-acre grounds of The Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institution, which operates schools that provide higher secondary education to rural children from neighbouring villages.

Inspired by the message of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, these schools were founded by the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust in 1973, with Bhagawan Baba as the Founding Trustee. As a result, the Integral Education model of high quality education with character building has been practised at Muddenahalli for almost four decades now.


Declaration by the Revered Founder Chancellor

Even before the commencement of SSSIHL, on 6 November 1981 at Sathya Sai Grama in Muddenahalli, The Revered Founder Chancellor declared:

“Sathya Sai is establishing many educational institutions with the goal of rejuvenating the nectarine Indian culture, which can put an end to the unrest that engulfs the country today. Man slips down to the level of an animal by bad behaviour and rises to the level of God by good conduct. Right education can make all the difference in man’s life…By Sai Sankalpa, this campus will gradually progress to become a college, which will become a part of Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. It is Sai’s objective to establish educational institutions in rural areas and help poor people attain good education.”

Whilst laying the Foundation Stone at Muddenahalli on 14 February 2009, the Revered Founder Chancellor stated that, along with secular education, the Muddenahalli Campus would train students to spread the sublime message of Ramayana, Bhagavatham and the Bhagavad Gita.

This residential campus is fully functional with over twenty classrooms, a fully equipped computer lab with forty-five workstations, a conference room, a meditation room and a library with a growing collection of volumes. All of this is set in an aesthetic building amidst sprawling lawns, playgrounds and boundless greenery.

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, (Deemed to be University), with its headquarters in Prasanthi Nilayam (Andhra Pradesh) in 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 Deemed to be University hosts four campuses, which are at Anantapur (in Andhra Pradesh), Kadugodi, Whitefield, Bangalore (in Karnataka), Muddenahalli, near Chickballabur (in Karnataka) and at Puttaparthi (in Andhra Pradesh).

The Anantapur campus is for women students, while the Prasanthi Nilayam, Brindavan and Muddenahalli campuses are for men students.

“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.” – Baba

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