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ANDHRA PRADESH Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Ananthpur (Deemed University)
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Ananthpur (Deemed University)

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Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning
Established in Year: 1981

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed to be University), is a unique institution that pioneers in providing Educare - a system of education blending secular knowledge with spiritual knowledge. It is a visible manifestation of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's vision of education for human transformation.

"This Institute has not been established just to prepare you for earning degrees. The main purpose is to help you cultivate Self-knowledge and Self-confidence, so that each one of you can learn self-sacrifice and earn Self-realisation. Teaching you the University curricula, preparing you for the university examinations, and awarding you university degrees - these are only means employed for the end, namely - spiritual uplift, Self-discovery and social service through love and detachment...Our hope is that by your lives, you will be shining examples of spiritual awareness and its beneficial consequences to the individual and society."

- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Founder Chancellor


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 University hosts three campuses: Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Brindavan(Bangalore, Karnataka), and Prasanthi Nilayam (Andhra Pradesh).

"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.

In this University the medium of instruction is discipline. The first, second and third languages are love, service and sadhana (spiritual discipline)...".

- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Founder Chancellor

Providing Integral Education

The world today seems to be passing through a crisis of search for peaceful and happy living. Despite affluence of various kinds, man is still thirsting for true love, inspiration and trust. All nations across all cultures instinctively place their hopes of a better life and future on their children. More often than not, this hope, however well-intended, is without a plan for the development of tools that will equip students to usher in this change as future citizens.

This ultimately begs the following question: are we educating our children to be students who can reverse this trend towards self-degradation in every facet of human life? If today's students are to provide answer to tomorrow's problems, then the education we impart today is highly significant.

Right from its very inception, the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning has always believed in integrating ethics and values as the undercurrent of every subject taught at the University. Combined with academic excellence, the Institute provides a holistic framework of inter-personal development for its students. Its compulsory residential character trains the mind, body and spirit of the student in an environment similar to the ancient Indian 'gurukula' system of education, in the most modern context.

The Revered Found Chancellor always stressed: Education must broaden the heart; it must expand one's love...Fortitude and equanimity belong to the Reality in man. One must reveal this fact in every act.

The Deemed University designs a curriculum that is challenging, relevant and one that encompasses the Founder Chancellor's vision of Integral Education. It aims at developing students into competent individuals and responsible citizens with sound character.


The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed to be University) was founded on November 22, 1981, by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. It was recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, and the University Grants Commission (UGC), as a Deemed University vide their notification no.F9-11/81-U.3 dt.10.11.1981. This Deemed University has been admitted as a regular member of the Association of Indian Universities vide their letter no. Meet/Reg.Memb/86/97596 dt.20.4.1986.

The Deemed University which grew out of the Colleges founded earlier by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba at Anantapur (A.P.), Whitefield (near Bangalore, Karnataka) and Prasanthi Nilayam (A.P.), aims at imparting integral education, development of character being considered the primary objective of education.

Vision, Mission & Philosophy

At the inauguration of the Deemed University, the Chancellor made the following pronouncement:

"This Deemed University will not be imparting in Botany, merely the knowledge of trees in nature; it will spread the knowledge of tree of true living.

"It will not be imparting the knowledge merely of Economics; the knowledge of theistic ethics too will be included.

"It will not be teaching mere Chemistry; it will also unravel the mystery of Raso Vai Sah (the Supreme Embodiment of nectarine sweetness) — the Atma.

"It will teach not only the science of the material world; it will also teach the science of the non-material world. It will not differentiate the material from the non-material or treat the non-material as irrelevant to the material.

"We have decided that this shall be the uniqueness of this University. This will not be like all other Universities which adopt a few faculties and burden their alumni with degrees, which they can present as begging bowls while clamouring for jobs.

"So we have proposed that spiritual education be integrated harmoniously with ethical, physical, and metaphysical teachings in this Deemed University."

—Sri Sathya Sai Baba,

Distinctive Features

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning is redefining education in India and elsewhere in many ways. The Deemed University is widely recognised today by eminent educationists and educational authorities as an institution providing integral education, character building of the youth, and academic excellence combined with sports, fine arts, and social service.

Some of the distinctive features of this Deemed University are:

  • Spiritual ambience that pervades the disciplined environment

  • Lessons learnt through direct interaction with the Chancellor Sri Sathya Sai Baba

  • Integral education with equal emphasis on curricular and co-curricular activities

  • Synthesis of science and spirituality for societal benefit

  • Integrating values with secular knowledge through curriculum and classroom teaching

  • A curriculum steeped in the rich Indian culture

  • Awareness Programmes and Moral Classes reinforcing education in human values

  • Inculcating the spirit of self-reliance and service to society

  • Compulsory residential character of the Institute enabling translation of the lessons learnt into practical skills through experiential learning

  • Free education for all students, selected on the basis of merit

  • Open admission policy for all irrespective of income, religion or region

  • Integrated five years programmes combining undergraduate and post graduate studies for a systematic coverage and graduated learning process

  • Development of scientific research at the doctoral level relevant to the local and national needs

  • Exceptional infrastructure including a Space Theatre, International Sports Centre and Cricket Stadium, state of the art sports facilities and Multimedia E Learning Centre

  • Favourable teacher pupil ratio for closer rapport

  • Utilization of National holidays and important festivals for educational purposes and extension work

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Prasanthi Nilayam Campus (For Men)

Undergraduate Courses : (Duration: 3 years)

  • B.A. (History)

  • B.A. (Economics)

  • B.A. (Political Science)

  • B.A. (Optional English)

  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics

Postgraduate Courses : (Duration: 2 years)

  • M.A. Economics

  • M.Sc. Mathematics ( Specializations: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer science )

  • M.Sc. Physics ( Specializations: Photonics, Nuclear Physics, Electronics and Nanotechnology )

  • M.Sc. Nanoscience

  • M.Sc. Chemistry

  • M.Sc. Bioscience ( Specializations: Biotechnology and Mycology & Plant Pathology )

Professional Courses

  • M.B.A. (Duration: 2 years)

  • M.B.A. (Finance) Duration:2 years

  • M.Tech. (Computer Science) Duration: 1½ years

  • M.Tech. (Applied Optics: Fiber Optics and Digital Image Processing) Duration: 1½ years

Research Programmes : Duration: 1½ years

  • M.Phil.

  • Ph.D.

Anantapur Campus (For Women)

Undergraduate Courses : (Duration: 3 years)

  • B.A. (History & Indian Culture)

  • B.A. (Economics)

  • B.A. (Philosophy)

  • B.A. (Political Science)

  • B.A. (Optional English)

  • B.A. (Optional Telugu)

  • B.Com. (Hons.)

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Biosciences

  • Bachelor of Home Science

Postgraduate Courses : (Duration: 2 years)

  • M.A. (English Language & Literature)

  • M.A. (Telugu Language & Literature)

  • M.Sc. (Biosciences) ( Specializations: Biotechnology and Mycology & Plant Pathology )

  • Master of Home Science ( Specializations: Food Science and Nutrition and Food Technology )

Professional Courses : (Duration: 1 year)

  • B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)

Research Programmes Duration: 1½ years

  • M.Phil.

  • Ph.D.

Brindavan Campus (For Men)

Undergraduate Courses : (Duration: 3 years)

  • B.Com. (Hons.)

  • B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics

  • B.Sc.(Hons.) Physics

  • B.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry

  • B.Sc.(Hons.) Biosciences

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Postal address for all communication to the Institute is:

The Registrar,

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,
(Deemed to be University)
Prasanthi Nilayam - 515 134,
Anantapur Dist., A.P
Telephone: +91 8555 287239
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To contact the Directors of the respective Campuses (Pls note the addresses below):

Prasanthi Nilayam Campus (For Men)

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,
Prasanthi Nilayam Campus,
Anantapur Dist.,
Telephone (College): +91 8555 287235
Telephone (Hostel): +91 8555 287234
Email: directorpsn (a) sssihl.edu.in

Anantapur Campus (For Women)

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,
Anantapur Campus,
Anantapur- 515 001
Telephone (College): +91 8554 272567
Telephone (Hostel): +91 8554 273122
Email: directoratp (a) sssihl.edu.in

Brindavan Campus (For Men)

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,
Brindavan Campus,
Kadugodi P.O.
Bangalore - 560 067
Telephone (College): +91 80 2845 2329
Telephone (Hostel): +91 80 2845 2233
Email: directorbrn (a) sssihl.edu.in

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Department of Education
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