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Holistic Education

“The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.”
- On Self-discovery, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran


Vision

Every learner is a countless petalled lotus and needs all round nourishment in order to blossom. Holistic education aims to provide opportunities to our students to explore the strengths of their mind, body and spirit. It aims to deliver activities and spaces subliminally supporting and building creative productivity to thrive and flourish as happy individuals.

Our vision is to create conducive environments for holistic development where with the help of skilled mentors, learners engage with healing and well-being through self-awareness- a special connectedness to all. We offer multiple choices of activities in the tracks of sporting skills, language and culture, dance, drama, and music, and proactively engage with an extended community in the vicinity.


Learning Approaches:

Holistic education caters to the non-academic capabilities in every learner that need nourishment through active and playful engagements. Supporting the growth of one’s self with attention to integration of mind, body and soul is the firm ground on which any sustained practice can bloom. Our approach nourishes the ‘learning-to-learn’ aspect of group and individual learning, through trans-disciplinary parallels, and staying connected as a community of learners.

This approach to developing the inner core of the learners is to make them:

  1. Self-driven
  2. Develop Learning-to-learn
  3. Immerse in Embodied learning
  4. Sustain Playfulness
  5. Actively nurture healthy Team spirit and Interpersonal skills

Program Structure:

The Holistic Education program (HEd) runs parallel with the level of study and integrates with the disciplinary Studio programs and the Foundation Studies, for students enrolled in both the professional as well as vocational programs of study at the Undergraduate level. Learners choose different tracks according to their interests.


Tracks

  1. Sports
  2. Language and Culture
  3. Performing arts and Theatre
  4. Wellness of Body, Mind, Spirit
  5. Community engagement


Sports

We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor field sports to follow the dictum of ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ or a healthy mind in a healthy body.


Language and Culture

Multi-linguistic competencies enhance the cognitive and mental attributes of the mind. We offer language classes in a bouquet of languages that include Vernacular, European, and Far Eastern languages taught by expert linguists. The proficiency level will be able to use them for everyday pragmatic use.


Theatre and Performing Arts

A wide range of courses in dance, drama and music are offered for anyone inclined towards the performing arts. They allow for the expression of universal rhythms through disciplinary immersion in a particular form.


Wellness of Body, Mind and Spirit

We offer courses in mindfulness supporting self-awareness, deepening focus, de-stressing and rejuvenating mind and body.


Community Engagements

This space offers meaningful social interactions with communities in the vicinity. It allows our students to offer themselves with ready capabilities to enable the growth of others in service.


Enquiries

For further enquiries, kindly email Nawaz Aman Shariff at nawaz.shariff@manipal.edu
or Dipankar Khanna at dipankar.khanna@manipal.edu



Football, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Football, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Basketball, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Basketball, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Trekking, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Trekking, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Trekking, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Trekking, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Trekking, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Taekwondo, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Swimming, Picture Credits: Padukone - Dravid Centre For Sports Excellence (CSE)



Squash, Picture Credits: Padukone - Dravid Centre For Sports Excellence (CSE)



Tennis, Picture Credits: Padukone - Dravid Centre For Sports Excellence (CSE)



Music, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Singing, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Singing, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Western Music, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Yoga, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Fitness, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Fitness, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Fitness, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Fitness, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Fitness, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute



Shooting, Picture Credits: Padukone - Dravid Centre For Sports Excellence (CSE)



Blood Donation Camp, Picture Credits: Srishti Institute