Syamantak’s "University of Life" is a center for experiential learning at Dhamapur village in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India.
Our education is related to our Mother Earth & nobody should be forced to leave his village for bread, butter & education. None should be detached from his Mother soil for the sake of keeping body and soul together. We had, in days of yore, excellent architects,super human, medical men,amazing space walkers, all that in villages. None of the great that time had to leave their villages. WHY NOW? We need not go to foreign countries or metros for higher education.
Syamantak is inspired by Dr.Srinath Kalbag,who brought life into our vision, his wife Meera Kalbag our beloved Amma connecting us to science and spirituality, and our greatest teacher, our spiritual master, Former Justice. Subhashchandra Desai, fondly known as Dadaji. His blessings is a book of wisdom. "University of Life" is a residential commune of students. A process of organic learning run by the students for the students. It may appear to others as vocational education, but is not. What we are aiming at is not vocational education, but education using real life activities as a medium. Students benefits from the way they learn things - by actually doing them.This is not something they learned in their schools or colleges. Our emphasis is on learning while doing in real life. We believe that working with your hands is what teaches you best http://syamantak.cfsites.org/