Heartfulness Education Trust

AICTE to promote emotional and mental wellness learning in colleges in tie-up with Heartfulness

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Posted on 26 May 2022
10:38 AM
(L- R) Nivedita Shreyans and Ramesh Krishnan of Heartfulness Education Trust; Anil D. Sahasrabudhe and Rajiv Kumar of AICTE.

(L- R) Nivedita Shreyans and Ramesh Krishnan of Heartfulness Education Trust; Anil D. Sahasrabudhe and Rajiv Kumar of AICTE. Source: HET

Students to elect credit-based courses and/or modules at UG and PG levels at AICTE-approved educational institutions
Deserving students will be eligible for research fellowships

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Heartfulness Education Trust (HET) to promote emotional and mental wellness learning in colleges.

The MoU was signed by Ramesh Krishnan, director of the Heartful Campus programme, Nivedita Shreyans, director of PR for HET, and Anil Sahasrabudhe, chairman of AICTE.

The MoU is aimed at granting the students, staff, faculty and counsellors of colleges, institutes and universities recognised by AICTE access to HET courses and programmes.


Students will be allowed to select credit-based courses and/or modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at AICTE-approved educational institutions. They will also be offered internship opportunities.

Deserving students will also eligible for research fellowships in Sustainable Technology, Environmental Sustainability, Contemplative Pedagogy and Consciousness.

“Our education requires much more beyond the existing curriculum. Besides theoretical and practical application, our students need to learn about their inner beings. The Heartfulness Practice is the easiest way to access the states of higher consciousness. A calm mental frame of mind and stillness of inner condition can help people achieve much more in life. The Heartfulness Education Trust will assist all the places of study under the aegis of AICTE in every possible way to provide the tools for the success both within and without,” said Kamlesh Patel (Daaji), Guide of Heartfulness.

The MoU also aims to establish Heartfulness centres at educational institutions to offer wellness tools such as Heartfulness meditation sessions, sharing literature and awareness sessions, and training programmes for faculty members, counsellors, senior leaders, and staff from these educational institutions.

Heartful Campus programmes are being offered in several colleges and universities all over the country by HET.

HET will also conduct orientation sessions when required for the educational institutions to help get an overview of the HET courses and programmes. The mentors or trainers to conduct the HET courses will be provided by HET.

“There is a new perspective to education now. Education must be aimed at bettering oneself at all levels. It must not only be gaining knowledge about the world around us and how to act in various circumstances, but also to understand the true nature within ourselves and respond appropriately. Heartfulness Education Trust is giving education a new paradigm shift and we truly welcome the academic evolution. Pleased to be working closely with them and looking forward to creating this new paradigm in education jointly,” Sahasrabudhe said.

HET may also offer its infrastructure facilities at different Indian locations wherever the AICTE approved educational institutions are situated. The facilities will include tissue culture lab, initiatives in the area of environment sustainability and research facilities at Kanha Shantivanam and retreat centres across India.

Last updated on 26 May 2022
10:38 AM
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