Gu" means dark and "Ru" means light. So, "Guru" can be roughly translated as darkness to light, or possibly one who leads from darkness to light. The Guru is a teacher who guides the Shishya's (student’s) life or a spiritual mentor who leads the shishya from blindness or ignorance to bliss, wisdom, and enlightenment.
The Guru-Shishya parampara has been an inevitable part of education in ancient Indian culture. This involved the tradition of a living and learning relationship between the Guru and the Student (Shishya), signifying the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual bonding between them.
This strong bond between the Guru and the Shishya enables the Guru to become a mentor who leads the Shishya from ignorance to wisdom, and enlightenment. Guru-Shishya proximity thus is not only a part of our social order, but also a milestone in the life of a human being in society. The living science of education i.e. Bio Psycho-Psychic Science in our culture, has been long lost due to ignorance of the people in this era of modernization. The revival of this spirit and its practice in the field of education at all levels is the urgent need of the hour. MAEER strongly believes in the virtues of the Guru-Shishya parampara and has nurtured a dream of molding future citizens by equipping them with the latest instructional technology in the ambience of the Gurukul System.
This is the sole aim of establishing the project of Vishwashanti Gurukul, which is akin to an ashram on the beautiful banks of the Mula-Mutha river. Here, immense care has been taken to ensure the emotional, intellectual and spiritual interaction between the students (shishyas) and their respected and revered Guru.
A unique blend of the ancient Indian Guru-Shishya Parampara with the modern methodology of instruction amongst the state of the art infrastructure is the essence of Gurukul.
In the lush green lawns of Vishwashanti Gurukul is yet another abode for the students where they will feel at home. This is the boarding home which incorporates girls and boys from ages 4-18 years. Giving due respect to the Guru Shishya Parampara the students at the Vishwashanti Gurukul boarding not only learn academics but absorb life skills under the able guidance of their respective House Masters/Mistresses, Boarding staff and Principals.
Discipline at Gurukul
MIT's VISHWASHANTI GURUKUL, an IB World School has a comprehensive set of rules applicable to all the students. In addition, boarders are expected to be well behaved at all times in the hostel complex and abide by the rules laid down by the school authorities.
The Rules Laid down by the Authority are
Students are discouraged from bringing any valuables, money, etc.
Students carrying cash are expected to hand it over to the House Master for safe -keeping. As and when required, money will be given to the students and they will be expected to account for the same. This is with a view to encourage responsibility and prevent wasteful or undesirable spending.
An ethical code of conduct needs to be signed by the Students and Parents at the time of admission.
Ragging is not allowed in the school premises. If found guilty of doing so, the student will be expelled from the school.
There will be no bullying, smoking, drinking or use of intoxicating drugs in the school and hostel complex.
No student will leave the hostel complex, for any reason, without the permission of the House Master / Mistress.
The students must co-operate in maintaining the school building and the campus of the school neat and tidy.
Parents are requested to inform the House Master / Mistress, two days in advance,if they plan to take their child for an outing/weekend.
Information and services to support students (Library)
The mission of Gurukul Library is to provide access to information and services to support students and faculty in fulfilling the requirements of IB and IGCSE. It is our goal to help all School community to use all resources and services found in the library to its maximum potential.
Library has been located separately on the campus to facilitate a quiet atmosphere for peaceful reading and study. Students and teachers have access to a wide range of resources in different formats in order to meet their teaching and learning needs. Its collection includes books (fiction, non-fiction and reference), newspapers, magazines, computers, online databases, CDs and DVDs.
The Library is a place where students can: Borrow the books and other resources Conduct constructive and meaningful research for projects using the Web, databases, and print resources Find great books to read Unlock the research question Can get help in in citation, referencing and bibliographies Find interesting facts Vishwashanti Gurukul, now an established school in its 11th year has traditional library facilities which are better equipped than those at many colleges. Libraries have morphed over the years into media centers. Vishwashanti Gurukul boarding school library has the latest technology available, in addition to all the usual print materials. And they will have them in abundance. A 24x7 Wi-Fi campus aids in research study for higher classes without any restraint on the time of the day. Students can make use of this facility to help in their studies.
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Students get the experience to live away from home
as a preparation for life.
It's never easy to leave the nest. But, doesn't it make more sense to make the move a few years before college? Of course it does. Students learn how to cope with life and all its many high and low points within a community of their peers who are going through the same things they are. All of this is happening under the watchful eye of the HMs who, are by themselves experienced teachers and parents in their own capacity