Mayapur Institute employs an aims-driven (as opposed to content-driven) approach to studying sastra developed by Vaishnava Training and Education which stresses on application of sastric theories. Along with the traditional teaching approach, many modern techniques like involving the students in group discussions, role plays and various other exercises are emloyed by which the subject matter is churned thoroughly and the students develop better understanding
Teaching Methodology at Mayapur Institute
At MI, we employ Vaishnava Training and Education method of teaching. Unique feature
of this method is that it stresses on the application of sastric theories
There are three broad stages to any learning process.
Hearing knowledge from the
Gaining an intellectual
understanding by reflecting on
what is learned
Realisation and application in
what the student will know
what the student will be able
How the student will be
All learning falls within these three categories
Seven purposes of ISKCON – Purpose No. -1
To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge
to society at large and to educate all peoples in
the techniques of spiritual life in order to check
the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real
unity and peace in the world.
To facilitate a systematic, Krishna-conscious education, Mayapur Institute employs an aims-driven (as
opposed to content-driven) approach to studying sastra developed by VTE.
Facilitation means …
Facilitation = the action of facilitating something, To make easy
Achievement of ….
– Theory / Understanding
– Practical ability
– Appropriate attitudes
Different teaching methods are chosen for the different
categories of knowledge, skills and values
At MI, the thrust of education is on developing character and philosophical realization
Aims-driven approach to studying sastra
At Mayapur Institute we employ aims-driven (as opposed to content-driven) approach to studying sastra
developed by VTE., Each courses are based on a set of Aims and Objectives and proper Assessment
methods to measure the learning.
The courses at MI have a number of distinguishing features, based on sound and explicit educational
principles and a well-articulated methodology.
It thus goes beyond memorisation and intellectual understanding, to explicitly promote students’
application of knowledge, their development of appropriate values, and, ultimately, personal realisation.
In ‘content-driven’ approach, teachers remain more concerned about what is taught rather than why
they are teaching in the first place. It is essential to have clearly focused aims without which we will
undoubtedly run into difficulties, such as leaning excessively towards knowledge-transmission. This will
result in the marginalisation of skills and values as observed in material education.
At MI, we use
methods of teaching.
Its unique feature is
that it stresses on
application of sastric
Experiential Learning is
particularly powerful in
the development of
skills of all kinds, like
skills, technical skills,
and in the enhancement
of personal awareness.
enhancing student involvement and learning experience
Different facilitation skills are used to enhance the student’s learning experience
Working in pairs
The courses will have breaks in between with Navadvipa-dhama Parikrama. With this enriching experience not only will you get transcendental breaks and deep satisfaction of your
heart, but you will also enter more deeply into your relationship with Navadvipa-dhama and with the Vaisnavas who are revealing the dhama.
“Srila Prabhupada worked hard and
wrote these books by staying awake all
night so that we would read these books
and become perfect in our lives. The
Mayapur Institute is imparting practical
understanding of the scriptures through
workshops, dramas, group-work,
debates, etc. as part of every course.
This way it is fun and you learn!”
“…IT IS FUN AND YOU LEARN!”