Isa Viswa Vidyalayam
The Isa Viswa Vidyalayam is an award-winning school implementing a holistic, experiential and integrated learning system by the name of 'Education for Total Consciousness’, developed by His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa. The CBSE-syllabus school is accredited to the Govt of India up to Senior Secondary courses. We are now in our 27th year of education, Education for Total Consciousness!
Situated in peaceful Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram, students are growing up under the loving guidance of their teachers, whom we call Gurumas. Classes are places of discovery and creativity, where lessons are never about memorization and regurgitation but about the true joy of learning.
We specialize in 4 languages -- English, Malayalam, Hindi, and Sanskrit -- and developing creative expressions of every lesson. Social work, public performances, and co-curricular activities all contribute to the school's vibrant atmosphere.
Isa Viswa Vidyalayam was awarded with the Indywood Excellence Award for "Best Innovative Educational Philosophy" in 2021, in recognition of the success of Education for Total Consciousness.
Run by the charitable Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust, Isa Viswa Vidyalayam welcomes children of all communities and backgrounds in an inclusive, holistic, humanistic learning environment.
We Believe ...
... that Education is the fundamental tool for empowering human beings to realize their essential nature, the light and bliss of Total Consciousness. Even in the classroom itself, this is achievable through the scientific methodology of Education for Total Consciousness.
... that we are all a part of our environment, family, society, nation and world, and we love them as we love ourselves.
... that teachers should be the embodiment of the Mother’s love, Father’s care and Guru’s knowledge.
... that students are perfection waiting to be uncovered, shining Consciousness yet to be realized.
Jagadguru Swami Isa teaching students
For a lesson to be 'well digested' by a student, it must find its way into their mind and body. Nothing learnt merely in theory is completely learnt; it must become an emotional or a practical experience.
At Isa Viswa Vidyalayam, textbook lessons in each discipline are made into creative presentations which the students perform each month. Mathematics lessons become dances, science becomes music, geography becomes poetry ... all in the talented and creative hands of the children and gurumas. Once they learn the lesson in this way, it becomes a part of them, and they never forget it!
International attention has come to the Vidyalayam since it became a place of educational research. Our system of education is studied by the Global Energy Parliament Research Centre. Guests lecturers from all over the world also spend time at our school, and students get exposure to a wide array of languages and cultures.
They also have participated in global meets of the Global Energy Parliament. Watch 7th grader Dona talk at the 13th session of the Global Energy Parliament at the Raj Bhavan of Kolkata:
Learning With Nature
"The best learning environment is in the lap of nature, whenever possible."
- Jagadguru Swami Isa
Swami Isa emphasizes a strong connection between students and nature. "To keep the body, mind and intellect actively engaged in learning at all times, the learning environment must be creatively designed," he writes. "The best learning environment is in the lap of nature."
Children flourish in natural settings, as it is one more way to realize that there are no strong boundaries between the inside and the outside. There is much to learn from nature, and about how to give back to nature.
Every lesson in the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam has an environmental component, where the students learn to correlate the topics to the environment. They also participate in extra-curricular activities like Fruit Tree Planting campaign, Nature Club and Agriculture Club.
Our System: Education for Total Consciousness
Our system of education, Education for Total Consciousness, was created by Jagadguru Swami Isa to help students understand the connection between themselves and everything around them. Learners realize that they are a microcosm of the universe, and that their thoughts and actions have a significant effect on the world, as the world has an effect on them.
In ETC, the students link the topic to themselves. This is called integrated objective and subjective learning. The ‘object’ is anything in the outer world; the ‘subject’ is anything in their inner world such as their body, emotions, intellect, ego, and consciousness.
One example of objective knowledge about water would be that the Earth is composed of approximately 72% water. Subjective knowledge relating to this would be that the body’s liquid is also 72%.
For education to be total, the objective and subjective planes of knowledge must be integrated. The core of ETC is to impart true and total knowledge to solve the conflicts in the individual and the world. We are proud of our alumni who have grown into loving, responsible, broad-minded, confident, and mindful members of society!
Not only is Education for Total Consciousness practiced in our school, it is now widely promoted by educationalists throughout India and abroad. Numerous features of ETC appear in India's new National Education Policy 2020, especially related to the holistic development of learners.
Learn more about how Education for Total Consciousness works on the ETC webpage or by reading Swami Isa's books, The Human Manifesto: The Global Education Policy for Total Consciousness and Education for Total Consciousness on our Publications page.
Isa Viswa Vidyalayam
Reg. No. OB0947119
Principal: Muraleedharan Nair C.
Manager: Sobha K.R.
Isalayam Lane, Kadakampally Road
Anayara P.O. Thiruvananthapuram 695029
Phone: +91 0471 2741533