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University of Life

A Center for Sustainable Living, Long Life & Experiential Learning   

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Innovating education - Euronews "Learning world" in association with WISE (World innovation summit for education) an initiative of Qatar Foundation


Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi (remake of To night's the night)  - Documentary made by BBC production on "University of Life" aired on Star plus, 13th December,2015 on Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi hosted Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.Watch the Full show on Hotstar 



A Day in the life of Syamantak (30 min) : This film was done on live on the progress of “school without walls”. All filming was done in a non-invasive style with no scripts and rehearsals. Prof. Rahat Yusuft has been an independent film maker since 1987. He was appointed Professor and Head of Department of Film Direction and Screen writing at the film and TV institute at Pune. He has awards for cinematic excellence from Toronto, Karlovi Veri and Cascrow. He also has two National Awards in 1991 for best film on environment. His films have been screened in the prestigious “Spectrum India” during the International Film Festival of India at New Delhi and at the Beirut International Film Festival in 1997.You can watch the film online on the Culture unplugged foundation website:-www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1604/A-Day-In-The-Life-of-Syamantak 





Real life education : Learning through observation is much more important than learning from books. One has to learn certain things from books but learning through what you see, hear and feel do brings great sense of sensitivity. Learning must be experienced. If 90% of our population lives by the hand alone, then it is better for us to reach the head through the hand. We must adopt the "learning by doing" approach. It is also our experience that working with hands stimulates thinking. 


Memories 2007_08 : Memories of our first batch (2007-08) of University of Life formerly known as School Without Walls.



Memories 2009_10 : Retreat 2009  .



ABSTRACT : Syamantak

Presented at a National Level workshop on "Network and Linkages among The Indian Universities" held at ICSSR, J.P.Naik Bhavan, University of Mumbai. 




Slide show on successful construction and functioning of ferrocement biogas which runs on cow dung & human excreta.