Welcome to Centre for Traditional Education!

CTE is a non-profit & non-governmental organization dedicated to the field of Traditional Education. CTE is a registered trust in Mysore, Karnataka. We are a team of inspired individuals working with the aim of reviving Traditional Education. We believe that traditional education concepts, curriculum, and methodologies have a solution to the quagmire of complexities that exist in the society today. Researching, networking, teacher’s training, organizing parents, establishing model traditional educational centers and facilitating existing ones, are our core areas. Explore this pure and exciting journey!

Why Traditional Education?

Traditional Education is a hidden treasure. If a little effort is put into reviving it, there are great fruits to be reaped! Under modernism, it is rare to find candidates (students), sponsorers (state) and climate (society) to re-establish true education that Vedic tradition taught us. This calls for a mammoth effort at a great speed to catch up.

What is Traditional Education?

Education has been an integral part of human civilization. It has shaped so many generations for thousands of years and remains doing so in our present. However, the modern ethos of capitalism, communism, socialism, Darwinism, etc., have created an unsustainable environment for fulfillment of human goal of life. We believe that the root issue is lack of proper education. Therefore, it becomes imperative to not only look into the age old tradition of education but revive it for a sustainable ‘spiritual’ as well as ‘material’ well-being of the present civilization.

Traditional Education is student centric, decentralized at the teacher’s level, residential, gender specific, non-institutional in its delivery of the curriculum and holistic in nature. It not only takes material positioning of the student into consideration but caters to establishment of a spiritual culture into one’s character The modern system of education does not seem have the features of the Traditional Education due to fundamental differences in its goals, purposes and desired outcomes of the education. Nor can there be a patchwork possible by attempting to include aspects of Traditional Education into modern education program. Therefore, it is essential to adopt Traditional Education exclusively in its design and methodology. The scope of Traditional Education is for the students of age group 5 to 18 yr.

Traditional Education is, therefore, back-to-basics and holistic education, addressing primary principle of life known as ‘dharma’ (dharma can be translated into English as occupational duty along with eternal duty of the soul). With education and training of performance of dharma, other threefold milestones in life which are ‘artha’ (economy), ‘kama’ [fulfillment of bare necessities of life such as ahara (eating), nidra (sleeping), bhaya (shelter) and maithuna (family)] and ‘moksha’ (liberation from the cycle of birth and death) are easily achieved.

What is the role of CTE in Traditional Education?

CTE focusses on three key areas: Research, Networking, and Training. Our research and publications have been of assistance to many. We intend to continue the on the path strong research as the foundation for our activities. We are well connected to people who are involved with Gurukulas around the world. It is our continuous effort to expand our network and outreach. Training and consultation is the ultimate purpose that we are involved with. Our training sessions and courses have benefitted many stakeholders in this movement of Traditional Education. We will continue to conduct such courses and training sessions. Like our facebook page for constant updates.


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