Shrii P. R. Sarkar
Shrii P. R. Sarkar,
Founder AMGK

Reports from selected

Ananda Marga Gurukula Affiliated Initiatives

Ananda Marga Gurukula (AMGK) envisions an international network of higher institutions spread over all continents, under the aegis of Ananda Marga Gurukula University System (AMGUS). The founder, Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar, also laid the foundations of service-oriented sustainable communities (popularly known as Master Units), which could serve as the logistical building blocks for a global university system.

The Global Neohumanist University System, in the form of AMGUS, can be considered as a world-wide federation of universities or specialized academies built on the principles of neohumanism, as enunciated by Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar. Woven into the academic programs of all AMGUS universities and academies will be the neohumanist charter of universality, upliftment of underserved communities, human and animal rights, spiritual development and sustainable lifestyle.

Thus, the primary vision of AMGUS is to contribute to the development of an enlightened neohumanist society. The headquarter campus of Ananda Marga at Anandanagar is where it all began. Therein was conceived the humble beginning of a neohumanist society -- a kaleidoscope into the future, involving a partnership in education for liberation and self-reliant community development. It is here that AMGUS hopes to develop a comprehensive university (housing all the faculties), in the decades to come.

Currently we have a few colleges and a number of Centers of Neohumanist Studies in various parts of the world. In addition, AMGK is developing faculties for various departments (education, yoga and intuitional sciences, agriculture/horticulture, economics, holistic medical system and healthcare, psychology, fine arts, etc.), that are offering various academic programs in varying locales.

Following are reports from some of our existing centers and affiliated institutions.

Ananda Marga College, Anandanagar, India

By Dada Svarupananda

Ananda Marga College was established in the year 1966 and in the same year it was affiliated to the University of Burdwan, (WB) as an undergraduate college with Science, Liberal Humanities and Commerce faculties. This college is located in the most remote corner of the Purulia district. Most of the families in the locality belong to tribal communities. There was not even a single primary level school within an area of 15 km. when we started Primary and High Schools at Anandanagar in the year 1963. Today one can find Doctors, Engineers, Teachers, Scientists -- all due to our Educational Institutions.

Every year hundreds of young students graduate from Ananda Marga College after passing University and Education Council Examinations and get job placements or go to pursue higher technical or professional education at different prestigious universities. This college has been granted special status in the University and the State for the brilliant academic performance of the students and its dedicated service in the neglected part of the State.

Recently, Honís Courses in Bengali and History subjects have been introduced which is an added honor to the college. We hope that permission to introduce Honís subjects in Mathematics and English will also be granted by the University of Burdwan for the next academic session. Currently 495 students are pursuing their studies in different streams and departments of this college.