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The Vedanta Academy is run by the Vedanta Cultural Foundation. The Foundation has been accorded the coveted status of a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Government of India. The Academy is situated amidst the picturesque hills of Malavali,108 kms from Mumbai, in Maharashtra State, India. Founded in 1988 by Swami Parthasarathy, the Academy offers continual three-year residential courses on Vedanta. Men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 are eligible for enrolment irrespective of nationality, race or religion. English is the medium of instruction.
The curriculum includes intense analysis of a range of scriptural texts expounding Vedantic Philosophy. The study is complimented by select works from English literature and poetry. The course also includes a module for training students in Sanskrit language and verses. On completion, graduates are awarded a diploma in Vedantic Philosophy.
The Academy disseminates knowledge through a scientific programme of study and contemplation. Encourages a spirit of enquiry. A liberal approach that enables students to apply these principles in life. The course instils physical, mental and intellectual disciplines for comprehensive development of the personality.

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