Meaning and Concept of Holistic Education - Holistic education enshrined in Bhagavad Gita and other scripts – India-centric Holistic Living - Holistic Development of the individual: Integrated development of Body, Mind, Intellect and Soul - Importance of Physical and Mental Health - Concept of Guru Shishya Parampara, Gurukul approaches of teaching-learning.
Educational institutions of holistic learning: Taxila, Nalanda, Vikramshila – teacher- pupil Rapport - Man making and Character Building. Philosophy of holistic education as propounded by Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore, and Madan Mohan Malaviya.
Meaning and concept of values - classification of values – value education; Definition, Purpose, and Significance in the present world – Value system, Salient values for life - Purusharthas: Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha; truth, commitment, honesty and integrity, forgiveness and love, emotions, empathy and ability to sacrifice. Life skills, Rational thought, courage and resilience, simplicity, tolerance, care, unity, inclusiveness - Concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the whole world is one family) - Social values, Duties and responsibilities, Peace and Non-violence, Scientific temper, Qualities of a good citizen.
Environment and Ecological balance; interdependence of all beings – living and non-living, Respect for nature, Environmental conservation and enrichment, Aesthetic sense.
Climate change, pollution, waste management, sanitation, biological diversity conservation, biological resource and biodiversity management, forest and wildlife conservation, and sustainable development and living.
Introduction to Ethics, Character, and conduct; Development of Morality – Instinct and conscience, Moral standards, Absolute and relative ethics - Nationality, Patriotism, Love to Motherland and Mother languages – Self-analysis, Out of box thinking, Attitude, Motivation, Goal Setting: Short-term and long term, Time Management.
Concept of Multidisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Education - Art of Critical Thinking at Multidisciplinary, Cross-Disciplinary, and Interdisciplinary Interfaces –
Concept of Flexible and Innovative Curriculum: Dual Degree, ABC, MEME - Credit- based Courses and Projects from various Disciplines - Creating Teacher Education Universities.