Kuppam Campus

The goals and principles upon which the Agastya International Foundation was founded are a solid footing for success. Fast-tracking the organization on the path to global recognition and growth, however, was the acquisition of 172 acres of barren land amid small farms and rice paddies several kilometers from Kuppam in Andhra Pradesh. This land provides Agastya with a laboratory to study ecology and carry out experiments in education.

 

Children are bussed in for lessons in science, math, and art on Agastya’s campus, which augment the curriculum in the government schools. Agastya’s instructors have been able to improve upon their methods of educating children and to develop programs for training local teachers, as well. Camps are arranged for groups from schools in faraway cities, providing urban children with a rare opportunity to experience nature close up, in a rural environment. The campus also attracts teachers from private schools all over India, who come here to learn ways to infuse their own teaching with the Agastya spark.

 

The pictorial tour of Agastya’s Kuppam Campus (below) cannot replace an actual visit, but hopefully, will entice you to arrange a visit to experience it for yourself.

Location

The Agastya Campus is located 2,200 feet above sea level, at the intersection of the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, in southern India. This once barren tract of 172 acres is now teeming with animal and plant life, thanks in large part to the ecological efforts of Agastya and the scientists who have led projects here.

 

GPS coordinates: 12° 45’ 33” N, 78° 19’ 38” E

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s a wealthy child, small child, anybody from a poor background. You start a mind - a young mind - thinking. Why? It is uncluttered. Ideas can be planted. Start thinking and in physical terms. Get them to do things. To me that is the most important thing that one can really do.” ~ Bala Warrier, CEO, Manipal Foundation
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