Oct 17, 2013
Students studying in Gurukuls and Madrasas are considered ‘out of school’. This is especially true for Vedic Gurukuls as the word Gurukul means ‘Home of the Guru’. This kind of education is the equivalent of being homeschooled but under the guidance of an enlightened being/master.
Though the government considers Gurukuls and Madrasas in a similar category, the kind of scrutiny and media abuse that Gurukuls undergo is vastly different. The case in point is the series of attacks on the Nithyananda Gurukul, the inspection and investigation done by the CWC, the counselling for parents and children that was mandated and abuse of parents who have their children studying there.