What are habits?

When we talk of habits, we often fail to recognize the habits we have picked up through the journey of civilization. If we look at habits as of 3 types, then we can understand this.

The first type is biological – these habits are of the nature that apply to our repetitive response to input through our 5 senses and what we know as instinct. The moment the brain starts to process the data, when we start to name it, conditioning takes over.

The second type is physical – This includes all things in our environment, the materials with shape and form. We have words that encompass the description so that as soon as we say the word, the thing is in our consciousness. This habit of automatically converting elements of our environment into words, and then assuming we understand it, may lead to the fallacy of over-simplification, and the disinclination to view anything as it is.

The third type of habit is psychological – our minds process information in the context of memory. Which means everything we think is actually based in a past that is not existing. We accumulate experiences and consign them to memory, which then constructs our perceptions and our prejudices. Our beliefs, our knowledge, our values are all part of this psychological habit, which we consider as a truth, but which in reality is an illusion, a figment of our imagination.

Education needs to help each generation break these psychological habits and encourage the development of real intelligence, that which is present and sees everything afresh.

What is BCG

With a rich history in education spanning 30 years, the Bombay Cambridge Gurukul schools have sent out more than 20,000 students who continue to do us proud. We have had more than 2,000 teachers work with us, some of whom, enriched by their experience, hold important posts in Education and carry forward the BCG legacy.

During this journey, BCG has made significant contributions to prestigious institutions such as UNICEF, Maharashtra government, TISS, Mumbai University, SNDT, and several schools and colleges across the country.

We have been forerunners for student-sensitive education, and introduced concepts which are now being applied in schools across the state and parts of the country. Some of these concepts include: no examinations and competitions till the age of 10; computer education; worksheets; counseling and remedial facilities; 100% participation; HRD in Education; etc.

Our students are a testimony to our success!

“BCG is a philosophy, an idea. It aims to integrate all of human knowledge to create an environment that builds future generation.”

Why Cambridge?

Over the years, much research has been done on education. Teaching has been the subject of interest for scientists, educators, psychologists, industrialists, politicians, artists, writers – almost every field – since education is the base of all disciplines.

‘Cambridge’, in Bombay Cambridge Gurukul, is an acknowledgement of the logical, rational, and scientific nature of education.

The Universe is in complete order. All things in Nature follow the laws of the Universe without exception. Man, on the other hand, has defied and defiled all laws of Nature, to the extent of destroying the Earth and its resources and itself.

Education has the responsibility to restore this disorder, and provide for students an environment that helps them be rational, resourceful, and responsible.

Why Gurukul?

Ancient Indian education has been studied by experts all over the world. And all our ancient texts contain the wisdom of the process of learning. Education has been linked by all saints and wise men as being the road to the ultimate goal of life, which is liberation, complete freedom from self.

The ‘Gurukul’ in Bombay Cambridge Gurukul, is an acknowledgement to the value of this wisdom. Sa vidya ya vimukte.

Ultimately, the fate of humanity rests on our awareness of how the relationships between humans affect the relationship of mankind with the universe. The values of compassion, cooperation, creativity and generosity, reflect courage and confidence are central to the Gurukul philosophy. All humans are one, and if we were to understand that, we would have the sensitivity to be kinder, more generous, and more forgiving.