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58 Students to Graduate with MUM Degrees in South Africa

Last weekend Maharishi Invincibility Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa, held ceremonies for their graduating students, with 58 expected to earn bachelor’s degrees in business from MUM by June graduation on campus, bringing the total number of MUM degrees awarded to MII students to 235.

Students at MII enroll in MUM courses during their third and fourth years of undergraduate work, receiving live lectures from MUM faculty via the internet.

“They really appreciate the education they are receiving from MUM faculty,” said Morad Malekghassemi, MUM’s director of the international business program. “Many of them have written to me to express their appreciation. Our faculty work hard to understand the students’ needs and to ensure that they are grasping the content of the lectures.”

The ceremony last weekend also included 35 students who had received an MBA or a post-graduate diploma from MUM in the past four years.

All the students at MII practice both the Transcendental Meditation® technique and TM-Sidhi® program.

Mr. Malekghassemi said that enrollment continues to increase at MII, since it’s one of the few low-cost institutions of higher education in South Africa. Another 55 students are expected to graduate with MUM business degrees in December, and another 85 have registered with MUM in recent months and have begun taking MUM classes.

Further, he anticipates that an additional 120–150 will enroll with MUM within the next year.

“On behalf of the graduating students and the country of South Africa, we are deeply grateful to the wonderful and dedicated faculty of MUM,” said Taddy Blecher, CEO of Maharishi Invincibility Institute. “They have given our students knowledge for a lifetime of success, through the profound system of Consciousness-Based(SM) education brought by our shared founder Maharishi. Most of the graduates are already placed in jobs.”

The students at MII are from 17 countries across Africa.

MUM professor Gabriel Akura traveled from MII to preside over the recent graduation.

Source: The Review, Vol. 32, #14, May 3, 2017, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA

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How an idiot became an actuary


Taddy Blecher, Director of Maharishi Institute, Johannesburg:

“The future of education is around this concept of mass personalisation, which is about education getting down to the level of every individual (their wants, needs, skills, abilities, talent, etc)…and education does not do that today.” …

One thing Blecher picked up from this was the art of meditation, which he says transformed how his mind worked.

“I went from not being able to concentrate at all, to being able to study for 14 hours on end,” he explains. “My mind was alive.”

He went on to take the rest of his actuarial exams (taking six in one year, which was unheard of), passed them all, and even got the top Honours mark in the country.

“My professor came to me and said: how did an idiot like you become an actuary?” …

Read full article: http://www.moneyweb.co.za/in-depth/watch-how-an-idiot-became-an-actuary/


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meditating students in johannesburg

Group practice of Transcendental Meditation at the Maharishi Institute, Johannesburg

John de Jager, Taddy Blecher, and Richard Peycke, Directors of Maharishi Institute Johannesburg

Taddy Blecher, Richard Peycke, and John de Jager, founded and are directing the Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa – another coherence creating group.

The following info is taken from their website:

“The Maharishi Institute was created in 2007 to make tertiary education accessible to all through providing funding for education programs, to showcase South Africa as a leading innovator in education provision, and support the worldwide breakthrough of Consciousness-Based Education.

The Maharishi Institute facilitates the financial, technological, and infrastructural assistance for students who wish to enrol with our accredited partner providers.

The Maharishi Institute does not offer its own educational qualifications and is not a private higher educational institution. Please read more about Maharishi Institute’s approach to supporting external academic programmes from partner providers here. Maharishi Institute runs experiential learning programmes to give young people work experience.

Maharishi Institute supports students’ intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. We offer a loving, supportive, and nurturing environment in which every student naturally rises to develop their full innate potential.”