With an aim of providing a basic modern education along with the traditional monastic education, Sera Mey Thoesam School was founded in 1980. Students here study the same text books as taught in all other modern schools in India, on top of Tibetan Grammar and History. In the morning they memorize the monastic prayers and root texts of classical treatises. The school is registered under the Karnataka State Govt. and runs mainly through donations and sponsorships.
Sera Mey Thoesam School:
Sermey Thoesam School is registered as a charitable cultural and educational society under Ministry of Karnataka State Government registration no. 101:94-95 dated 24th August 1994. It manages the administration of the school. Memorandum of association & Rules and Regulations of the association is duly maintained as registered. The books of account and reports audited by the Chartered Accountant for every financial year are duly filed to the State and Central official Govt. in Mysore and Delhi.
The school is certified with Foreign Contribution Registration Certificate (FCRA) no. 094590063 dated 23rd April 1985 under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India that is entitled to receive any Foreign Contribution.
Sera Mey Thoesam School:
Sermey Thoesam School was newly founded in 1976 as one of the extended units of Sera-Mey Monastery. There were not many students at the time and classes were taught in the open ground. At that time, students did not have similar facilities that exist today.
Nowadays, due to the kindness of many benefactors and well-wishers, our school has good facilities and students receive a good standard of modern education along with the primary monastic education. After school, they get enrolled into the debate classes for higher Buddhist studies.
Students live with their residential teachers in their own khangtsens and attend school at day time. In the morning and evening, they attend recitation sessions at school. Their morning starts at 6am, and get relieved from their hectic routine at 8pm. The school provides them breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are also provided with note books, text books, school bags, writing tools and monastic robes to wear.
A day’s time table for them is as follows:
- 05.45 am – 06.00 am: wake up time
- 06.00 am – 06.30 am: morning prayers
- 06.30 am – 07.30 am: memorization and recitation of texts
- 07.30 am – 08.00 am: break-fast
- 08.00 am – 08.30 am: break
- 08.30 am – 08.45 am: morning assembly
- 08.45 am – 11.00 am: morning class session ( 3 classes, 45 mins. for each )
- 11.00 am – 02.00 pm: lunch time
- 02.00 pm – 04.30 pm: afternoon class session ( 3 classes, 45 mins. for each )
- 04.30 pm – 05.00 pm: break
- 05.00 pm – 05.30 pm: dinner
- 05.30 pm – 06.00 pm: break
- 06.00 pm – 08.00 pm: text recitation at home
- 08.00 pm – 10.00 pm self study at home
Subjects taught in the morning and afternoon classes are:
- Tibetan Language
- Tibetan History
- General Science
- Social Studies and
Academic Tests & Examination:
In a year, students go through different class tests and three major examinations. Based on their results, students can be promoted or kept in the same class. The performance reports of students in a year are written by their class teachers and are produced along with their final examination results at the end of the year.
- No. of official staff : 4
- No. of teaching staff : 12
- No. of scripture teacher : 6
- No. of Dialectic teacher : 2
- Other staff : 10
- Total no. of students : 302
- Classes: until the 8th Standard
- Facilities: Library, Computer section and Arts.
- Educational System : In line with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Text books used for teaching are those prescribed by the Department of Education of CTA, Dharamsala.
- Languages taught: Tibetan, English and Hindi
- Subjects taught: Tibetan, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Dialectic Studies, Calligraphy, Computer Education and Arts. More Info
Sera Mey Thoesam School
P.O. Bylakuppe – 571104
District Mysore, Karnataka State
- Geshe Lobsang Choephel (Principal)
- Ven. Tsering Phuntsok (Head Master)