A Trust under the Auroville Foundation - Ministry of Human Resource Develpoment - Govt. of India


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) envisions a robust, vibrant and holistic school education that will engender excellence in every sphere of human endeavour. The Board is committed to provide quality education to promote intellectual, social and cultural vivacity among its learners. It works towards evolving a learning process and environment, which empowers the future citizens to become global leaders in the emerging knowledge society. The Board advocates Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation with an emphasis on holistic development of learners. The Board commits itself to providing a stress-free learning environment that will develop competent, confident and enterprising citizens who will promote harmony and peace.


New Era Secondary School (NESS) adopted the new National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus in 2007 and became affiliated with the CBSE in 2008. The primary purpose for taking this direction was to raise the level of learning and inculcate the all round development of the rural students of Aikiyam (then New Creation Bilingual School) and After School (now NESS). We have fulfilled it by adopting one of the best educational programs available in the country.

In 2009 we had our first graduating class of seniors. Of the group of eight students, seven passed all examinations and received the CBSE National Examination Certificate. They all were easily enrolled in colleges and two of them won gold medals in their subjects. Three of our graduates also received private scholarship grants from friends of Auroville in India. From then on, there is no looking back. A passionate team dedicated to a progressive, innovative and better education has been putting in their best efforts over the years; as a result NESS has attracted more and more socially deprived rural children to its campus.


Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being; the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual.
– The Mother


The first principle of true teaching is that nothing can be taught. The teacher is not an instructor or task-master, he is a helper and a guide. His business is to suggest and not to impose.

The second principle is that the mind has to be consulted in its own growth. The idea of hammering the child into the shape desired by the parent or teacher is a barbarous and ignorant superstition.

The third principle of education is to work from the near to the far, from that which is to that which shall be.

– Sri Aurobindo