Sathya Sai Baba’s Institute of ‘Higher Learning’. Independent Professional Assessment Needed
Posted by Barry Pittard on March 10, 2011
Self-praise is no recommendation.
Sathya Sai Baba’s public discourses, and many speeches by those around him, keep hailing the supposed glories of his education system. It would be useful if there were an authoritative, independent assessment. But where would one look? Certainly, beyond the loud hailing systems at Puttaparthi. And far beyond the political favouritism that is so endemic among the demonstrably corrupt government and political supporters of Sathya Sai, who sanction and support the almost unimaginable wealth, pomp and circumstance that are to be seen at Puttaparthi. And, still worse, cover up the facts surrounding the police killings in Sathya Sai Baba’s bedroom 1n 1993. See: The BBC and the 1993 murders. And innumerable cases of his, and sometimes of his close servitor’s sexual abuses of young males, and many and grievous other forms of abuse. See: Barry Pittard’s Guide To His Articles On The BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ (Exposing Sai Baba)
Let us take, for example, Sathya Sai Baba’s university at Puttaparthi.
There is, in fact, a noted international authority which does rate the top four hundred universities in the world. It is here: www.topuniversities.com. But one searches in vain for any assessment that supports Sathya Sai Baba’s and his associates’ loud hailing of his institution.
A professional, rather than a devotional assessment, is a perfectly reasonable expectation.