Founded in 1968 in Tamil Nadu, South India, in a deserted area, Auroville’s ambition is to become an international city of 50,000 inhabitants. Its vocation is to offer an environment to work out solutions to the present world critical issues. Solutions not only material but primarily inspired by a radical change of consciousness.

“Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.” This is an extract of the Charter of Auroville and, indeed, over the years it has become an outstanding place of research and education, a human laboratory where its present 2500 inhabitants have developed an amazing range of activities in all kinds of fields.

Auroville is a school

The whole of Auroville is a school: one can engage to learn in every circumstance of life. The best way to participate and experience Auroville is to take up a work, a voluntary mission, a project: it will reveal to you as a learning experience!


“Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But, to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the divine consciousness.”

(1st article of the Charter of Auroville)

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