The Institute of Sathya Sai Education Australia Limited [ISSEA] is a public company, registered by guarantee, since 30 July 2015.

The ISSEA operates as a ‘not for profit’ organisation and the company objectives, powers and operational requirements are set out in the Constitution.

The Institute, as part of a worldwide network of similar educational institutions, is established to promote the principles and programs of Sathya Sai Education in Human Values at primary, secondary and tertiary levels through both formal and non-formal channels of education, including community education.

The Institute of Sathya Sai Education Australia Ltd is recognised by the Sathya Sai World Foundation the Prasanthi Council.

An international Education Committee, accountable to the Sathya Sai World Foundation and chaired by Dr Pal Dhall from Australia, provides guidelines and oversees all of the network of Institutes of Sathya Sai Education [ISSE’s] and Sathya Sai Schools.

The following persons were appointed in 2015 as members of the Governing Board of the Institute of Sathya Sai Education Australia Limited [ISSEA]:


Mr Albert Barelds, Adelaide, SA

Deputy Chair

Ms Bhavana Kaul, Canberra, ACT


Prof Roger Packham, Sydney, NSW

Prof Siva Muthaly, Melbourne, VIC

Dr Nadana Chandran [AM], Sydney, NSW

Ms Selvanie Naidoo, Newcastle, NSW

Mr Raj Chandran Ram, Gold Coast, QLD

Prof Prabhu Sivabalan, Sydney, NSW

Professor Roger Packham is the Director of the Institute of Sathya Sai Education Australia.

Prof Siva M Sivakumar is the Deputy Director of the Institute and also as the Secretary of the Governing Board [non voting].