List of educational institutions which have Sanskrit phrases as their mottos

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The following is a list of educational institutions that use Sanskrit phrases as their official mottos.

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University - satye sarvaṃ pratiṣṭhitam / सत्ये सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितम् / satye sarvaM pratiShThitam (Everything is established in truth)
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences - śarīramādyaṃ khalu dharmasādhanam / शरीरमाद्यं खलु धर्मसाधनम् / shareeramAdyaM khalu dharmasAdhanam (Body alone is the instrument of doing all duties/deeds, Kumarsambhavam)
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - śraddhāvān labhate jñānam / श्रद्धावान् लभते ज्ञानम् / shraddhAvAn labhate GYaanam (Reverent attains wisdom, Rigveda)
  • Andhra University - tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)
  • Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University- tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)[1]
  • Banaras Hindu University - vidyayā amṛtaṃ aśnute / विद्ययाऽमृतमश्नुते / vidyayA amRRitaM ashnute (Eat nectar through knowledge, i.e. be immortal through knowledge)
  • Banasthali Vidyapith - sā vidyā yā vimuktaye / सा विद्या या विमुक्तये / sA vidyA yA vimuktaye (That is knowledge which liberates)
  • Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur - uttiṣṭha jāgrata prāpya varānnibodhata / उत्तिष्ठ जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत / uttiShTha jAgrata prApya varAnnibodhata (arise, awake, obtaining worthy (teachers), Know (the truth))
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi - sā vidyā yā vimuktaye / सा विद्या या विमुक्तये / sA vidyA yA vimuktaye (That is knowledge which liberates)
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani - jñānaṃ paramaṃ balam / ज्ञानं परमं बलम् / GYaanaM paramaM balam (Knowledge is the supreme power)
  • Central Board of Secondary Education - asato mā sadgamaya / असतो मा सद्गमय / asato mA sadgamaya ((Lead us) From Untruth to Truth)
  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology - swayam tejaswin bhava(Be self-enlightened)
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology - tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)[2]
  • College of Engineering, Trivandrum - karma jyayoghya karmanah
  • Delhi University - niṣṭhā dhṛtiḥ satyam / निष्ठा धृतिः सत्यम् / niShThA dhRRitiH satyam (Reverent dedication grasps truth)
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya - dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt / धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् / dhiyo yo naH prachodayaat (May (the divine savitA) propel our intellect)
  • G.B. Pant Engg College (GBPEC) Pauri - tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya ((Lead us) From Darkness to Light)
  • Gujarat National Law University - ā no bhadrāḥ kratavo yantu viśvataḥ (1.89.1 rigveda) / आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः / A no bhadraaH kratavo yantu vishvataH (Let good (thoughts) come from everywhere, from all the world)
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University - ज्योतिवृ्णीत तमसो विजानऩ /jyotivranit tamso vijajnam
  • Hans Raj College - तमसो मॅा ज्योतिर गमय / Tamso ma jyotir gamaya
  • Hidayatullah National Law University - Dharma Sansthapanartham (for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal value).
  • Hooghly Collegiate School - tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya ((Lead us) From Darkness to Light)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (excellence in action is yoga)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - jñānaṃ paramaṃ dhyeyam / ज्ञानं परमं ध्येयम् / GYaanaM paramaM dhyeyam (knowledge is the supreme goal)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati - jñān hee shakti hai / ज्ञान ही शक्ति है / GYaan hee Shakti hai (Knowledge Is Power)[3]
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur - tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya ((Lead us) From Darkness to Light)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras - siddhirbhavati karmajā / सिद्धिर्भवति कर्मजा / siddhirbhavati karmajA (success is born of action)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Patna - vidyarthi labhate vidyam / विद्यार्थी लभते विद्याम / vidyarthi labhate vidyam (One who aspires wisdom, attains it)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee - śramam vinā na kimapi sādhyam / श्रमम् विना न किमपि साध्यम् / shramam vinA na kimapi sAdhyam (Without effort nothing is possible)
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad - vidyā viniyogāt vikāsaḥ / विद्या विनियोगात् विकासः / vidyA viniyogAt vikAsaH (Progress comes from proper application of knowledge)
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore - tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow - suprabandhe rashtra samriddhi/सुप्रबन्धे राष्ट्र समृद्धि/ (Better Management for a Better Nation)
  • Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior - viśvajīvanāmṛtam jñānam / विश्वजीवनामृतम् ज्ञानम् / vishvajeevanAmRRitam GYaanam (Knowledge is the nectar of Life)
  • Indian School of Mines Dhanbad - uttiṣṭha jāgrata prāpya varānnibodhata / उत्तिष्ठ जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत / uttiShTha jAgrata prApya varAnnibodhata (Arise, Awake and Learn by approaching excellent teachers)
  • Indian Statistical Institute - bhinneṣvaikyasya darśanam / भिन्नेष्वैक्यस्य दर्शनम् / bhinneShvaikyasya darshanam (See one in many) (even in differences, see the unity). "bhinneShu eva ekyasya darshanam")
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya - prajñānam brahma / प्रज्ञानम ब्रह्म / praj~naanam brahma (Knowledge is the Soul)
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya - tattvaṃ pūṣanapāvṛṇu / तत्त्वं पूषनपावृणु / tattvaM pUShanapAvRRiNu ((Lord) Remove Thou the Covering (that the Seeker may see the Truth))
  • Kurukshetra University - yogastha kuru karmāṇi / योगस्थ कुरु कर्माणि / yogastha kuru karmANi (Do while steadfast in yoga)
  • Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara - satyaṃ śivaṃ sundaram / सत्यं शिवं सुन्दरम् / satyaM shivaM sundaram (truth, auspiciousness, beauty)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth-
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication - आ नो भद्राः क्रत वो यन्तु विश्वतः
  • Management Development Institute - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Manipal University - pragyānam brahm / प्रज्ञानं ब्रह्म / pragyānam brahm (Knowledge is the attainment of God)
  • Modern School, New Delhi - ""Naimatma Balheenien Labhya"" (Perfection can only be achieved by the strong/The weak cannot achieve perfection)
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad - siddhirbhavati karmajā / सिद्धिर्भवति कर्मजा / siddhirbhavati karmajA (Success is born of action)
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur - udyogah purushasya lakshanam / उद्योगः पुरुषस्य लक्षणं / udyogah purushasya lakshanam (Industry is man's objective)
  • National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur - Udyamena hi siddhayānti kāryāṇi na manorathaiḥ / उद्यमेन हि सिद्धयान्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः / A goal is achieved through labor, not by desire only (from Nīti Śatakaḥ by Bhartṛhari). Full text: Udyamena hi siddhayānti kāryāṇi na manorathaiḥ| na hī suptasya simhasya mukhe praviśanti mṛgaḥ|| (A goal is achieved through labor, not by desire only. As a deer by himself wouldn't enter the mouth of a sleeping lion.)
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra - śramonavarata ceṣṭā ca / श्रमोनवरत चेष्टा च / shramonavarata cheShTA cha (Tireless effort and attempt)
  • National Institute of Technology,Raipur - नित्यं यातो शुभोदयं / Nityam Yato Shubhodayam/Let the rise of goodness happen every day
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology - ā no bhadrāḥ kratavo yantu viśvataḥ (1.89.1 rigveda) / आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः / A no bhadraaH kratavo yantu vishvataH (Let good (thoughts) come from everywhere, from all the world)
  • Osmania University- tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya (Lead us from Darkness to Light)
  • National Law School of India University - dharmo rakṣati rakṣitaḥ / धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः / dharmo rakShati rakShitaH (Values protect the protector (of values))
  • Rajhans Vidyalaya - vidyā vinayena śobhate / विद्या विनयेन शोभते / vidyA vinayena shobhate(Knowledge graces by humility)
  • Ramakrishna Mission - ātmano mokṣārthaṃ jagadhitāya ca / आत्मनो मोक्षार्थं जगधिताय च / Atmano mokShArthaM jagadhitAya cha(For one's own salvation, and for the welfare of the world)
  • Ranchi University - tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)
  • St. Xavier's School, Bokaro - roopāntarikaraneeyam / रूपांतरीकरणीयं / rOOpantarikaranEEyam (Towards self-transformation)
  • Sainik School Rewa - vidyaiva balam / विद्यैव बलम् / vidyaiva balam (Knowledge is Power)
  • Sainik School, Chittorgarh - na dainyaṃ na palāyanam / न दैन्यं न पलायनम् / na dainyaM na palAyanam (no misery, no running away) (For a soldier, one should not seek mercy nor one should run away from the battlefield)
  • Sampurnanand Sanskrit University - Sśrutam me gopāya / श्रुतम् मे गोपाय / shrutam me gopaaya (Let my learning be safe, i.e. let it be fruitful, let me not forget my learning)
  • Samrat Ashok Technological Institute - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning - satyaṃ vada dharmaṃ cara / सत्यं वद धर्मं चर / satyaM vada dharmaM chara (Speak the Truth, Walk the Righteous Path)
  • Sri Venkateswara University - Jnānam Samyaga Vekshanam
  • Tezpur University - Vijñānaṁ yajñaṁ tanutē / विज्ञानं यज्ञं तनुते / Vijñānaṁ yajñaṁ tanutē (Specialized Knowledge Promotes Creativity)
  • Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University - tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya (Lead Us from Darkness to Light)
  • University of Calicut - Nirmaya Karmana Sree
  • University of Colombo - Buddhih Sarvatra Brājate
  • University of Delhi - Nishtā Drithih Satyam
  • University of Hyderabad - Sa Vidhya Ya Vimukthaye (Education results in liberation)
  • University of Kerala - Karmani Vyajyate Prajna
  • University of Moratuwa - vidyaiva sarvadhanam / विद्यैव सर्वधनम् / vidyaiva sarvadhanam (Knowledge is the greatest wealth)
  • University of Mysore - Nahi Jnanena Sadrusham (Nothing is Equal to Knowledge) / Sathyamevoddharamyaham (I uphold only the truth)
  • University of Peradeniya - sarvasya locanaṃ śāstram / सर्वस्य लोचनं शास्त्रम् / sarvasya lochanaM shAstram (Science is the eye of all)
  • University of Pune - य: क्रियावान् स पण्डितः / yaH kriyAwAn sa paNDitaH (Learned is the one who is industrious)
  • University of Rajasthan - Dharmo Vishwasya Jagatah Pratishtha
  • Uttar Pradesh Technical University - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School - सह वीर्यं करवावहै / saha vIryam karavAvahai (Let the teacher and student together perform great acts of strength)
  • Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (excellence in action is yoga)
  • West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences - Yuktiheena Vicharetu Dharmahnih Prajayate (Judgement Devoid of Logic Destroys Dharma)
  • M. J. P. Rohilkhand University- Charaiveti-Charaiveti / चरैवेति-चरैवेति - (Keep moving, keep moving)
  • Uttar Pradesh Police - Paritranaya sadhunam vinashaya cha dushkritam (For the upliftment of the good and virtuous, for the destruction of evil)

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