Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya
|Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya|
|Motto||Vande Sadgurum Chandrasekharam|
|Chancellor||P. V. Vaidyanathan|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Dr.p. Muthukummaran|
|Location||Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India
|Campus||Enathur, 50 acres (200,000 m2)|
|Affiliations||UGC, AICTE, AIU, CSI, CII, British Council|
Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Viswa Maha Vidyalaya is a university at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu, India. The university was established with the blessing of Their Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal . It attained the status of Deemed University in 1993.
The motto "Vande Sadgurum Chandrasekharam" means "I adore the virtuous preceptor guru Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati maha swamigal", by whose name the Viswa Mahavidyalaya is established. The palm symbolizes the knowledge he transformed to generations. The joining of the thumb and forefinger denotes the merger of brahma and jeeva (the advaita philosophy), which can also be interpreted as integration of the ancient vedic knowledge with modern scientific knowledge. The vyasapeetha (wooden pedestal for books) and the grantha (palm leaves) represent ghatikasthanam (place of knowledge), the 18 vidyasthanams and 64 traditional arts.
Memorandum of understanding
The university has MOUs with the following institutions:
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science
- Kellogg Graduate School of Management
- Great Lakes Institute of Management
- Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
- French Institute of Pondicherry
- National Stock Exchange of India Ltd, Mumbai
- Yogi Ramsurtkumar Research Foundation for Asian Culture, Tiruvannamalai
- Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
- Universitas Hindu Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia
The university promotes research and development in all its departments, under the dean of research and development.
Ph.D. programmes are offered in all departments. The Department of Sanskrit and Indian Culture has produced more than 25 doctoral degrees. A large number of researchers are pursuing their doctoral research programmes. Admissions are offered twice a year into the doctoral programmes.
The university consists of the following schools: school of Sanskrit and Indian Culture
- School of Management
- School of Education
- School of Engineering and Technology
- School of Sciences
- School of Social Sciences and Humanity
- School of Health and Life Sciences
- School of Languages
The institution has buses for students and staff members commuting from Kancheepuram and Chennai.
Men's and women's hostels provide on-campus accommodation for students and a mess which provides food for day-scholars and hostelers.
The university has a reverse osmosis plant to cater to the drinking water needs of the campus.
The university has the Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi International Library, established in 1995, housed in Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Diamond Jubilee Mahal. It is spread across an area of 7,500 square feet (700 m2) with three floors. There are around 200,000 books, periodicals and electronic services including over 1,000 tapes and CD-ROMs. The library has a collection of books relating to Information Technology, and subscribes to over 100 national and international journals.
A medical centre on the campus provides medical care to students.
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