Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya

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Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya
Motto Vande Sadgurum Chandrasekharam
Type Deemed
Established 1993
Chancellor Prof.Dr.S.Jayarama Reddy
Vice-Chancellor Prof.Dr.V.S.Vishnu Potty
Location Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
12°51′39″N 79°44′1″E / 12.86083°N 79.73361°E / 12.86083; 79.73361Coordinates: 12°51′39″N 79°44′1″E / 12.86083°N 79.73361°E / 12.86083; 79.73361
Campus Enathur, 50 acres (200,000 m2)
Affiliations UGC, AICTE, AIU, CSI, CII, British Council

Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Viswa Maha Vidyalaya [ SCSVMV ] 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 Ministry of Human Resources Development declared the institution a 'Deemed University' under Section 3 of the UGC Act, on 26.05.1993.[1]

Accredited by NAAC with grade 'B'


The university is on a campus of 50 acres (200,000 m2) at Enathur, four kilometres from Kancheepuram and 76 kilometres from Chennai.


The motto "Vande Sadgurum Chandrasekharam" means "I adore the virtuous preceptor guru Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Mahaswami", 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.


Memoranda of understanding[edit]

The university has MOUs with the following institutions:


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.

Academic departments[edit]

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 Science
  • School of Social Science and Humanity
  • School of Health and Life Science
  • 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.

Medical centre[edit]

A medical centre in the campus provides medical care to students.


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