Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya
|Motto||Vande Sadgurum Chandrasekharam|
|Location||Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
|Campus||Enathur, 50 acres (200,000 m2)|
|Affiliations||UGC, AICTE, AIU, NAAC, 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.
Accredited by NAAC with grade 'A'
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
The university has MOUs with the following institutions:
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science
- French Institute of Pondicherry
- Great Lakes Institute of Management
- Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
- Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
- Kellogg Graduate School of Management
- National Stock Exchange of India Ltd, Mumbai
- Universitas Hindu Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia
- Yogi Ramsurtkumar Research Foundation for Asian Culture, Tiruvannamalai
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 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
- School of Sanskrit and Indian Culture
The institution has buses for students and staff members commuting from Kancheepuram, Chennai, Walajabad and Ranipet.
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 pure drinking water needs of the campus.
24 hours uninterrupted power supply
Wi-Fi enabled campus
Solar Water heater facility is available in each hostel
English, Telugu, Hindi and Tamil newspapers and other magazines are provided in each hostel.
Common TV viewing room is provided for each hostel
Sports facilities – Indoor & outdoor
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 Engineering and Technology, Management, Science, Humanities, Sanskrit Literature, Tamil Literature, Arts, Indian Culture, Life Sciences, Education, and subscribes to over 200 national and international journals and also all Leading Magazines and Newspapers
A medical centre in the campus provides medical care to students and staff
WiFi enabled Campus
The web centre has high end servers and is connected by NKN (National Knowledge Network) 1 Gbps Intranet / Internet connectivity via NIC.
Internet connection is available campus wide, through the campus network, to enhance research and teaching activities. The Computing and development centre has high end client systems which are used by staff and students for research and development activities.
WiFI connectivity is setup for the use of students and staff
Banking and Postal Services
Indian Bank has a full-fledged branch at Enathur, in our University campus.
All major Nationalized Banks have their branches inside Kanchipuram town (at a distance of about 5 km from Enathur)
ATM Facility is available.
The Enathur branch post office is located on the campus and provides postal services.