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Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth

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On the recommendations of the Central Sanskrit Commission appointed by the Government of India during 1950s, a Central Sanskrit Institute was established at Tirupati in 1961 by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in partial fulfillment of the recommendations, for the preservation and propagation of Traditional Sanskrit learning combining it with the modern methods of research. The Government of India constituted an autonomous registered body called ‘Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati Society’ for the administration of the institution. The foundation stone for the Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha was laid by the then Vice-President of India , Dr.S.Radhakrishnan on 4th January, 1962. About forty two acres of land at the foot of the Seven Hills, Tirumala was leased out by the T.T.D. Trust, then headed by Executive Officer, Dr.C.Anna Rao along with a munificient donation of Rs.10 lakhs towards construction of buildings.

The Vidyapeetha Society has had a galaxy of successive chairmen who were well known public figures – Sri Patanjali Sastry, former Chief Justice of India being the first, followed by Prof.V.Raghavan, a reputed Indologist and Sri M.Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, former Speaker of Lok Sabha. Dr. B.R. Sharma was the Founder, and also acted as the Director from 1962 to 1970. Later the post of Director was changed into that of Principal. Sri Venkata Raghavacharya, Dr.Mandan Mishra, Dr.R.Karunakaran, Dr. M.D. Balasubramanyam and Prof. N.S. Ramanuja Tatacharya served the institution in various capacities. Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha came under the aegis of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan– an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education in April, 1971. Despite the challenges of the modern world, it has grown from strength to strength as a premier Institution for Sanskrit learning and research in India . During the Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1987, Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao, the then Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India announced the decision of the Government to elevate its status to that of a Deemed University.

The Vidyapeetha was declared as a Deemed to be a University on the recommendations of the U.G.C under Section 3 of UGC Act by the Government of India in its Gazette dated 16 - 11- 1987, No. F.9-2/85 U-3. The Deemed University was formally inaugurated by the then President of India Sri R. Venkataraman on 26th August, 1989. The Vidyapeetha started functioning as a Deemed University from the academic year 1991 - 92. Since then we have had three eminent Chancellors – M.M.Sri Pattabhirama Sastri,Prof.Ramaranjan Mukherjee and Dr.V.R.Panchamukhi(two terms), and the Vice-Chancellors were Prof.N.S.Ramanuja Tatacharya, Prof.S.B.Raghunathacharya and Prof.D.Prahladachar. Now Prof. Harekrishna Sathapathy took over as Vice-Chancellor.

The Vidyapeetha is now headed by Dr.J.B.Patnaik serving as the Chancellor and Prof. Harekrishna Sathapathy as the Vice-Chancellor of the Vidyapeetha.
These details are retrieved from http://rsvidyapeetha.ac.in/
Mission & Vision
The motto of the Vidyapeetha chosen from Brihadaranyakopanishad as engraved on its emblem Tamasoma jyotirgamaya (lead me unto light from darkness) explicitly focuses on the central purport of education and also speaks of the vision and the idealism for which the Vidyapeetha was established.
The Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha has chalked out ten years Vision Plan for the developmental activities in realising the goals set by the founders.
The objectives of the Vidyapeetha as envisaged in the Memorandum of Association are the following
(1) to preserve and impart instruction in traditional Sanskrit lore with special attention to highly specialised branches of Sastras;
(2) to undertake interpretation of Sastras ;
(3) to establish their relevance to the problems in the modern context;
(4) to provide means of intensive training in modern as well as Shastraic lore for teachers and to conduct research in Pedagogical aspects of Sanskrit education;
(5) to achieve excellence in these disciplines so that the Vidyapeetha will have a distinctive character of its own;
(6) to provide facilities for the study of such languages and literatures of Asia as have a bearing on Sanskrit studies such as Pali, Tibetan, Mongolian, Japanese etc.;
(7) to publish literature and develop print and non-print materials in and about Sanskrit including original texts, commentaries and translations;
(8) to collect, preserve and publish manuscripts and to provide means for training in Manuscriptology specifically in scripts used for Sanskrit manuscripts;
(9) to provide means for education in modern disciplines needed for meaningful interpretation of original Sanskrit texts including technical literature in Sanskrit;
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M.Phil in one of the following Sastra: Sahitya, Vyakarana ,Jyotisha (Phalitha & Siddhanta), Nyaya, Advaita Vedanta, Visistadvaita Vedanta Dvaita Vedanta, Agama
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Applications are invited for admission into various courses of the University(vidyapeetha) during the academic year 2009-2010. UNDER GRADUATE COURSES: SASTRI, SASTRI, B.A.(I El...
The Shiksha-Shastri (B.Ed.) course of the University is recognised by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The Admission to Shiksha Shastri Course ...
Admission Notification for Pre Shiksha Shastri Test - 2009 to be held on on 03/05/2009

Admission Notification for Pre Shiksha Acharya Test - 2009 to be held on on 10/05/2009

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