Government of India grants in-principle approval for the establishment of Chinmaya Mission’s first University
We are delighted to announce that Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, a University for Sanskrit and Indian Knowledge and Traditions, including Performing Arts, has received in-principal approval from the Indian Government in the de novo category for preservation of our cultural heritage. The letter from Swami Tejomayananda, Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, announcing this news is set out below.
“Chinmaya Mission Acharyas & Centres Worldwide
It gives me great pleasure to inform all that the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has granted in-principle their approval for the establishment of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth. The University will be a deemed University for Sanskrit and Indian Knowledge Traditions, including Performing Arts, in the de novo category for preservation of our cultural heritage. The main campus is at Chinmaya International Foundation, Veliyanad, Kerala at the birth-home of Adi Sankaracharya and constituent campus at Chinmaya Naada Bindu, Kolwan, Maharashtra, at the Vision Centre for Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.
Faculty will be appointed at both locations in due course. All government formalities are being handled by the University team. Following this, the University will be able to enrol students and commence study programmes. The initial study programmes will be on Indian Knowledge Traditions and Performing Arts. Details will be provided on the University website (www.chinmayauniversity.ac.in) and the University website will be launched on 14th June 2016 at 10am. The live webcast of the website launch may be viewed on www.chinmayamission.com/live/
May the grace of God and the blessings of our entire Guru Parampara be with the University. May the entire world be benefitted by the unique programmes offered by this university, which is in fulfilment of the grand vision of Pujya Gurudev.
With Prem & Om,