In 1990, Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda had envisioned that Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF), an existing centre for Sanskrit research and Indology in Kerala, would become an International Sanskrit University. This Birth Centenary year, under the graceful guidance of Swami Tejomayananda, Chinmaya Mission has set as its goal the elevation of CIF as Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, a University dedicated to the ancient wisdom enshrined in Indian knowledge and traditions.
A University in the fields of Sanskrit, Indic wisdom and Performing Arts, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth aims to address the needs of current education, management and society. To begin with, Vedanta, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Yoga, Classical Music, Bhartanatyam and Indian theatre are some of the courses that will be offered at the University.
To make this lofty and noble vision a reality, Chinmaya Mission has to raise a corpus fund of Rs. 25 crores (US$4.3 million) to gain initial approval from the Indian Government and to be able to start-up. If you would like to support this project, please visit the CIF website
, and view this power point presentation
to find out more about it.
To make a donation within the UK towards this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter from Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda on this project:
Hari Om! Greetings from London!
While establishing Chinmaya International Foundation, Pujya Gurudev had given certain aims and objectives for it. One of them was having a Sanskrit University. A team of our devoted members have been working at it since some time. The progress is significant in as much as the Government of India is very willing to give approval to establish such a University on fulfillment of certain conditions.
One of them is creating a corpus fund of Rs. 25 crores ie, approximately US$ 4.3 million, as approved investments, and the interest from that will have to be applied in operations of the university.
I know that this Project is very huge but most valuable as well. I would like to let you know that our Mission members who have got to know about this project are enthusiastic and have come forward whole-heartedly to give their support. Let us all fulfill Pujya Gurudev's wish.
Contributions in India may be sent to Chinmaya International Foundation with a mention that the donation is meant for the University Project. The details for wire transfer are as follows:
SWIFT CODE: SBTRINBBFED
Bank: State Bank of Travancore
Branch Name: Overseas Branch Cochin
City Heading: Ernakulam
Saving Bank Account Number: 57025966417
Account holder's branch - Piravom Branch Code: 70160
Beneficiary: Chinmaya International Foundation, Adi Sankara Nilayam, Veliyanad, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India. Pin 682313
State Bank of Travancore, Piravom Branch's phone :+91-485-2242222 / +91-485-2241570 Email:email@example.com
Chinmaya International Foundation - Accounts Department Phone: +91-484-2749729 Mobile +91-9446931605 (Shri CKS NAIR)
Contributions in North America may be sent to Chinmaya Mission West. The details are:
Please make checks to Chinmaya Mission West, and mail to:
1765 Channing Ave., Palo Alto CA 9430
Rest of the countries could collect the donations in one central location in their respective countries.
You may visit
to know more details about the University and also for sending donations online.
For those who wish, can view, download and share the powerpoint presentation on the Vision of the University with others who may be happy to give their support to this dream project of Pujya Gurudev's. The link is:
With Prem & Om,