How to Apply?

Thank you for your interest in applying for a program at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV). At CVV, you will find cutting-edge curriculum blended with the right dose of Indian Wisdom; masterfully designed by some of the best faculty. You get to meet students from different walks of life in a campus that offers a rich campus life.

  • Eligibility Criteria:

    Candidates desirous of applying to Chinmaya Vishwavidhyapeeth’s academic programs must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

    Qualifying Scores:
    • Undergraduate and Integrated Masters: 10+2 with minimum 65%
      • Higher Secondary School Certificate or State Boards, CBSE and ICSE – minimum of 65% in 12th grade.
      • International Baccalaureate (IB) students – the “Diploma”. (IB certificate students are not eligible for admission.)
      • Cambridge University students (GCE/IGCSE/GCSE examinations of the approved British Examination Bodies) – the ‘A’ Level certificate with five subjects in A, B, C Grades including English at Ordinary (‘O’) Level and two out of three subjects at Advanced Level.
      • Candidates currently in their 12th grade or equivalent school levels can also apply provided their final examinations are being held before 30th May. Such candidates may submit their 12th grade passing certificate/mark sheet before 15th August. Their admission shall be strictly provisional, subject to the submission of the qualifying certificates by the prescribed last date.
    • Postgraduate: Bachelors in relevant stream with 65%
    • PG Diploma: Bachelors in any stream with 65%
    Program-specific Criteria:
    • BCom, BBA, BA Applied Psychology – Students must have studied English as one of the subjects.
    • BA (Sanskrit); Integrated Masters (Sanskrit – Vyākaraṇa or Advaita Vedantā) – Knowledge of Devanāgari is preferable.
    • MA (Sanskrit) – Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit or in any discipline associated with Sanskrit is prefered. Candidates may also apply if they have a working knowledge of spoken and written Sanskrit.
  • Application Process:
    Instructions for filling the application form.
    • There is an online application form for application to the programs at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV).
    • You need to create an applicant profile to apply to the programs at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth. If you are visiting the application section for the first time, kindly register by providing the required details in the “Register Now” section.
    • If you have already received the login and password details by email or have created an applicant profile; then log in through the “Login” section to access your profile.
    • Select the program(s) that you are planning to apply. The program name in the application form indicates the major stream that the applicant desires to pursue.
    • You may apply for four programs in a particular category by listing them as preferences and you would be offered admission to one of them depending upon the suitability of your profile.
    • Please keep your Passport size photograph in (File format: png gif jpg jpeg) ready before filling the form. Photo size: Less than 1MB. Dimensions: 400×400 and 2048×2048 pixels.
    • Applicants are required to provide information such as qualifying level scores, personal contact details, educational qualifications, achievements and other details.
    • Please keep scanned copies of your relevant marksheets (10th, 11th, 12th standard, graduation etc) ready before filling the form. (File format: pdf png gif jpg jpeg.) The following documents will be required:
      • 10th standard (or equivalent) mark sheet or certificate, as the case may be.
      • 12th standard (or equivalent) mark sheet or certificate, as the case may be. (Applicants awaiting their results of 12th standard may furnish these on or before August 15th 2019)
      • Other certificates, transcripts, and testimonials. (These documents may have relevance in assessing the candidature)
    • This form is an integral part of the admission process. Please provide correct information. Admission granted on the basis of incorrect information can be
      cancelled by CVV at any point of time.
    • Please note that incomplete forms will not be considered during the application evaluation process.
    • Payment of the application fee of Rs.500/- is mandatory for completion of application form. (Not applicable for applicants to the Integrated Masters programs.) Payment can be made through Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Net Banking, UPI and Demand Draft. This fee is non-refundable.
    • Any change in your address/e-mail/contact number should be intimated to us immediately on, quoting your application number.
    • In all matters regarding admission to the program, the decision of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth will be final and binding on the applicant. No correspondence from the applicant with respect to his/her non-selection will be entertained.
    Selection Process
    Declaration of result

    CVV shall evaluate the candidature of every applicant based on the relevant selection criteria after receipt of a completed application form alongwith the required documents within the application deadlines. Other stages of evaluation tests or interviews may be applicable as per CVV’s discretion. The admission results will be announced as per the admission schedule. If you are selected, you will receive a copy of your offer letter by email as well.

    Once applicants have gone through the interview round they can expect to receive one of following communications:

    • Firm offer of admission
    • Conditional offer of admission
    • Denial of admission
    Acceptance of the offer

    Selected candidates need to accept their admissions offer within the validity period. The additional requisite documentation/information to be submitted with the Acceptance will be detailed in the offer letter. To confirm acceptance, the candidate will need to:

    • Submit the letter of acceptance.
    • Pay the admission commitment fees as mentioned in the offer letter.
    Joining Details

    CVV will communicate all the necessary information about the date of joining such as reporting date and time, academic calendar, housing details, documents to be submitted during enrolment, items to bring to campus, and induction schedule before the commencement of academic program. Please check your registered email regularly.

    Admission Policies:
    Evaluation Policy

    Our admissions decisions are based on the following policies:

    • The admissions process is entirely merit-based after compliance with regulations pertaining to reservations, as prescribed by the UGC.
    • No other formal or informal recommendations from or through any individuals or entities will be entertained or considered.
    • CVV does not have a deferral policy. The admission offer is only valid for the program starting in July, 2019.
    • CVV does not accept credit transfer from other universities. Mid – year applicants from other universities will have to start as a first-year student.
    • CVV’s admission panel will conduct additional tests/personal interviews as required.

      Only candidates meeting the above criteria will be considered for selection.

    Misrepresentation of information

    CVV will verify all original certificates or mark sheets supporting the application at the time of enrolment. CVV will not tolerate any instance of falsification of information submitted by candidates. The admission shall immediately stand cancelled and fees forfeited, in case it is discovered at any stage that any of the information submitted was false.

    Privacy Policy

    All information submitted by the applicants is kept confidential, except as desired by the law.

    Financial Aid

    Admission to CVV is merit-based. However financial aid is need-based. An applicant’s need for financial aid will not affect their selection to the program. Need-based financial aid will be assessed by CVV management for such number of students and up to such extent of aid as is permissible from the endowments created by the Vishwavidyapeeth. All financial aid is at the absolute discretion of the CVV management.

    Check-in and Registration:

    All Accepted students start their journey at the University with the registration process that confirms formal enrolment into the University.

    • To familiarize about the University’s genesis, history, functioning, campus culture, norms and standards
    • To introduce broad curricular and co-curricular programs available to them and feel excited about their academic life
    • To provide information on campus resources and support services that are vital to successful transition and academic success
    • To provide opportunity for new students to have fun, interact with their peers, and showcase creative skills
    • To create an environment that builds a sense of community among the incoming class and connects them to faculty, staff and other students
    Key Dates:
    • The registration process for all candidates is planned on 15th July 2019. Residential candidates are informed to reach the university campus by 12 PM on 15th July 2019
    • The Inaugural function of the orientation/bridge program is planned on 16th July. Parents and family members are also invited for Inaugural function on 16th July.

    Note: A checklist is attached to help you know what to bring and expect at the campus.

    During Registration, the following activities are completed:
    • Original certificates pertaining to the previous educational qualifications are verified.
    • Registration forms and student declarations are collected and verified.
    • Admission offer letter in original and fee receipt is provided to the student.
    Essential documents/things for the registration:
    • Original academic certificates along with at least one photocopy of each document. This should include the Transfer Certificate issued by your previous institution
    • ID proof (Aadhar compulsory)
    • Print out of admission offer letter.
    • 6 passport size photos.
    Orientation/Bridge Programme:

    Incoming students will go through an intense two-week orientation that will attempt to assimilate students into our unique learning approach. The orientation program would be a combination of academic discussions and fun activities with the following objectives.

    A glimpse of what you can expect:
    • Interesting academic sessions that include Functional English, Conversational Sanskrit, Computer Literacy
    • Informative sessions on policies and guidelines of the university
    • Campus Tour
    • Visit to a place of interest (if weather permits)
    Action required before the registration date:
    • Please refer to the prospectus to access academic calendar, semester plans and others.
    • Review the Anti-Ragging Guidelines set by UGC. The student and the parents both will need to sign an undertaking as part of the registration process.
    • Fill the medical check list attached and get it signed by a medical practitioner
    • Please find the schedule of the registration and the bridge program as a link below
    • Please fill the google form provided to inform us of your arrival plans
    Links to Resources:
    How to get there?

    Here’s some information about how to reach Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Campus. You could choose to travel to Ernakulam (also known as Cochin) either by air or rail.

    By Rail:

    The closest railway station to the campus is Piravom Road Railway Station. However, only a few trains stop at this station. Eg; Kanyakumari Express (if you are travelling from Bangalore). If your train does not have a scheduled stop at Piravom Road, please book your tickets to either Ernakulam Town/North Railway Station or Ernakulam Junction/South Railway Station Once in Ernakulam, you can choose to reach the campus by taking a bus to Peppathy. From there, you could take an autorickshaw to reach the campus. The other option is to take a cab from the station. 

    By Air:

    The closest airport to the campus is the Cochin International Airport Please pre-book your cabs from the Airport to CVV Campus For bookings and other travel related help, please contact our authorized travel agent on 9633710683 (NOTE: Please make all payments directly to the travel agent, for all bookings made through the travel agent)

    Refund Policy:
    Refund Policy on Withdrawal of Admission

    Candidates who have accepted the offer and paid the caution deposit and the program fee shall do the following:

    a) Complete the Refund Request Form to withdraw their admission.
    b) Request for refund of fees within the dates specified in the refund policy.

    Note: If a student withdraws his/her admission after the specified date, (August 15, 2019), there will be no refund of the program fees remitted. However, the Caution Deposit of INR 10,000 will be refunded. For further details, please review the Refund Policy on the website.

    For UGC’s recommendation on fee refund, Click Here.

     Admission   Results Announcement
     Programs  Opens  Closes  1st List  2nd List  3rd List
     Undergraduate  Dec 24, 2018   Jul 15, 2019  Mar 28, 2019  Apr 22, 2019  May 31, 2019
     Post Graduate  Mar 16, 2019  Jul 15, 2019  May 15, 2019  Jun 30, 2019  Jul 30, 2019

    Please note: Admissions are open for the following programs:

    • Undergraduate Programs: BA (Sanskrit); BA (Applied Psychology), BBA & BCom
    • Integrated dual degree Programs: B.A.B.Ed & B.Sc.B.Ed
    • Post-graduate Programs: MA (Sanskrit); MA(Public Policy & Governance)
    • LL.M ( International Trade and Commercial Laws), LL.M (Legal Theory) & Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
    • Integrated Masters Programs: Shastri – Acharya (Vyakarana) & Shastri – Acharya (Advaita Vedanta)
    Programs Annual Fee Annual Fee $
    Indian Domicile Students International Students
    Residential   Day-Scholars Residential
    B.Com  ₹1,33,000 ₹43,000 $3,100
    BBA ₹1,33,000 ₹43,000 $3,100
    BA (Sanskrit) ₹99,000 ₹29,000 $2,500
    BA (Applied Psychology) ₹1,50,000 ₹60,000 $3,100
     MA (Sanskrit)  ₹1,40,000  ₹50,000  $3,200
     Integrated Masters  Fully Funded  NA  $3,000
     PG Diploma in Counselling  ₹1,65,000  ₹75,000 $4,000 


    Fee payment schedule

    • Commitment fee: 50% of the annual fees plus caution money deposit is required to be made at the stage of accepting the admission.
    • Final instalment for the year: Balance 50% of the annual fees is payable one month prior to commencement of the second semester.

    Fee payment guidelines

    CVV will accept payment of fee by:

    • Net Banking (NEFT)
    • Demand Draft in favour of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, payable at Ernakulam. Candidates selecting to pay through Demand Draft must share the DD details (such as the DD number, Bank, and Date of Issue) with the admissions office by sending an email to

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Unless we have a definite faith in the goal of our existence, and unless we believe, work for, and actually come to experience the goal positively as an existent factor, there is no hope of any plan becoming successful. —Swami Chinmayananda
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