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Founder – Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
The Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth envisions Spirituality, Purity, Practicality and Innovation as its foundational principles. All activities of the University therefore to be aligned to these foundational principles, articulated in some detail below:
The personal quest that leads the individual to an appreciation of a higher Reality.
The philosophy of Vedanta and the wisdom of the saints have always guided humanity to this larger vision of life. Students will be encouraged to listen, read, and reflect upon such body of spiritual literature that is conducive to their inner refinement and self-unfoldment. All academics offered at the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth will therefore be aligned to encourage such a quest.
Purity – Communicating the wisdom of Indian knowledge systems through their source texts.
This will go a long way in nourishing ancient Indian knowledge traditions and creating living repositories who will in their turn nurture the tradition for the future.
Knowledge of Sanskrit will be a key enabler for the study of original sources.
Practicality – Relevance of the ancient to blend with the needs of a modern age.
While maintaining the highest degree of academic rigour, the University will specifically provide for courses and ideas and topics that will lead the student to finding a respectable living through gainful employment.
Innovation – Sparking the intellect of the modern youth through conceptual and strategic innovation.
The University aims to transfer the wealth of many thousands of years through innovative pedagogy, teaching methodologies, content and nature of the programmes. The University will strive to be progressive, while retaining the continuity of current best practices.
Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth will therefore strike a careful balance between the old and new, breaking new ground where necessary and adopting the positives and goodness of all that has gone before, but always leaning towards the winds of innovation.