Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (Chinmaya University) has received an in-principle approval on June 8, 2016 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, for establishing the deemed university for Sanskrit and Indic Traditions. Due to a change in the regulations for establishment of deemed universities that occurred subsequently, we are now in the process of establishing 5 departments in our main campus at Chinmaya Eswar Gurukula, Veliyanad, Kochi. These departments, encompassing a bridge between Ancient Indian knowledge traditions and their application in current day knowledge fields, will be established in the next few months and the University plans to commence its degree granting academic programmes from academic year 2017-18. In this year 2016-17, the University will begin a few Certificate Programmes in its twin campuses at Chinmaya Eswar Gurukula, Kochi and Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula, Pune. Please watch this space for further details.