About Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, [RSV] Tirupati
The Vidyapeetha Society has had a galaxy of successive chairmen who were well known public figures – Sri Patanjali Sastry, former Chief Justice of India being the first, followed by Prof.V.Raghavan, a reputed Indologist and Sri M.Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, former Speaker of Lok Sabha. Dr. B.R. Sharma was the Founder, and also acted as the Director from 1962 to 1970. Later the post of Director was changed into that of Principal. Sri Venkata Raghavacharya, Dr.Mandan Mishra, Dr.R.Karunakaran, Dr. M.D. Balasubramanyam and Prof. N.S. Ramanuja Tatacharya served the institution in various capacities. Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha came under the aegis of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan– an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education in April, 1971. Despite the challenges of the modern world, it has grown from strength to strength as a premier Institution for Sanskrit learning and research in India . During the Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1987, Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao, the then Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India announced the decision of the Government to elevate its status to that of a Deemed University.
The Vidyapeetha was declared as a Deemed to be a University on the recommendations of the U.G.C under Section 3 of UGC Act by the Government of India in its Gazette dated 16 - 11- 1987, No. F.9-2/85 U-3. The Deemed University was formally inaugurated by the then President of India Sri R. Venkataraman on 26th August, 1989. The Vidyapeetha started functioning as a Deemed University from the academic year 1991 - 92. Since then we have had three eminent Chancellors – M.M.Sri Pattabhirama Sastri,Prof.Ramaranjan Mukherjee and Dr.V.R.Panchamukhi(two terms), and the Vice-Chancellors were Prof.N.S.Ramanuja Tatacharya, Prof.S.B.Raghunathacharya and Prof.D.Prahladachar. Now Prof. Harekrishna Sathapathy took over as Vice-Chancellor.
MISSION & VISION :
The Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha has chalked out ten years Vision Plan for the developmental activities in realising the goals set by the founders. The Vision can be specified in the following lines :
Quality Improvement in Teaching of Sanskrit and Shastras
v Development of innovative teaching methods of Sanskrit.
v Development of Modern Research Methodology in Sanskrit.
v Conducting national level Shastrartha Training Camps.
v Use of modern technology such as Language Lab in the development of teaching and research methodology.
Strengthening of Sanskrit Information through Networking
v To develop Network of institutes, academicians and researchers on Sanskrit through SANSK-NET.
v Popularization of great epics like Valmiki Ramayana and Mahabharata and Puranas like Bhagavatam etc. in all major languages of the World through Internet.
v Promoting traditional shastras and showing their relevance to the contemporary society.
Propagation of Sanskrit -Science Education
v Organizing Sanskrit-Science Exhibition.
v Research on Sanskrit-Science Nexus.
v Establishing a Centre for Sanskrit and Science Studies and development of New Courses in this area.
v Creating a forum for interaction between traditional Sanskrit scholars and Scientists.
v Organising Seminars, Conferences and Workshops on the Sanskrit Science.