Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, a University established under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 is a premier instituion in the field of higher learning in Sanskrit studies, Trditional Sastras and Pedagogy. It is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development through University Grants Commission, New Delhi. The Vidyapeetha has a long history in the service of Sanskrit education.The vidyapeetha was established at Tirupati (A.P.) in 1961 by the Govt. of India on the recommendations of the Sanskrit Commission (1957) as an autonomous body under the name of Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati Society. Dr. S.Radhakrishnan, the then Vice Presiden t of India laid the foundation stone of the vidyapeetha on 4th January 1962. The basic objective of setting up the Vidyapeetha is to impart and improve Sanskrit pedagogy, to accelerate the pace of higher Sanskrit learning and to combine the traditional Sanskrit education with modern scientific research.Later, Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati came under the administrative control of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education in April 1971. In the year 1987 the Vidyapeetha was declared as a Deemed University by the Government of India, considering its service to the cause of Sanskrit Education, achievements in research and pubications and general progress in the past 25 years. it was formally inaugurated by teh President of India Sri. R.Venkataraman on 26th August, 1989. considering its achievements and potential for reseach in Traditional Sastras, the Univesity was given the status of Center of Excellence in Traditional Sastras during the X plan period.
To develop Network of institutes, academicians and researchers on Sanskrit through SANSK-NET. Popularization of great epics like Valmiki Ramayana and Mahabharata and Puranas like Bhagavatam etc. in all major languages of the World through Internet. Promoting traditional shastras and showing their relevance to the contemporary society.To conduct extensive survey, collection and preservation of Manuscripts and to publish critical editions. To intensify research on Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences. To mould the students of Sanskrit learning into Cultural Ambassadors of India.
Vice ChancellorProf. Radhakant Thakur
AddressB-4, Qutub Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Qutab Institutional Area, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi, DL 110016
Phone Numbers0877-2287649, 0877-2287690