The Maha Swamiji of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam had cherished a desire to revive Kanchipuram to its pristine glory as a center of learning. The Viswa Mahavidyalaya at Kanchi was established with the benign Blessings of Their Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji and Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamiji and it attained the status of Deemed University in 1993.
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, formed under the aegis of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Charitable Trust in 1993, is located in a sprawling complex of 50 acres at Enathur, at a distance of about 4 Kilometres from Kanchipuram.
The University has a campus in Poonamalle, Chennai, housing an ayurveda College, research centre and hospital.
The University has a unique focus on integrating traditional knowledge with modern scientific practices with a global outlook.
Description of the Emblem
The motto “vande sadgurum chandrasekharam” means ‘I adore the virtuous preceptor’ guru sri chandrasekharendra saraswathi maha swamigal, by whose name the viswa mahavidyalaya is established and stands to fulfill his great vision.
The illuminous blessing palm symbolizes the vast knowledge he transformed to generations. The joining of the thumb and forefinger denotes the merger of brahma and jeeva (the advaita philosophy), which can also be interpreted as integration of the ancient vedic knowledge with the modern scientific knowledge.
The vyasapeetha (Wooden pedestal for holding books) and the grantha (Palm leaves) represent ghatikasthanam (place of knowledge) the eighteen vidyasthanams and sixty four traditional arts. Culture
The university envisages a culture that is characterized by excellent faculty-student interaction and prevalence of ‘one family’ atmosphere. The emphasis is not on mere acquisition of knowledge and its application but on the all-round personality development of the student and his value system. Education is viewed not as accumulation of ideas, but as a process of channelising them to perfection, leading to proper development of the faculties of the student and hence life making.
Cultivate friendly attitude to conquer the minds of men look at others as yourself
Give up war, give up jealousy
Don’t commit aggression without reason
Mother earth is like kamadenu to fulfill wishes
The lord god is like father sowering mercy
people of the world!
Live with discipline; live with charity, live with mercy
May all people attain greater well being.
The song was specially composed by The Paramacharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam
To provide "quality higher education coupled with Indian Value system and at the same time make it affordable to all sections of the society irrespective of their social or economic standing".
It is to identify innate talents of students and bring out their hidden potentialities and help in development of their all-round personality with value systems.
The mission is a holistic approach to higher education with academic standards consistent with an embedded value system, enriched by a dynamic process of synergy. The Mantra is "Educational Delight" of students engaged in study and faculty engaged in teaching and research in their journey Towards Excellence with Creativity.
To devise and implement schemes for effectively imparting proficiency in modern technology, at the same time instilling social responsibility and lofty value system enshrined in our culture.
To mould a new generation of universal citizens with confidence, Self dependence, self realization, scientific temper, professionalism, thirst of knowledge, and contentment by the fusion of Indian thought and modern scientific methodology, in higher education.