Shri jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya ,the third Sanskrit university in India was
established on 7.7.1981 at Puri (Act ,1981-Orissa Act 31 of 1981) by the State
Government of Orissa , with initiative of the Chief Minister ,Pragnan Vacaspati Dr. Janaki
Ballav Pattnaik ,beloved son of Orissa and a great lover of Sanskrit and Indian
Culture. This Vishvavidyalaya has made very significant contributions to the world of
knowledge and in the building up of skills , having been located in a natural setting of
the scenic beauty , being ideally built for serious study and research in the field of the
most ancient language (sanskrit) science and culture of the world . Its majestic edifice
of library symbolises the leadership and commitment to seek through the highest truth , to
upset the old dogmas in the society by means of valid knowledge , to be the torch
bearer to lead its youth on right path to achieve almost all humanstic goals .
has some ideal prospects. These are as follows-
To concentrate upon traditional teaching with a modern outlook , To concentrate upon more
Departments and faculties of traditional schools , To take up multi-volume research
projyect on subject like "Contribution of Orissa to Sanskrit Literature ",
each volume presenting a critical evaluation and assessment of works of the savants of
Orissa in a particular discpline like Sahitya , Vyakarana , Darshana , Tantra , Agams ,
Dharmasastra , Jyotisha and so on ,To collect and preserve scientifically the sanskrit
manuscripts of Orissa , not collected yet , To do research on the collected
manuscripts , which are worthy of critical edition and publication , To explore
the possibility of micro-filming the manuscripts which will not be
easily acquirable (people not willing to part with them) but rare and very important ones
, To organise Re-organise programmes and summer-/winter workshops for our teachers in Post
Graduate Departments and in affiliated colleges and institutions to i ntroduce them
with newly invented methods of teaching and knowledge , To achieve quality and excellence
in its sphere so that the pride of not only Orissa but of the whole country will be
accepted through out 5the world .
The administratiion of the Vishvavidyalaya is run by the acts , statutes ,
regulations etc. The Vice-Chancellor of this Vishvavidyalaya is the head of this
administration and other officers such as Registrar , Controller of Finance , Development
officer , Controller of examination and Asst.Registrar are there to carry out the day
today administrative works of this Vishvavidyalaya .
AUTHORITIES OF THE
As per the provision of the Acts and Statues , there are three authorities of this
Vishvavidyalaya , namely Syndicate (Adhisad) , Senate (Samsad) , Council (Vidyaparishad) .
(1)SENATE :The Vishvavidyalaya got
supressed from 17.10.96 to 21.8.97 and after appointment and joining of a Vice-Chancellor
on 22.8.97 steps have been taken to constitute these authorities of the Vishvavidyalaya .
Presently the senate has also been constituted .The meetings of the Senate during the
years under report were held on 30.5.95 and 20.12.95 .
(2) SYNDICATE :The Syndicate is the
apex body of the Vishvavidyalaya . It takes policy decision on various aspects.
(3) ACADEMIC COUNCIL :The academic council takes decision relating
to the academic matters of the Vishvavidyalaya .
TEACHERS : As per the provisions of the act , the following
shallbe the teachers of the university,namely :-
(1) Professors (Pracharyas)
(2) Readers (Upacharyas)
(4) Such other teachers as
may be prescribed to be the teachers of the University . Some part-time and
guest lecturers can also be appointed including the afore mentioned regular teachers as
and when nessary .The University has seven Departments with 41 (forty one) sanctioned
posts of professors ,Readers and Lectureras . From among these posts ,22(twenty two)
posts are filled up and 19 (nineteen) posts are lying vacant at present .
The University campus is known as "SHRI VIHAR" .It covers an area of one
hundred acres of land in the mouza Balukhand in Puri town . In Shri Vihar Campus , the
Administrative office of the University is running in its own building . The ground floor
of the proposed three storied administrative building has already been constructed .The
construction of first and second floor awaits govts.grant .In the eastern side of
the campus a three storied building for Gent's hostel has been
constructed and is named after Vishvanath Kaviraj , the great scholar of Sanskrit
poetics . The boarders strength is 96.
Steps have been taken to construct a double storied Ladies Hostel to
accomodate 120 boarders with the full assistance of the U.G.C. .The work has already been
assigned to Orissa Police Housing and Welfare Corporation and the same has already started
One beautyful prayer hall ,named Rukmini Devi Birla ,has been constructed in the campus
and and a four storied edifice is constructed for library purpose . Still the
building is required to be fully furnished to meet the requirement it is meant for .
In the campus ,roads with black topping are constructed and one pump house is there
to supply water to the entire area .The construction of the P.G. Teaching Departments is
in progress . Till now P.G. classes are being held in the massive library .
Various Universities ,Boards and other recognised educational institutions have accorded
equivalence to various degrees of the Vishvavidyalaya and steps have already been
taken to procure equivalence from other Universities and institutions .This
Vishvavidyalaya also grants recognition to various degrees and diplomas of other
Universities on reciprocal basis . For this purpose , an Equivalence committee has been
constituted by the Academic Council . The equivalence given to the coresponding
courses of the following Universities/Board/Council of the state .Equivalence also
has been given to degrees of many other Universities of the country as reciprocal basis .
(1) Berhampur Universities
(2) Sambalpur Universities
(3) Utkal Universities
(4) Council of higher secondary education , Orissa ,Bhubaneswar.
(5) Board of Secondary education , Orissa , Cuttak .
(6) Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan ,New Delhi .
COURSES OF STUDIES : The courses of studies for different examinations are prepared by the
respective Pathyaparisads (Board of studies) and later approved by the
Vidyaparishads (Academic Council ) . The courses patterns have been modernised and so
designed that those fall into the pattern of general education with a view that
students passing out different examinations would find an equivalent stage and status in
the general education pattern .
The Vishvavidyalaya hsa introducede 10,+2 ,+3 pattern of education at par with
general system .Accordingly the course pattern for different examinations are designed as
Sl. No. Examination
Duration of No. of
papers Equivalent To
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2 . Madhyama
3 . Upashastri
12_(1200)marks CHSE (+2
Shastri 3 years
18-(1700)marks 3 years Degree Arts
(Pass) ,(+3) ( Pass)
5 . Shastri
3 years Degree
Acharya 2 years
Master of Arts
The following examinations are being conducted by the Vishvavidyalaya . (1)Prathama ,(2)
Madhyama,(3)Upashastri, (4) Shastri ,(5) Acharya ,(6) Diploma in English and special
Diploma in Sanskrit,(7)Visistacharya. Some model Sanskrit institutions ,apart from some
High schools and colleges of the state are fixed as the centres for different
examinationsof the Vishvavidyalaya .
The Vishvavidyalaya provided teaching facilities in Visistacharya (M.PHIL) courses in all
the seven departments .As per the regulations , Visistacharya Comittees have been
formed for different subjects .
The Vishvavidyalaya confers degrees of Vidyavachaspati (D.Litt) and Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D)
for research works on various fields of Sanskrit literature and culture .
The University has taken up research work on different branches such as
(a)collection,edition and publication of palm leaf manuscripts (b) compilation of
Encyclopedia of Religion (Tantrakosa) (c) Advanced studies on Lord
Jagannath with aresearch journal named "JAGANNATH JYOTIH "
The Research work on "Inscriptions of Jagannath temple and Origin of Purussottam
Jagannath " succesfully completed by late Dr. S.N.Rajguru . The 1st volume of the
same has already been published .The 1st volume of " Bibliography on Lord Jagannath
" compiled by Dr. G.N. Dash, Professor of Linguistics and Dr. P.C. Mishra ,
Lecturer of Berhampur University has already been published .The publication of the
research work "Mahapurusha Vidya" has already been completed .
LIST OF PUBLICATION OF
(1) MAHAPURUSHAVIDYA -1991
(2) NEHERU AND INDIAN CULTURE -1991
(3) INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TEMPLES OF PURI AND ORIGIN OF SHRI SHRI PURUSOTTAMA JAGANNATH
(4) A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON LORD JAGANNATH-1992"
(5) KOSALANANDA MAHAKAVYAM-1995
(6) RESEARCH JOURNALS
(a)SHRI JAGANNATH -JYOTHIH,Vol.-I to V
WORKS IN PROGRESS
(1) Name of the project : ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION (TANTRA)
(2)COLLECTION OF PALM-LEAF MANUSCRIPT EDITING AND PUBLICATION.
(3)ADVANCED STUDIES ON LORD JAGANNATH
The Central Library of the Vishvavidyalaya is located in its own building in campus .
Total numbers of books collected so far =22731 nos.
Total numbers of journal procured so far =1044 nos.
Total numbers of palm leaf =190
Total numbers of news
papers =12 nos.
Total numbers of prescribed books =1857 nos.
Total numbers of staff =6 nos.
Total numbers of members - 1. Students =480
4 Staffs =85
PROFILES OF CENTRAL
FACILITIES: Library ,Computer,Yoga Education
andpractice, sports ,n.s.s. .