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Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha to become a central university

Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP), a deemed university under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), is all set to become a Central university, a cherished dream for close to a decade.

According to RSVP Chancellor and former Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami, the process had begun and was moving in the right direction. He was here on Thursday to inaugurate ‘Sujalam’, a new water treatment plant on the campus, when he confirmed that the ball has been set rolling.

“The process has started and is being considered favourably. We can expect a positive announcement in a few months. That’s all I can say now,” he said amid a thunderous applause from the staff members and students. Mr. Gopalaswami also announced that the Centre, commemorating the millennial celebrations of saint Sri Ramanuja, had sanctioned a major project worth Rs. 1.18 crore to the Vidyapeetha to digitise and publish the rare manuscripts that have not seen light so far.
Dubbed ‘Suddha Jala Yantram’ in Sanskrit, the Reverse Osmosis plant caters to the drinking water needs of the employees dwelling in the quarters and the students staying in hostels. The facility was developed with Rs. 14.65 lakh with an installed capacity of 2,000 litres and has a processing speed of delivering 1,000 litres per hour. The plant is expected to play a vital role in meeting the university’s estimated daily requirement of 7,000 litres.

The Chancellor later felicitated Ultrafil representative Hanumantha Reddy for meticulously executing the project. Vice-Chancellor V. Muralidhara Sharma announced that 1,000 litres of waste water discharged by the plant would be used to water the gardens.Vidyapeetha Board of Management (BoM) members V. Kutumba Sastry, L.N. Pandey, Registrar G.S.R. Krishnamurthy, SV Vedic University former Vice-Chancellor K.E. Devanathan, deans J. Ramakrishna (Veda Vedanga) and R.L.N. Sastry (Academic) and university engineer Bharani Kumar were present.