According to reports, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP), currently a deemed university under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, is going to be upgraded to a central university.
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Chancellor and former Chief Election Commissioner, N. Gopalaswami, disclosed the good news on Thursday when inaugurating ‘Sujalam’, a new RO water treatment plant installed in the Campus. He confirmed that the HRD Ministry is actively considering the proposal to upgrade the RSVP into a Central University to boost up Sanskrit studies and a positive result is expected soon to the delight of Sanskrit scholars, researchers, students and Sanskrit lovers all over the country.
“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”, Gopalaswami announced. He also disclosed that Rs 1.18 crore had been sanctioned to the University for taking up the digitisation of palm leaf manuscripts to bring them into print as part of Ramanuja Millennium Year Celebrations. Priority will be given to the editing of the palm leave manuscripts which have not seen the light so far and to bring them in book form for study and research.
The Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant, which was developed with ₹14.65 lakhs with an installed capacity of 2,000 litres and a processing speed of delivering 1,000 litres per hour, will cater to the drinking water needs of the employees and the students staying inside the university campus.
The Chancellor felicitated Ultrafil representative Hanumantha Reddy for meticulously executing the project. Vice-Chancellor V. Muralidhara Sharma announced that the 1,000 litres of wastewater discharged by the plant would be used to water the gardens.