Centre of Studies for Vedic Studies
The department of Vedic Studies is established in 1993 and belongs to the Faculty of Indian Metaphysics.
Centre of Vedic Studies is trying to popularize the Vedic knowledge by different method like seminars, memorial talks and extension lectures. One of the major contributions of the Centre for Vedic Studies is the introduction of Traditional Vedic chanting of different Vedas preserved in Kerala as a core courses in the PG Programme, which is exactly a new step towards the popularization of Vedic lore.
The audio / video documentation of the Jaiminiyasamaveda Nambootiri tradition of Kerala was carried out successfully by the School of Vedic Studies of the University. This documentation project has attracted the attention of the Vedic and Sanskrit scholars all over the world. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi and some other agencies have purchased copies of the whole documented matter.
UGC Project of Preservation Techniques of the Chanting of Rgveda in Kerala was also successfully carried out by this centre. The project was to publish in Devanagari script the manuals in Mss/Tss on the preservation techniques of the Rgveda chanting of Kerala Most of the manuals of them are with the Vedic Scholars of Kerala, written in Manuscript or Transcript form. They were collected as part of the project and a volume has been published by Vedic Studies in 2010 as the outcome of the project.
Studies and researches in Vedic Knowledge are being conducted intensively in all Universities / academic institutions all over the world. Several areas are yet to be opened in this subject. There is much scope for interdisciplinary studies and researches based on Vedic texts related to the topics like history, philosophy, religious studies, theology, anthropology, psychology, Indian jurisprudence, philology, semantics, grammar, etymology, prosodial science, ecology and environmental studies and women studies. The Vedic tradition of Kerala in all the Vedas is well accepted by the Vedic scholars of the Universities of India as well as abroad.
About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.