The logo of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth is a composition of five elements: an open book, a lotus in blossom, the luminous earth, the syllable Om which also couples as the signature of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda and the University motto at its very base.
The open book indicates the dynamic pursuit of knowledge at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth.
However, knowledge alone does not suffice. Only when knowledge is coalesced with the life-nourishing values of spiritual wisdom does it lead to transformation of the inner personality resulting in a fulfilling life, which alone is the true purpose of education. This spiritual aspect and function of education is represented by the sacred syllable Om, and the lotus in blossom symbolises the very flowering of the inner personality, the transformation of the individual envisaged by such a life-blessing education.
The Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth aims at creating such transformed individuals, for they alone become positive contributors to society. They are truly the harbingers of prosperity and torch-bearers of peace and are indeed a blessing upon the whole world. The luminous earth symbolises the radiant world such transformed individuals create. At the very heart we see the uniquely fashioned Om, which is the signature of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. This unique Om is evocative of the holistic yet distinctive Chinmaya Vision of Spirituality, Purity, Applicability and Innovation that abide as the very Core Principles of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth.
And at the base of the logo is the motto bestowed upon the University by its saintly Founder, His Holiness Swami Tejomayananda: ‘vidyayā saṁskṛtiḥ – culture through knowledge’.
This composition thus beautifully and appealingly encapsulates the noble vision and the dynamic mission of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth in its entirety.