Research and Publications at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV-RP) comprise one of the core pillars of the University. In line with the vision of the Revered Founder Chancellor, research at CVV-RP is focused on improving the lives of people in the real world, either materially or spiritually, ultimately leading to lasting societal benefit. Thus, the research projects and topics for doctoral research across all departments are chosen with great diligence.
Research at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth is either translational research or directed basic research. Through its various Chairs, Research Centres, and sponsored projects, CVV-RP fosters an environment where scholars and experts in diverse fields, ranging from pandits in traditional Indian Knowledge Systems to current experts in humanities as well as vocational and professional disciplines, can collaborate, debate, and share ideas, as well as generate knowledge.
In the past few years, our research output has grown manifold. Our students and faculty continue to have access to the best possible infrastructure and facilities, thanks to the continued support of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Trust. Together, we hope to scale new heights, and ensure the darkness of ignorance is swept away by the brilliance resulting from such a meeting of minds.
Integration Across Disciplines
One of the founding credos of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth is to do work that can act as a “bridge between past and present, East and West, science and spirituality, and pundit and public”. In keeping with this, the cornerstone of CVV-RP is integration: inter-disciplinary research is not just a catchphrase for us, but a core value. Apart from deep work in their own core areas, researchers here actively seek out opportunities for topics that have synergy across disciplines, and can thus aid in opening up new perspectives that can throw a fresh light on several issues.
What is the true meaning of the words used in the Bhagavad Gita? Have you ever wondered what the grammatical basis is for these words? CVV’s Bhagavad Gita Word-Index project seeks to thoroughly investigate the roots of the words in this eminent text, and through extensive analysis using the rules of Sanskrit Grammar, facilitate direct engagement with the text for all seekers and learners.
From Classical Literature to Accounting, from Organisational Psychology to Astronomy, from Applied Mathematics to Public Policy and Governance, the list of research areas encompassed by CVV-RP is as vast as it is diverse.
Blessed with a healthy and thriving research community, CVV-RP is engaged in several research projects both in its immediate environs, and in far-flung locations. These include Seed Money projects funded by the University, specialised projects funded by individuals or private organisations, and larger research projects funded by government bodies.