Integration of Science and Spirituality – One of the main goals of the university is to establish harmony between the two schools of thought – science and spirituality. This leads to holistic development of life because science enhances logical thinking while spirituality fills life with empathy and emotions. With these objectives in mind, the founding father, Vedamurti Taponishta Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya laid the foundation stone for Brahmavarchas Research Institute near Shantikunj on the auspicious day of Gayatri Jayanti on 3rd June, 1979. Electro- physiology chamber, Neurology chamber, Cardiology chamber, Biochemistry chamber, Hematology chamber etc. have been established in the Brahmavarchas Research Institute. Under the guidance of honourable chancellor Dr. Pranav Pandya, a special department for scientific spirituality was opened in which research studies on various topics of cosmology and geography were taken up and many of them continue to be on the path of progress. The entire university campus has a well laid optical fiber network and is connected by Wi-Fi. On one side, there are classes on Bhagawad Gita and meditation that create a spiritual atmosphere, while on the other side, there are classes on Computer Technology, Animation and Environmental science that radiate scientific atmosphere in the university campus. In addition to all these, the mammoth machinery for astrological science and vedic school being developed at Aryabhat bhavan are beautiful examples of harmonizing science and spirituality.
Special classes by the Chancellor – DSVV is a unique university where chancellor takes Sessions on Geeta (Shri Mad BhagavatGeeta ) and Meditation (Dhyan) for not only Personality but Holistic development of the students. It is the only university where your chancellor appreciates your actions and also takes full interest in all types of Student related Activities. Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya is one of those few institutes where the Chancellor himself takes classes on a regular basis and justifies his title as the Paramacharya – the Supreme teacher. The honorable chancellor conducts a session on Bhagawad Gita and meditation every week and it is attended by all students of the university with great zeal. Only organized and controlled thinking can prevent the mind from wandering away. Meditation sessions help to maintain the psychological well-being of the students and awaken the latent talent within them. The honorable chancellor has developed many types of meditation methods designed for specific purposes. Some of important ones are – Meditation on the rising sun for building self-confidence, uprooting the negative tendencies, meditating on the sun at the navel center and meditation on AUM for realizing the absolute Truth.
The Revered Chancellor has come up with a divine elixir that can transform the actions, thoughts and personality through Gita. Weekly classes on Gita are the medium through which this divine knowledge is imparted to the students. Through these classes the chancellor inspires the students to face the challenges in the practical world with zeal and confidence. Psychological aspects of Gita given through his commentary are very unique. Through the medium of Bhagawad Gita, the chancellor trains the students on Jnana, Karma and Bhakti Yoga in a very practical manner. It is a well-known fact that the chancellor has given discourses round the globe on various aspects of Gita including corporate excellence, art of living and holistic approach to life, among many others.
Invocation (Gyan Deeksha) to Convocation tradition – The University has revived the Vedic ceremony of Gyan Deeksha (Invocation) for the new students for the first time in India. A task that is well begun is already half done. What is the meaning of convocation (Deekshant Samaroh) if there was no initiation to begin with? The university has started a unique tradition of Gyan Deeksha (Invocation) before the beginning of any course. Through this ceremony of Gyan Deeksha, the mind of the student is prepared for receiving knowledge. The chancellor inspires the students to offer themselves to the divine culture and gives them the university logo as a gift. This ceremony depicts the greatness of Indian culture through programs by eminent talented people from all over the country and delivers a message to the students. Until now, 28 Gyan Deeksha ceremonies have taken place been conducted and were presided by eminent personalities like Chairman of UGC, Governors, Chief Ministers, Chancellors of various universities, Education minister and various spiritual dignitaries.
Life Management Classes – The art of Living is the core essence of all our endeavors and achievements. Secrets of self confidence, communication skills, and willpower are taught by the experts. A Man’s progress and destiny completely depends on how he manages his life. Generally we take good care of organizing our education and other efforts, but we fail to organize our life. The necessity of life management is of great importance for the generation of youth today who are faced with a deluge of problems. With this in mind, life management is made a compulsory course for each student. The actual lifestyle led by the student is the criteria for scoring marks in that course. Under this course of life management are topics like life style management, study management, time management, stress management, relationship management, communication skills, creative excellence, leadership development etc. The special 5-day camp of (Antah urja satra) organized by the mother organization of the university, Shantikunj, has proven to be very useful in life management
Earn while Learn scheme – Srijana a Scheme initiated by Honorable Chancellor gives a creative environment to the students through many Entrepreneurship workshops and programmes like Hand made paper products, Stitching, making Food items, Best out of Waste, using Solar Energy etc.
Raging free Environment – A unique tradition where senior gives Unnayan party rather than taking a raging of new students. Unnayan is again a very Creative exposure for the new students and they get to know about DSVV with the help of Nukkad natak, cultural programmes, Songs etc.
Fully Residential – with a provision for accommodation for about 850 students.
Spiritual Lifestyles: Daily routine – Spiritual lifestyle is a valuable identity of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya. All the students and teachers voluntarily wake up early and participate in activities like prayer, meditation and Yagya. At 6 o’clock in the evening, after all the classes are completed, the melodious tunes of the flute fill the air, students sit down wherever they are and participate in group meditation. The area around Pragyeshwar Mahadev built of white marble is the center of attraction. Here, a huge Shiv ling obtained from Godavari is installed. Smoking and consumption of alcohol or other drugs is completely banned in the entire campus. The Triveni of Yoga, Yagya and meditation bathes the students every day and their spiritual development is guaranteed naturally
S.S.C. – SSC stands for Spiritual Study Circle, a unique practical approach which is govern by our Hon. Chancellor Sir. Under his guidance, students make group (10-15 student) and do some Personal, Academic and Social activity. They don’t waste time in gossips etc
Workshops & Seminars – seminar on contemporary issues, global issues and spiritual issues are organized in abundance.
Internship Program – The students undergo internship program for a month after the completion of their Course and contribute their time and energy in social issues. The internship in this university is also unique. After completing their education, the students are expected to spend specific time and efforts to serve the society. In this duration, the students are sent to various parts of the country using the network of Shantikunj. The students put to use the education and knowledge they gained in the university to benefit the society. In return, they gain practical experience which will help them in the future. During this internship, the students conduct free camps of yoga, psycho counselling, acupressure in different parts of the country. They also conduct Deep Yagya to establish harmony between various religions. In addition, they conduct classes in various schools and colleges on various topics including stress management, time management, ideal life style, guidance to youth etc. This is probably the best way to repay the debt to the society. This exceptional move of the university teaches the students their social responsibility and bear the accountability
Four separate laboratories with modern instruments for Psychotherapy, Yoga therapy, Yajna-therapy and Ayurveda. Working with established National and International institutes to enrich the educational quality and spiritual activities around the world. Organization of Yog Shivirs by School of Yoga and Health twice a year for patients suffering from Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart ailments and respiratory problems etc. Use of integrated and alternative medicine system and application of Naturopathy, Panchakarma, Physiotherapy, Pranic healing and Acupressure are used to cure the diseases.
Samaydan (Time Donation) – Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya is the unique centre where the tradition of Samaydan by students, teachers and resourceful persons is carried on. In this university, all the experienced, worthy and knowledgeable teachers work and teach for the betterment of the world rather than for earning money. The social workers offer their services voluntarily. With the sole aim of using the knowledge, experience and capabilities developed over a life time to the benefit of society, they stay here and educate the students. In the same way, many successful students stay back and offer their services for a predetermined time with a view of paying back in kind to the university that provided them with the subsidised education and facilities.
Anshdaan (Resource Donation) – The practice of Anshdaan entails a simple concept of the members of parent organization of donating a minimal amount of money per day to provide necessary financial support to the University. Many people pay about 10 paisa a day, making it 3 rupees a month, which is a negligible amount of money but when it is contributed by more than 500000 volunteers of the organisation, it becomes a reasonable sum to offer all the necessary support to the university and its extension activities