Dev Sanskriti University (Vishwavidyalaya) (D.S.V.V.), a non-conventional center for higher learning, education and research, was established in 2002 in Haridwar, Uttarakhand at the foothills of the Himalayas in the vicinity of the holy Ganges. Surrounded by lush Himalayan vegetation, the campus is spread over 76 acres of land and is equipped with an excellent infrastructure and dedicated faculty, staff and knowledge-seeking students. The university is duly recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, certified by ISO 9001:2008, accredited by NAAC and is privately financed by Shri Vedmata Gayatri Trust, Shantikunj, a renowned socio-spiritual organization.
The university was established to meet the pressing need of a high quality educational system based on scientific spirituality and grounded in a spiritual life style. Cultivating a culture of ethical, moral and spiritual transformation of youth is DSVV’s first priority. Excellence in character, indomitable courage, firm determination and an intense love for labor are the traits of our students. Born out of the vision of Patron founder Yugrishi Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya (1911-1990), we focus on the confluence of modern education with instilling human values. Molded in spiritual environment, in this fully residential university, several curricula have been started that are based upon the basic elements of Indian Culture. In a short time, this university has achieved many accolades not only in India but also in abroad. A large number of MoUs (Memorandum of Understandings) have been signed with various national and International organizations by the university in the field of research and student & faculty exchange programs.
Gurukul Style of Teaching
A unique confluence of devoted teachers and resolute students is opening new vistas of progress for the Dev Sanskriti University. The spiritual atmosphere at the university, self-discipline and the patronage of Param Pujya Gurudev enchants all the visitors to the university to study or teach here. The combination of traditional Gurukul style of teaching with most modern curricula leads to holistic development of students. University today hosts students from all states of India along with those from several other countries like Korea, Japan, Iran, Malaysia, China, Russia, Spain, Germany, Taiwan, Czech Republic, USA, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan etc.