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Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya Nagaon

OVERVIEW

Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya (Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva University) is a private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Nagaon (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Assam. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya is a coeducational higher education institution. Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including as well as administrative services.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449-1568) was a multi-dimensional genius, who transformed and modernized Assamese society with his egalitarian ideology. He worked in diverse fields like religion, literature, music, dance, drama, architecture, social reconstruction, etc. He translated most part of the Bhâgavata Mahapurana into Assamese language and was the first ever playwright in any Indian language other than Sanskrit. He wrote more than 26 (twenty six) scriptures mostly in Assamese language besides the Brajawali form and one in Sanskrit. In addition he had composed many lyrics/songs including the Borgeets. All these justify to call him SARVAGUNAKARA by his most loyal disciple Madhabadeva. His philosophy too was unique and different from other branches of Hindu philosophies. Above all he was a humanist. He welcomed every one irrespective of caste, creed, sex into his order. He was also a pioneer in adult education, mass communication, etc. He called upon the society to educate women and the downtrodden people.

Srimanta Sankaradeva founded a whole new school of art. He initiated a new form of painting with his epoch-making drama-festival Chihna-Yâtrâ held in 1468 A.D. where he drew the imaginary pictures of heaven to be used as backdrops. He encouraged illustration of his manuscripts with pictorial depiction of stories from the Bhâgavata. The Nâmghar founded by him has become a multi-dimensional institution and symbol of Assamese society. He visited many places of the Indian sub-continent and his impact was clearly felt in those regions, be it Yâtrâ of Bengal, scroll painting of Odisha, plays of Mithila, etc.

Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha was set up in 1930 in order to carry forward the reforms initiated by the saint. It is the largest NGO in North East India and it has been working relentlessly among the masses for inculcating the values preached by Srimanta Sankaradeva. It is running several schools in the state to spread value based education. The Sangha envisaged to establish a University and authorised its Srimanta Sankaradeva Education and Socio-Economic Development Trust, Nagaon to sponsor the establishment of the University. The Sangha submitted a proposal to the Government of Assam for establishment of the University under the Assam Private Universities Act, 2007. The Assam Legislative Assembly passed ‘The Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya Act, 2013’. The Act of the Assam Legislative Assembly (Assam Act No. XIX of 2013) received the assent of the Hon’ble Governor of Assam vide : No. LGL.59/2013/16 and notified it in the Assam Gazette No. 351 dated 14th August, 2013.

The newly set up Mahâpurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyâlaya has formally been founded on 10th June, 2014. Though the University has been set up under the Private University Act, but it is designed as a people’s university, an institution for the entire people of Assam as well as India. It is located at Nagaon, the place blessed with the dust of the saint’s feet for more than half a century, since he lived half of his life at Bardowa, Nagaon. The Mahâpurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyâlaya fraternity firmly believes that a new era of social regeneration will start from this University.

History

Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449-1568) worked in diverse fields like religion, literature, music, dance, drama, architecture, and social reconstruction. He translated most of the Bhâgavata Mahapurana into the Assamese language and was the first playwright in any Indian language other than Sanskrit. He wrote more than twenty six scriptures mostly in the Assamese language besides the Brajawali form and one in Sanskrit. He composed lyrics/songs including the Borgeets.

All these justified the name of Sarvagunakara by his disciple Madhabadeva. He was a humanist and welcomed everyone, irrespective of caste, creed, or sex into his order. He was a pioneer in adult education and mass communication, and called upon the society to educate women and the downtrodden people.

Srimanta Sankaradeva initiated a new form of painting with his drama-festival Chihna-Yâtrâ held in 1468 A.D. where he drew the imaginary pictures of heaven to be used as backdrops. He encouraged illustration of his manuscripts with pictorial depiction of stories from the Bhâgavata. The Nâmghar founded by him has become a multi-dimensional institution and symbol of Assamese society. He visited many places of the Indian sub-continent and his impact was clearly felt in those regions, be it Yâtrâ of Bengal, scroll painting of Odisha, plays of Mithila, etc.

Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha was set up in 1930 in order to carry forward the reforms initiated by the saint. It is the largest NGO in North East India and it has been working relentlessly among the masses for inculcating the values preached by Srimanta Sankaradeva. It runs several schools in the state.

The Sangha envisaged to establish a university and authorised its Srimanta Sankaradeva Education and Socio-Economic Development Trust, Nagaon to sponsor its establishment of the university. The Sangha submitted a proposal to the government of Assam for the establishment of the university under the Assam Private Universities Act, 2007. The Assam Legislative Assembly passed ‘The Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya Act, 2013’. The Act of the Assam Legislative Assembly (Assam Act No. XIX of 2013) received the assent of the Governor of Assam vide : No. LGL.59/2013/16 and notified it in the Assam Gazette No. 351 dated 14 August 2013.

The Mahâpurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyâlaya was formally founded on 10 June 2014. It is located at Nagaon, the place blessed with the dust of the saint’s feet for more than half a century, since he lived half of his life at Bardowa, Nagaon.

Programmes

Research Ph.D programmes

Ph.D/M.Phil programme in the following department:

  • Department of Sankaradeva Studies
  • Department of Assamese

Postgraduate programmes

  • M.A in Assamese
  • M.A in Education
  • M.A in Sociology
  • M.A. in Sankaradeva Studies (Part-time)
  • M.A. in English
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Law (LL.M.)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Computer Application (PGDCA)
  • Diploma in Web Technology (DWT)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Yogic Science (PGDYSc)

Infrastructure available at present

 

The offices and classes, for the time-being, shall be arranged in the three storeyed R.C.C. building in the Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha Complex, Kalongpar, Nagaon with the following infrastructure :

Classrooms: Hygienic classrooms with comfortable seating have been arranged. All classrooms are fitted with eco-friendly boards and ceiling mounted LCD projectors.

Computer Laboratory: A well designed Computer Laboratory having capacity for 25 students at a time has been established.

Library: The University has a rich library with thousands of books of various branches of knowledge. Students shall be issued Library Cards for borrowing books from the library. Provision has also been made for a Reading Room in a well ventilated room.

Internet Centre: An Internet Centre with a capacity for 20 students at a time shall be arranged, so that the students can access information through ICT.

Canteen: There is a provision for the University Canteen, where the students shall be able to have lunch / tiffin in a hygienic condition.

Auditorium: An auditorium of medium size is available with a large stage where the students shall be able to organise cultural events and functions.

Sports & Games: The University in its present campus has no space for arranging sports and games facilities. Therefore, action has been initiated to have tie-up with the District Sport authorities to provide the stadium and other facilities to the students of the University on regular basis.

Parking facilities: Space has been arranged near the University Campus for parking the vehicles, bikes, scooty, etc. of the students coming from distant places.

Students’ Aid Fund: A fund shall be created out of the fees collected from the students under the head ‘Students’ Aid Fund’. Really needy students shall be identified and the fund shall be distributed among them.

Measures for Students’ Empowerment: Various activities, e.g. lectures, discussion, debates, seminars and symposium shall be arranged frequently in the University Campus to inspire and motivate the students and increase their employability and self-employment.

Students’ Counselling & Guidance Cell: To offer proper counselling to the students to face the various challenges confronted by them and also to guide them to achieve the desired goals, a counselling & guidance cell comprising of the teachers and officers shall be formed.

Training & Placement Cell: A Training Placement Cell shall be formed in the University to provide training to the students at regular intervals to help them to be successful in getting jobs or starting entrepreneurial activities by themselves. The Cell shall also assist the students in getting information regularly regarding availability of job in the various enterprises.

Grievance Redressal Cell: To know the grievance of the students, if any, a Cell shall be constituted and redressal measures shall be taken up promptly.

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Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya
Srimanta Sankardeva Sangha Complex
Haladhar Bhuyan Path, Kalongpar, Nagaon, PIN-782 001, Assam, India
Telephone: 03672-231146
email:mssvnagaon@gmail.com

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