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Q. What is National Institute of Vedic Sciences Trust Regd.(NIVS). What are its function?

A. National Institute of Vedic Sciences Trust Regd., is an Unit of Sri Sripadaraja Mutt, Narasimhatheertha Mulbagal, Kolar District, Karnataka State. An institute propagating the preaching in Vedas, Upanishats and Haridasa Sahitya through conducting regular workshops and conferences. Also a research centre conducting research in Vedic Sciences, Humanities, Yoga, Ayurveda and Dasasahitya.

Q. When was NIVS founded and who founded it.

A. NIVS was founded in the year 2001 by the then pontiff Sri Sri Vignananidhi Theertha Swamiji of Sri Sripadaraja Mutt.

Q. Where is NIVS Head Office and where are it branches.

A. NIVS Head Office is at Narashimhatheertha Mulbagal, Kolar District, Karnataka State. Branch and Administration office is at Bangalore

Q. Who can become a member of NIVS

A. Anybody by filling up membership form available at NIVS and paying Rs. 1000/- can become a member of NIVS.

Q. Any special facility for members available.

A. Publication by NIVS will be available at concession rate, can attend conferences and present papers in conferences. It is prestigious of having become member of NIVS.

Q. Is NIVS a government institute.

A. NIVS is not a government institute. It is a NGO.

Q. What are the courses offered by NIVS

A. NIVS offers M.Phil in Sanskrit (Sanskrit Literature) M.Phil in Sanskrit (Vedic Sciences) and M.Phil in Kannada Dasasahitya, Ph.D in Sanskrit (Sanskrit Literature) Ph.D. in Sanskrit (Vedic Sciences) and Ph.D in Kannada Dasasahitya. Doctor of Letters / Doctor of Science in Sanskrit (Sanskrit Literature), Doctor of Letters / Doctor of Science in Sanskrit (Vedic Science), Doctor of Letters / Doctor of Science in Kannada (Dasasahitya)

Also certificate courses in Vedic Mathematics.

Summer Camp:

Every year we conduct summer camp for school going children subject covered are Vedic Mathematics, Sanskrit Jano (in Association with Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan New Delhi), sandhyavandana, devatha pooja vidhi etc. for boys and Vedic Mathematics, Sanskrit Jano (in Association with Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan New Delhi), rangoli, and other programs for girls.

Q. What is duration of M.Phil, Ph.D., MS. Integrated Ph.D., and D.Litt / D.Sc. courses.

A. M.Phil., MS. Integrated Phd. is for one year and Ph.D. and D.Litt., / D.Sc. Course is of minimum of 3 years duration

Q. Can we get reduction in duration of course for completion of Ph.D., and D.Litt courses.

A. Reduction in duration of Ph.D., and D.Litt./D.Sc., courses will be available to meritorious candidate on recommendation of Board Of Studies and final decision will be taken by Academic Council.

Q. Who will award the M.Phil, Ph.D., and D.Litt/ D.Sc. Degrees

A. Yoga Samskrutham University Florida, USA will award the M.Phil, Ph.D., and D.Litt/ D.Sc. Degrees.

Q. What is the fees for M.Phil, Ph.D., MS. Integrated Ph.D., and D.Litt / D.Sc. Courses.

A. Click the link for details. .

Q. Is National Institute of Vedic Sciences recognized by any University.

A. National Institute of Vedic Sciences is recognized as a research centre in India by Yoga Samskrutham University, (YSAM) Florida, USA.

Q. Is there any member representing YSAM University in NIVS.

A. A representative is appointed by YSAM as a member of Academic Council and Board of Studies in NIVS Board.

Q. Is YSAM University recognized at Florida

A. YSAM University is recognized by Commission for Independent Education as Religious Institution in Florida USA offering education. Click here for details. http://www.fldoe.org/cie/religious.asp

Q. Is Yoga Samskrutham University recognized by UGC in India.

A. Not yet.

Q. Is National Institute of Vedic Sciences recognized by any University in India.

A. Not yet.

Q. Will NIVS conduct Vedic Mathematics courses in schools and colleges.

A. NIVS will conduct Vedic Mathematics courses in schools and colleges on request.

Q. Who are the trustees of NIVS

A. Click the link for details .

Q. Who are the members of Academic Council and Board of Studies

A. Click on the link for details

Q. Who are the Guides and faculties in NIVS

A. Click on the link for details

Q. Who can become a guide of NIVS.

A ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION AS GUIDE

Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors, Reader, Senior lecturers/teachers/Senior Scientists/ Vidwans working in the University /colleges/traditional Sanskrit Vidyapeetas / subject matter expert of well established Research & Development organisations are eligible to be recognized as Ph.D. Guides. The guide shall have a Ph.D. in that subject and involved in the research.

Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Readers, Senior lecturers/ teachers / Senior Scientists / Vidwans working in the University/college/traditional Sanskrit Vidyapeethas / Gurukulas/ well established research and development organisations not having M.Phil. / Ph.D. degree are also eligible to be recognized as M.Phil. Guides if they have minimum five years of teaching / research experience in the relevant subject field.

Q. Who can apply for M.Phil, MS. Integrated Ph.D., Ph.D., and D.Litt. / D.Sc. Courses

A. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR A CANDIDATE

Any candidate who satisfies the following conditions is eligible to seek registration for M.Phil., in the Institute upon application for provisional registration after going through these Regulations and Guidelines for M.Phil., which shall be supplied along with the application.

The candidate shall have Masters Degree in Sanskritam / Philosophy / Arts / Literature / Science / Engineering / Medical etc of any University recognized by UGC or an equivalent Masters in Philosophy degree of foreign University, with a minimum of 55% marks. Having a Master in Philosophy Degree/percentage of marks may be relaxed if they have worked and have enough experience in their chosen field of Ph.D research.

Q. Is there entrance test for the M.Phil, MS. Integrated Ph.D., Ph.D., and D.Litt. / D.Sc. Courses

A. Entrance Test and Interview: Admission to M.Phil., shall be through an Entrance Test and interview. (Senior people or Vidwans who want to do M.Phil and have adequate knowledge in the field are exempted at the discretion of the Board of Studies from entrance test. They have to pass the interview to be eligible for M.Phil).

Q. Can a student who is already under one guide outside the institute can he/she continue under the same guide.

A. If any student has already been studying under a guide he/she shall continue with the same guide on obtaining written permission from the Board of Studies. Such guides shall register themselves with the Research Centre. The co-guide may be from outside the Research Centre also.

Q. For how many years the Regristration for M.Phil, MS. Integrated Ph.D., Ph.D., and D.Litt. / D.Sc. Courses is valid.

A. The M.Phil. Registration is valid for Three years only from the date of Provisional Registration.

Q. What is the syllabus and medium of instructions for M.Phil, MS. Integrated Ph.D., Ph.D., and D.Litt. / D.Sc. Courses

A. Syllabus for M.Phil in Sanskrit-Vedic Science:

Vedic Science is offered as an inter-disciplinary subject consisting Sanskrit and Scientific aspects.

(a) Research Methodology subject paper is mandatory for all the M.Phil / MS. Integrated Ph.D. / Ph.D Courses for 100 marks.

(b) Options: M.Phil Vedic Science students are allowed to choose their subject as per their interest for Research work for 100 marks.

(c) Medium of Instruction: Medium of Instruction: Candidates who apply for M.Phil in Kannada-Dasa Sahitya can opt any one of the medium of instruction in Kannda, Sanskrit or English. Any Quotation of Sanskrit should be quoted in Sanskrit only.

6.9 Syllabus for M.Phil in Kannada (Dasa Sahitya):

(a) Those applying for M.Phil in Kannada (Dasa Sahitya) shall select their topic as per their interest for Research Work for 100 marks.

(b) Comparative study of Dasa Sahitya with Veda, Purana, Upanishaths etc will be covered under Master in Philosophy in Kannada (Dasa Sahitya). The students can choose their project work from the birth of Dasa Sahitya to 21st Century Dasas including comparative study of Dasa Sahitya with Veda, Upanishath, etc. individual Dasa and their works, its relevance in present day world.

(c) Medium of Instruction:

M.Phil, MS. Integrated Ph.D., Ph.D., and D.Litt. / D.Sc. Courses in Kannada-Dasa Sahitya can opt any one of the medium of instruction in Kannada, Sanskrit or English. Any Quotation of Sanskrit should be quoted in Sanskrit only.

Q. Can a candidate opt for change of title / guide.

A. CHANGE OF TITLE / GUIDE

A candidate desiring to change the title of the Thesis shall apply to the Institute with 2 copies of revised Synopsis and changed Title through the Guide after paying the prescribed fee.

The University shall seek the opinion of the BOS for the change of title. Such a change can be permitted anytime before the Pre-thesis Submission Colloquium.

If a candidate decides to change the topic of research, his / her regular registration stands canceled, and the candidate has to undergo the Regular Registration process again and may apply for pre-submission colloquium only after a period of one year from the date of registration of change.

Generally, change of Guide is not permissible. It may be permitted only under exceptional circumstances such as death /disability / other medical conditions of the Guide or legal actions on the Guide by the administration. However, if there is any written complaint about conflict between the Guide and the candidate, the Institute shall refer the matter to the BOS for final decision.

Q. Will there be via-voce examination.

A. (a) After receipt of three positive reports from the examiners, open Viva-Voce examination shall be conducted by the Institute in the presence of the members of the BOS, research guide, members of the concerned Faculty, research scholars and students by giving wide publicity.

(b) If the candidate desires, the viva-voce examination may be held via video conferencing after payment of necessary additional fees prescribed by the Institute.

(c) The M.Phil. degree would be awarded if three examiners give positive reports and the candidate successfully completes viva voce examination.

Q. Is there libratory facilities at NIVS

A. If the project work needs any experimentation in laboratories such experimentation shall be carried out by scholars at their own cost.

Q. Is there library facility at NIVS

A. Library facility is available at NIVS Bangalore Campus.

Q. Whom to contact at NIVS.

A. Click the link for contact details.

Contact details:

Mailing Address: National Institute of Vedic Sciences, 58, Raghavendra Colony, Chamarajpet, Bangalore-560018

Phone No. 08026914637, 08026607741

Email: nivs_india01@yahoo.com

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