Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham is the Moolamanya Peetham endowed with divine spirit which was anchored and presided by Jagadguru Sri Adi Sankara. It is a popular spiritual epicenter of India with sprinkling fragrance of servitude in the fields of education and humanity. Abundant number of Vedic Schools, Cow-nurturing abodes, Hospitals, Other Schools, Homes for Handicapped and Senior Citizens are set up, run and assisted by the Charitable Trust of the Peetham.
His Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, 69th Acharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham established a University in the year 1993 at Kanchipuram called “Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya”. Obviously the name of his illustrious Guru, the great Maha Swamigal has been thus immortalized. The said Mahavidyalaya was accorded the status of Deemed University and was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India.
The University has unique objectives of exploring and highlighting the Indian Cultural heritage besides ancient educational glories bridging with the current technological advancements. The common under current is the promotion of the Sanskrit language as well as Sanskrit courses and sciences. Viz Shastras like Artha, Vaasthu, Vimaana, Shulba, Krishi, Virksha, Shilpa, Khagola, Jyotish etc., similarly the modern parallels like Architecture, Computer Technology, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Metallurgy, Business Administration etc. In this line, the S.C.S.V.M.V., the Deemed University is running several centers offering courses in Sanskrit, Arts & Science, Engineering, Computer Technology and Business Management.
Bio-technology, Genetics and Medicine are of ever demand. These roots are there in “Ayurveda”, the ancient, scientific and traditional indigenous medicine originally preserved in Sanskrit language. The University strongly propagates AYURVEDA for holistic health and universal peace. In order to generate dynamic doctors and energetic scientists of Ayurveda, the University started Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College and Hospital (SJSACH), as its unit, in the year 1995 and started the Professional Course of 5½ years B.A.M.S. degree (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery). The Central Council of Indian Medicine, New Delhi, the Govt. Authority for Ayurvedic education throughout India has recognized the institution and accorded approval for the college. Since then the college and hospital are growing with remarkable progress in infrastructure facilities and quality of education besides ideal health-care management.