Mahavir Mandir Trust seeks permission from the state government to set up Ramayana University at Ismailpur, Vaishali soon. It submitted a proposal to the education department on Tuesday along with the requisite demand draft of Rs 10.50 lakh.
It is the first university of its kind, which will offer courses for the degrees of Shastri, Acharya, Vidya Vachaspati and Vidya Varidhi equivalent to Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D. and D Litt in traditional universities of the country.
Trust’s secretary Acharya Kishore Kunal said that the university would be established in Ismailpur in 12 acres of land owned by the trust. He said that the entire cost of establishment and facilities would be borne by the temple trust.
The university will also have research facilities on various other classic works based on the life and works of Lord Rama such as Ramayana by Valmiki and Ramcharit Manas by Tulsidas.
He said that a rich library would be established in the campus for research work for Indian and foreign scholars.
“The great academic disposition of the country, armaments and scholarly debates on various issues of public interest will not only revive, but will also become a regular feature in the academic curriculum,” Kunal said.
Sanskrit grammar based on Ashtadhyayi by Maharishi Panini and Mahabhashya and Kaashika by Patanjali will be an important subject among other subjects.
“The university will also have several courses designed for creating employment opportunities on completion of the academic courses. These are Jyotish, Karmkand, Ayurveda, Yoga and Pravachan,” he added.