Maharshi Veda Vyas MIT School of Vedic Sciences

The mission of the MAEER’s MIT group of institutions Pune INDIA is to provide higher education that systematically trains youth to be physically tenacious, intellectually sharp, emotionally balanced, spiritually elevated and socially responsible.

The founders believe that for all-round welfare and elevation of the society, deep, dispassionate understanding and application of India’s Vedic knowledge heritage is essential.

In addition, keen acumen (called Viveka in Samskrit) is required to apply the Vedic insight in the current context. India’s native educational tradition has excellent methodologies to cultivate the necessary intellectual and emotional culture among youth. However, mainstream education system has so far ignored the Indic dimension.

To impart the necessary culture to the next generation of individuals and prepare them for this noble work ahead, the parent body MAEER’s MIT has launched - “Maharshi Veda Vyas School of Vedic Sciences” as a constituent unit of the MIT Art, Design & Technology University located at Pune.

We feel that the time is ripe, since the primary passion of youth is broadening from economic prosperity to societal impact.

MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions

Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research (MAEER) was established in 1983 as a Trust by visionary Educationist Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad with the vision of creating and developing professional education facilities to empower the aspiring young generation, thus, provide dedicated, ambitious and skilled professionals to serve the nation.

Since its inception, MAEER has been striving for the betterment of the society through value based education system. The trust has established Maharashtra Institute of technology- one of the first private Engineering institutions of Maharashtra. And after 34 years of excellence the trust has established 65+ institutions with over 60,000 students, 6,500 teaching and nonteaching personnel, in more than 12 campuses across varied disciplines under its umbrella.

It has achieved tremendous success in a short span of time and reflects excellence in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Research, Management, Primary and Secondary Education, Peace Studies, Environment and Pollution control and also towards promoting Human Values and attaining the ultimate goal of World Peace.

Why School of Vedic Sciences

AIM

To provide higher education that systematically trains youth to be physically tenacious, intellectually sharp, emotionally balanced, spiritually elevated and socially responsible. Impart generic learning skills to rapidly excel in any field via a judicious blend of Vedic (i.e., traditional Indian) and contemporary knowledge with ample opportunity for practice.

Rationale

The founders of the MIT school of Vedic Sciences believe that for rapid all-round welfare and elevation of the society, deep, dispassionate understanding and application of India’s Vedic knowledge heritage is essential. However, keen intellectual acumen (called Viveka in Samskrit) is also required to apply the Vedic insight in the current context. India’s native educational tradition has excellent methodologies to cultivate the necessary intellectual and emotional culture among youth.

The MIT School of Vedic Sciences aims to impart the necessary culture to the next generation of individuals to prepare them for this noble work ahead. We feel that the time is ripe, since the primary passion of youth is shifting from economic prosperity to societal impact.

Inspiration

We draw inspiration from Swami Vivekananda’s electrifying and prophetic words of wisdom about the emerging era of India as the leader and guide of the world, and the central role of Indian Vedic heritage to usher the era.

We also draw guidance from this gem of wisdom from the Valmiki Ramayana on the essential qualities for success (told by Devas in praise of Hanuman on his successfully crossing the ocean):


It means, “O Hanuman! Those who have these four W.I.S.E. qualities like you - Will, Insight/vision, Strategic thinking and Execution - will never fail in their work.”

धृति
is the steadfastness to persevere against odds.
 दृष्टि
is the ability to visualize and clarify the goal.
मति
is the ability to formulate an effective plan of action that leads to the goal.
दाक्ष्यं
is the skill to execute the action.

In contemporary education, these qualities are left to develop in individuals ad hoc only as a side-effect, but not given primary focus and systematic training they deserve.

Challenges in Higher Education Today

Currently in India, apart from graduates from a few reputed colleges, the subject of Bachelors’ degree is becoming largely irrelevant to employability. Mainstream education is increasingly producing less employable individuals. The common complaint by employers is that candidates fresh out of college are not thorough in their subject or its application, are risk-averse and myopic.

As a result, employers are hiring candidates less based on their degree subject and more based on their generic learning and analytical abilities assessed via aptitude tests. Once hired, candidates are being trained for specific job skills by employers themselves. Both knowledge and skill acquisition are happening on the job, rather than during studies, implying that the years spent in formal bachelors’ education are less productive. This trend points to a significant lacuna in our education system, namely, the lack of training to think independently, and to acquire and apply knowledge by oneself wisely.

We believe that in order to prepare our youth for the 21st century enterprise, these lacunae must be addressed urgently. Educational institutions must pay explicit attention to improving learning and analytical abilities on the one hand, and character traits on the other. Once trained, individuals will be able to learn and be productive in any field much more rapidly.

We believe that an education in Vedic sciences has the power to address the above lacunae effectively by honing the W.I.S.E. qualities mentioned earlier - including creating awareness of their meaning, their obstacles and how to overcome them.

The MIT Ecosystem and its Unique Strength

The MIT group of Institutions have earned a solid reputation in Maharashtra state and elsewhere for higher education in science, engineering, medicine and management. As a result, they routinely attract a steady stream of talented individuals for mainstream education in diverse areas.

The MIT School of Vedic Sciences is uniquely positioned to leverage this well-established ecosystem. Specifically, it will channelize and enrich the talent of its students by offering them a parallel curriculum of Vedic scientific education. Mainstream Bachelors’ and masters’ students will be able to study Vedic subjects as electives. Similarly, those who opt for mainstream education in Vedic sciences can take up contemporary subjects as electives. This crossbreeding of subjective and objective skills will create a unique blend of talent that will enhance the graduating students’ value to the society in the years to come. The physical collocation of both schools makes it especially convenient for students to train their skills across domains via multi-disciplinary projects and internships.

The contemporary society’s need of the hour is skilful integration of the foundational, holistic and value-based subjective Vedic knowledge with the practical economic utility and efficiency benefits of modern scientific knowledge. Hence we believe these streams should go hand in hand for best overall welfare of the society. The MIT School of Vedic Sciences offers a step in that direction.

Recognition of the SVS Programs:

MIT School of Vedic Sciences is a constituent of MIT Art, Design & Technology University, Pune and the degrees for all the programs run under MIT School of Vedic Sciences will be awarded by MIT ADT University, Pune.

All the programs of MIT ADT University are run as per the norms of the State Govt. Act XXXIX 2015 bodies and are accredited by State Government as well as Central bodies and are having global tie ups with U.K. based Universities, Industries and are having Training Centers for their employees so that our students get full-fledged benefits of this setup