Centre of Advance Research in Sanskrit (CARS)
The Vishvavidyalaya is founded with a noble cause to protect, preserve and promote the ancient heritage and culture of Sanskrit literature. The primary objective of the Centre of Advance Research in Sanskrit (CARS) is to achieve outstanding research excellence. There are three Research Officers, one clerk and one peon are working under the guidance of the Director-in-Charge of Research. The research activities and publication are funded out of the Vishvavidyalaya’s share of the Hundi interest, received from the Administrator of Shri Jagannath Temple. The provision for the payment of Hundi interest to the University has been amended since 2003-04. The Govt. in the Deptt. of Higher Education made a provision for release of Block grant @Rs. 15 lakh per annum to the University for running of the Research Centre. For the first time Govt. vide O.O. No. 11078 Dt. 12.3.2004 has released Rs. 15 lakhs to meet expenditure for running of the Centre of Advanced Research in Sanskrit for the financial year 2003-04. since the grant was received during the end of March 2004, the reference was made to the Govt. for clarification to utilise the same. The clarification from the Govt. is awaited.
A Research Journal “Jagannath Jyotih” is published and released on the foundation day i.e. 7th July of each year. The list research publications during the period is given in Appendix-XII.
The Editorial Board of “The Jagannath Jyotih” is given in Appendix-XIII.
OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES:
The objectives and activities of the Centre are:
- RESEARCH JOURNAL – JAGANNATH JYOTI
- RESEARCH PUBLICATION-22
1. Inscriptions of the Temple of Puri & Origin of Shri Purusottama Jagannatha
2. Bibliography on Lord Jagannatha
3. Mahapurusa Vidya
4. Nehuru & Indian Culture