The School currently has an Administrator, three highly qualified Vedic Teachers, a Tutor and a student body strength of 30 students. It is like any organized school with classrooms, a prayer hall and other amenities. There is a prescribed course material and the duration of each school day is approximately 13 hours. Classes commence at 6 AM and end at 7 PM with an hour's break for breakfast, an hour for lunch and a resting period of an hour. Full moon day, new moon day and the day preceding and succeeding those days (3 days in a fortnight) are off-days for the school and no new lessons are taught on those days. The students are required to review the lessons already taught to them during these off days.
MEMBERS OF FACULTY
M. Shreekantha Sharma, a Ghanapadi is the Krishna Yajur Veda (Taittireeya Shakha) Teacher in our Institution.
G. Raghavendra Bhat, a Kramapadi is one of the Krishna Yajur Veda (Taittireeya Shakha) Teacher in our Institution.
S Ramakrishnan, a Kramapadi is also a Rig Veda (Sakhala Shakha) Teacher in our Institution.
At the patasala, students are taught the Vedas from its basic level to Krama in a span of eight years. At this stage, they are conferred the title “ Kramapaati ”.
Those Kramapaatis who opt for advanced studies are taught “Jata” and “Ghanam” for a further period of two years and they are conferred the title “Ghanapaati”.
Such Ghanapaatis can pursue a more advanced course in the Vedas, outside our institution such as shadangam, Salakshnam, Ashta Brahmanam and veda Bhashyam etc., as they desire.
We give free boarding to all the students in our patasala. Apart from that we provide 2 pairs of dress every year free of cost to every student & staff and also to and pro fare to their home once in a year during annual holidays. Over and above all these, on succcessful completion of Krama course each out going student (Kramapadi) is given a lumpsum of Rs. 84,000/- as stipend from MAHARSHI SANDIPANI RASHTRIYA VEDA VIDYA PRATISHTHAN.
In our institution, we impart fastidious training to students to retain the original sounds of the mantras.
The syllabus for Krama course is as follows:
|YAJUR VEDA||RIG VEDA|
|Thaithreeya Shakha||Shakala Shakha|
|First Year||Aksharaprayasam & Brahmanam (Arunam)||Aksharaprayasam & 1st Ashtakam Part.|
|Second Year||Brahmanam (1st & 2nd Ashtakam)||Samhitha (Ashtakam 1st & 2nd)|
|Third Year||Brahmanam (2nd & 3rd Ashtakam), Katakam & Arunam||Samhitha (Ashtakam 3rd & 4th part)|
|Fourth Year||Samhitha (1st to 4th Kandam)||Samhitha (Ashtakam 4th & 5th )|
|Fifth Year||Samhitha (4th to 6th Kandam)||Samhitha (Ashtakam 6th & 7th part)|
|Sixth Year||Samhitha (7th kandam) Padham (1 to 3 Kandams)|| Samhitha (7th & 8th) & Padham (1st to 3rd Ashtakams)|
|Seventh Year||Padha (4 to 6 Kandams)||Padham (4th to 8th Ashtakams) & Kramam part|
|Eighth Year||Padham (7th kandam) Kramam poorthi (1 to 7 Kandams)||Kramam poorthi.|
The syllabus for Jata & Ghanam course for Yajur veda is as follows:
|Nineth Year||Jata poorthi and Ghanam (1st to 3rd Kandams)||---|
|Tenth Year||Ghanam (4th to 7th Kandams) poorthi.||---|
Syllabus of Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan, Ujjain, M.P : (Organization of the Ministry of HRD, Government of India)
SNV Patasala, administered and run by Veda Sasthra Vidhya Trust is a registered institution under “Veda Patasala Scheme” by MSRVVP, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh (an autonomous organization of the Ministry of HRD, Government of India).
The Syllabus for learning Vedas as prescribed by the MSRVVP and adopted in our Institution from the basic level to Samhithai will take a span of six years. To recognize the same under University level, the Pratishthan had applied with Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a Deemed University which is under Ministry of HRD, New Delhi.
Under letter No : 9-2/RSKS/Acd/Misc/2009-2010/92 dated 23rd June, 2011 the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a Deemed University, (Established under the Ministry of HRD) having its place at 56-57, Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Dehli 110 058 has recognized the syllabus of Vedas as prescribed by MSRVVP and accordingly our students who have completed first four years will be recognized as “Veda Bhushan” which is equivalent to 10th Standard and students who have completed full six year course will be recognized as “Veda Vibhushan” which is equivalent to 12th Standard of high school curriculam.
Students are required to undergo periodical in-house tests and once every year they are examined by highly qualified Vedic Pandits from the Sringeri Mutt to ensure their recitation skills. At times His Holiness Himself conducts such tests. This is a unique feature of our Institution.
Evaluation is based on the following marks procured by the students in such tests.
|98% and above||First Class|
|Between 90% to 97%||Second Class with warning for further improvement.|
|Below 90%||The student is declared failed and demoted or removed from the school.|
Five Ghanapaatis who have graduated from our school are considered to be among the best in South India, and are reckoned as experts to participate in advanced Vedic Programmes (Vedic Yagnas).
Apart from Vedic education, the school also teaches subjects like English, Sanskrit and Mathematics to instill confidence in students to face the needs of the modern society.
Typical Class Room