Vice-Chancellor's Message
PROF. PARAMESHWARA NARAYANA SHASTRY
With the dawn of 21st Century, New horizons have been emerging in the field of education. Introduction of various innovative designs, ICTtools and new teaching methodology have paved the way for ravamping the whole scenario. The effloresence breathes with immense possibilities.
Distance Education is one of the major emerging areas in the realm of education. It has revolutioned the system for dissemination of knowledge. The purpose of distance education is to make education available to all those who are aspiring for specialization or attainment of skills in various disciplines. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) is a premier institution in the field of higher learning in Sanskrit. The University has been recognized by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of India to run distance education programme for various traditional and new courses. The Mukta Svadhyaya Peetham (Institute of Distance Education) established for the purpose of running this programme under Sansthan has taken initiatives in right direction to launch various courses in distance education mode. I am confident that this will attract large number of citizens and knowledge seekers from various strata of society and will also help in re-organizing the traditional system of Sanskrit education.
Direct contact with the teacher has been sine qua none in gurukul paddhati. In the distance mode, this contact is made possible through new devices for communication. The very name given to the distance education institute by the Sansthan i.e. Mukta Svadhyaya Peetham not only underlines the policy of opening the gates of shastric Sanskrit education for all, it also brings out the endeavours and initiatives to be taken for bridging the gaps and filling lacunae. The Institute is committed to maintain high standards and excellence. Sanskrit is being meticulously developed as a medium of instruction in the self learning materials prepared by the M.S.P. I am happy to know that in the first year itself we got encouraging responce from public. I strongly believe that with the five year's experience the M.S.P. will approach the learners more effectively. I also hope that more number of students will be benefited in this academic session. Hearty welcome and good wishes for the all new entrants.

PROF. PARAMESHWARA NARAYANA SHASTRY