The proposed Vedanta University will be a world class, multi-disciplinary university with students from across India and around the world. It will be initially developed and endowed by a $1 Billion philanthropic grant from the Anil Agarwal Foundation. The not-for-profit university will nurture generations of global leaders who will make significant contributions to society through their chosen disciplines. Vedanta University will integrate teaching, learning, and research into a holistic learning environment that encourages leading scholarship.
Vedanta University will span over 6,000 acres on the Puri-Konark marine drive in Orissa and will be home to more than 100,000 talented students from around the world. With an estimated investment of more than 15,000 crores, supported by a thriving ecosystem of knowledge in a breathtaking physical environment, the University will transform Orissa into a primary centre for knowledge in India; the institution will join the ranks of the world’s greatest Universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford.
The best educational centres in the world, without exception, have highlighted one critical element in achieving genuine all-round academic excellence- that these centres need to be fundamentally ‘not for profit’ institutes. This concept will be one of the most fundamental philosophies of the Vedanta University. It is founded on a commitment to the passionate pursuit of academic excellence.