At Srirangam, the ashramam is running Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidyalaya. This was established in Dec. 1967,by His Holiness Thirukkudanthai Andavan as a centre for development of Vedic studies, pure sastras,Sanskrit and Divya Prabandam. The Sanskrit College is affliated with Bharatidasan University.Students appear for Sironmani exams.The Vidyalaya teaches Nyaya, Memamsa and Vyakarana courses.There are over 50 vidyarthis and more than 50% of them are trained in Yajur and Sama Vedas.The faculty has 10 teaching staff,all are well experienced.It is a fullfledged residential college,where free boarding and lodging are provided to all vidyarthees and teachers.Further a stipend is provided to each student .The funds for this activity is generated by Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidyalaya Trust,through various donations from devotees and other wellwishers of Ashramam.
Education is an eye opener to humanity.The importance of education and the formidable role it plays inthis materialitic world has been envisaged by our Acharyan Srimath Srimushnam Andavan Swamigal,who has been doing a lot of social welfare activities,in addition to spread of Bhakti.Himself being a veteran teacher,His Holiness left no stone unturned,in rejuvenating the society through principles of universal brotherhood and peace.
Prakirtham Srimath Andavan Swamigal took great efforts to establish Veda Patasalas in Vaduvoor, Kanchipuram,Tiruvaheendrapuram, Uththiramerur,and Tiruchanoor.Nearly 500 young boys in the age group between 7 yrs and 14yrs. are in the various stages of this vedic studies.Plans are their to start one Patasala each in Karnataka and Rajasthan. By all means, it can be termed as a magnificient acievement of Srimath Andavan Swamigal.
Srimath Andavan Arts and Science College, at Srirangam
His Holiness is of the strong opinion that in the modern days,the upliftment of society can take place only through education and had been instrumental for further development of the Vidyalaya.There had been an insatiable desire in Him to start an Arts & Science College,for the benefit of the local residents of Srirangam,who have to necessarily go out for higher studies.
As an extension to the vidyalaya, to help the poorer sections of our society, a Arts and Science college was formally inaugurated on the 26th of October 1997 by the former President of India, Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma. As per the instructions of Srimad Andavan, the college is run independently with endowments setup by the Ashramam without financial assistance from the government. His Holines has directed that no capitation fee will be taken for admission.Admissions are based solely on meritand as per some Govt. regulations as applicable.. Donations are welcome to supplement the endowment for the continued growth of the college. Please address donations to Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidyalaya Trust. Donations received by the trust have Government of India approval under Income Tax Act 80(G) exemption for tax purposes.
Residents in USA,are invited to donate for the cause of education as well as for supporting Sanskrit , Vedic and Divya Prabandam studies in this Vidyalaya by young boys,may route their donations through the following Institutions,to avail Tax Deduction facility in that country.The payments may be made with specific referece to Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidyalaya Trust,which runs these institutions. If you need any more information on this you may contact these Institutions in U.S.A.or Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidyalaya Trust.