Recently Sri C.S. Vaidyanathan, senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India has created an endowment and instituted a Chair as ‘ Sanatana Dharma' to explore various aspects of Ancient Indian Culture available in Sanskrit and Tamil Literature.

Dr. R. Thiagarajan, former Prof. & Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, Presidency College, Chennai has been appointed to hold the Chair w.e.f. Nov. 2021.


He would collect relevant materials on religious and charitable endowments from the Veda, Smṛtis and other Sanskrit texts, inscriptions and also from Tamil Literature.

We welcome Prof. Thiagarajan as a Hon. Prof. of our Institute.