Sri Venkateswara Vedic University (SVVU) - The State Government circulated the file duly approved by the Minister for Higher Education and the Chief Minister for promulgation of Ordinance to set up Sri Venkateswara Vedic University on 12th July, 2006,and His Excellency, Shri Rameshwar Thakur Ji, the then Governor of Andhra Pradesh has promulgated the Ordinance on the forenoon of the same day. As the appointment of Vice-Chancellor of the University can be taken up by following due procedure prescribed and it will take time. Sri Balaramaiah, I.A.S., the then Joint Executive Officer, T.T.D., was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty in addition to his duties as Joint Eecutive Officer to carry out the activities relating to the proposed Sri Venkateswara Vedic University.On 22nd July, 2006, His Excellency Shri Rameshwar Thakur Ji, the then Governor of Andhra Pradesh and the CHANCELLOR accompanied by the First Lady lighted the lamp to mark the inauguration of the courses at Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, at Dharmagiri. On this occasion, S. V. Veda Pathasala arranged a brief invocation function, in which Sri J. C. Diwakar Reddy, Honourable Minister for Panchayat Raj and Endowments, Members of the High Powered Committee, Sri A.P.V.N. Sharma, I.A.S., the then Executive Officer, T.T.D., Sri Balaramaiah, I.A.S., the then J.E.O., T.T.D., and O.S.D., S. V. Vedic University, Prof. Ramaranjan Mukherji, the students and teachers of the Pathasala and other invitees participated. This followed performance of Pooja and lighting of lamp by His Excellency, the Governor at the Administrative Block located temporarily at Purandara Das Complex, Tirupati. Two Sastra Pandits of S.V. Vedapatasala, Dharmagiri, Tirumala Sri K.V.N.Krishna Prasad and Sri M.Venkatacharyulu were deputed to S.V.V.U.to work as Asst. Registrars.