RYTHM Foundation has donated towards the setting up of the Department of Ayurvedic Research at the Sri Sri University (SSU) in Orissa. SSU was established through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir Trust and the Government of Orissa, signed on 18 December 2006.
The university offers postgraduate education for Indian and foreign students in both traditional Indian as well as modern fields of study and is expected to be operating at full capacity by 2016.
Built on 189 acres of land, the campus will not only house a research center for Ayurveda, but also for many other disciplines like rural economics, entrepreneurship, agribusiness, alternative energy sources, public policy, Yoga and performing arts. In the long run, the university aims to impart holistic value-integrated education that develops visionary thinkers with the social-consciousness to lead societal and economic change.