This article, "Vedic University at Kurukshetra," was published in The Hindu, July 22, 1976, in Chennai, India.
CHANDIGARH, July 21.
The first "Vedic" University will come up soon at Kurukshetra and will be affiliated to the B. N. Chakrarvarty University.
The proposed university is being set up by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and will cost Rs. two crores, most of which will be provided by Mr. Alfred Ford, a nephew of the auto magnate, Henry Ford. Mr. Ford, on becoming a disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON, changed his name to Ambarish Das.
The Vedic University will offer courses leading to Bhakti Shastra and Sarva Bhauma.
In addition to the educational facilities, the University will include a temple, a gurukula, a dispensary and an international guest house. - Samachar.