Dr. Vishwanath. M. V. currently serves as Assistant Professor in Amrita Darshanam (International Centre for Spiritual Studies) in Mysore campus. He obtained his VidwathUttama (M. A.) in AlankaraShastram from Karnataka Sanskrit University with distinction in 2011, and Acharya (M. A.) in PhalithaJyothishya from Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetham, Tirupathi with distinction in 2012. He is qualified in National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship at University Grants Commission. He has been pursuing the doctoral thesis titled “śrīmadvālmīkirāmāyaṇe saṁvādavimarśaḥ” under the supervision of Prof. KaushalendraPandey in the Department of Sahitya, Faculty of SVDV, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, for the PhD degree since 2012.