OM represents Brahmavidya. The hands holding 'OM' up symbolize the effort of our Institution to keep Brahmavidya aloft. Transformation of the hands into flames emphasize that Brahmavidya is really kept alive by Jnaanaagni - the blazing fire of supreme knowledge.
The motto is "Brahmavid Aapnoti Param".
"One who realizes Brahman, attains the Supreme. The Supreme is no other than the ultimate Non-dual knowledge which the Knower verily 'becomes'.
Remember this declaration of the sacred Upanishads. It is not wealth or mere material knowledge that enriches man's inner personality. Human life will find its true elevation and fulfilment only in gaining spiritual wisdom - the knowledge of the Self, the 'Subject' in your body which is the 'Subject' in everybody and the substratum of the entire world. Let this truth ring in your mind and inspire your hearts ever and ever."