Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit

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Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (SSUS)
ശ്രീ ശങ്കരാചാര്യ സംസ്കൃത സർവ്വകലാശാല
SSUS Logo.png
Seal of the university
Mottoज्ञानादेव तु कैवल्यम् (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Liberation through knowledge
Type Public
Chancellor Governor of Kerala
Vice-Chancellor Dr. M. V. Narayanan
Location, ,
10°10′13″N76°26′19″E / 10.17028°N 76.43861°E / 10.17028; 76.43861 Coordinates: 10°10′13″N76°26′19″E / 10.17028°N 76.43861°E / 10.17028; 76.43861
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU.

The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (SSUS) is a Sanskrit university in India established in 1993 in Kalady, Kerala. It provides education in Sanskrit, other Indian and Foreign languages, Social science and fine arts. It is accredited A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The university has eight regional campuses across Kerala.



The university functions through nine regional centres, namely Kalady (main campus), Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Panmana, Thuravoor, Ettumanoor, Tirur, Koyilandy and Payyannur.[ citation needed ] Most of these campuses are located in rural areas of the State, intending to serve people from disadvantaged backgrounds. More than ninety percent of the students and research scholars in the University are from economically and socially backward communities and families and more than seventy percent are women.[ citation needed ]

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A panoramic view of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady with Traditional Kerala-style architecture

Organisation and administration


The university consists of the following departments. [1]


Academic programmes

The university has twenty six PhD programmes, twenty MPhil programmes, twenty four PG programmes , ten UG programmes, two PgD programmes, one Diploma programme and nine certificate programmes offered by the twenty-four academic departments. The Choice Based Credit and Semester System (CBCSS) was introduced in 2005 in SSUS. In 2018, the University implemented the system of Outcome Based Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (OBTLE) at the Post graduate level, becoming the first university in Kerala to introduce OBTLE. In 2021, the university becomes a part of KALNET, a shared platform for academic resources of libraries, developed by Kerala State Higher Education Council. [2] The university's postgraduate programme in Museology will be launched in 2021. [3]


The University Grants Commission has recognized the university with 2(f) status in 1994 and 12(B) status in 2005. [4] On 31st August 2021, the university was accredited by NAAC with A+ grade, the first University in Kerala and the first Sanskrit University in the country to earn the achievement. [5] In September 2014, the university was accredited by NAAC with A grade, the first University in Kerala to receive the grade in the first cycle of accreditation. [6]

Notable alumni

Notable faculty


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