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Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
SSUS Logo.png
Seal of the university
Type Public
Established 1993
Chancellor Governor of Kerala
Vice-Chancellor Dr. M.C. Dileepkumar
Location Kalady, Kerala, India
10°10′13″N 76°26′19″E / 10.17028°N 76.43861°E / 10.17028; 76.43861Coordinates: 10°10′13″N 76°26′19″E / 10.17028°N 76.43861°E / 10.17028; 76.43861
Website ssus.ac.in

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrith (SSUS) is a research oriented Public University located at Kalady near Kochi in Kerala. The university is named after the sage and philosopher Adi Sankaracharya and was established in the year 1993. The varsity is located on the banks of the river Poorna.[1]

The varsity works towards the publication and preservation of manuscripts and books in Sanskrit and other languages.

The university functions through nine regional centres, namely Kalady (main campus), Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Panmana, Thuravoor, Ettumanoor, Tirur, Koyilandy and Payyannur.


The university consists of the following departments.[2]

  • Arabic
  • Ayurveda
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Malayalam
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sanskrit General
  • Sanskrit Nyaya
  • Sanskrit Sahitya
  • Sanskrit Vedanta
  • Sanskrit Vyakarna
  • School of Vedic Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Urdu
  • Vastuvidya

Student facilities[edit]


Internet Lab[edit]

Language Lab[edit]

Health Clinic[edit]

Career Guidance and Counseling Cell[edit]

The Career Guidance and Counseling Cell was established in September 2012, funded by University Grants Commission of India. Its objective is to equip the students for better career management. Services of the cell includes guidance, counseling, training programmes, and recruitment drives. It is headed by Dr. Jose Antony (director), who is also the head of Department of Social Work. There is a full-time counselor providing guidance and counseling services as well as coordinating the functions of the cell. Mr. Arun Menachery, who is one of the best career experts in the state of Kerala, served as the first counselor of the cell and Ms. Jasmine George, who is an expert in couseling andd gudiance, is the current counselor.

Equal Opportunity Cell[edit]

This cell functions with the Career Guidance and Counseling Cell. It was established for the development of minority students enrolled in the university.

Employment and Guidance Bureau[edit]


The University has a registered Alumni Association in the University which boosts the development of the university in terms of activities and contributions. The University has also got departmental alumni association and Regional Centre based alumni associations. All these alumni associations have got elected office bearers and specific activities. They conduct annual get together, and also sometimes conduct annual lectures. They have constituted some endowments for the students of the University departments. They have also contributed a lot in making the goodwill of the University established and promoted. Alumni association in the Social Work department has contributed a lot in giving on-the-job training programs to the students and also provides special care and support in making their junior students getting good placements after the educational programme. The Association Published a Research Refereed Journal 'The Philosopher' from Tirur Campus. This Journal is conceived of as a platform for sharing the common eperience of and information relating to education, research and training needs and for redefining the priorities in the new development studies in humanities and languages as well as for fostering interdisciplinary research and training in these fields.

Some of distinguished alumni:

  • Dr. E.N.Narayanan, S B College, Changanassery( Reputed Kathakali Artist)
  • Dr. P.M.Damodaran Sanskrit Teacher, Thrissur (Reputed Kathakali Artist)
  • Dr. Rajan Nambiar ( Reputed Kutiyattam and Kuttu Performer)
  • Smt. S.V.Aryambika, Sanskrit Teacher and Poetess, Ernakulam. Winner of many prestigious awards

See also[edit]



External links[edit]

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379 news items

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:31:05 -0700

Ajay S. Sekher, assistant professor of English at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Tirur, argues the festival was born out of the strategy of 'upper caste' Hindus in the area to usurp a Buddhist centre that had existed there. Kaavu theendal ...

Business Standard

Business Standard
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:09:42 -0700

"If you take the case of Carnatic music, most singers do not know Sanskrit and only know the bhajan's broad meaning," explains H Poornima Mohan, Sanskrit professor at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in Kalady, Kerala. And yet, Vinod Mankara, ...
The Hindu
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:08:33 -0700

The detailed prospectus, application form etc. can be had fromwww.kufos.ac.in. SSUS. Governor P. Sathasivam has entrusted M.C. Dileep Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, with the additional charge of vice chancellor of ...
The Hindu
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:07:56 -0700

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, has invited online applications for admissions to its postgraduate and diploma programmes for 2016-17. The courses are offered at the main centre of the university at Kalady and at the regional centres ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:15:00 -0700

At the durbar hall art gallery, 50 students (final year BFA students and MFA students) of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady have come together to exhibit works of art through 'Apta' which have come alive in myriad hues in different ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 18:18:45 -0700

KOCHI: For artist couple Appukuttan and Mini, the purpose of art is to reflect the world around it. And their series of paintings titled 'Nerkazhchakal', which concluded recently at Durbar Hall here, deals with issues plaguing the present world. With ...

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:03:13 -0700

The University Union Youth Festival held at the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, was a cultural extravaganza which brought out the best of talents in the students. Classical and folk dance performances made the event colourful and the ...
Deccan Chronicle
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:37:30 -0700

KOCHI: Research scholars under the banner of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (SSUS) Research Scholars Association will hold a protest march on the Kalady varsity campus at noon on Wednesday in protest against the decision of the varsity ...

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