Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit

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Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (SSUS)
ശ്രീ ശങ്കരാചാര്യ സംസ്കൃത സർവ്വകലാശാല
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Mottoज्ञानादेव तु कैवल्यम् (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Liberation through knowledge
ChancellorGovernor of Kerala
Vice-ChancellorDr.Dharmaraj Adat
Location, ,
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

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 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 the University Grants Commission of India. Its objective is to equip the students for better career management. Services of the cell include guidance, counseling, training programmes, and recruitment drives. It is headed by Dr. Jose Antony (director), who is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work. There is a full-time counselor providing guidance and counseling services as well as coordinating the functions of the cell.

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 experience 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 poet, Ernakulam. Winner of many prestigious awards
  • Dr. Retheesh Babu G, public health expert, Scientist in ICMR
  • Ms. Surabhi Lakshmi, Best Actress National Award winner (2017)
  • Mr. Dileesh Pothan, Filmmaker, a two-time National Award Winner (2015, 2017)

Notable faculty[edit]

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