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University at a Glance
The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (SSUS) is one of the pioneering Sanskrit Universities in India in teaching, research and innovations. The University was established in 1994 in Kalady, Kerala. The foundational aims of the University is to impart knowledge in Sanskrit, other Indian and Foreign Languages, Social Sciences and Fine Arts. In the twenty five years of its existence, the University has established itself as one of the most promising research centers in Sanskrit as well as in Humanities , Social Sciences and Fine Arts in Kerala. As an institution imbibing multiple cultural heritages and housing both traditional and modern knowledge systems and art forms, the University envisions a harmonious advance in society through educational excellence.
 The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit has eight regional campuses across Kerala. 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.
The University has gone through many phases of growth from its inception , advancing in the pursuit of excellence and accomplishment. The University Grants Commission has recognized the University with 2(f) status in 1994 and 12(B) status in 2005. In 2014 September the University was accredited by NAAC with A grade, the first University in Kerala to  receive the honour  in the first cycle of accreditation. This accreditation was a rightful appreciation of the University for its two-decade long dedication to knowledge generation and dissemination. The post accreditation period of the University , after 2014,was marked with tremendous changes in both academic and administrative spheres. At present the University has twenty six PhD Programmes, twenty MPhil Programmes, twenty four Post Graduate Programmes , ten Under Graduate Programmes, two Post Graduate Diploma 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 SSUSIn 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. All twenty four Post Graduate Programmes of the University have been restructured and the curriculum and syllabi revised through a series of workshops both at the level of the University and at the Department.

 

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