Prof. K.S. Ravikumar

Taming the quality of life is one among the fundamental objectives of any educational institution. Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit is established with a primary focus to impart novel academic and aesthetic excellence, where knowledge is conveyed on interdisciplinary grounds at the platform of Sanskrit - a globally acclaimed Indian symbol of socio-cultural tradition. The University has gone through many chapters of expansion since inception in the pursuit of excellence and sustenance. The students here at the University nurture their academic and creative innovations through their exposure towards arts and humanities hence rearing themselves into better social beings.

Pro Vice Chancellor

Prof. K.S. Ravikumar is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University since January 29th, 2018. Formerly he was the Professor and Head of the Department of Malayalam, Dean, Faculty of Indian Languages in this University. He started teaching career as Lecturer in NSS College Service on November 25th, 1983. He was born at Kulanada near Pandalam, Pathanamthitta District, on November 30th, 1957. Studied at MDLP School, Kaipuzha, N.S.S. High School for Boys, Pandalam, N.S.S. College Pandalam and Department of Malayalam, Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala. He was awarded Ph.D. in Malayalam from University of Kerala.Authored 10 books of literary criticism in Malayalam, edited 20 books with critical introduction and translated two books. Published 54 Research papers and more than 250 articles in Literary Magazines. He was a member of the General Council of Sahithya Akademi (National Akademi of Letters) New Delhi, Advisory Board Member of National Book Trust for Malayalam Language etc. Prof. K.S. Ravikumar was member of various academic committees of several Universities.

  • 1. Dean, Faculty of Indian Languages, Sree Sankaracharaya University of Sanskrit, Kalady 2016-18
  • 2. Professor & HOD, Department of Malayalam, Sree Sankaracharaya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 2010-18
  • 3. Member, PG Board of Studies (Malayalam), University of Madras 2011-14.
  • 4. Member, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Kerala, 2007 -2013.
  • 5. Member, PG Board of Studies (Malayalam), University of Kerala, 2002-2005.
  • 6. Member, Academic Council, Sree Sankaracharaya University of Sanskrit, from 2010.
  • 7. Chairman, P.G. Board of Studies, Sree Sankaracharaya University of Sanskrit, from 2010.
  • 8. Member, University Planning Board, Sree Sankaracharaya University of Sanskrit, Kalady.
  • 9. Co-ordinator, Official Language Monitoring Committee, Sree Sankaracharaya University of Sanskrit, Kalady.
  • 10.Member, Publication Advisory Committee, Sree Sankaracharaya University of Sanskrit, Kalady.
  • 11.Member, Publication Advisory Committee, Thunchath Ezhuthacchan Malayalam University, Tirur.
  • 12.Member, Board of Studies (Malayalam Sahitya Padanam, Sahitya Rechana), Thunchath Ezhuthacchan Malayalam University, Tirur.
  • 1. Fr. Abraham Vadakkel Award (2017)
  • 2. Dr. C.P. Menon Award (2016) Suvarnakairali Award (2016)
  • 3. Prof. Narendra Prasad Award (2015)
  • 4. Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award(2009)
  • 5. Abudhabi Sakthi Thayatt Award (2000)
  • 1. Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters) Award.
  • 2. Tagore Award, Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters).
  • 3. Bhasaha Samman (Constituted by Central Institute of Indian Languages - CIIL-, Mysore).
  • 4. Rashtriya Sahithyak Puraskar (Constituted by Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad, Kolkata).
  • 5. Vayalar Award.
  • 6. Kerala Sahitya Academy Award.
  • 7. Padmarajan Award for Short Fiction.
  • 8. V.P. Sivakumar Memorial Keli Award.
  • 9. Mahakavi Pandalam Kerala Varma Kavitha - Madhyama Awards.
  • 10.State Bank of Travancore Literary Award.
  • 1. Ph.D Malayalam 1999 University of Kerala
  • 2. Master of Arts Malayalam 1982 University of Kerala
  • 3. Bachelor of Arts Malayalam 1980 University of Kerala
TEACHING EXPERIENCE - 35 years at College and University Level
  • 1. Professor & HOD Sree Sankaracharya 2010-2018 University of Sanskrit
  • 2. Jr. Lecturer / Various NSS Colleges1983-2010 Lecturer/Reader
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE - Research Guidance Experience - 18 years
  • 1.Ph.D. by Research (1999) Title :Traditional Elements in Modern Malayalam Poetry - A Study.
  • 1. UGC - Academic Staff College, University of Kerala.
  • 2. UGC - Academic Staff College, University of Calicut.
  • 3. State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Keralam.
  • 4. Davidian Linguistics Association (DLA), Trivandrum.
  • 5. Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Tirur.
  • 1. M.T. Aksharasilpi, Literary Criticism, Chinta Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram, 2017.
  • 2. Kadhayude Varshikavalayangal, Literary Criticism, S.P.C.S Kottayam, 2015.
  • 3. Kadammanittakkalam, Memoirs, D.C. Books, Kottayam, First Edition, 2014.,Second Edition, 2015.,Third Edition, 2015.
  • 4. Aadunikadhayude Apaavarangal, Literary Criticism, S.P.C.S Kottayam, 2014.
  • 5. Aakhyananthinte Adarukal, Literary criticism, DC Books, Kottayam, 2006 (1st Ed), 2007 (2nd Ed.), 2010 (3rd Ed.).
  • 6. Karoor, Monograph in Malayala Sahitya Nayakanmar series, Department of Publications,University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 2010.
  • 7. Kadhayude Kadha, Study, Chinta Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram, 2007 (1st Ed), 2008 (2nd Ed.)
  • 8. Vilasini, Monograph in makers of Indian Literature series, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, 2005.
  • 9. Kadhayum Bhavukathwa Parinamavum, Literary Criticism, Current Books, Kottayam, 2002., 2nd Edition,S.P.C.S Kottayam, 2012.
  • 10.Cherukadha Vakkum Vazhiyum, Literary Criticism, Current Books, Kottayam, 1999., 2nd Edition, SPCS, Kottayam, 2009.
BOOKS PUBLISHED - Classics Retold
  • 1. Jathaka Kadhakal, DC Books, Kottayam, First Edition 1994 (10 editions).
  • 2. Hithopadesa Kadhakal, Kerala State Institute for Children’s Literature, Trivandrum, First Edition, 1998 (3 Editions).
BOOKS PUBLISHED - Edited with critical introduction
  • 1. Navarechana-Malayalam Kadhakal, National Book Trust, New Delhi, 2016.
  • 2. Kadhakal - Thakazhi, D.C. Books, Kottayam, 2015.
  • 3. S.K. Pottekkattinte Kadhakal-Sampoornam (2 volumes), D.C. Books, Kottayam, 2013.
  • 4. P.V. Velayudhan Pillayude Theranjedutha Prabandhangal, Kerala Sahitya Academi, Thrissur, 2010.
  • 5. Lalithambika Antharjanathinte Kadhakal Sampoornam, Lalithambika Antharjanam, D.C.Books,Kottayam, 2009.
  • 6. Kadammanittakkavitha, State Institute of Languages, Thiurvananthapuram (2008).
  • 7. Basheerinte Noottandu, Chintha Publishers, Thiurvananthapuram (2008).
  • 8. Navoddhana Kadhakal (10 volumes), DC Books, Kottayam (2003).
  • 9. K. Saraswathiyammayude Sampoorna Krithikal, DC Books, Kottayam (2001).
  • 10.Kirathavrithangalude Kavi, Chinta Publishers, Thiurvananthapuram (1995).
  • 11.Kadammanittayile Kavi, DC Books, Kottayam (1995).
  • 12.Aadyakala Kadhakal, Current Books, Kottayam (1993) 3 editions.
  • 13.100 Varsham 100 Kadha, DC Books, Kottayam (1991) 2 editions.
BOOKS PUBLISHED - Introductions to Prominent Books
  • 1.C.B. Kumarinte Kadhakal, C.B. Kumar, Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Thrissur, 2012.
  • 2.Theranjedutha Kadhakal, Ashokan Cheruvil, DC Books, Kottayam, 2011.
  • 3.Puthu Kalam Puthu Kadha, Chintha Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram, 2010.
  • 4.Kadhakal - Onakkur, George Onakkur, SPCS, Kottayam-2010.
  • 5.Ente Kavitha, Madhavikkutty, Pusthaka Presadaka Sangam, Pandalam, 1985.
  • 1. Talk in New Delhi National Book Trust 14th January 2016Short Stories of World Book Fair.IndiaNew DelhiYoung Writers in Malayalam
  • 2. National Seminar on SahityaAkademi Trivandrum Malayalam Tamil and Malayalam New Delhi 07.Sept. 2015 Short Story Literature
  • 3. National Seminar Sahithya Akademi Sahithya Akademi Paper Presentation on Literary Criticism New Delhi New Delhi State of Literary Texts, Trends and 15 March 2014 Criticism in Malayalam Issues
  • 4. National Seminar on Sahithya Akadami New Delhi Locating Thakazhi in Realism in Indian New Delhi 3 Sept. 2013 the History of Malayalam Fiction Literature
  • 5. National Seminar on SahityaAkadami Hubli (Karnatak Sate) 100 Years of ‘Centenary Celebration New Delhi 29 January 2013 Malayalam Short Story of South Indian fiction’
  • 6. National Seminar on Kerala Sahitya Alappuzha Short Stories of Thakazhi Centenary Akadami 11 May 2012 Thakazhi
  • 7. National Seminar Dept of Hindi Kochi Indianness in on Indianness in CUSAT Kochi 13 January 2012 Contemporary Contemporary Criticism Malayalam Criticism