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History of the University

Established under the Act S (1994) of the Kerala Legislature, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit was set in motion on 25th November 1993 right at the heart of Kalady, an emerging town in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. With a jurisdiction covering the entire state, the University extended its arms in a systematic process to eight Regional at eight districts, which include the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram at the southern part to Payyannur at Kannur, the northern district of Kerala. Apart from the 2(F) and 12 (B) credits obtained from University Grants Commission (UGC), the University was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an ‘A’ grade on 24th September 2014, thus making it the first and foremost University in Kerala to secure this achievement. A University that initiated its operation with meagre number of staff and faculty members now accounts to 10 faculties, 23 departments and 5 interdisciplinary research centres benefiting more than 4,000 students under the service of 178 permanent teachers and 273 staff members.

About our Journey
Vision & Mission



Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit ACT

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit ACT : Download

The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Act, 1994, (Act 5 of 1994) is an Act of the Kerala State Legislature which received the assent of the His Excellency the Governor of Kerala on the 3rd day of March, 1994. The same was published by the Government of Kerala, as notification No. 2547/Leg. Uni. 3/94/Law. dated 03.03.1994 in Extraordinary Gazette dated 03.03.1994

Since then, amendments were made to the Principal Act several times. Sincere efforts have been made to incorporate the amendments scattered in various enactments in the Principal Act so as to give a picture of the Act which is currently in force. The earlier provisions are given in the footnotes so as to show the evolution of the Act in to the present form.

The four amendment Acts and one erratum by which the Principal Act was amended are given at the end of this compilation as annexure. This compilation will be useful as a single reference for all the members of staff of the University.

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Statute


100-Hour Documentation of the Chanting of the Samaveda

The chanting of Samaveda in the Jaiminiya tradition is peculiar to Kerala and has been practiced among certain renowned Namboodiri families. However, it has become a fast disappearing tradition in the context of the changing social and intellectual climate.

As part of the preservation of this oral tradition, Sree Sankaracharya University has taken the initiative to record the chanting of the Samaveda by traditional scholars in the village of Panjal in Thrissur District.

A 100-Hour Documentary on Koodiyattom
Strengthening of Sanskrit Project
Gandhi Darshan Project
Manuscript Collection Drive