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History of the University
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 1993 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 1993 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. In 2021 the University was reaccredited by NAAC with A+ grade, maintaining the honour that University being the first in Kerala to receive this grade. This accreditation was a rightful appreciation of the University for its two and half -decade long dedication to knowledge generation and dissemination.. At present the University has twenty six PhD Programmes, twenty MPhil Programmes, twenty five 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. Followed by Under Graduate level. 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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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