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Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala
Address:Nalanda Chirkalam Road Kaladi, koothambalam,
Kalady (District Ernakulam)
Kerala, India
Pin Code : 683574


Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady Kerala is a University recognised by UGC.
Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady Kerala is situated in Kalady of Kerala state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit Kalady Kerala

Website of Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady Kerala is www.ssus.ac.in.


Contact Details of Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady Kerala are : Tel: 0484-2463380


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Profile of Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit

The University, named after the illustrious sage and philosopher Sree Sankaracharya, was established in the year1993 in Kalady, on the banks of the river Poorna in Kerala. The primary objectives of the University are to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit as well as Indology, Indian Culture, Indian Languages, Indian Philosophy, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Social Science and to promote the study and research of Sanskrit through simultaneous promotion of other languages in India and abroad that have enriched the study of Sanskrit. The University also works towards the Publication and preservation of manuscripts and books in Sanskrit and other languages. The University is currently functioning through nine Regional Centres, namely Thiruvananthapuram, Panmana, Thuravoor, Ettumanoor, Kalady (Main Campus), Thrissur, Tirur, Koyilandy and Payyannur. The Kerala Kalamandalam, internationally acclaimed for Kerala Classical Arts, has recently been added to the University as a recognized institution.

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Demolition bid on longest cement mural

A portion of the longest Chitramathil (Cement Mural), which received entry in the Limca Book of Records, has been partly demolished by an individual in Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in Kalady, in an attempt to grab the plot of land where the mural is standing.The demolition was however stopped after the intervention of the staff, students and union leaders.

Kalady, in Ernakulam District, is renowned as the birthplace of Jagadguru Adi Sankaracharya . The wall was intended to create awareness on the rich Indian Culture and Tradition.

The 1200x 5 ft. long, unique compound wall around university campus was the creation of artist K.K.Suresh, who was a lecturer in Arts faculty of the University.

The wall, divided into 120 units of 10 ft. each, adorns the scenes from Indian mythology and puranas. Life history of Adi Sankara, 108 karnas from Bharatha Munnis Natyasashtra, scenes from Kalidasas Sakuntala, Meghasandesha, story of Vyasa and Ma Nishada are also depicted on the Wall.

The sad part of the story is about the creator of this masterpiece. The man who completed the work in record 66 days is not around to protest the destruction of his creation. The University records show that he has been missing since 2004. And the University has removed him from muster rolls on June 20, 2011.
University Vice Chancellor Dr J Prasad told that the demolition was done without the knowledge of the authorities.

This is a move to block the development of the University. University records clearly show that the individual who had initiated the move had sold his land to the University and now the property belongs to the institution. The demolition, in spite of objections from the University, is highly unacceptable, he added.
The demolition of mural seems to be a case of property dispute between the University and the person who demolished the wall.

According to reports, a case is already going on in the court about the dispute. The person claims that the land belongs to him but varisity contends that the it has already paid for the piece of land.

Even an assault on individual property will invite stiff resistance. How dare an individual do this atrocity against a University? Fifteen years have passed, since the mural came into existence. The University authorities did not care to do even maintenance. If the wall was well maintained, no one would have dared to touch it , University Parirakshana Vedi president K.S.R. Panicker said.

Panicker also said that earlier there were protests against the negligence of the art work and efforts to protect the wall under Wall Protection Samiti led by Sukumar Azheekode, V.R. Krishna Iyer and M.T. Vasudevan Nair also did not help.

Meanwhile, connoisseurs of art have heaved a sigh of relief as Aluva Munsif Court has ordered status quo till January 12.

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Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit has been established to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit as well as Indology, Indian Culture, Indian Languages, Indian Philosophy, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Social Science.
It is a non-affiliating University having jurisdiction all over Kerala.
All members of the Syndicate except the representative of the legislature and the Principal Secretary to the Government for Higher Education are nominated eminent academicians.
It is the only University to offer Post Graduation Programs in Vedic Studies.
The only University offering specialized academic programs in Mohiniyattom, Bharatanatyam, Mural Painting, Vedic Studies and Sanskrit (Core)
The only University actively pursuing research and documentation of Vedic tradition, art and culture with exclusive 100-Hour audio-video documentations of Koodiyattom – a unique art form of Kerala and the chanting of the Samaveda in the Jaiminiya tradition
Certificate courses for study of various languages world-over including Prakrit Pali, Arabic, Hebrew, Gurumukhi, Telugu and Tamil are in the pipeline.
Plans to introduce courses in Pharmacology (using medicinal plants) to preserve the country’s tradition of healing sciences.


Library

The University has a Central Library in the Main Campus at Kalady in addition to a Campus Library. The library has a well-balanced collection of ancient and modern books mainly in Sanskrit, Social Science and Humanities. With a unique collection of around 53,000 Books and 350 Manuscripts, apart from Journals, Periodicals, Newspapers, Thesis & Dissertations, the Central Library caters to the University community at all levels. It functions from 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m with membership open to all members of the University Community.


Vission And Mission

Sree Sankaracharya - Sage, Philosopher and Social Reformer, Source of enlightenment and a guiding spirit…

We hope to bring back to the world the tradition, art and culture of the yesteryears in all their resplendent glory…

The primary objectives of the University are to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit as well as Indology, Indian Culture, Indian Languages, Indian Philosophy, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Social Science and to promote the study and research of Sanskrit through simultaneous promotion of other languages in India and abroad that have enriched the study of Sanskrit.

Our Mission
* Imparting intensive, extensive and higher education in various branches of Sanskrit learning as well as in Indology, Indian Philosophy and Indian languages.

* Providing facilities for the advanced study of various Indian languages laying emphasis on their longstanding association and relationship with Sanskrit and their inter-relationship with each other.

* Promoting research in Sanskrit, Indology, Indian Philosophy and Indian languages.

* Taking measures for the preservation of our cultural heritage enshrined in Sanskrit language and in our ancient art and literature.

* Publication of books in Sanskrit as well as books written in other languages dealing with Sanskrit classics, Sanskrit authors, and relating to Sanskrit language and literature in general.

* Taking measures to collect, preserve and publish ancient manuscripts.

* Providing facilities to promote and encourage Fine Arts such as Music, Drama and Painting according to the Indian traditions.

* Making provision for imparting education in other subjects - including foreign languages and literature, arts, humanities and social sciences - along with Sanskrit for the purpose of offering fully rounded and composite courses of study which are useful and attractive to the young generations.

* Providing facilities for the study and research in the cultural diversities of Kerala.

* Establishing for the use of Sanskrit scholars and students a computerised data base of published works and ongoing research work in and on Sanskrit language and literature, Indology, and Indian Philosophy from all over the world.

* Making provisions to get translated Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads into Malayalam language.

Profile of University

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (SSUS) has been named after the illustrious sage and philosopher Sree Sankaracharya. It was established in 1993 in Kalady, on the banks of the river Poorna in Kerala. Besides conducting academic courses, it also works towards the publication and preservation of manuscripts and books in Sanskrit and other languages. It is a non-affiliating University having jurisdiction all over Kerala.

History

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (SSUS) has been established in 1993 to impart knowledge in several branches of Sanskrit as well as Indology, Indian Culture, Indian Languages, Indian Philosophy, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Social Science.

Educational Streams

Dedicated to promotion of Sanskrit literature and Indian values, the university conducts a wide range of courses from Diploma to MPhil. Undergraduate programs are available in Sanskrit Core, Music, Dance (Bharathanattyam, Mohiniyattam) and BFA (Painting & Mural Painting). Postgraduate courses include an array of courses encompassing Indian culture and languages including Malyalam, Sanskrit Literatue and Language, Arabic, Hindi, English, Social Work, Philosophy, Urdu, Sanskrit Nyaya, Sanskrit Vedanta, Comparative Literature & Linguistics, Theatre, Music, Dance Dance (Bharathanattyam, Mohiniyattam), Psychology, Vedic Studies, and Dalit Studies.

PhD can be done in all the courses available in Post Graduation classes. PG Diploma is conducted in Tourism and Hindi Translation, and Integrated M Phil/PhD academic courses are studied in Urdu/ Sanskrit Literature/ Sanskrit Grammar/ Sanskrit Vedanta/ Sanskrit Nyaya/ Hindi/ History/ Malayalam/ English/ Vastuvidya/ Philosophy/ Manuscriptology/ Comparative Literature/ Translation Studies/ Music/ Psychology.

At the center of Kalady, the university offers MA in several fields, MSW and PG Diploma in Translation and Office Proceeding in Hindi. A long listing of courses are beings offered from its various regional centers.

Facilities
The University has a Central Library in the Main Campus at Kalady in addition to a Campus Library. The library has a well-balanced collection of ancient and modern books mainly in Sanskrit, Social Science and Humanities. With a unique collection of several Books and Manuscripts, apart from Journals, Periodicals, Newspapers, Thesis & Dissertations, the Central Library caters to the University community at all levels.

Faculties/Departments

Faculties/Departments:
* Ayurveda
* Dance
* Economics
* Education
* English
* Geography
* Hindi
* History
* Malayalam
* Music
* Painting
* Philosophy
* Political Science
* Psychology
* Sanskrit Nyaya
* Sanskrit Sahitya
* Sanskrit Vedanta
* Sanskrit Vyakarna
* School of Vedic Studies
* Social Work
* Sociology
* Theatre
* Urdu
* Vastuvidya

Colleges affiliated with this University

Total number of colleges affiliated with this University = 0


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