Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, located in
, came into existence by an ordinance in 1993. It imparts higher education and promotes research in Sanskrit
as well as in Indology, Indian philosophy and Indian languages.
Ph D, M Phil, postgraduate, graduate and diploma courses are offered. The university also publishes books in Sanskrit and books written in other languages dealing with Sanskrit classics, Sanskrit authors, and relating to Sanskrit language and literature in general. It has regional centers in Kaladi, Thrissur, Tirur, Quilandy, Payyanur, Thuravoor and Ettumanoor.