Sree Sankara College (SSC), affiliated to the University of Kerala, is a recently established arts and science college in aided sector at Nagaroor, Kilimanoor. This is yet another great achievement of Sree Sankara Trust which holds aloft the principles of Jagadguru Adi Sankara and which has carved an enviable place in the field of higher education.
The inception of SSC is the fulfilment of the long cherished dream of the youth of the rural environs of Nagaroor; to gain access to higher education. The college started functioning on 17 July 2018 in the right hand side of the ancient Thiruviraloorkavu Devi Temple. SSC is built in the midst of 36 acres of lush greenery on a hillock.
The vision of the college is to provide quality education that raises the aspi-rations of learners and enable them to achieve their goals.
The mission of the college is to propagate Value Based education on Vedic culture, to inculcate national heritage to the student community and ultimately to the society as a whole, to update society with modern technological innovations and provide knowledge and personnel for developmental needs, to cater to the educational needs of a wide variety of students coming from various streams of the society especially downtrodden.
Management of the College
The college is managed by the Sree Sankara Trust, formed in 1965. The founders of the trust headed by Sri. P. N. Namboothiri were all social workers at grass root level and keen to select the less privileged and educationally backward rural areas to launch their institutions, for promoting higher education in accordance with the ideals propagated by the great saint Adi Sankara. The trust is owned and managed by Namboothiri community, the traditional Brahmins of Kerala, known as Keraladwijas in Sanskrit. The rich Brahmin tradition of learning and education inspired the founders in the creation of a trust to promote higher education in the name of Adi Sankara, the great visionary and exponent of Adwaitha Sidhantha.
In addition to Sree Sankara college, Kilimanoor, the trust also manages three other colleges located in isolated rural areas of Kerala: SSV College, Valayanchirangara, V. T. B College at Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad and SSV College (Self- finance), Nagaroor, Thiruvananthapuram. The trust also manages SSV English Medium School at Nagaroor.
In addition, the trust owns three temples: Raloorkavu Devi temple, Thekkinkadu Siva and Vishnu temple, Nagaroor. The trust is divided into three zones: North Zone, Central Zone and South Zone. The head quarters of the trust is at Perumbavoor.
The College Council consists of the Principal, Heads of the Departments, one elected teaching staff representative, Office
Superintendent, and Librarian of the College.
Dr. G. Thulaseedharan
Dr. Sreebha A. B
Head, Department of Physics
Smt. Keerthi Krishna G
Head, Department of Commerce
Shri Bharath Sabu
Head, Department of Economics
Shri Amal C. Bose
Head, Department of Physical Education
Dr. Ambu R. Nair
Department of English
Smt. Smitha Krishna
Department of Hindi
Smt. Indulekshmi B
Department of Malayalam
Dr. Sreedevi K
Dept. of Chemistry (Staff Representative)
Smt. Neethu T. A