. The Regional Campus of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit started functioning on 18th June 1995 and Dr.E.Sreedharan, lecturer, Sanskrit Sahitya was posted as Campus - in - Charge. At the beginning, the Campus provided eight P.G. Courses (Sanskrit Sahitya, Vyakarana, Vedanta, Malayalam, Hindi, History, Social Work and Jyothisha) and two U.G. Courses of tri-pauce pattern (Sanskrit- Philosophy- History, Sanskri-Econocics- Politics). Formal inauguration of the Campus was done by Sri.R.Ramachandran Nair, IAS, the Vice-Chancellor of the University and Chief Secretary of the State. Initially, the Campus had been housed in a rented building at the center of Payyanur town.