Regional Campus - Koyilandi
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Regional Campus, Koyilandy, is one of the four Campuss embodied in the first statute of the University. The Campus is - situated in a populous rural area by name Nambrathukara of the Keezhariyur Grama Panchayath at Koyilandy Taluk in Kozhikode District. The main source of student’s intake for the University Campus is the rural area: moreover, it is worth-noting here that there are only a few undergraduate colleges in Koyilandy and its neighbouring areas where the students can resort to for higher education. Therefore, the Regional Campus, Koyilandy of the S.S.U.S stands out as the only important institution at this socially and educationally backward area where the students can resort to for higher education and research.
This Campus came into existence in 1994. Since then it has been functioning in a rented building. Then only two courses, i.e., M.A Sanskrit Sahitya and M.A Malayalam were offered in the beginning. Gradually many other courses including M.A in Vedanta, Hindi, Urdu, B.A Five year programme, Four year B.A B.Ed, Three year B.A inter-disciplinary programme, having a variety of subjects like Economics, Geography, History, Philosophy, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu were offered at the Campus apart from B.Ed and M.Ed courses. The facilities for research leading to M.Phil and Ph.D programes were also provided J at the Campus. Nearly Nine hundred students were annually enrolled at the Campus for different courses. Hostel and boarding facilities were also provided.
In course of time, the Campus was forced to terminate many of the courses offered in the Campus, i.e., B.Ed, M.Ed, Five year B.A, B.A B.Ed, and M.A Hindi. Research facilities were also done away with. Many of the subjects like Economics, Geography, once offered at the Degree level, were also done away with. This was due to the change of policies of the University and introduction of new-rules and regulations by the N.C.T.E. The financial stringency of the University led to the winding-up of the hostel facilities too, thereby reducing the strength of the students to 350 from 900 in the year 2001. The essential things required for strengthening the Campus are mainly land and building. With this view in mind, the then authorities tried to purchase a plot of 20 acres of land for the Campus. Unfortunately, the Endeavour was hampered by a court case that intervened. This unpleasant situation badly affected and delayed the progress of the Campus. Fortunately, the present authorities have succeeded in procuring plots of 16.62 acres for the Campus and have started the construction of Academic and administrative blocks.
The Campus at present functions in a rented building. It offers four P.G courses in Sanskrit Sahitya, Vedanta, Malayalam and Urdu. M.Phil - Ph.D integrated programme in Urdu as well as B.A inter-disciplinary course are also offered here, in which Sanskrit Sahitya, Vedanta and General are offered as Core subjects. Sanskrit, Hindi, Malayalam and Urdu are offered as common courses for the .programme. The Campus has its own identity in that it is the only Campus that offers P.G course and research in Urdu in the whole Kerala. The department of Urdu of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit is situated here. Therefore, the Campus deserves much care and attention from the side of the authorities concerned.
The University has sanctioned a new Girls Hostel to the Campus. It started to function in a rented building in 2012 at Naduvathur, Keezhariyur Grama Panchayath, very lose to the new campus.
Location of the campus and area:
Koyilandy (or Quilandy/Quilandi) is a city and a municipality in Kozhikode district in North Malabar region of the Indian state of Kerala. This town is between Kozhikode and Vatakara (Badagara) and is on the NH 66 (previously NH 17). The freedom fighter K. Kelappan was born in a near-by village, Muchukunnu. Koyilandy is located at 11.43°N 75.70°E. The distance from Kalady, the main Campus to Koyilandy is 4.00hrs (196kms).
Campus Director: Sri. Dinesan Pokirantavida
Naduvathur P.O., Koyilandy, Kozhikode (Dist), Pin: 673 330
Conatct: Contact: 0496 - 2695445 (O), 9846461459 (M)
About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.