Regional Campus - Tirur
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit is a statutory educational Institution constituted by Govt. of Kerala in 1993. The Regional Campus Tirur is one of the earliest regional centers established by the University. The Regional Campus started functioning in temporary building near Thunjanparambu at Tirur during November 1993 with courses at Post Graduate and Under Graduate level. The centre is located in the area having great historical and cultural relevance.
This centre could provide quality education to the students from the socially and economically backward areas of Malappuram district. The main deterrence for the development of the centre was non-availability of required extent of land for the construction of building. This hindrance was overcome when the benevolent and generous personality of Tirur Mr. P Padmanabhan Alias Unni (Manager, Navamukunda Higher Secondary School, Thirunnavaya) donated three acres of land in Thirunnavaya near the school.
Location of the campus and area:
The geographical location of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady Regional Campus-Tirur, Thazhethara Thirunavaya, Malappuram- Dt. is Latitude : 11° 49’ 15’’ North Longitude : 75° 47’ 05’’ East.
The Centre is located in Malappuram district of Kerala at a distance of about 42 Kms from Malappuram. It is about 10 Kms away from Tirur. And 6Kms from NH 47, on the way to Tirur. The centre can be reached from Kuttipuram town by road. The nearest railway stations are Kuttipuram and Thirunavaya. The nearest Airport is Kozhikode Airport, which is situated at a distance of 55 kms from Kuttipuram city in a north-east direction. The distance from Kalady, the main centre to Tirur is 2.30 hrs (125kms).
The relevance of the centre
The centre is situated in a socially and economically backward area of Malappuram District having higher concentration of Minority community. The majority of students taking admission at this centre belong to socially and educationally backward community and especially from minority community. About 80% of the students studying at this centre are girls. So the centre has great importance in providing higher education to the students of this socially, educationally and economically backward area. Thirunnavaya has a great history and cultural heritage related to Sanskrit Language and its various branches of knowledge. ‘Yajurveda Patasala’ for Vedic studies and ‘Kadavallur Anyonyam’ are some of the examples of its Vedic heritage. The great philosophers Payyur Bhattas, Astrology scholars like Parameswaran, Neelakanda Somayaji of Thrikandiyur and Achutha Pisharodi, eminent grammarian Koodallur Brahmadatha Narayanan, writers like Narayana Bhattathiri and Thunchath Ezhuthachan etc. reveals the cultural and literal heritage of this land.
This land can also claim a great tradition of Malayalam language and literature. Thunchath Ezhuthachan the father of Malayalam, the renowned Malayalam poets like Vallathol Narayana Menon and Edasseri Govindan Nair, well-known novelists and writers like Uroob, Kuttippuram Kesavan Nair etc, had made much contribution to Malayalam Language and Literature from this land. Thirunnavaya was the stage for the great historical sociocultural- commercial event ‘Mamamkam’ and its historical significance need not be emphasized. This land also have cultural link with ancient Buddhism and Jainism heritage.
Campus Director: Dr. L Sushama
Thazhethara, Thirunavaya.P.O., Malappuram Dist., Pin: 676 301
Conatct: Contact: 0494 - 26000310 (O), 9495550044 (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.