Department of Sanskrit, Govt. Brennen College, is the oldest centre of the Sanskrit studies of North Malabar where Sanskrit language and literature were taught in the modern academic style was established in 1890. Sanskrit was taught as a Language and main subject for Degree courses. Some of the eminent scholars of North Malabar were the teachers of the Departments. They had participated scholastic dialogues of that time. Degree courses were started in 1969. Optional subject for the course was Sanskrit literature. The title of the course was ‘Sanskrit Sahithya’ special. Now the syllabus had changed to a general pattern. Sanskrit is subsidiary subject for Degree and post graduate course of Malayalam and Hindi Departments. Eminent Scholars like Dr. M.S. Menon, Dr.MSanthichandraKamath, Dr.K.GKamaladevi , Prof: A.N Raman Kartha, Dr.CDivakaranNamboodiri, were professor of this department. Dr.SanthichandraKamath, former Head of the department was the first Research guide of this Department. The department regularly organises Workshops,seminars and invited lectures in various areas of Sanskrit. The Department has been expanding its library resources to cope up with the demands of newly revised syllabi and the developments in the field of Sanskrit. The faculty strength of the department is six, two of them with Ph.D degree.