The Central Sanskrit University (Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan) established a Campus at Sringeri, Karnataka – the abode of ancient traditional knowledge where Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada had established an Amnaya Muth for the propagation and preservation of ancient treasure of knowledge and made one of his four disciples namely Sri Srueshvaracharya – the efficient and knowledgeable to govern the Muth for the purpose for which it was established. Since then, the holy place is known for its traditional knowledge base in whole India and abroad. The decision behind establishing the campus in this holy place was rightly taken by the Sansthan authorities and the campus was inaugurated by His Excellency R.Venktaraman, the then President of India on the auspicious day the 13th January 1992 with the Divine blessings of Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamiji of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sri Sharadapeetha.
The University has acquired land measuring 10 acres from the State Government of Karnataka for developing the campus at Sringeri. The Administrative-cum-Academic block of the campus was completed and handed over by the CPWD. The second phase of civil works consists two Hostels for boys and girls, Quarters and Guest House.
At present the campus offers Prak-Shastri, Shastri, Acharya, Shiksha-Shastri and Vidyavaridhi courses equivalent to Intermediate, B.A., M.A., B.Ed., and Ph.D respectively and recognized by various Universities. In addition to these courses, the campus offers a ray of modern subjects for the all round development of the students such as History, English, Kannada, Hindi, Computer Education, Yoga and Environmental Education. A short-term certificate course in Bharatiya Jyotisha and Deploma in Vastu are also being conducted by the Campus. The Campus has a collection of good number of books in its library. It has also procured 164 rare manuscripts of ancient Shastras written in various scripts and regional languages.