In 1955 ,Sanskrit language came into existence as subsidiary and second language of various courses in Sree Narayana college Kollam. Initially it had no separate department but attached to the department of Malayalam and taught as subsidiary subject for graduation and Post-Graduation courses of English , Hindi and Malayalam and also as second language to Pre-Degree, BA, and BSc . Sri .N. Damodaran Nair, a great scholar was the first Sanskrit Lecturer in the college. He served the department and won high credit and reputation for themselves and the institution by their single minded devotion to the pursuit of learning and imparting knowledge.Amongthem, names of the eminent writers such as Dr T. Bhaskaran , Dr. Vijayan, Prof.V V. Nanoo. Prof. KV. Dev , Prof .K. Devadas deserve special mention. Due to the increase in strength of students, college authorities decided to separate Sanskrit course from Malayalam Department and Department of Sanskrit came into existence in the year1980. Prof. kv dev was the first HOD.