Clearing the uncertainty over the formal commencement of works of the Central University of Kerala  (CUK) campus, Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal would lay foundation stone for the prestigious institution at Periye in the district on October 31.

 Mr. Sibal has agreed to visit here on October 31 and a formal letter to this respect has been received to the University, Vice-Chancellor Jancy James told The Hindu here on Thursday.

 The sprawling campus of the CUK is coming up in the 310 acres of land allocated by the State government at Periye, located close to the National Highway No. 17 near Kanhangad.

 The State government, in principle, had agreed to allocate an additional 51 acres adjacent to the earmarked land.

 The function, scheduled on September 17, had to be deferred due to pre-occupation of the Union Minister, she said adding that the authorities are working out the schedules of the much awaited event, that is expected to provide major facelift to this relatively backward district of Kerala.

Major works of the sprawling "Green campus" is expected to be completed in two years time, the Vice-Chancellor said.

The University was formally handed over the earmarked 310 acres of land at Periye to build its own campus.

The prestigious institution, that commenced its operation here four years ago, had been functioning in two campus in rented building complex at Nayanmarmoola in Kasaragod and Padannakad near Kanhangad.

The temporary arrangement said to have slowed down developmental initiatives during the past, sources here said.