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About Ayurveda College

In 1889 it started as an Ayurvedic Patasala during the reign of Sree Moolam Thirunal, at East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram. This later became the Government Ayurveda College. Earlier only 15 students were given training. In 1910 the college began to impart a five-year regular course and those who completed the first four years were awarded L.M.C (Lower Medical Certificate) and those who completed all the five years were given Higher Medical Certificate. From 1917 onwards the degree course was titled "Vaidyakalanidhi". Later the college opened an outpatient counter and pharmacy both of which provided service to the public. The college in 1929 introduced a research degree named 'Ayurvedacharya'. In 1962 the integrated course was terminated and pure degree and diploma courses in Ayurveda were implemented. These were also stopped in 1969 and subsequently in 1971-72 post graduation courses were started. At present the college is affiliated to Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS).The College conducts various paramedical courses as well.


Functioning Departments

1. Kayachikitsa - Deals with General medicine
2. Shalakya Tantra - ENT and Ophthalmology
3. Salya Tantra - Surgery and Orthopedic
4. Rasa Sastra & Baishajya Kalpana - Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics
5. Dravyaguna Vijnana - Clinical Pharmacology
6. Agadatantra & Vyavahara Ayurveda - Toxicology
7. Swasthavrutha - Social & Preventive medicine
8. Sanskritha Sidhantha and Samhitha - Sanskrit & Basic Principles
9. Panchakarma - Body Purificatory Therapy
10. PrasoothiTantra and Sthreeroga - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
11. Kaumarabhrithya - Paediatrics
12. Roganidana & Vikruthi Vijnana - Clinical Pathology
13. Sharir Rachana Vijnana - Anatomy
14. Sharir Kriya Vijnana - Physiology


PG Diploma

Courses conducted

Courses BAMS MD/MS (Ay) PG Diploma Panchakarma Therapy Nursing Assistant Pharmacist
Duration 4.5  years 3 years 2 years 12 months 12 months 12 months
BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) - Degree Course
MD (Ay) - Post Graduate Course
PG Diploma - Diploma course
Other 3 - Certificate courses


Vision and Mission

We aim at developing students with highest quality of principles of Ayurveda. We always make every effort to provide excellent teaching through innovative research thus it can convene the requirement of nation in inventing new medicine.

Scope of research in Ayurveda has expanded significantly in recent years owing to its overwhelming demand. Clinical research in Ayurveda can certainly open up new arenas of intervention. The potentiality of Ayurveda needs critical exploration and exhibition in terms of time bound research programs with duly feasible studies.

The mushrooming massage Centre's eyeing mainly on monetary benefits pose a major threat to the elegance of this age old science of life. Ayurveda needs to be encouraged as a major health care delivery system, retaining its purity and tradition. A new generation of competent Ayurveda doctors equipped with impeccable academic credentials can definitely be the torch bearers of this scientific legacy.