National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) has a glorious tradition of more
than 135 years. In the year 1865 Maharaja Ram Singh, the ruler of
Jaipur State started an Ayurvedic Department in the Maharaja Sanskrit
College. Subsequently it grew into a full-fledged Ayurvedic College
in 1946. In 1976 the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
established it as the National Institute of Ayurveda.
Institute is affiliated to the University of Rajasthan and follows
the syllabus and curriculum of CCIM as adopted by the University.
institute also undertakes research projects. An APC Project of the
Department of ISMH for standardisation of single as well as compound
drugs is underway. The research activity also includes research work
being carried out by PG scholars as part of their training programme.
institute's Pharmacy is engaged in the manufacture of medicines
required for OPD as well as research purposes. Two acres of the
institute campus is devoted to a herbal garden where 170 species are
is a museum attached with the Department of Dravya Guna where 500
samples of crude drugs, mineral, marine, animal products, precious
and semi-precious stones are displayed. There are also photographs of
medicinal plants and herbarium sheets.
level course: Ayurvedacharya (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and
Surgery), is of 5 1/2 year duration including one year rotatory
internship. Teaching is based on classical Samhitas -- Sanskrit
oriented and updated with audio-visual aids.
Graduate level: PG training is available in the following 9 subjects
out of 13. The remaining will be taken up in the near future.
admission capacity is 5 per subject annually. An all India PG
entrance test is conducted by the Institute. Scholars are allotted
research topics of various aspects of Ayurveda touching their
respective subjects. A stipend of Rs. 7,600/-, Rs. 7,800/- and Rs.
8,000/- is available during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of the course.
The stipend also carries DA which is 32% presently.
Program: The Department of Kayachikitsa has 2 seats for Ph.D program
every year. There is a stipend of Rs. 8,275/- for the 1st year and
Rs. 8,550 for the subsequent years which also carries DA as above.
of all disciplines are available. There are specialised clinics for
Ano-rectal disorders, Dental, Orthopaedic, Eye, Diabetes etc. Outdoor
therapies are also available for Agni Karm, Yoga, Uttarbast etc.
Other facilities are also available like Pathological, Biochemical,
X-Ray, Sonography, Audiometry etc.
are 180 beds available and are distributed among various departments
managed by faculty members.
from general treatment there is specialised treatment for Ama Vat,
chronic GIT including liver disorders, chronic respiratory disorders
including allergic ailments, paralysis and certain neurological
disorders including sciatica, various dermatological disorders etc.
Kalp Chikitsa is a unique therapy available in the Institute
Hospital. In this therapy the patient is administered only the
medicine and curd (no food or water is given) for 40 to 100 days. It
has had remarkable results.
therapy is also available. This comprises 5 purification and
therapeutic procedures which have been found efficacious in dealing
with orthopaedic, neurological and neuro-muscular disorders, joint
disorders and other such conditions.