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Gujarat Ayurveda University

This university is the only statutory university exclusively devoted to Ayurvedic studies and research in India. There is an Ayurveda graduation course as well as Post Graduate course in Ayurvedic Medicine. There are also Special Diploma and Certificate courses in Ayurveda for foreign nationals. For this an International Centre for Ayurvedic Studies has been established. Distinguished scholars from all over India are also associated as Visiting Professors.

  • The University has a library with a rare collection of old manuscripts.

  • There are laboratories that provide adequate support for intensive research activities.

  • Out patient and in patient facilities are available in well equipped hospitals.

Two Ayurvedic specialities of the university hospital are: Panchakarma (internal purification, massage and physiotherapy) and Kshara Sutra (alkaline thread cauterization). There is also an Ayurvedic dental clinic.

The Ayurvedic pharmacy produces various medicines required by the hospitals and research centres.

Foreigners Courses Schedule and Commencement Date of Course for Academic Year 2000-2001.

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S) Degree: 1st August 2000

M.D. (Ayu) Doctor of Medicine: 19th July 2000

Ph.D (Ayurveda): February 2000

Diploma Course in Ayurveda: 1st August 2000

Introductory Course in Ayurveda: 1st November 2000

Certificate Course in Self health Care by Ayurveda: 1st November 2000

Certificate Course in Panchakarma: 1st August 2000

Certificate Course in Kshara Sutra: 1st August 2000

M.Sc Medicinal Plant: 1st August 2000

P.G. Diploma in Medicinal Plants: 1st August 2000

B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda): 1st August 2000

D. Pharm (Ayurveda): 1st August 2000

M. Pharmacy (Ayurveda): 1st August 2000

Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy: 1st November 2000

Certificate Course in Yoga: 1st August 2000

Further enquiries regarding courses and applications write to:

International Centre for Ayurvedic Studies

Post Bag No. 4, Jamnagar - 361008

Gujarat (India)

Tel: +91-288-677324; 676854; 558260

Fax: +91-288-555966




Officer In charge,

International Centre for Ayurvedic Studies,

Gujarat Ayurveda University

P.O. Box No. 4

Jamnagar - 361 008



College of Ayurvedic Veterinary Sciences

Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar

The following courses are available to students from India and abroad:

* Post Graduate Diploma Course in Mriga Ayurveda

This deals wit Ayurvedic concepts pertaining to animal disease management and drug action. It utilises locally available medicinal plant resources.

* Post Graduate Diploma Course in Mriga Ayurveda for graduates in Ayurveda

This provides comprehensive training in both modern and Ayurvedic aspects of veterinary science to graduates of Ayurveda and allied traditional systems of medicine. This will enable them to broaden their spectrum and equip them to practice veterinary medicine independently or in addition to their normal general practice.

For further enquiries write to:

Dr. B. Ravishankar,

Course Coordinator,

College of Ayurvedic Veterinary Sciences,

Palakapya Bhavan,

Gujarat Ayurveda University,

Jamnagar - 361 008



Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

The Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) at BHU imparts education in all the disciplines of Modern Medicine and Ayurveda at the UG and PG levels.

The institute offers a unique opportunity of interdisciplinary research between Ayurveda and Modern Medicine.

There are 41 departments covering both Modern Medicine and Ayurveda.

The institute was rated as the third best in the country after a survey conducted by the British Medical Journal in the year 1993-94

Entrance Test Admission forms are issued in February-March every year. Entrance tests are held at the following centres in India: Varanasi, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Mumbai.

UG and PG Entrance Tests are held in May-June.

For foreign nationals nominated by the Govt. of India under Scholarship scheme and Self-financing foreign nationals will not be subject to the Entrance Test provided they have passed the equivalent qualifying examination from a university outside India.

For Further Information Write to:

Registrar, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, India. Tel: (0542) 316558; Fax 91 (0542) 316558

Controller of Examinations

Tel: (0542) 316418

Fax: 91 (0542) 316418


Public Relations Officer

Tel: (0542) 316598

Fax: 91 (0542) 316598


Varanasi is well connected by air and rail with all important places in India. It is 700 km from Delhi. The railway station is 10 km and the airport 32 km from the university. The weather varies from 40 degrees C in summer (May-June) to 5 degrees C in winter December-January).

The Arya Vaidya Sala

Kottakal, Kerala

It was founded in 1902 by Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier, an outstanding physician and a man of vision. Within a period of three decades he established a full-fledged manufacturing unit and branches of Arya Vaidya Sala in two major cities of Kerala. He also built a charitable hospital at Kottakal to provide allopathic and Ayurvedic treatments and an Ayurveda College providing training free of cost.

In recognition of his services the distinguished title of "Vaidyaratnam" was conferred on him by His Excellency the Viceroy and Governor general of India in 1933. The Arya Vaidya Sala became a Charitable Trust after his death in 1944.

Today the Arya Vaidya Sala has grown into a vast organisation. It has two manufacturing units -- one at Kottakal and the other at Kanjikode in Kerala. Large herbal gardens are also maintained to meet growing demands. There is a nursery of medicinal plants at Kottakal to research purposes.

Some Arya Vaidya Sala branches:

Kozhikode, Kallai Road. Tel: 0495 - 302666

Palakkad, Vadakkanthara. Tel: 0491 - 533104

Ernakulam, Mahatma Gandhi Road. Tel: 0484 - 352674

Thiruvananthapuram, Statue Road. Tel: 0471 - 463439

Chennai, 877 Poonamallee high Road. Tel: 044 - 6411226

Coimbatore, 52 Rajaji Road. Tel: 0422 - 450594

Kannur, Pillayar Koli Road. 0497 - 502164

New Delhi, 76 South Extension, Part 1, Pin: 110049. Tel: 011 - 4621790; 4628006

Calcutta, 22 Russa Road East, 700 033 (2nd lane) Opp. Bhavani Cinema. Tel: 033 - 4723118; 4725215

Head Office: Managing Trustee, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, Kerala - 676503, India. Fax: 0091-493-742210/742572. Tel: 742261; 742244.