Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College was founded by the late Ashtavaidyan E.T. Neelakandan Mooss on 2nd October 1976 and is under the management of Vaidyaratnam Ayurvedic Educational Society, registered under the Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act XII/1955. The College is affiliated to the Kerala University of Health Sciences and offers B.A.M.S. degree (Ayurveda acharya). The course is recognized by the Central Council of Indian Medicines (CCIM) and is of a duration of 5½ years. The sprawling campus accommodates administrative and academic blocks, hospitals, auditorium, herbal garden, hostels for men and women and facilities for sports and games.
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College is an outstanding institution in terms of academic excellence and achievements. The various departments and affiliated facilities, besides providing ample academic inputs, also contribute towards research that is on par with international standards.
The College has a major hospital complex in the campus with 8 daily OP Sessions and 150 beds IP facility for patients. It is equipped with modern diagnostic and clinical facilities, including 3 Operation Theatres, modern bio-chemic laboratory, an X-ray unit, ECG and Ultra sound scan Unit, Panchakarma theatres, physiotherapy unit, Ksharasuthra treatment, Ante natal clinic, infertility clinic, ENT and Eye diseases clinic, visha treatment, skin clinic, paediatric treatment, Spine disease clinic, hridroga clinic, manasaroga clinic, etc.
Herbal garden of medicinal plants is a pre-requisite for identifying medical herbs by students and teachers. A herbal garden with a collection of about 1000 medicinal plants of about 200 different species, among which even exotic red listed medicinal plants of endangered nature is kept and maintained in the College Campus. There are exclusive gardeners and staffs to maintain the herbal gardens. New plants of different species are periodically added to the gardens.