South India's first Ayurveda Medical College in Pondicherry

Pondicherry has got the first Ayurveda Medical College in South India. This is the second Ayurveda medical college for BAMS, started by Union Health Ministry’s Ayush department in the country. The first one was started in Rajasthan and a third one is on its way in New Delhi.

The College has been run by Perunthalaivar Kamraj Medical College Society (PKMCS) and is named after the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. B.L Sankaran Nair, the special officer of the college stated that the Ayush department has gievn Rs. 10 crore for this start up.

The first batch started off with the course on September 29th with a strength of 50 students. The duration of the course is 54 months. The college is affiliated to the University of Pondicherry.

3 Comments

  1. Pondicherry is not the first to get the ayurvedic college in south india.. Karnataka has the more than 50 ayurvedic colleges which is affliated to Ayush department and have more than 20 colleges for the post graduation and they are providing the best in class facility and teaching…

  2. It is loudable to have another feather in south Indias cap. The declining standards in many private institutions and unhealthy compitition among them is causing much worry. Though the AYUSH Dept taking enough measures to combat this, In that process certain promising and upcoming Institutiions are losing permission and halting the admissions. Hence there should be enough scrutiny to know who is a real palyer and who is not. And this should be done by none other than a IAS offficer of secretary Rank.
    Save the education in Ayurveda to have an Healthy India in future
    Dattatreya Rao.Dr.S.

  3. anubhav acharan evum attitude in life have greater values and impact. we being indians rarely appricaiate the positivity in any field. i belong to ayurved, born in ayurved family[my great grand father, grand father, father all ayurveda’s eminent professionals, gurus, achievers and lived whole life for the ayurved, by the ayurved, of the ayurved]. i my self is also maintaing my life thru ayurved.

    i appreciate all what ever being done FOR AYURVED, BY THE AYURVEDIC EMRITIUS PEOPLE AND OF THE AYURVEDIC ASPECT

    >>>>>I WOULD SAY WOW ON OPENING OF AN AYURVEDIC HOSPTIAL IN PUDUCHERRY>>>>>..

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