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.