The main campus of Government Ayurveda College is at Puthiyakavu, two kilometers from Tripunithura town in the Vaikom Road. The place is named after the Durga temple (puthiya-new; kavu-temple) famous for the fire works display during the annual festival. It was a border area in between Cochin and Travancore the other princely States before the independence of India. The old building of the toll collection centre is still seen in the roadside. The campus of Ayurveda College, Tripunithura, which is located on Tripunithura-Vaikom Road, consists of the Main building, Hospital, Pharmacy, Hostels, Herbal Garden, Principal's Quarters, Staff quarters etc.
In 1964 a land area of more than 11 acres was acquired for the college at Puthiyakavu and the foundation stone was laid in 1968. The new college building was opened in 1973 April 9th by the former President of India, Sri.V.V.Giri followed by the complete shifting of the college to the new campus. The campus is named after Acharya Dhanwanthari.
The main building accommodates college office, main library and the preclinical departments of Dravyagunavijnan and Sareeravijnan. Lecture classes for different batches are also arranged in this building. Anatomy Theatre and Physiology Laboratory are attached to the Sareera Department. Dravyaguna Museum is attached to the Department.
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam Jn.
ABOUT THIS COLLEGE:
Government Ayurveda College, Tripunithura is the second oldest ayurveda college in public sector in Kerala. It is the only ayurvedic institute of its kind in Central Kerala. Its hospital serves the health needs of Ernakulam and neighboring districts. Since 1929, the college has produced a number of medical personnel of high caliber in different fields like research, education and clinical practice.
The college got affiliated to the Kerala University. An improved national Syllabus came in 1979 by name BAMS (Ayurvedacharya). Since 1983, college is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. A new hospital building was opened in 1982 in the college campus. It accommodates Prasootitantra, Koumarabritya, Salyatantra and Salakyatantra wards.
The course offered by Government Ayurveda College Tripunithura is B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) also titled as Ayurvedacharya. It is a degree course recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine, New Delhi.
We also offer Post graduate courses: i) M.S. (Salyatantra), ii) M.S. (Salakayatantra), iii) M.D. (Panchakarma), iv) M.D. (Rasasastra), and v) M.D. (Dravyaguna).
The students should qualify by 10 & +2 (Science) with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for B.A.M.S.
Duration of the B.A.M.S. course is of a period of 4 years plus internship training for 1 year in the Collegiate Hospital and some outside hospital to have enough clinical exposure.
We provide hostel facility for both girls and boys. And also the college has three storied with 35 rooms including reading room, visitors room, mess hall and a recreational room.
Library and Laboratories: Ayurveda College, Tripunithura has a very vast library with reference section. There are 11,000 books. It is also equipped with computer, Photostat machine, TV and VCP. Rare manuscripts are another attraction. The library is managed by a qualified librarian. Physiological clinical laboratories managed by qualified personnel are functioning in the college and hospital. A play ground is attached to the college campus with an area of one acre. Training is given in athletics and other games by the physical education department.
Scholarship, Stipends, and Medals & Prizes: University Merit, National Loan Scholarship, Educational concession under KPCR, SC/ST, OEC etc, is given to eligible students. Awards and Endowments are given to promising students. The students can get placement as Medical practitioners in Government and private Ayurveda hospitals. After BAMS Course, the students can continue their higher studies in Ayurveda.
Government ayurveda college hospital came into existence in 1960 when the hospital under indigenous medicine department at East Fort Gate, Tripunithura was handed over to the college for the clinical training of the students. By providing rational treatment to suffering public, the hospital is an active presence in the public health scenario of Central Kerala. In 1982 a new two hospital building was opened in the college campus at Puthiyakavu. It accommodated Prasootitantra, Koumarabritya, Salyatantra and Salakyatantra wards. There was also an anorectal clinic with Ksharasootra facilities. Kayachikitsa, Rogavijnana and Agadatantra wards remained at the Old Hospital building at Tripunitura. 13 departments came into existence in 1998. A new four storied building for 500 bedded hospitals was dedicated to the nation. This enabled to accommodate the all the departments in a single roof. More and more facilities are added in each year updating the quality of service rendered to the suffering humanity.
Ground floor has 61 rooms which accommodates Out Patient Departments with attached therapy rooms (wherever it is necessary), Teaching Staff rooms, Clinical Laboratory, Ultra sound scan, Discussion Hall, Hospital Office, Kitchen, Power laundry etc.
First floor has 45 rooms. There is General Ward (male) with attached therapy rooms. Specialty Pay wards with added facilities occupies 19 rooms in the floor. There is an attached Panchakarma theater for the ward.
The second floor with 45 rooms occupies the General Ward (Female). The main Panchakarma Theatres separate for male and female are arranged in this floor. The surgical theatre is in the third floor. A separate theatre for prasuthitanthra is also arranged nearby. Physiotherapy is arranged in three different rooms of this floor. Other rooms are for pay ward and paying wards (male).
In the forth floor, half of the space is marked as Academic block. It occupies museums of different departments, air conditioned seminar hall, and clinical lab for special purposes. Warm water is essential for the patients especially undergoing Panchakarma therapy. For solar water heaters are arranged with enough electrical backup.
This hospital has some specialty clinics are: Diabetic clinic - This clinic is functioning under Department of Kayachikitsa Treatment, Anorectal clinic - Treatment for the Diseases of anorectal area are provided in this clinic, Infertility Clinic - Management for fertility and sub-fertility is offered by this, Cancer Clinic - Curative and palliative care for Cancer patients are offered by the clinic, Cerebral Palsy Clinic - This specialty centre under Kaumarabhritya Department provides medical care to the spatic children, Eye clinic - Under the department of Salakyatanthra a specialty clinic for eye diseases is run and Panchakarma - This newly established Department provides classical sodhana therapy as advocated by the authentic texts. Being an academic institution Ayurveda College Hospital sticks to the principles of Ayurveda while administering Panchakarma.
Some of the treatment procedures are listed below. I. Sodhana-karmas (Eliminatory procedures) - Vamana (Emesis), Virechana (Purgation), Astapana (enemata with decoction), Anuvasana (enemata with oil) and Nasya. II. Sveda-karmas (therapeutic fomentation) Patrapotalasveda, Churnapindasveda, Andasveda, Kayaseka, Yantra sveda, Shashatika-pindasveda, Khiradhuma. III Rukhanakarmas Balukasveda, Kulathasveda, Churnasveda, Dhayamlasveda, Udvartana. IV Samana-karmas Sirovasti, Sirolepa, Takradhara