The National Institute of Ayurveda is located in Jaipur, the capital of the State of Rajasthan in India. Jaipur, a heritage city, is one of the worlds most picturesque cities and is also perhaps among the worlds first planned cities. It is also popularly known as 'The Pink City of India', a name derived from its many pink sandstones buildings. The Institute is situated about 8 kilometers from the Railway Station and about 15 kilometers from the Air Port.
ABOUT THIS INSTITUTE:
The National Institute of Ayurveda was established on 7-2-1976 by the Government of India as an apex Institute.It is under the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and is fully financed by it.The managing body is the Governing Body consisting of 16 Members. There is also a Standing Finance Committee chaired by the Joint Secretary of the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy.
The Institute is affiliated to the Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Jodhpur for teaching, research and examination purposes and follows the syllabus and curriculum prescribed by the Central Council of Indian Medicine, the statutory regulatory body for Indian Systems of Medicine in the country as adopted by the University. The Institute imparts Under-Graduate (BAMS), Post-Graduate (MD Ayurveda) teaching and training and also provides facilities for regular Ph.D.
GOAL OF THIS INSTITUTE:
The goal of thisInstitute is; to promote the growth and development of Ayurveda; To produce graduates and post-graduates in all branches of Ayurveda; To conduct, research on various aspects of Ayurveda; To provide medical care throughAyurvedic System of Medicine to the suffering humanity;To provide and assist in providing services and facilities of the highest order for research, evaluation, training, consultation and guidance to Ayurvedic System of Medicine; To conduct experiments and develop patterns of teaching in under-graduate and post-graduate education in all branches of Ayurveda.
The course offered by this institute are; Under Graduate Course of BAMS, Post-Graduate Course of MD (Ayurveda) and Ph.D (Ayurveda Varidhi).
The admission qualification prescribed by the University of Rajasthan is Senior Higher Secondary examination in Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and Sanskrit or Uttar Madhyama of Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya with Science and English or any other examination recognized by the University as equivalent thereto.
The Under-graduate Course, Ayurvedacharya (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) is of 5 years duration (4 years of the main course and 1 year internship).The main course is divided into 3 Professional Courses of 1 years duration each.
The PG Course, MD (Ayurved) or Ayurved Vachaspati is of 3 years duration divided into two Parts.
There are 4 Hostels with a total capacity of 348 providing residential accommodation to students in the campus. All are situated in the campus. Separate Hostel is provided to girls. The Hostels are provided with Kitchen facilities, TV and phones. The Hostels are controlled by separate Wardens under a Chief Warden.
The Institute has a Pharmacy manufacturing various types of medicines to meet the requirements of indoor and outdoor hospitals as well as for research purposes.
The Institute Library presently has about 21,400 Books and 1676 bounded volumes of Journals. A total number of 110 Newspapers and Journals are subscribed for the benefit of students, research scholars and teachers. There is a provision for Book Bank with collection of 4,613 books for the benefit of poor, meritorious and needy students. The Library has a separate collection of post-graduate theses submitted by post-graduate students of the Institute. Indexing of articles published in various important.
The Institute has an Audio and Video Library with Photo Copier, T.V., V.C.R. and a good collection of Video Medical Cassettes of varied subjects.In all the 14 teaching Departments, departmental libraries have also been established to keep pace with the day-to-day requirements of teaching staff and students.Facilities of reprography, Xerox etc. are also provided to scholars, students and teachers.
The Institute has 2 hospitals & Patient care services:
Madhav Vilas Hospital situated in the campus - Institute Hospital (Arogyashala) - At the OPD level, all the 12 Departments are represented for the benefit of patients. The Clinical Departments which render treatment to the patients are Kaya chikitsa, Shalya Tantra, Shalakya Tantra, Prasuti-Stri Roga and Bal Roga, besides rendering services for post-graduate research work by Rasa Shastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Shareer Rachana, Shareer Kriya, Maulik Siddhant, Rog Vigyan, Agad Tantra and Dravya Guna, to select specified cases and arrange their specific treatments accordingly. These Departments are allotted specific days in the OPD.
The bed strength is 160 allocated among different Departments. There is a provision for additional 20 beds in the hospital. 5 Cottage and 3 Cubical Wards are also available in the Indoor Hospital. There is much demand for these wards with patients always waiting in for their turn. Medicines available both at OPD and IPD are dispensed to patients free of cost. Pathological tests are also made available. Apart from this, X-Ray, ECG, Ultra-Sonography, etc. are also provided. Specific treatment facilities are; Panchakarma, Diabetes, Ksharsutra,
Seth Surajmal Bombaywala Hospital is situated 4 kms.away from the campus in the heart of the city - This Hospital, a 20-bedded one, is situated in the heart of the city at Kishan Pole Bazar about 4 kms. Away from the campus and is managed by the Department of Kaya chikitsa. The OPD services are looked after by different Departments.
Patient care program for SC & ST population - NIA also undertakes Medical Aid Camps in SC, ST and Rural areas of Rajasthan. Medical check-up and free distribution of medicines are done in each Camp. For 2005-06, a sum of Rs.5.08 lakhs was incurred to organize such Camps. 4 Six day and 2 One day Mobile Clincal Camps were organized rendering medical service and dispensing medicines free of cost to 3,514 Patients.The Camps were organized at Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Jalore and Jaipur Districts.