The Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and Research situated in R T Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka.
ABOUT THIS INSTITUTE:
It's a new dawn for Ayurveda, the Indian traditional medicine, was set up in 1997. It is a charitable trust approved by the government of Karnataka and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences. The founder of this institute is Mr. L K Raju. Ramakrishna Hegde, former Union Minister of Finance, is the Chairman of this institute.
Founder-Mr. L K Raju.
We concentrate mainly on research in ayurveda. Our institute has collected ayurvedic data from all over India. Invaluable ayurvedic scripts written on palm leaves have also been collected by us.
The institute offers bachelor degree course in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). The course begins in November. The students must have scored at least 50% marks in their qualifying examination. The total intake is limited to fifty. There is no reservation of seat.
The students should qualify by 10 & +2 (Science) with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and they should also be aged at least 17years as on October, of the year of admission.
The duration of this course is 5 & 1/2 years. This course includes three semesters. Every semester is of one and half year's duration. The students have to undergo one year of internship in any ayurvedic hospital.
The institute provides separate hostel facilities for the male and female students.
The course fee is Rs.22000 annually. For students outside Karnataka the fee is Rs.25000.
The institute has a steam chamber, lab facilities, x-ray unit, an operation theatre, a well stocked library and computer centre in the Institute. There are various options for the students after completing the course. They can join central and state government services or set up their own ayurvedic clinic. The students of this college actively participate in various national and international seminars on ayurveda. They conduct rural health camps and child health care programs at various villages of Karnataka.
The institute also has a research centre where various types of ayurvedic medicines are prepared under the supervision of experts. The Institute included an out-patient department and 100-bed Hospital for the practical training of students. We have treated many chronic cases such as coronary heart problems, diabetes, skin disorders, allergies, psoriasis, gangrene, sinus and the like," says the principal Dr. Muralidhara. It has the following departments: Surgery, ENT, Diabetes, Pediatrics, Laboratory and Toxicology. They also provide snakebite treatment and well known leech treatment.