VPSV Ayurveda College Kottakkal

Vaidyaratnam PS Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal is one of the pioneering Ayurveda teaching institutions having successfully completed more than a century of academic excellence and still marching ahead and leading from the front. The college established by revered Vaidyaratnam PS Varier in 1917 as AryavaidyaPatasala was managed by Arya Vaidya Samajam, a registered society and financed by the Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal and offered a 4-year diploma programme of ‘Arya Vaidyan’. The institute was moved to Kottakkal in 1924 and got associated with Arya Vaidya Sala Charitable Hospital. Subsequently, in 1959 the Aryavaidya Patasala got upgraded as an Ayurveda College. In 1972 got affiliated to the University of Calicut and upgraded DAM to Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine (B.A.M) of 5 ½ years. In 1979 BAM got upgraded to BAMS.
Presently the college is affiliated to Kerala University of Health Sciences and proudly showcases 14 specialty departments adorned with faculties of international fame. The college offers 5 Postgraduate Programmes in Mano Vijnanevum ManasRoga (Ayurvedic psychology & psychiatry), Agadatantra evum Vidhivaidyaka (Ayurvedic Forensic medicine and Toxicology), Swasthavritta (Ayurvedic Social and Preventive Medicine), Dravyaguna vijnana (Ayurvedic Pharmacology) and Panchakarma are also present.
The management of the college is by Kerala Ayurvedic Studies and Research Society (KASRS), a Society registered under the Societies’ Registration Act.