About KASE

Ayurveda is the Gift of India to the world. This systematic health science was accepted understood and imbibed into daily life in Kerala since ages. Ayurveda treatments and lifestyle underwent a few positive changes to suit the tropical climate and the local culture of Kerala. The system developed into a brand by itself as Kerala Ayurveda. One of the pioneers of establishing and popularizing the KERALA AYURVEDA brand domestically and globally is none other than the iconic Arya Vaidya Sala, established at Kottakkal in the Kerala State of India in 1902 by the visionary physician and philanthropist, the late Vaidyaratnam P.S.Varier.

Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal is one of the pioneering institutions in the academic topography of India, which offers excellent education in Ayurveda, the science of life. The College has completed 100 years of academic excellence and has a glorious history. The College was started by Vaidyaratnam P.S.Varier, who revitalised and remodelled the science of Ayurveda.

Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Ayurveda College, now managed by Kerala Ayurvedic Studies and Research Society (KSARS) being one of the premier Ayurveda education institutes in India is approached by all those who wish to excel in their Ayurveda professionals through higher education courses and those who wish to know more about Ayurveda to live their lives healthily.

The commitment to global society and the duty towards Ayurveda inspired the authorities of KSARS to conceptualize the idea of overall Ayurveda higher education apart from the conventional academic stream and execute the same in the form of KOTTAKKAL AYURVEDA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE (KASE).

Vision And Mission

Our Vision

Kottakkal Ayurveda School of Excellence vision is to empower the Ayurveda professionals with enhanced knowledge and skill so as to excel in their careers. Kottakkal Ayurveda School of Excellence also has a vision to penetrate the masses to propagate and popularize authentic Ayurveda globally. 

Our Mission

To reach the vision, Kottakkal Ayurveda School of Excellence has set its road through an array of dynamic in-house and online programmes to share the knowledge bank and excellence of VPSV Ayurveda College through the tool of contemporary technology to benefit the Doctors, Ayurveda Research Scholars, Ayurveda Students, Ayurveda Paramedical Professionals and General Public.


Kottakkal Ayurveda School of Excellence provides skill development and knowledge enhancement programmes and the scope of the institute is to position itself as a Centre of Excellence for Ayurveda Higher education

For details on on-going and proposed programmes please navigate to KASE Programmes


  • Assured quality oriented structured courses
  • State of the art infrastructure facility of VPSV Ayurveda College
  • Practical demonstration infrastructure at GARIM, CRIYA and AVS factory
  • Faculty of international fame for all courses
  • Most advanced technical support for online courses
  • Precise time bound evaluation system
  • Excellent delegate support system for elucidation clearance or clarifications
  • Affordable hygienic accommodation and food for in house courses
  • Easy air, rail and road connectivity
  • Promise  of continued association with the institute


Ayurveda is the science and knowledge of Life. The essence of Ayurveda is to live healthily and help our co-inhabitants on the Earth, including the humans and other living creatures to live healthily. Education of the custodians of Ayurveda the medical and allied community plays a major role in maintaining a healthy Nature. The general public do have their responsibility in the health of the Earth. The awareness of the same needs to be percolated deep down says the Ayurveda philosophy, a word from the horse mouth which is adopted and implemented by KASE.


KASE has inherited the established legacy, parentage and patronage of Kerala Ayurvedic Studies and Research Society (KSARS), VPSV Ayurveda College and Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal, an inbuilt strength which has laid a strong foundation for the institution.

The legacy of Ayurveda dates back to the Vedic and Pre Vedic Ages. The mythology says the science was invoked by Lord Brahma, the Creator ad passed down the divine line which also includes the twin Gods of health Aswinikumaras. The misery on Earth was discussed in a symposium of sages and the knowledge is said to be brought down to Earth by sages PunarvasuAthreya and Divodasa Dhanwantari. The disciples of the former are believed to have developed the medical branch while the disciples of the latter concentrated on surgical care.

Ayurveda literature emerged as a subsidiary of Atharvaveda, the 4th of the Vedas and subsequently stood alone as a distinct system owing to its merits. The following millennia saw the influence of the transforming society on Ayurveda and the development of Ayurveda literature of which the three compendia of Charaka Samhita, SushruthaSamhitha and Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Sangraha are still considered as the base resources.

Kerala Ayurveda owes its legacy to local scholarly compilations like Chikitsamanjari, SahasrayogamYogamritham and others.

For more details please mail us at kasekottakkal@gmail.com

Kerala Ayurvedic Studies and Research Society (KASRS)


Kerala Ayurvedic Studies and Research Society (K.A.S.R.S) is the management entity and the backbone of VPSV Ayurveda College Kottakkal and Kottakkal Ayurveda School of Excellence. KSARS was formed subsequent to the dissolution of Arya Vaidya Samajam on 31st March 1976. Kerala Ayurvedic Studies and Research Society (K.A.S.R.S), is legally a society registered under the Societies’ Registration Act and looks after over the administration of both VPSV Ayurveda College and Kottakkal Ayurveda School of Excellence.

Composition of KASRS

The Governing Body of the K.A.S.R.S is composed of 5 members nominated by the Government of Kerala and five nominees of the Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal. The Minister of Health Government of Kerala is the Chairperson. The six members Executive Committee of the Society consists of three members representing the Government of Kerala with the Secretary to Government, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare as Chairman and two members of the Arya Vaidya Sala. The day-to-day affairs of the Society are managed by the Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Society.

For details on present governing body please navigate to www.kottakkalayurvedacollege.ac.in/governingbody.

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.

V.P.S.V Ayurveda College Hospital

V.P.S.V Ayurveda College Hospital is a 150 bedded Hospital well equipped with the essential undergraduate and postgraduate training and research facilities, out-patient units and casualty unit, with an annual average footfall of 1 lakh patients in out-patient department and 1700 inpatients. The stage-wise development of the advanced 500 bedded hospital which gives priority to the academic utility is underway with the primary facility already functional.

For more details please refer the website www.kottakkalayurvedacollege.ac.in

Arya Vaidya Sala

The synonym to modern day Ayurveda, the Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal (AVS) has successfully walked through more than a century of path-breaking experiments and enterprises in Ayurveda. The institution established in 1902 at Kottakkal in Malappuram district of Kerala state in India by the visionary physician and philanthropist revered Vaidyaratnam PS. Varier had played and still plays a major decisive role in establishing and sustaining the brand of Kerala Ayurveda.

Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal which started as a humble charitable village clinic has since then grown into a multi-unit, multi-disciplinary, multi-functional and multi-national organization engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda through the classical Ayurveda and authentic traditional Ayurveda treatments and therapies.

Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal commonly known as AVS operates Ayurveda hospitals and treatment centres at Kottakkal, Delhi, Kochi, Chennai, Kozhikode and other major cities in India. AVS manufactures its flagship medicines at three modern medicine state of the art manufacturing units in Kottakkal and Kanjikkode in Kerala and Nanjanagudu in Karnataka. The cache of medicines amounts to about 550 classical and new generation formulae, which are dispensed or sold through the 29 branch clinics and 1600 authorized dealers.

AVS is also engaged in research activities, publication of Ayurveda quarterly periodical Arya Vaidyan and Ayurveda/health-related books, medicinal plants cultivation and conduct of educational seminars/workshops/programs. The culturally oriented management of AVS also has to its credit a Kathakali Academy PSV Natyasangham for performance and teaching of the Kerala traditional art from Kathakali.

The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research (CMPR) was established at Kottakkal in 2003 to undertake modern research in the various aspects of medicinal plants. CMPR is now recognized as a Centre of Excellence by the Department of AYUSH of Government of India. The Publications Department brings out various books on Ayurveda and allied topics. A quarterly medical journal "Aryavaidyan" is also published.

To know and understand more about AVS please navigate to www.aryavaidyasala.com