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Ayurveda, the science of life, is one of the Indian Medical Systems. The word Ayurveda is composed of two Sanskrit terms viz. “ayu” meaning life and “veda” meaning the knowledge. So, together, it means the science of life. Ayurveda is thus essentially a science which advocates the means to protect one’s health as well as to cure the diseases.

Ayurveda advocates that every individual is a unique phenomenon and also is a part of the cosmos. Whatever exists in macrocosm exists in the microcosm. Every individual is a manifestation of cosmic consciousness. From this, conscious arises, five basic elements viz. Akasha, Vayu, Agni, Jala and Prithvi. These basic elements are manifested into Tridosha (three biological forces) known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Along with these factors, equally important are the Dhatu(body tissue), Mala(metabolic waste), Agni (digestive fire), Atma (soul), Indriya (sensory faculty) and Manas (mind). Normalcy of tridosha leads to health and their disturbed status causes diseases.

Diagnosis and treatment in Ayurveda is based on very strong scientific principles, like Karya Karana Principle, Samanya Vishesha Principle, Doctrine of Karma etc. The principles are time tested and can,therefore,be applied even to the new generation diseases. Each patient is unique and is examined by methods like Trividha Pareeksha, Dashavidha Pareeksha etc. Treatment modalities include Shodhana (Purification), Shamana (Pacification), Nidana Parivarjana (avoiding cause) and Pathya-Apathya Vivechana (Planning the diet and other regimen).

Ayurveda has eight specialized branches, namely, Kayachikitsa (General Medicine), Balachikitsa (Paediatrics), Graha Chikitsa (Psychiatry), Urdhvanga Chikitsa (ENT and Eye), Shalya Trantra (Surgery), Visha Chikitsa (Toxicology), Rasayana Tantra (Rejuvenation) and Vajeekarana Tantra (Eugenics & Aphrodisiac Medicine).


Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College was established by Santhigiri Ashram imbibing the vision of its Founder "Guru Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru".

The first step towards realizing the vision of Guru, in the field of medicine, was to start an Ayurveda Hospital. The Hospital commenced at Olassery, Palakkad in 1997 by Guru himself catering to the needs of nearly 60 villages surrounding. It is situated adjacent to Santhigiri Palakkad Branch Ashram and on the banks of Bharatapuzha’s tributary Sokanashini Puzha (a river that cures sorrows) in the midst of paddy fields and palm trees in full peace and tranquility.

The college was established in the year 2002. It aims at bringing up a group of doctors of profound scholarship having deep basis of Ayurveda with scientific knowledge in accordance with Ayurvedic fundamentals with extensive practical training and above all possessing the great principles of Arogya Dharma Siddhantham envisioned by Guru.

Location: The College is located at Olassery, 12 kms from Palakkad, Kerala.

University and Council: The College is affiliated to Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur since 2010. The college was earlier affiliated to Calicut University. The college is recognized by the Central Council of Indian Medicine, New Delhi under the Department of AYUSH, Govt. of India.

Academic Programmes: The College offers a five and half year programme – BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) which includes one year Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship.

Admission Qualification:

1. 12th standard with science or any other equivalent examination recognized by concerned State Governments and Education Boards provided the candidate passes the examination with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and a minimum of 50% in Biology Separately. For foreign students any other equivalent qualification to be approved by the University will be allowed.

2. Qualified in NEET with required Cut Off mark and above as decided by the Commissioner Entrance Examination

Selection of Students: The selection of students under Government Quota for the BAMS course shall be made by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations of Kerala (CEE) as per inter-se merit based on the NEET score.

The Selection of Students under NRI Quota shall be made as per inter-se merit based on the NEET and production of NRI category required documents in time.

All the Candidates admitted under Government Quota and all those admitted under NRI Quota shall pay Annual Fees and Special Fees as approved by the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee for Professional Colleges in Kerala (AFRC) from time to time on due dates as notified in College Notice Board.

The admission capacity per batch of 1st Professional shall be as detailed below:

Government Quota : 43

NRI Quota : 7

Total : 50

Age Limit: Applicants should have completed 17 years of age and no relaxation of minimum age will be allowed.


On Admission the following documents shall be submitted for University Registration:

o  A formal application in the prescribed format

o  Original mark lists of the qualifying examination

o  Transfer certificate from the previous institution

o  Allotment letter from the competent authority who conducted the admission process

o  Equivalency and migration certificate where ever needed

o  Original SSLC/Equivalent Certificate

o  The NEET Score Sheet

o  The KEAM Score Sheet

o  NRI Documents (For NRI Quota Only)

 a ) Relationship Certificate of the Sponsor and Students to be issued by the Revenue Authorities as per GO (MS) No. 243/2014/H&FWD dated 06-08-2014.

 b ) Overseas Employment Certificate issued by the Employer, attested by the Embassy and if self-employed, it should also be attested

 c ) d by the Embassy. In the case of non-submission of Embassy Certificate, the   endorsement in the passport of the sponsor about the employment by the   Embassy/Consulate shall be accepted. Certificate issued by the Embassy/Consulate   stating that the sponsor is a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) or an Overseas Citizen of   India (OCI) or the Green Card documents shall be accepted in lieu of the Overseas   Employment Certificate issued by the Employer and attested by the Embassy.

 d ) Passport with Visa Stamped on it and attested by the Embassy

 e ) A self-affidavit of the relationship between sponsor and the candidate (Sponsorship   Certificate).

 f ) The Sponsor should be an Indian Citizen/Overseas Citizen of India/Person of Indian   Origin and relevant document to prove the same

Medium of Instruction : English

Course Outline

I Professional BAMS – 12 months

II Professional BAMS – 12 months

III Professional BAMS – 12 months

Final Professional BAMS – 18 months

Compulsory rotatory internship – 12 months

Degree to be awarded

Ayurvedacharya (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery – BAMS)

First Professional BAMS:

i ) The First Professional session starts in August – September.

ii ) The first professional BAMS subjects:

1. Padarth Vigyan Evam Ayurved Ithihas Paper 1 & 2.

2. Sanskrit

3. Kriya Sharir Paper 1 & 2

4. Rachna Sharir Paper 1 & 2

5. Maulik Siddhant Avam Ashtang Hridaya (Sutrasthan)

Second Professional BAMS:

The Second Professional BAMS subjects:

1. Dravyaguna Vigyan Paper 1&2

2. Roga Nidan Evam Vikriti Vigyan Paper 1&2

3. Rasashastra Evam Bhaishjya Kalpana Paper 1&2

4. Charaksamhita (Purvardh)

Third Professional BAMS:

The Third Professional BAMS subjects:

1. Agadatantra, Vyavhr Ayurvednevam Vidhi Vaidyak

2. Swastha Vritta & Yoga Paper 1&2

3. Prasuti Evam Striroga Paper 1&2

4. Balroga

5. Charaksamhita (Uttarardh)

Final Professional BAMS:

The Final Professional BAMS subjects:

1. Kayachikitsa Paper 1&2

2. Panchakarma

3. Shalya Tantra Paper 1&2

4. Shalakya Tantra Paper 1&2

5. Research Methodology & Medical Statistics

Examination and Promotion Criteria:

a ) The failed student of first professional shall be allowed to appear in second professional examination but the student shall not be allowed to appear in third professional examination unless the student passes all subjects of first professional examination and maximum four chances shall be given to pass first professional examination within a period of maximum three years.

b ) The failed student of second professional who have passed all the subjects of first professional examination shall be allowed to appear in third professional examination, but the student shall not be allowed to appear in final professional examination unless the student passes all subjects of second professional examination and maximum four chances shall be given to pass second professional examination within a period of maximum three years.

c ) The failed student of third professional who have passed all the subjects of first and second professional examinations shall be allowed to keep the term of final professional class and maximum four chances shall be given to pass third professional examination with a period of maximum three years.

d ) The student shall pass all subjects of the previous years before registering for final year examination.

e ) The student failed in any of the four professional examinations in four chances shall not be allowed to continue his or her studies; provided that in case of serious personal illness of a student and in any unavoidable circumstances, the Vice Chancellor may provide one more chance in any one of four professional examinations.

f ) All four professional examinations shall be passed within a period of maximum nine years including all chances as mentioned above.

Criteria for Pass

A candidate shall be declared as pass if he secures 50% of marks in each subject in theory and practical examinations separately.

Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship

The student will join the compulsory internship programme after passing the final professional examination with provisional registration of Travancore Cochin Medical Council (TCMC), Trivandrum. The period of the internship will be of one year.


Beautiful Calm Village Location

Serene Ashram atmosphere

Eminent Faculties

Well furnished Class Rooms and good equipped laboratories

Exhaustive Library

Good Hospital having all Specialized Departments

Herbal Garden on the banks of River

Comfortable Hostels

Canteen Serving good vegetarian food

Ample Extra-Curricular facilities