At a glance

At a glance

In Hindi

The National Institute of Ayurveda was established on 7-2-1976 by the Government of India as an apex Institute of Ayurveda in the country to develop high standard of teaching, training and research in all aspects of Ayurvedic System of Medicine with a scientific approach.

The Institute is engaged in Teaching, Clinical, Teaching and Research at Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and Ph.D. level and is affiliated to Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Jodhpur. Admission to UG Course of BAMS is done on the basis of an All India Entrance Test conducted by the University. Admission to PG Course is made on the basis of an All India Joint PG Entrance Test conducted by NIA and IPGTRA(alternatively).

The Institute has a Governing Body consisting of 16 Members and Presided over by Hon’ble Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare. There is a Standing Finance Committee Chaired by Joint Secretary, Department of AYUSH, Government of India. There is also an Institutional Ethics Committee to govern, regulate and review various research proposals in the Institute. This is constituted on the Guidelines stipulated by ICMR in its Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research on Human Subjects. The Committee was reconstituted in June 2010.

Academic Activities

The Institute imparts UG, PG and Ph.D. Education and also Diploma Course in Ayurveda Nursing and Pharmacy. The UG Course of Ayurvedacharya (BAMS) is of 5½ Year duration divided into 3 Professional Courses of 1½ Years each i.e. 4 ½ Years of the Main Course and 1 Year Internship. The present Annual Admission Capacity is 92.

The PG Course of MD/MS(Ay.) is of 3 Years duration and is available in 14 Specialties, viz. Agad Tantra, Dravya Guna, Kayachikitsa, Kaumar Bhritya, Maulik Siddhanta, Panchakarma, Prasuti Stri Roga, Roga & Vikrit Vigyan, Rasa Shastra, Sharir Rachana, Sharir Kriya, Shalya Tantra, Shalakya Tantra and Swastha Vritta. The Annual Admission Capacity approved is 104. 1 Seat in each Subject is reserved for Central Government Nominees and 3 Seats for Candidates from BIMSTEC Countries(Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal). Candidates are sponsored by Indian Council of Cultural Relations for these Seats.

The Institute also has a Regular Fellowship Program, the work of which may be considered for award of Ph.D.(Ay.) by the University. This is available in 9 Subjects viz. Dravya Guna, Kayachikitsa, Kaumar Bhritya, Maulik Siddhanta, Panchakarma, Roga & Vikrit Vigyan, Rasa Shastra, Sharir Kriya and Shalya Tantra with 2 Seats in each Specialty. One Seat is reserved for Candidates from Sri Lanka.

The Diploma Course in AYUSH Nursing & Pharmacy is of 2½ Years duration with 6 months Internship. Admission is made by the University.

The Institute also conducts a Panchakarma Attendance Certificate Course of 3 months duration for SC candidates. This will be extended to General and ST Candidates also if approved by the Government of India.

Reservation to SC(15%), ST(7½%), OBC(27%), PH(3%) is also available for UG, PG and Diploma Courses.

The Institute provides handsome Stipend to PG Scholars at the rate of Rs. 15,820, Rs. 16,950 and Rs. 18,080 Per Month for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year, respectively, with DA at the Central Government Rates. The Stipend to Ph.D. Scholars are Rs.18,720 and Rs. 19,323 Per Month for 1st and 2nd Year, respectively with similar DA. The Stipend for Interns is Rs. 8,900 Per Month which does not carry any DA. The Diploma Interns also get a Stipend of Rs. 500 Per Month for their 6 months Internship.

The Institute also organizes ROTP, TOT and CME Programs in various Subjects as approved and allotted every year by the Department of AYUSH.

Patient Care Activities

The Institute has a 354 Bedded Hospital with OPD and a Primary Emergency Care Unit. There is a Panchakarma Unit, a Centre of Excellence for Eye Diseases, Specialty Clinics for Diabetis, Allergy, Geriatric, Dietary, Child Mental Health etc. are also available in the Hospital for specialized consultation, treatment etc. Various Para-Surgical Procedures like Ksharasutra, Jalokavacharana, Agnikarma, Siravedha, Dhantotpatana, Vranopachara etc. are also conducted. There is a Satellite Clinic, , a Dental Unit, a Child Mental Health Unit (Bio-Neuro Feed Lab.), a Centre of Excellence for Neurological Disorders and Musculoskeletal Diseases, a Yoga Unit etc.

The Central Laboratory has facilities for various investigations like Hematological Tests, Urine Tests, Biochemical Tests, Serological Tests, Sonography, X-Ray, ECG, Spirometry and T M T etc.

The Institute also organizes Mobile Medical Camps in SC-ST inhabited District of Rajasthan in which regular 6-Day Camps are organized, consultation and medicines are dispensed free of cost. The Institute also organizes One-Day Camps in Jaipur and nearby areas.

Research Activities

The Institute has identified thrust areas for Research and is involved in research in Life Style Disorders, Neuro-Muscular Disorders, Child Mental Health, Allergic Disorders, Ano-rectal Disorders etc. The Institute is also collaborating with industries under its ‘Academic-Industry Collaboration Program’ and under PPP with Charak Pharmaceuticals, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. etc.

International Initiatives

The Institute is frequently visited by various foreign delegations with the intention to have collaboration in the field of education, training, research, publications etc. As a result of such visits, MOUs have been signed with Naturafarm Gmbh of Germany for Collaboration in these areas. Another similar Collaboration has been made with School of Medicine, University Connecticut of USA. Director and Teachers of the Institute had bilateral discussions and visits to these institutions and the proposals are in progress.

The Institute has received requests for Collaborative Research for Clinical Trials for Ayurvedic Health Supplements from the Indian Branch of an NRI Nutraceutical Company Incorporated in New Jersey, USA.

An APW Project on Standardized Terminologies of Non-Clinical Subjects of Ayurveda has been submitted to WHO Consultant for consideration and approval. It is expected this will be sanctioned soon.

The Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine of South Korea is interested to have Collaboration with the Institute and to start with they have invited Director of NIA to participate in the International Symposium on Current Trends of Clinical Research in Traditional Medicine in October 2010 as Speaker.

The Institute is actively involved with the Department of AYUSH in the setting up of Ayurveda Chair in the Jeonju University of South Korea and Study Chairs of Ayurveda in Germany and South Africa.

Short Term Courses for Foreign Medical Doctors will be started soon for which the Course Curriculum etc. are ready. Steps are being taken to invite trainees through Embassies and High Commissions at the Government of India level.

The Institute is in the process of providing 3-6 Months Foreign Exposure Training to MD(Ay.) Scholars of Sri Lanka on the request of the Sri Lankan authorities.


The Institute publishes a Quarterly Peer Reviewed Journal of Ayurveda (for subscription) and NIA Newsletter (for free distribution). They are widely subscribed and distributed to various Ayurvedic Colleges and organizations in the country.

Budget, Infrastructure and General Activities

The Revised Estimates approved for 2010-2011 is Rs. 1827 lakhs in Non-Plan and Rs. 1852 lakhs in Plan while BE Proposed for 2011-2012 is Rs. 2177 lakhs in Non-Plan and Rs. 2419 in Plan. The Institute has a Sanctioned Strength of 97 Teaching Posts and 313 Non-Teaching Posts.

The Institute Campus is spread over in 11 acres of land in the Walled City on the Main Road. There are many buildings housing Academic Activities, Hospitals, Deluxe and Cottage Wards, Central Laboratory, Pharmacy, Administrative Offices, Hostels for Boys & Girls with 348 Seats, Warden/RMO Residence, Guest House etc. An new Auditorium, costing Rs.7.18 lakhs, with a capacity of 500 Seats with all modern amenities, including Power back-up, has been built recently. It was inaugurated by Dr. Shrimati Kamla Ji, Her Excellency, the Governor of Gujarat on 14th March 2011 on the occasion of a National Conference.

There is also a 20 bedded Hospital with OPD facilities in the heart of the City in around 1500 sqm of land. The Institute proposes to reconstruct this building to facilitate for a modern Ayurvedic Hospital with all facilities including proper parking etc. The proposal is in the pipeline.

The Institute has recently acquired 8 hectors of forest land for development as a unique and model Herbal Garden. Proposals are being submitted to NMPB for funding to develop this.

The Institute has 53 Flats for the purpose of Teachers Quarters, Hostels for PG and Ph.D. Scholars etc. and also a Guest House in a popular residential area of the City.

With all these facilities and amenities suiting to a national level institution, the Institute is marching forward to achieve various goals set by the Department of AYUSH, especially in the upgradation of education, research and patient care activities in order to project Ayurveda globally as the only System of Medicine in the world which not only eliminates the root cause of any disease but helps to lead a sound and healthy life and in preventing avoidable life style diseases.

We, in the Institute, put our all best efforts to achieve the goals and will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to give the general public an awareness on the easy acceptance of this Divine System of Medicine for their well-being and to cultivate a future generation to live in a disease-free society.

Prof. Sanjeev Sharma





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