History, Aims and Objectives

NIA , Jaipur


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National Institute of Ayurveda is an apex autonomous Institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India for promoting the growth and development of Ayurveda as a model Institute for evolving high standards of Teaching, Training, Research, and Patient Care and also to invoke scientific outlook to the knowledge of Ayurvedic System of Healthcare.


  • Improving the quality of higher education in Ayurveda.
  • Introduction of more PG and Fellowship Programs, Training in various aspects.
  • Implementing Practice Based Research in Treatment in order to give a scientific outlook to the Patient Care Activities in Ayurveda, to validate Ayurvedic Treatment.
  • Undertaking various Research Activities for the welfare of mankind.
  • Foreign Exposure Training Programs for Foreigners (Medical as well as Non-Medical) interested in the basic knowledge as well as higher knowledge in Ayurveda.
  • Providing expertise in Ayurveda to foreign countries interested in Ayurveda.


  • To promote the Growth and Development of Ayurveda;
  • To produce Graduates and Post-Graduates in all Branches of Ayurveda;
  • To conduct Research on various aspects of Ayurveda;
  • To provide Medical Care through Ayurvedic Systems of Medicine to the suffering humanity;
  • To provide and assist in providing service and facilities of highest order for Research, Evolution, Training, Consultation and Guidance to Ayurvedic System of Medicine;
  • To conduct Experiments and develop Patterns of Teaching Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Education in all branches of Ayurveda.

An independent Ayurvedic College was established in August 1946 by the Government of Rajasthan and this College was merged to form National Institute of Ayurveda known as NIA in Ayurveda fraternity on 7th February 1976. This was one of the very few Ayurvedic Colleges in the country to introduce Post-Graduate Education in Ayurveda as early as in 1970.

After its establishment in 1976, the Institute has grown tremendously in the field of Teaching, Training, Research, Patient Care etc., as a result of which it has now 14 Specialties for Post-Graduate Education as well as Regular Fellowship Program leading to Ph.D. Apart from this there is also Under Graduate course (BAMS), Diploma Course in AYUSH Nursing & Pharmacy and various other certificate courses.

NIA has a 280 bedded NABH accredited hospital which caters to around 3 lakhs Around 1200- 1500 patients visit NIA OPDs per day. The hospital is equipped with a modern well equipped Pathology Laboratory running in PPP mode. The institute is equipped with modern research instruments for drug standardization and research.

Since its existence, it has continuously been engaged in promoting reforms and developments in Ayurveda System of Health care at National and International level. The Institute is not only a premier Institute under the Central Government but also amongst apex Institutions in the field of Ayurvedic education and training in the country and comparable to none as far as Ayurveda is concerned.

NIA has made a name of excellence in teaching, training and patient care activities and incomparable academic standards in the field of Ayurveda at Graduation, Post-Graduation, Fellowship (Ph.D.) Diploma and Certificate levels.

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