Government Ayurveda Medical college & hospital has been established by Government of Tamilnadu in the year 2006 for the purpose of ensuring, effective and systematic instructions, teaching, training, research and development in Ayurveda.. First batch of students got admitted in the academic year 2009-10. The college was established in Kanyakumari district because Ayurvedic Medicines and treatments are very much popular among the public.
Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine, which originated in India. Antiquity of which dates back to the period of vedas and this is said to be born from Atharva Veda. This knowledge has been gathered due to constant observation of nature for long years by men since the advent of civilization and cannot be attributed to any individual or a group of individuals by any stretch of imagination. Ayurveda is basically based on the predominance of three doshas namely Vatha, Pittha and Kapha in the human body. Balanced state of these doshas denotes health and their imbalance produces disease. Preceptors like Charaka, Susrutha have been benevolent enough to compile these invaluable treasure troves of knowledge to be passed on to posterity. The fact that Ayurveda has stood the test of time bears ample testimony to its efficacy till date.