Sri Aroor Laxminarayana Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Koppa was established in 1987 by renowned industrialist and social reformer, Sri Aroor Ramesh Rao under the auspices of Aroor Educational Trust (Regd), Koppa with the object of imparting quality Ayurvedic education and providing health services to people in and around the Malnad Belt.
The Society runs a charitable 125 bedded Ayurvedic Hospital at Quardhitlow, an estate area 8 k.m. from koppa town and a separate Aids Community Centre of 10 beds have enlarged the scope of the hospital. Three O.P.D units; in Thirthahalli, 25 k.m. from Koppa, Sringeri, 30 k.m. from Koppa and another in the heart of Koppa Town have been established for the convenience of the people in these areas.
The Ayuvedic College, built on a sprawling 25 acre campus has established for itself a reputation for excellence, and consequently attracts students from across the country.
The campus, with several imposing and purpose oriented buildings has a built up area of approximately 1,25,000 sq.ft. which was developed with an initial investment of Rs. 5 crores.
About the College
All fourteen departments are fully equipped and staffed by a talented, knowledgeable and committed faculty which includes post graduates from reputed universities across India.
The college has the privilege of utilizing the services of internationally reputed professors like Dr. V. N. Joshi, who has been deputed to train students at Thames Valley University, London.
The services of senior professors of Gujarat Ayurveda University, Trivandrum University and Tokyo University, Japan, are utilized and students benefit immensely from their rich experience, knowledge and insight. Their expertise is also drawn upon while the various departments are established.
Prof. Damodar Pandey, Prof. Jagmohan Sharma, Prof. Narayana Sharma, Prof. U. K. Krishna, Prof. N. G. Bandopadhaya, Dr. B. K. Bhagawan (Bangalore), Dr. Ramesh Harwalkar, Dr. Radhakrishna Rao and other distinguished doctors frequently visit the Institution and are recognized as visiting faculty.
The Herbal Garden, is an expanse of 7.5 acres with over 1700 medicinal plants of 500 different species, is a fascinating and indispensable resource for all the students. Each plant is identified and labelled, making it easy for students to recognize and study them. The Western Ghats is a treasure trove of herbs and the climate is just right for propagation of the most exotic species of herbs. Taking advantage of the favorable conditions, attempts are made in our herbal garden to cultivate some of the medicinal plants that are on the verge of extinction. In order to conserve water, the herbal garden is irrigated with drip system. A solar powered battery pump controls the drip system.
Museum, Laboratories, Dissection Theatre, Audio Visual Unit and Digital Library ensure that every student is able to fully imbibe the philosophy and practice of this great stream of medicine.
Facilities for sports and games are complemented by modern health equipment. Extra curricular activities are encouraged and our students have bagged overall championships in various state level competitions. The college also has a NSS unit.
Hostel facilities are provided for both boys and girls. The girls’ hostel is situated inside the campus while the boys’ hostel is adjacent to the college campus. The strength of the girl’s hostel is 200 and that of boys’ hostel, 100. The mess attached to the girls’ hostel serves highly nutritious food. Post graduate students are provided with quarters.
The honour and perpetuate the ancient ‘Guru-Shishya Parampara’, the ‘Shishyopanayana Samskara’ is conducted. Shishya Deeksha by the Guru is the initiation to maintain a holy relationship between Guru and Shishya throughout their lives. This initiative of the institution has been widely appreciated.
Students of the college have topped the state level graduation examinations of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.