The International Institute of Ayurveda was started in the year 1980 under the aegis of AVR Educational Foundation of Ayurveda. It functions as the educational and research arm and is promoted by Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Limited.
The primary objective of the research and development wing of the International Institute of Ayurveda has been to bridge the gap in current practices by drawing from the ancient system of medicine.
International Institute of Ayurveda (IIA) is recognised by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Bharathiar University as a Scientific and Industrial Organisation and as a Centre for doctoral studies respectively. The institution has been working toward establishing key partnerships with global universities and broadening its academic offerings. Partnerships with Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina are in the offing.
The Institute was inaugurated in 1980 by Sri. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, then-President of India, in Patanjalipuri.
AVP has official tie-ups with Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Switzerland and Latvia to conduct academic and research activities. AVP Baltics was registered in 2015 in Riga, Latvia with an aim to promote Ayurveda in European Union, with Baltic countries as the base.
At AVP Pathanjalipuri, the academic rigour also pans out as specific residential / online programmes that include customised courses on Ayurveda, and allied sastra. Specific lectures are also offered periodically on a variety of subjects including:
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Medicine is lifelong learning and in order to facilitate continuous learning for medical professionals all over the world, we have entered into strategic partnerships with several universities around the world in order to make this learning accessible for practitioners from those specific countries.
Courses are structured to suit varying times of intense study and range from short-term course to a 1-year in-depth study. The rigour ensures that participants to the programme benefit from the carefully curated curriculum and also get to experientially learn the nuances of this holistic branch of medicine.
All the programmes are intended to impart the great Sastra Ayurveda & to propagate it to the world for the best cause of Humanity.