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India’s First AYUSH University to be set up at Kurukshetra

AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

  • Haryana is all set to have India’s first AYUSH University in Kurukshetra
  • State government had decided to make Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College into a university
  • AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

Haryana is all set to have India’s first AYUSH University in Kurukshetra and is gearing up for the major development process. After focusing on Gurgaon regarding its Electricity supply, water supply, infrastructure project and road projects; there is shift of focus from Gurgaon to Kurukshetra.

The state cabinet approved the decision to set up India’s first AYUSH University in Kurukshetra. Actually, it is not a University but, State government had decided to make Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College into a university. “Cabinet has approved a proposal in this regard and the Shri Krishna AYUSH University would have courses of all the systems of AYUSH. The institute is expected to be functional soon with various facilities,” said Health Minister Anil Vij to Tribune news service.

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The University will have all the courses same as that of AYUSH University. The courses offered would include Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Naturopathy, Yoga and Homeopathy. In addition these courses will include Surgery, physiology, anatomy, panchakarma and surgery.

Representational Image-AYUSH
Representational Image-AYUSH

There are currently 10 Ayurvedic colleges and a Homeopathic college working in the state out of 10, two are government colleges which were affiliated with Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences at Rohtak which will now be affiliated with Shri Krishna AYUSH University after it becomes functional.  The University will allow the students from all the states to take admissions.

An ordinance will soon pass for the university after which it would become functional. Shri Krishna Government Hospital was established in 1975 and has a capacity to take 50 students in BAMS and 50 students in D.Pharma. Both BAMS and D. Pharma are Ayurvedic courses.

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Shri Krishna government medical college records an average of 30,000 patients in Outdoor Patient Department (OPD) annually. AYUSH University will include both undergraduate and post graduate courses and will soon be function with different facilities that are offered by the university.

-by Aparna Gupta, an intern with NewsGram. Twitter @writetoaparna99

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