Mission & Vision
To build an institution of a global standard and repute for imparting quality Ayurveda education by excellent teaching and training and positive sustainable health care as well as undertake research activities to reach newer horizons.
To be a global premier institution of Ayurveda for professional education, Research and Patient Care.
Ayurvedacharya Kabiraj Raghunath Maity
Born:- 1902 Died:- 1974
- Founder & Principal of Ayurved Sevak Sangha & Baidyak Pathsala
- Member of Paschim Banga Ayurved Parishad, Kolkata
- Eminent Freedom Fighter
At present we have following Important infrastructure:-
- Total Land area – 8 acre 74 decimals (Approx).
- A big herbal garden with more than 100 species of medicinal herbs/plants.
- A well equiped Apothecary Unit (Medicine producing section).
- College Building with big & airy class rooms and Academic departments as per the guidelines of CCIM/NCISM
- CCIM/NCISM directed OPD infrastructure & 100 bedded IPD infrastructure.
- A large & Good office complex .
- In addition we have some sincere dedicated teaching & non-teaching staff.
This Institute – ‘Raghunath Ayurved Mahavidyalaya & Hospital’ is run by a ‘Trust- Ayurved Sevak Sangha ’ (A non-profit organization) which was founded in the year 1944 by Kaviraj Raghunath Maity, a famous Ayurvedic practioner, freedom fighter & a social worker in this area. Its hospital section started functioning from the beginning in 1944, and the academic activities started from the year 1949 with teaching an Ayurvedic course titled ‘ASF’ (Ayurvedic state faculties). This ‘ASF’ course was taught successfully till 1980, and more than one thousand students passed out from this institution who established themselves as good Ayurvedic practioners in the different parts of West Bengal & neighboring States. Many entered into the government services as Medical Officer, Research Officer & as Ayurvedic Pharmacist as well.
The ‘ASF’ course was abolished here in 1980 when CCIM (Central Council of Indian Medicine) regulated BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) course uniformly started throughout the Country in the seventies of the last century. State government then took over three colleges of Kolkata from private organization for conducting Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate & Ayurvedic pharmacy courses, and all other private colleges in West Bengal were closed in respect of their academic activities including ours.
But our Institute has continued its hospital OPD & IPD services as before with great care & responsibilities till today.
In the year 2013, after the long continuous endeavor of some members of the Trust, CCIM affiliated & regulated BAMS course started in this institution under the academic umbrella of West Bengal University of Health sciences with 50 students admission capacity per year. Since then we are maintaining the academic & hospital activities here successfully till today – but though with great difficulties in financial aspect. Despite the financial restraint we have provided the services to the Covid-19 patients since last one year by making our hundred bedded hospital a ‘SAFE HOME’ under the guidance & some financial assistance of state government. We have also opened a facilities for vaccination against Covid-19 infection and it is still running.
About Ayurved Sevak Sangha
This Trust “Ayurved Sevak Sangha” was constituted by kabiraj Raghunath Maity, a well known Ayurvedic Physician, a freedom fighter & a social worker of the contai area, in1944 with a view to perform activities under the common banner of “Vaidyaka Pathsala”, for serving the society through intensive propagation of the Ayurvedic system of Medicine. It is a benevolent, apolitical & non-profit organizasion. It is initially constituted with the eleven persons as its executive members including President, Vice-President, Secretary & treasurer, from different profesionals. This ‘Sangha’ has at present, more than two hundreds members from different speetrum of society.
After independence, Kabiraj Maity dedicated himself to start an Ayurved College at Contai in November, 1949 under the supervision & management of ‘Ayurved Sevak Sangha’- which was registered later on 3rd August 1956 as a society. In the beginning the college was running a course titled ‘ASF’ with a hospital facilities of 12 beds with the affilation of “Paschim Banga Ayurveda Parishad” (The registration Authority for Ayurved practice in West Bengal). The course continued upto the session of 1979-80 before it was discontinued because of the starting of CCIM affiliated ‘BAMS’ course throughout the country. Since then this ‘trust’ has maintained the hospital service in regular manner. Again in 2013, ‘Ayurved Sevak Sangha’ after its long continous effort was able to start the ‘BAMS’ course in this college and running it successfully since then.
‘Ayurved Sevak Sangha’ is a very active body, constantly engaging itself for the development of this college as well as Ayurved as a whole.