PNNM – Making a difference, Moulding the future

Institutional Feature

Ayurveda, the ancient system of medicine that evolved in India, is finally being recognized the world over for its preventive as well as holistic curative properties. As a result, there is an increased demand for qualified and authentically trained Ayurvedic physicians.

Located on the banks of Kerala’s longest river Nila (Bharatapuzha) in Cheruthuruthy, Shoranur, the PNNM Ayurveda Medical College is in the forefront of imparting qualitative and advanced Ayurvedic wisdom and clinical research since 2007. A learning centre par excellence incorporating various streams of the Indian healing system as well as philosophy, the college is recognized by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Govt. of India, New Delhi, and affiliated to The Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS), Thrissur.

The untiring efforts of Padmashree awardee Dr. V.R. Gowrisankar - CEO & Administrator, Sringeri Math & its properties, Karnataka, Sri. M. Muraleedharan - President, Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam and a team of exponents of Ayurveda, resulted in the establishment of the PNNM Ayurveda Medical College. The College offers BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) also entitled as Ayurvedacharya, Post-Graduation in  Shalyatantra - M.S. (Ay), Post-Graduation in Prasootitantra and Streeroga - M.S. (Ay), Post-Graduation in Kayachikitsa - M.D.(Ay) and Paramedical certificate course for Panchakarma therapists.


The college is named after late Poomulli Neelakandan Namboodiripad, also known as Aram Thampuran who served as the President of Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, Shoranur, for a long time period. It is situated in a locale blessed with a serene placidity of nature on the banks of river Nila, providing an ambiance congenial for academic activities. The well-known hospital unit of the Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, Shoranur, functions as the Medical College Hospital.

The institution offers all facilities for students and the academic wing comprises of eminent and dedicated faculty. Apart from the prescribed curriculum of Ayurveda, the college imparts lessons on ancient sciences like Jyothisham, Vasthu and Tantra. The college also conducts classes of practitioners and academicians from other allied sciences to share their knowledge and thoughts. The institution is committed to mould efficient Ayurvedic physicians with moral integrity and social responsibility.


Around 250 to 300 patients attend the ‘Out Patient’ unit of the college daily. Medicines are supplied free of cost to the needy while clinical tests are done at a moderate cost. The ‘In Patient’ department has bed-strength of 105 patients at a time with full-fledged treatment facilities. Patients are admitted in various specialized wings of Ayurveda under expert supervision of eminent doctors, well trained and dedicated therapists and caring nursing staff. The infrastructure facilities include Suit Rooms, Pay wards and General wards. Medical camps are conducted from time to time across the state. 

Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam- PNNM College Hospital

Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam Hospital and Nursing Home is the oldest Ayurvedic healing centre which was established in 1902 as a charitable organization to preserve and promote the science of life. The Zamorin of Calicut Manavikrama Ettan Raja had a celestial vision in the general health care of his subjects. He wanted the knowledge and wisdom in Ayurveda acquired by the vaidyas, through ages of observation and learning to be made available to the common man, when it was available only to the kings, queens, landlords and the rich. Thus formed the Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, with the active support of The Zamorin, The Maharaja of Cochin, The Ashtavaidyas and other Ayurveda enthusiasts of that era. Today Samajam is known to be one of the dependable health Sanatoriums in India. A two-acre herbal garden and a well-equipped pharmacy in the premises produce 400 varieties of Ayurvedic Medicines.

Research Centre

To attain the Centre of Excellence in Indian Medicine (Ayurveda) the college has established a Research Centre five years back. Over 400 works on classical Ayurveda & related subjects are digitalized and preserved for the use of future generations. The information thus augmented will be made universally accessible through different international languages.

At present research works and specialty clinics are under progress on various ailments like Autism Spectrum Disorders, Infertility-Ante & post-natal care (Suputhreeyam), Stress and strain disorders (Suchethas), Childhood disorders (Subalyam) and Eye disorders (Sunayanam) are arranged in the college hospital.

'Meha vichinthanam' a specialty research OPD for Diabetes Mellitus and its complications is the latest venture of the Medical College. A conclave of eminent scholars in the respective field meets once in a month to discuss, share the experience and chart out the most amicable remedies. The experience thus obtained will be documented and published in the future for the benefit of all. 


Chairman: Padmashree awardee Dr. V.R. Gowrisankar (CEO & Administrator, Sringeri Math & its properties, Chickmagalur District, Karnataka.)

Secretary: Sri. M.Muraleedharan (President, Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, Shoranur.) 

Treasurer: Sri. V.Ramalingam (Director, Adi Sankara Trust, Kalady, President cum Managing Trustee Sri Bharathi Theertha Veda Patasala, Kochi)

Director: Smt. Sandhya Mannath (handles administration and day-to-day operations of the institution since its inception in 2007)

Principal: Dr. M.P.Eswara Sarma MD (Ay)

PNNM Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Cheruthuruthy NABH ACCREDITED & ISO 9001: 2015 QMS CERTIFIED INSTITUTION P.O. CHERUTHURUTHY - 679 531, Thrissur, Kerala – India Ph: +91 4884 264411, 264422, 260090

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