P.S. Varier set up
a formal education Institution for Ayurveda in 1917.
It was the second of its kind in Kerala. It has a
history of its own. P.S. Varier took initiative to
form an academic council named Aryavaidya Samajam
which had academic control over the college, which
was then called Aryavaidya Pathasala. P.S. Varier
extended all financial support. He taught anatomy
and physiology. He himself wrote Sanskrit texts for
the purpose, which received acclaim from Ayurvedic
Originally established at Kozhikode (Calicut, then) a
small town near Kottakkal, it was shifted to Kottakkal
when he established the Charitable Hospital there. This
Hospital provided a centre for practical studies of the
students. An allopathic wing was also attached to the
Hospital and the doctor taught anatomy and took care of
essential surgery in the Hospital.
V.P.S.V Ayurveda College,
The Aryvaidya Pathasala was later rechristened as Vaidyaratnam
P.S. Varier Ayurveda College and was affiliated to Calicut
University. Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses are
being conducted there. Arya Vaidya Sala continues to extend
financial support to the College.
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