R A Podar Ayurved Medical College

Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 400018


R A Podar Ayurved Medical College is the brand name in the world of Ayurveda. The institute has a medical college, R.A Podar Medical College and hospital, M.A Podar Ayurvedic hospital. The institute was established by an agreement between two donors “Podar” and then the Govt of Bombay in 1941. For the last 60 years, this medical institute is regarded as the best medical institute in India, especially for Ayurveda. The college is rendering services to the needy ones in society and spreading Ayurveda knowledge in the world. The college past is excellent and its future is outstanding. Every year 60 students get the golden opportunity to learn Ayurvedic science in this reputed college. Apart from this, the students get the chance to MD/MS courses in various disciplines like Shalys, Shalakya, and Kayachikitsa. The institute is the approved institute for doing a Ph.D. course in the Ayurved field.


To be recognized as the Center of Excellence for the Science of Ayurveda, Quality Education, Research, Training, and patient care through Ayurveda for the benefit of the Society.


  • To be a role model in Ayurveda Education.
  • To develop excellent Ayurved physicians.
  • To serve as a “Center of Excellence Globally” for Ayurveda.
  • To carry out the extension activity for the propagation of Ayurveda.
  • To develop good quality patient care with the Ayurvedic approach.



Duration of the course5 1/2 years
Affiliated toMaharashtra University of Health Sciences(M.U.H.S)
QualificationH.S.C (Science ) examination passed
Course MediumHindi/English/Marathi/Sanskrit
Selection ProcedureOn the basis of the C.E.T score
Students Capacity60
Course PatternThere is a total of 3  academic years of studies  one academic year is of 18 months)followed by a 1-year internship ( 6 months in Podar Hospital + 3 months internship in P.H.C+3 months in Govt. Hospital)
FeesAs per the government rules
Admission ModeVia MHCET organized by Competent Authority appointed by Maharashtra Government

Ayurved Vachaspati (M.D/M.S)

Duration of the course3 years
Affiliated toMumbai University
Course MediumHindi/English/Marathi/Sanskrit
Selection ProcedureOn the basis of the score acquired in PGA-C.E.T (Postgraduate Ayurved Centralised Entrance Test) organized every year in Jan-Feb by the authorities.
Students Capacity25-30 students
Course Pattern2 academic years, in the first year - 12 months an academic year is there. In the second academic year- 24 months of studies are there.
Fees5000 Rs/annum
Stipend to the students7000-8000 as per the government residency scheme.

Doctorate in Ayurved (Ph.D)

Duration of the courseThe minimum duration is 2 years 
Affiliated to Mumbai University
Course MediumHindi/English
Selection ProcedureIt depends upon the availability of the guide.
Capacity2 candidates in each of the 8 departments
Contact for Admissionwww.ayurvedinstitute.com


The job opportunities are quite impressive! As per our investigation, students are getting hired by Ayurvedic Hospitals, ayurvedic companies, ayurvedic colleges, and other ayurvedic sectors with high salary packages. Even, students can start up their Ayurvedic companies or work with Ayurvedic brands like Patanjali. Apart from placement, the internship provided by Podar college to its student works for them in enhancing their C.V. the college provides a stipend to its students as per the government rules. 


The faculty of this college is working as a great mentor and transfers their ayurvedic knowledge to their students. As per the students’ review, the day spent with the professors are highly insightful, knowledgable, and fruitful. The faculty members work on individual students’ strengths and weaknesses and guide them in learning ayurvedic skills and give the best ayurvedic talent to the country.


Alumni of the medical institute are working in  Ayurvedic Hospitals, ayurvedic companies, ayurvedic colleges, and other ayurvedic sectors with high salary packages. Even, students can start up their Ayurvedic companies and work with Ayurvedic brands like Patanjali. 

Undoubtedly, Alumni of this renowned institute are well-trained and professional Doctors, serving the country with their work and round-the-clock service.


Name of Institute / UniversityIIRF Ranking 2023
R A Podar Ayurved Medical College# 52


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    • Ayurveda

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