Podar Ayurved Institute
Podar Ayurved Institute includes R.A.Podar Medical College and M.A.Podar Ayurvedic hospital. It was established by an agreement between the donors 'Podar' and the then Govt of Bombay in 1941.in the last 60 years the institute has reached to the state where it is recognized as the best institute for Ayurved in India. It is still rendering its services to the poor persons in the society and simultaneously spreading the holy knowledge of Ayurved through out the world. It's past is outstanding and future is bright
Podar Ayurvedic College
The institute started conducting the graduation courses under the heading of D.A.S.F. in 1942. In 1971 with C.C.I.M.'s permission B.S.A.M. course was started and the college got the affiliation of 'University of Bombay'. The current B.A.M.S. course was started in 1973 under Bombay University. Every year 60 students get chance to learn 'Ayurved-the science of life' in this prestigious institute. Since 1983 the college is also conducting M.D. / M.S. (post-graduate courses) courses successfully. Almost 20-25 students per year perform there post graduate studies in various subjects like Kayachikitsa, Shalya, Shalakya ;in this oldest institute. It is approved research center for Ph.D. studies in the field of Ayurved.
Podar Ayurvedic Medical Institute
1. R. A. Podar Medical College Admission capacity for
  • BAMS, 60 Undergraduate students
  • M.D(Ay), 25 Postgraduate students
  • Ph. D, 8 Departments recognized by M.U.H.S., Nashik in various disciplines of Ayurved for Doctoral Research

2. M. A. Podar Hospital
  • Patient service
  • Clinical Trials
  • Original/Course oriented research
  • Ethical Committee

3. CRI (Branch of CCRAS)

4. Medicinal Plants Board

Strengths of Podar Institute

  • Located in Mumbai in City Center
  • Affiliated to M.U.H.S., nashik for PG courses
  • Affiliated to M.U.H.S., Nashik for Undergraduate courses
  • Highly qualified staff from all the branches and specializations of Ayurved (12 Departments)
  • Best running Ayurvedic College Hospital with an intake capacity of 210 beds.
  • Experience of Clinical Trials
  • Patronage & Strong Pro-Ayurvedic Govt. of Maharashtra
  • The institute is situated in the heart of the city, in the Worli area on an area of 6 acres.
  • The pleasant greenery surrounds the typical old English styled building of the college.
  • The campus consists of college building, library building, hospital building, research wing and with hostel accommodation for boys, girls and hospital staff.
  • The beautiful temple of Lord Dhanvantari enhances the holiness of the campus.
  • The Library
    The library always stands as the replica of the institution. It is true for Podar library also. The library consists of good stock of more than 20000 old and recent books. It also contains original manuscripts and out of print books. It is enriched with latest publications by several international institutes including WHO. It also receives more than 25 national and international periodicals and newspapers based on pharmacology and research to keep the students of this institute update with the latest trends. Its reference desk provides access to more than 100 research thesis done by postgraduate students in this institute. Complete silence is maintained in PG and UG reading rooms to facilitate study. Most important is the helpful and friendly nature of the Library assistants makes the difficult research work easy and pleasant.
    The Herbal Garden
    Herbal garden is situated in the area of almost 6000 sq.ft. The garden is enriched with several herbs, which are practically used for hospital patients. This garden also contains several distinguishing species of various herbs. Various trees are marked with their common names and basic properties so that layman can also understand the importance of medicinal use of herbs. The central building of Podar, which is, surrounded by the evergreen trees, herbs, and shrubs, makes this institute "Green Island" in the heart of central Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay)
    For last 60 years and more the hospital is following the principles of humanity and services to mankind. It enjoys the unique position of the only Ayurvedic hospital with large number of OPD and IPD patients. It is the only Ayurvedic hospital run by govt.of Maharshtra that has 24 hours casualty services.


    It has the facility of 7 wards, which includes

    1. Charak Ward: Male Medical Ward
    2. Sushrut Ward: Male Surgical Ward
    3. Panchakarma Ward(General)
    4. Female Medical Ward
    5. Female Surgical Ward and
    6. General female panchakarma ward
    7. Kashyap Ward: Gynaecology and Obstetric Ward

     The total patient capacity of the hospital is around 210 beds, which is almost full to the capacity through out the year. The IPD is supported with several modern equipments like ECG, Centralized oxygen system, Nebuliser, Ultrasonography etc.
    Special Panchakarma Centre
    Growing demand and increasing popularity for pure Ayurved has lead to the establishment of this Centre. The Centre is specially designed by using modern technologies and ancient wisdom. It has the facility of 6 double-bedded rooms for admistting the patients. All the procedures of Panchakarma are performed religiously by specially trained male and female masseurs under the supervision of senior physicians and that too at very reasonable prices. One has to book in advance for getting admission in this ward. Email for this purpose is rapamc@rediffmail.com

    THE OPD's -
    hospital is running successfully various OPD's according to the specialities. It includes OPD's for -
    1. Kayachikitsa
    2. Shalya Tantra
    3. Shalakya Tantra
    4. Stri-roga and Prasuti tantra
    5. Panchakarma
    6. Dravyaguna
    7. Rasashastra
    8. Nidan-Panchak
    9. Kriya Shaarir
    10. Samhita
    11. Sharir Rachna

    Hospital is also running various disease specific Special Out Patient's Clinics such as
    1. Diabetes,
    2. Skin and dermatological problems,
    3. HIV / AIDS,
    4. Rasayan and Vajikaran,
    5. Tuberculosis(proposed)
    6. Anorectal diseases (every day).

    Other facilities provided by this hospital are-:
    1. Basic Pathological Investigations
    2. Biochemical Investigations
    3. ECG
    4. X-Ray
    5. Sonography
    6. Pulmonary Function Tests

    These all facilities are provided at a very minimal charge so that poor patients can not be deprived from the basic healthcare need.
    Operation Theatre
    Hospital is having well equipped and well managed operation theatre for major and minor operative procedures. Several surgical procedures like hernia, hydroceal, appendectomy, anorectal surgeries, gynecological procedures like DNC, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, Caesar and various ENT and Ophthalmic surgical procedures like cataract, stye, auroplasty etc. are performed routinely by surgeons.

    This institute has a grate historical significance in contributing the well being of society. Still, even after 60 years it is following the same path with the noble cause.
    Ksharsutra Clinic
    A special Clinic for Anorectal Disorders is being run exclusively for the special Ksharsutra (Ayurvedic Medicated Thread) Treatment. This treatment has been rated as the best available management for Fistula in Ano with minimum (almost negligible) recurrence rate. This being a treatment that can be done just by a weekly visit to the clinic also makes it superior to other modes of treatment, as there is minimum wages loss. The procedure is done with out inducing any anaesthesia.
    Primary Research Areas
    Future Plans :

    1. CEPISAY institute representing Ayurvedic Pharma industry and Academicians is being established by the efforts of Dean Dr.K.R.Kohli. This institute will conduct several CME programmes, short-term courses for doctors of other systems of medicine, for foreigners and for layman in separate modules. This center shall also organize workshops, seminars, conferences and all such other programmes to propagate Ayurved in masses and classes. It shall be a HUB for all those interested in Ayurved, be it common man or a highly qualified practitioner of Ayurved or from any of the allied branches of medicine.
    2. A drug research library is planned for the extensive herbal research in Ayurvedic field.
    3. An Internet Laboratory will be created for PG student to facilitate their research work.
    4. All departments of this institute will be connected with each other and to the Dean's desk by means of computer networking.
    5. Computerization of hospital administration is underway.