The AVR Educational Foundation of Ayurveda (AVREFA) is the Educational and research institution promoted by the ARYA VAIDYA PHARMACY (CBE) LTD., (AVP) which was founded in 1943 by late Arya Vaidyan P.V.Rama Variar, an able physician, scholar, writer and philanthropist. This institution started decades ago, has now grown into leading Ayurvedic house of Southern India with a chain of branches and agencies spread country wide.
The Arya Vaidyan Rama Variar Educational Foundation of Ayurveda was promoted by AVP in the year 1977 to specifically engage in Ayurveda Education and Research. With this objective in mind and with the blessings of H.H. Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakodi Peetam, the first Gurukula model of Ayurveda College was set up in the year 1978.
AVREFA has associated itself with RVS Educational (Trust Rathnavel Subramaniam Educational Trust) in an effort to provide better facilities for the students and staff of the Ayurveda College. RVS is headed ably by Dr. K.V. Kupusamy, its Chairman. RVS has dedicated itself to education in various spheres. Currently the Trust has several Institutions under its roof. Some of which are: RVS Polytechnic, College of Engineering & Technology, College of Arts & Science, Paramedical Colleges, Institute of Management studies & Research etc.
LOCATION OF THE COLLEGE
Ayurveda College, Coimbatore is located at Sulur, on the main highway to Thiruchirappally on the outskirts of Coimbatore city, in the RVS medical campus Unit III on Dr. K.V. Kupusamy Road. Distance from Coimbatore Junction Railway Station is about 20 kms and from Coimbatore Airport it is about 15 kms. It is located midway between the two Textile cities Coimbatore and Tiruppur.
AFFILIATION AND RECOGNITION
Initially this Institution was affiliated to the Madras University and later to the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Presently the College is affiliated to the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in Chennai and is included in the Second Schedule of Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) list of recognized institutions. The College has also been included in the schedule of Tamil Nadu Anatomy Act.