Institute for Postgraduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda [IPGT&RA] - a constituent college of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar is the oldest and premier research institute of Ayurveda in India, offers Post Graduate and Doctoral research and education in Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Pharmacy and Medicinal Plants.
This Institute was established by Govt. of India in 1952 as a research centre at first and later PG education was started in 1956 and has passed many milestones. In the year 1967 it was merged with Gujarat Ayurved University and till date more than 1335 Post Graduates and 128 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded through this Institute.
The work force developed by this Institute forms the backbone of Ayurvedic Teaching, Research and Administration in India and abroad. It has been a Collaborative Center of WHO for Ayurveda since 1977, and students from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Mauritius are studying in P.G. & Ph.D. courses.
The institute has been designated as “National Pharmacovigilance Resource Centre (NPRC) for ASU Drugs”. ‘AYU’ – A quarterly peer reviewed research Journal of Ayurveda is also being published by the institute. It is the first and premier Post Graduate & Research Institute of India fully financed by Govt. of India and first in many areas, some of them are - short term Ayruvedic courses for Foreigners; PG centre in Ayurveda having independent Modern research laboratories (Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Biochemistry, Pathology, etc.); having the unique Trigarbha Kuti; having many publications in Ayurveda and medicinal plants; it is first educational institute to start E-Learning Program in Ayurveda, initiate digitalization of rare manuscripts etc. The institute has a well equipped 200 bed Ayurveda Hospital with fully furnished general and eye operation theatres, diagnostic facilities like X-ray, Sonography, Biochemistry and Pathology laboratories, Panchakarma treatment facilities etc. There are 9 teaching departments and Kaumarabhritya is one among them. Kaumarabhritya department has an indoor unit with separate Panchakarma procedure unit, OPD and Vaccination unit in the institute.