Ayurveda, “Science of Life” is a holistic, traditional Indian system medicine. The principle objective of Ayurveda is maintenance and promotion of health, prevention and cure of diseases.
The Arabian coastal belt is known for abundant availability of medicinal plants. People of Mahe and the surroundings traditionally seek Ayurveda for their well-being. Because of these demands for Ayurvedic medicine, Government of Puducherry intended to start an Ayurvedic college in Mahe, the only one educational institution for the Indian Systems of Medicine.
The 11th Governing body meeting of PerunthalaivarKamaraj Medical College Society (PKMCS), Puducherry held on 28th January 2010 under the Chairmanship of Honourable Health Minister, Puducherry accorded approval for establishing Rajiv Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College (RGAMC) at Mahe.
The Department of AYUSH, New Delhi and the Pondicherry University accorded sanction to start the college in 2010
Rajiv Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College, Mahe was inaugurated by erstwhile Honourable Chief Minister of Puducherry Thiru V. Vaithilingam on the 9th February 2011 under the presidentship of Thiru E. Valsaraj, erstwhile Honourable Home Minister & Chairman PKMCS, Puducherry and Thiru RaajivYaduvanshi, IAS, Secretary (Health) & Vice Chairman PKMCS, Puducherry.
Rajiv Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College (RGAMC), Mahe is the only college in South India which is aided by Ministry of AYUSH,Govt.of india