Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research, Bangalore was found in 2004. It started as a Private Educational Institute for providing higher education and building careers of the students in the medical field. Reputed CCIM affiliates the Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research. The college management is presently working under Dr. Sarbeswar Kar who is the active Principal.
The college is founded by Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir (SSRVM) Trust which is a spiritual, educational and charitable public institution that offers quality education as well as vocational guidance in different fields of Ayurveda.
The college has an affiliation with the following:
- Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.
- Recognized by CCIM
- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (GOI) Approved
The Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir Trust was established in 1999 by Gurudev Ravi Shankar. Its purpose was to establish an educational wing of Art of Living, to promote holistic education in stress free and child-friendly environment.
The trust is in the name of Sri Sri Ravishankar who believes that only collecting information is not education. The real meaning of education is culturing behavior and attitude. Its purpose is to increase awareness and enhance the ability to perceive things in a better purview. The knowledge can nourish inbuilt virtues and can impart accurate intelligence.
The college is working under a trust which maintains several other institutes. It also assures a promising career, some of these institutes are:
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir
- University at Orissa
- Sri Sri Academy
- Ravi Sankar Seva Mandir, Dharavi, Mumbai
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Bal Mandir
- College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, Bangalore
- Sri Sri Institute of Computer Sciences at Omerga, Maharashtra
- Ravishankar Junior College at Osmanabad, Maharashtra
A Brief Overview
Since its inception in the year 1999, Sri Sri Ravi Shanker Vidya Mandir Trust commits to provide a world-class, holistic education to students across different age groups and fields of study. Its objective is to provide a comprehensive education seeking to enhance the cognitive, emotional, social as well as spiritual learning. It wishes to turn its students competent, innovatively creative, self-developing and socially aware. It broadens the vision and deepens their roots by equipping them with a unique approach which imbibes in them, appreciation towards our culture and values and of other countries too.
The college aims to spread the precious knowledge of Ayurveda of ancient India and its benefits to the various parts of the world.
It is on a mission to produce competent physicians, ayurvedic scholars, surgeons, and teachers who are qualified and ready to serve community and conduct researches. The goal of the institute is to have SSRVM schools in each district of India to make learning inspirational, and fun and a sense of belongingness created.
The learning in the Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science & Research is an individual process for each student and the information imparted at the realm of experience while enhancing human values of love, friendliness, caring, sharing and compassion. The Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science & Research has a large independent campus that locates in beautiful Panchagiri hills just opposite to the Art of Living International Ashram in Kanakpura Road, Bangalore.
SSCASR owns a 100-bed hospital where students perform their clinical studies. One of the main aims behind setting up this hospital is to revive ancient Ayurvedic treatments. It offers various other remedial programs.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Under Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir Trust regularly holds Medical Camps in rural areas especially in villages where the necessary facilities are lacking. The educational programs organized in the Urban, Slums and selected tribal belt. The initiatives undertaken in coordination with the Art of Living Foundation are as below.
Some projects running under the trust are:
- CAPGEMINI SSRVM CSR Connect Project
- CAPGEMINI SSRVM- Project Akshara
- Session for Menstrual cycle awareness
Infrastructure & Facilities
The SSRVM includes all the facilities that are the pre-requirements of the students. The college has a huge library, with a collection of more than 3500 labels in Ayurveda and few other books for references including various National and International journal and magazines that are also available for the students and staff.
There are spacious playgrounds for both indoor and outdoor games supplemented with coaches or the physical trainers. The motive of giving coaching to students is to encourage the sportsman spirit and promote them to take part in several interstate and national sports competitions. There is awell-resourced gym with appropriate equipments for the staff as well as students.
There are about 300 species of medicinal plants which include rare and local species. It has a spread in an area of over 6 acres. It is maintained to familiarize students with each species. The college has a well-developed pharmacy for research and training. It includes various products manufactured and marketed under brand Sri Sri Ayurveda.