Affiliated by the Kerala University of health and science, this Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College has been established in the year of 2002. Situated in Palakkad it is the most famous Ayurveda College in the state of Kerala. It has got accreditation from Central Council of Indian Medicine long back. 

Students who want to get admission in the Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College, will not get confused about the courses, because it deals with only one course, in only one stream, called medicine. 

It certifies all the students with a BAMS degree, who would pass out from the college. Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College, one of the finest Ayurveda medicine institutes in Kerala, started with a great motto, to serve the rural people in the surrounding location of the college. 

The serene and soothing village Ashram atmosphere creates a meditating ambience inside the college and its hostel area, making the students completely devote their hearts in their sacred duties. The college is also well advanced in the fields of sports and cultural programs. Laboratories, library, cafeteria, computer lab and medical facilities are there.

Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College - [SAMC], Palakkad Highlights 2021 

Established | Type 2002 | Private
Affiliated with Kerala University of Health and Science
Approved by Central Council of Indian Medicine
Courses BAMS
Application mode Online
Facilities available Library, hostel, computer lab, cafeteria, medical facilities.
Intake capacity 50
Admission through NEET UG Score card
Official Website

SAMC Palakkad Awards

Two brilliant students of the college KAVY R and SNEHA.S have been awarded with Distinction in the first professional BAMS year of 2017 batch. This one is one of the greatest achievements of the college. 

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SAMC Palakkad Courses Offered

Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College offers only one course, which is Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery. The intake capacity of the college is 50 at its best. Annual fees for this UG BAMS course is 1, 99,425, without adding the food and lodging facilities. 

Courses Details
BAMS Duration:5 years 6 months
Eligibility:10+2 or equivalent standard with specific subjects like Physics, chemistry and biology. The age should be a minimum of 17 year.

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SAMC Palakkad Admissions

Admissions in the BAMS course are based on seat distribution and counseling processes. .

How to Apply? 

The candidates will have to follow an in-person admission process. 

  • Visit the college campus and go to the admission department. 
  • Take an application form. 
  • Fill the form with the application fee. 
  • Wait for the merit list. 


The candidates who want an admission must score at least the qualifying percentile of NEET, for securing their admission further. For UR candidates the criteria is 50th percentile which means 701 to 134 scores. For the OBC/SC/ST and UR-PH the cut off criteria are respectively 40th (133-107) and 45th (133-120). 

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SAMC Palakkad Placements

So far, the record of placement has been quite good. The record shows that several other medical institutions come to the college campus for placing students. Each student will be provided with a one year internship, arranged by the college. There are also chances of students being placed in their own college with sufficient salary.

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SAMC Palakkad Scholarships

Scholarships of the college are divided into several categories and for different students. One type of scholarship is fixed for the talented students, based on their merit. This type of scholarship will be decided at the start of the academic year. 

Students who belong to the economically poor section are also offered one type of scholarship for maintaining their education. They get some concession on the fees they will have to pay. 

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SAMC Palakkad Facilities

The Hostel facilities of the college is quite affordable for the students. They would just have to pay rupees 2500, on monthly basis for lodging and 2000 rupees for food, thus totalling it to be 4500 rupees at the end of every month. Hostels are free and the food items are also delectable and mouth-watering, especially on the weekends. Library, computer lab, cafeteria and medical facilities are also there within the college campus. 

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SAMC Palakkad Faculty

Teaching faculties of the college are divided into several departments like department of Samhitha & Sidhandha, department of Rachana Sareera, department of Swasthavritta, department of Kriya Sareea and so on. There are different heads of the department for each department and different teaching faculties.

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SAMC Palakkad FAQs

Ques. What is the Affiliation Year of the college with the Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur?

Ans. The Affiliation year of the college with Kerala University is 2010.

Ques. How many Government Quota seats are available for admission?

Ans. 43 Government Quota seats are available for the admission of students.

Ques. How many NRI Quota seats are available for the student admission?

Ans. 7 seats are available for the students in NRI Quota.

Ques. Is Ragging prohibited inside the college?

Ans. Yes, Ragging inside or outside of the college is strictly prohibited according to the KERALA PROHIBITION OF RAGGING ACT 1998.