Ayurveda is age-old Indian medical system and the only holistic system of healing ever known to the mankind. Ayurveda is the rich storehouse of time tested and effective therapeutic procedures and formulations for the treatment of several obstinate and otherwise incurable diseases. These specialized therapies and formulations, while curing diseases, strengthen the immune system in the body and thus help in the prevention of diseases and preservation and promotion of positive health.
Sahyadri is the brand name for the activities of Peermade Development Society (PDS) related to Ayurveda and Traditional medicine. Sahyadri Ayurveda Division has formulated various activities to popularize the Science of Ayurveda and other traditional health care practices on a global perspective. The various initiatives of Sahyadri Ayurveda Division have got recognitions from AYUSH, Government of India, Kerala Tourism, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Ministry of Envi- ron ment and Forest, Government of India.
Sahyadri Institute of Ayurveda is a fully residential state-of-the-art training centre at Sahyadri campus Pallkkunnu (Kuttikkanam). The Institute offers One year Diploma in Ayurveda Panchakarma and International Spa Therapy programme under the community college scheme of IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) New Delhi. This course is approved by the IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) and it is the first of its kind in India. Sahyadri started the training programme in 1994 and more than 400 students were well placed across the globe as Ayurveda Panchakarma/Spa therapists. This one year Diploma Programme is a fully job oriented skill training programme with guaranteed placement. The final examination, evaluation, issue of mark list and the diploma certificate are done by IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) New Delhi.