Royal College of Homoeopathic Physicians, Eranakulam established by Dr. Padiar Family was the first to give institutional training in Homeopathy in Kerala. It was established in 1920. It has been developed and renamed as Dr.Padiar Memmorial Homoeopathic Medical College, Chottanikara. A four and half years Diploma course, recognized by the Govt. of Kerala was started at Athurasaramam NSS Homoeopathic Medical College, Kottayam in 1958. In 1960 The Govt. started a collegiate hospital attached to this institution for the clinical training of the students. This is the first Homoeopathic Hospital under the public sector in India.
The Govt. formed a Board of Examination in Homoeopathy to regulate Diploma course.
Subsequently two more colleges were started in private sector at Thiruvananthapuram and Eranakulam.
In 1989 the admission to the diploma course was closed 10 years prior to the stoppage at National Level. In 1975 Govt. started a degree college at Kozhikode, affiliated to the University of Calicut. In 1983 Govt. degree college was started under the University of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram, and a private degree college at Kottayam affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University. In 1990 Govt. introduced graded degree course for diploma holders to upgrade their qualification. Now there are 9,000 institutionally qualified homoeopaths in our State.
Post graduate course in homoeopathy in 3 disciplines viz: Organon of Medicine, Materia Medica and Repertory was also introduced in two Govt. Homoeopathic Medical Colleges- Thiruvananthapuram & Calicut in the State.
At present there are 5 Homoeopathic Medical Colleges – 2 Govt. owned and 3 Govt. aided.
The Homoeopathic Medical Colleges in State are :
|Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College Iranimuttom, Thiruvananthapuram
|Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College Karapparampu, Calicut
|ANSS Homoeo Medical College
|Dr. Padiyar Memmorial Homoeo Medical College Chottanikkara, Ernakulam
|Sri. Vidyadhi Raja Homoeo Medical College Nemom, Thiruvananthapuram
The admission strength for under graduate course in all these colleges comes to 250, and that of the P.G. courses comes to 60.
One year Nurse – cum Pharmacist course has been introduced to meet the requirements in Govt. institutions.