The name Nangelil dates back to the legendary ancestral tradition of marma chikitsa in Kerala which created a new dimension in orthopaedic management incorporating modern diagnostic methods with a scientific approach.. Considering the profound proficiency, Dr Vijayan Nangelil, the great visionary and founder of this institution has been selected as the revered Guru ( Acharya) under the scheme of Rashtriya Vidya Peetom, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare , Govt of India, New Delhi.
Starting of the Nangelil Ayurveda Medical College under the aegis of Nangelil charitable trust (Reg.No.SR/P/3-2001) in 2002 was a milestone in the growth of Nangelil group of institutions. ..Considering the facilities, Govt of Kerala had accorded sanction and approval to start the Ayurveda college, vide GOMS No 225/H&FWD dated 28.08.2002, and permission was also granted to conduct Para-medical courses here. This college is a self financing institution started with the aim to impart authentic wisdom of Ayurveda and conducts Ayurveda Acharya (BAMS) 5½ years course envisaged and approved by the CCIM vide letter FNo. 4-10/2002/Ay (1) dated 22.07.12 of CCIM New Delhi. The College is fully under the governance of the board of directors of the trust and Dr K A Bhaskaran, the renowned physician is the president of the trust.
The College was affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University for degree course from the academic year 2001-2002 and later in 2010 got affiliated to the Kerala University for Health Sciences. Admission to degree course till the Academic year 2009-10 was under M.G University. The first batch under KUHS was admitted in the academic year 2010-2011.
Admission procedures are strictly as per the guidelines of the Govt of Kerala stipulated time to time. Currently the admission capacity is 60 per year out of which 100% will be through NEET entrance examinations conducted Prof. Dr.A.G. Prasannakumari. MD (Ay), the principal is an experienced academician, researcher, clinician and administrator retired from Government Ayurveda College.
Mr. C.C Vasu, the Manager (Administration) is looking after the day today ministrative matters of the college.