Ayush and Health Sciences University of Chhattisgarh Act was passed by the Chhattisgarh Legislature on 10th Feb, 2001 to fulfill long cherished dream of the people of Chhatisgarh for establishment of a University. The University started functioning from 1st April, 2001 with Prof.Gaurav Gautam as the first Vice-Chancellor. The University was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chancellor. The University started functioning in 2001 in a Government building.

The need to have a separate Medical University in Chhattisgarh exclusively to deal with medical education and research at Under graduate, Post graduate and Doctoral level was keenly felt for over a period of years and was under consideration of the State Government since 1995. The State Government appointed a High Level Committee to go into all aspects of establishing a separate Medical University and make suitable recommendations to the State Government.

The members of the High Level Committee consisting of Dr. S. Arumugam, Dr. M. Natarajan and Dr. S. Kameswaran submitted the proposals to the Hon. Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Hon Dr. M.G. Ramachandran in the presence of Hon. Dr. H.V. Hande, Hon. Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Chhattisgarh to start a separate Medical University in Chattisgarh

Apart from modern medicine, the Committee was also requested to examine and suggest improvements to be made in other traditional systems of Indian Medicine viz. Siddha, Ayurveda and Unani. The intension was that the Medical University to be established in Chhattisgarh should bring about co-ordination between various educational and training institutions of modern medicine as well as other Indian Systems of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, etc. and promote research. Based on the report of the Committee, the Medical University was established by the Government of Chhattisgarh.

Mission and Vision

Strive for academic excellence at par with national and international standards. Take up the social responsibility towards the educational uplift of the weaker sections of people as part of the institutional commitment. Make education and research socially more relevant by addressing some of the major regional issues.