Mysore, June 25- The JSS Ayurveda College in Shivarathreeshwara Nagar and Ayurveda Hospital located on Ramanuja Road will be shifted to its new campus spread over 15 acres at the foot of Chamundi Hill.
In the first phase of the campus costing Rs. 20 crore, the Hospital is likely to be shifted in August, as the construction is nearing completion. It may take a couple of months to complete the construction of the college, according to reliable sources.
Architects and experts reviewed the progress on the campus construction at a meeting with JSS Mahavidyapeetha authorities yesterday.
According to sources, the Vidyapeetha is spending Rs. 20 crore for the new campus.
The present JSS Ayurveda Hospital has 100 beds while the number of beds at the new building will be increased to 200 beds. The well-equipped hospital will have general wards, special wards and VIP wards.
Hospital authorities claim that the staff will take personal care of the patients.
The Hospital provides treatment to diabetes, liver problems, TB, arthritis, Asthama and relapsing fever. It also provides yoga therapy.
The Vidyapeetha, under the guidance of Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, felt the need to have a spacious campus and more facilities as the existing hospital on Ramanuja Road is witnessing heavy rush of patients.
The Ayurveda College has 250 students at present. The Vidyapeetha is expected to increase the number of students by 100, it is said.
The new campus will have Research Centre, Men’s and Women’s Hostel, Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturing Unit and a Herbal garden. According to sources, cultivation of 500 species of herbs has already begun.