The AVR Educational Foundation of Ayurveda (AVREFA) is the Educational and Research Institution promoted by the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (CBE) Ltd., (AVP) which was founded in 1943 by late Arya Vaidyan P. V. Rama Varier an able physician, scholar, writer and philanthropist. This institution started decades ago, has now grown into a leading Ayurvedic house of the Southern India with a chain of branches and agencies spread country wide.
The AVREFA was promoted by AVP in the year 1977 to specifically engage in Ayurvedic Education and Research. With this main objective and with the blessings of H. H Jagadguru Sri. Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, the first Gurukula model Ayurveda College was set up in the year 1978.
AVREFA has associated itself with R.V.S. Educational Trust in an effort to provide better facilities for the students and staff of the Ayurveda College. R.V.S. is headed ably by Dr. K.V. Kupuswamy, its Chairman. R.V.S. has dedicated itself to education in various spheres.