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Indian Board of Alternative Medicine (Department of Distance and Continuing Education):
Earn an internationally-recognized qualification in the field of natural health / holistic healing with the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (IBAM)! Based in Kolkata, we provide a wide range of online / distance learning courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level to students from throughout India and worldwide. IBAM offers diploma, bachelor degree, postgraduate diploma, paramedical courses, master degree & doctorate courses in a range of alternative medicine therapies including Naturopathy, Medical Herbalism, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Reflexology.

Quality Natural Health / Holistic Healing Training:

Photo of Our holistic medicine school is currently not accepting enquiries.Full-Up-To-Date List of Natural Health Courses HERE.

Courses (Old list no longer current below. Instead see the page link above for the Up-To-Date list of courses on this site). 

The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines is a leading educational academy, which offers a high standard of academic programs via means of distance education, in the various alternative therapies.

With a past and present student strength of around 80,000, the Institute's courses - diploma, bachelor certification and post graduate on acupressure, acupuncture, aroma therapy, biochemic medicines, indo allopathic, electro homeopathy, naturopathy, oriental medicine, yoga, reiki etc. are pursued in increasing number by students from all over the country and worldwide.

We also provide paramedical diploma courses, as well as 1-year specialization diploma courses ideal for registered medical practitioners who would like to incorporate alternative medicine and natural therapies into the treatment of their patients.

Recognition & Affiliations:

Image of Our holistic medicine school is currently not accepting enquiries.IBAM is duly incorporated under Act XXVI of 1961 of Government of West Bengal, based on the Central Government of India Act XXI of 1860 and the Literary & Scientific Institutions Act, 1854.

The Board is also internationally affiliated with the IAEWP - An Affiliate of the United Nations, ECOSOC, UNICEF and UNESCO.

IBAM is the only organization in India to be recognized by and affiliated to the United Nations University for Peace (an international inter-governmental university established UN Resolution No. 35/55/5/XII/80) and duly recognized by the Government of India which is a signatory to the international agreement for the establishment of the University for Peace and Charter of the University for Peace of the UN.

International Accreditations:

- USA:
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification & Accreditation Board, U.S.A. has granted The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines full board professional accreditation and certification.

Graduates of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines will be eligible to apply to be board certified holistic health practitioners through the AADP.
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- Australia / New Zealand:
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines has formed an affiliation with the Australian Committee of Natural Therapies, Australia and New Zealand (ACONT).

ACONT is a national and international association representing natural, traditional, bioenergetics and magnetic therapists. Graduates of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines will be eligible to apply for membership with the association as 'Practitioner'.

Online / Distance Learning Alternative Medicine Courses:

• Diploma courses in Alternative Medicine
• 1-Year Specialization Diploma courses
• Bachelor's Degree courses in Alternative Medicine
• Master's Degree in Psychotherapy & Counseling

Online / Distance Learning Doctoral Courses:

• Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine
• Doctor of Holistic Medicine
• Doctor of Oriental Medicine
• Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicines
• Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines
• Doctor of Science in Alternative Medicines
• Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture
• Doctor of Medicine in Electro Homeopathy

Online / Distance Learning Paramedical Diploma Courses:
• Diploma in First Aid
• Diploma in Physiotherapy
• Diploma in Veterinary (Alternative)
• Diploma in Family Welfare & Population Education
• Diploma in Medical Radiographic (X-Ray) Technology
• Diploma in Electro-Cardiogram Technology
• Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
• Diploma in Dental Alternative Science
• Diploma in Hygiene & Sanitation DHS
• Diploma in Home Nursing

Quality Course Material:

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are as per standard of and based on the syllabus prescribed by the Ministry of Health, Govt. of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

The course material is prepared by a team of professional specialists drawn from renowned institution as well as our own in-house teaching faculty.

Student Testimonials:

Picture of Our holistic medicine school is currently not accepting enquiries."It was very nice to complete my education with you. I applied for board certification as a naturopathic doctor. Please note that your diploma was accepted in order for me to sit for that exam, and is held in high regard by the board examiners. Thank you."
- John L. Herr, Pennsylvania, U.S.A

"I am writing to inform you of the good news that I was awarded a US based License as Doctor of Medicine, DM (P) License # L4032147 this past week. It is a milestone for my life. I do not know how many IBAM graduates have qualified and been issued US medical Licenses however, I am proud to be one of them. My education and documentation from IBAM was helpful in this regard. I do hope to see you and Kolkata one day soon."
- Dr. Anthony B. James, Florida, U.S.A

"I wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying your wonderful course that I'm taking and greatly enjoying. I have enjoyed answering the questions and they are very insightful. I have gotten fellow colleagues to join your programs and they are really enjoying the course materials."
- Joe Andrade, Ontario, Canada

"First, I would like to confirm that I am thoroughly enjoying the BASM course.  Hopefully, I should be ready soon to take the exams. The course is very interesting and refreshing. My greetings to everyone. I am very intent on starting the Ph.D. with IBAM."
- Catherine Vander Cammen, Portsmouth, U.K.

"I began the Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Medicine Course just to sample the quality and level of IBAM's offerings and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised.  I would like to pursue the Doctor of Oriental Medicine program with you now."
- Dr. Mark Morton Glasgow, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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Address: 80, Chowringhee Road. Calcutta - 700020, Kolkata, India
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2024-04-12 were from:

KOLHAPUR; Coimbatore; Pakistan; and more.