Welcome to Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM) - University of Colombo

The IIM is the premier Higher Educational Institute in Sri Lanka that provides instructions in Ayurveda, Unani and Indigenous system of medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The college of Ayurveda was first started in the Island , subsequently upgraded and affiliated to the University of Colombo in the year 1977 as the Institute of Indigenous Medicine.

IIM produces Medical professionals to meet the challenging needs of primary health care, general health care problems, health promotions and disease prevention.



To be a nationally and internationally acclaimed center of excellence in Ayurveda Unani and traditional systems of medicine in Sri Lanka.



To conduct teaching and research towards dissemination of knowledge in the enhancement of traditional medical systems in Sri Lanka.


Latest News


ICAUST 2014 Web Site Launched

The web site has been launched for the 2nd International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine Organized by the Institute of Indigenous Medicine. You can view the site using the link below. http://iim.cmb.ac.lk/icaust2014/