NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HOMOEOPATHY was established on 10th December 1975 in Kolkata as an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, presently under the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. The Institute was affiliated to the University of Calcutta up to session 2003-04 and from 2004-05 has been affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata. This Institute, conducts the degree course in Homoeopathy i.e., Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery [B.H.M.S.] since 1987 and Post - Graduate course i.e. Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy [M.D. (Hom.)] since 1998. At present PG course is offered in six subjects viz. Organon of Medicine, Materia Medica, Repertory, Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Practice of Medicine and Paediatrics.
The Institute is functioning in its own campus measuring about 16 acres of land at Block - GE, Sector - III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 106, from August 1986 onwards. The Institute has an Academic building/Administrative block, Hospital (IPD/OPD) and Under Graduate Hostels for boys and girls. Construction of the Phase-1 of the 8-storied Academic-cum-Library building situated in the main campus at block GE is about to be completed. The 1st Phase (G+3 floors) of the new Academic-cum-Library building with all modern amenities is completed and has been operational; 8 departments classes are shifted to new Building, the 2nd phase of construction is near completion. The extension of hospital building (G+3) is near completion for extension of hospital bed strength from existing 100 to 250 beds. There are two other campuses, one measuring about 9.5 acres located in Block-JC, Salt Lake, Kolkata, where Residential Quarters for the staff of the Institute, International Hostel and Post Graduate Hostel are situated. Another campus measuring about 25 acres having a herbal plant garden and a peripheral OPD is located in Kalyani, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal, about 50 kms away from the main campus. Govt. of India has declared the National Institute of Homoeopathy, as the Center for Traditional Medicine in South East Asian Region Countries under Delhi Declaration.
Goals of NIH:
To facilitate accessible and affordable quality education that leverages the students with scholarly and professional skills, moral principles, and global perspective;
To augment both faculty and student research addressing basic and regional problems;
To Integrate a national and international perspective into our fundamental fivefold missions of teaching, research, extension, training and consultancy;
To cultivate adaption of ethics, morality, healthy practice in professional life by installing habit of continual learning;
To explore for knowledge and wisdom in order to build a wealth of academic resources indispensable for a sustainable development to accomplish the status of a leading research-intensive Institution; and to engage in transferring of knowledge to the community in order to strengthen and elevate the community potential, and to increase the competitiveness of India in homoeopathy at the global level.