Gurukul was first established on 16th may 1900 at Gujrawala in Punjab by venerable swami Shradhanand ji Maharaj but his idea was to establish Gurukul on the bank of holy river Ganga. For this noble cause,Sh. Amar Singh a person of great integrity donated his 1600 sq . yards of land for the establishment of Gurukul. On 4th may 1902, Gurukul was shifted to Kangri village near haridwar and thus it is known as Gurukul Kangri. Unfortunately, Gurukul Kangri University had to face a huge destruction because of heavy flood in river Ganga on september 1924 because of this, Gurukul was shifted to its present place at Haridwar in 1930
Initially the title of Vidyalankara was conferred in Gurukul Kangri. Under this title there was a system of reading and teaching of Ayurveda. Thus, Ayurveda college was established under Gurukul Kangri in 1922. The first Director of Ayurveda college was Dr. Radhakrishnan who held his position from 1922 to 1939. During his tenure, Ayurveda college continued to flourish. In 1926, Ayurveda commission appointed by UP govt. said, Gurukul Kangri University Ayurveda medical college is the best college of India.
Gurukul Kangri University conferred Ayurveda Alankar degree to the graduate Ayurveda college. Additionally, Ayurveda Vachaspati was a post-graduate degree offered by university. These titles were recognized all over India. The qualified graduates of this institution gained fame in the country and abroad. Scholar shri Jaydevji Vidyalankar translated Bhaishajya Ratnawali, Chikitsa kalika and Charak Samhita in hindi, commented on the Vedas and published revised versions of nine ancient texts like Rashridya etc. He edited Shivdas Sen tika of Chakradutt. He translated Charak Samhita, Sushrut Samhita, Ashtang Hridya, Ashtang Sangrah in hindi. In the same tradition, the names of many Ayurveda scholars like Shri Satyadev Vidyalankar, Shri Niranjan dev ji, Shri Indrasen Ayurveda Alankar, Vaidya Ranjit rai Ayurveda Alankar, Braham dutt Sharma Ayurveda Alankar, Ramesh bedi Ayureda Alankar, Vaidya Dharam dutt etc. are worth remembering.
The Ayurveda Alankar degree was so recognized that many scholars did their MD from different foreign universities. Dr Atridev Ayurveda Alankar, Dr Ramesh Ayurveda Alankar, Dr Narayan dutt Ayurveda Alankar. Dr. Rajpal Mishra Ayurved Alankar received his M.D from Munich Germany. In 1952, Ayurveda college was affiliated to central medical council of India and B.I.M.S degree was awarded. In this course subjects of Ayurved and Allopathy was taught in different details. In 1971 according to demands of students, all Ayurveda colleges belonging to Indian Medicine of U.P were attached to Kanpur University. Gurukul use to bear all the financial burden of Ayurveda college of Kangri University before the institution was linked to Indian Medical Council. It was administered by assembly of Management works of Gurukul Kangri University after the connection with the board 50% state government started bear and the remaining 50% were taken care by Managing committee of Gurukul Kangari University. With the time the financial burden was increased and college was decided to shut down which was highly opposed. Dr. Dharampal Singh Director of that time passed the proposal of giving all the movable and immovable assets of Ayurveda to Government of U.P. unconditionally on 15-5-1977 to save Ayurveda college. After that the Government of U.P. suspended the management for 5 years and appointed Local Magistrate Haridwar as administrative manager of Institution on 22 july 1977. A few days later government dissolved the management system and made the institution provincial. Presently this college is campus of Uttrakhand Ayurvedic University.
The course of Ayurveda prescribed by the Central Medical Council of India is taught here and B.A.M.S degree is provided. Eligibility criteria to take admission is intermediate with science subjects and NEET. This college holds a significant position among all the Ayurvedic colleges of the country. This college is at rapid pace of progress after the provincial program. Presently this college has a well equipped dissection hall, Physiology lab, Ras-shala,an operation theatre, Panchkarma department, pathology labs and about 150 beds in indoor well equipped . It also has a beautiful Charak auditorium. The aim of education of this college is to create the best practioner and scholar of Ayurveda who can establish Ayurveda in the field of Medicine and Education and help in its program. Those of us pray supreme God that this Ayurveda college be on the path of continuous progress and make it one of the best Ayurveda college in India.