Dharma Group of Companies is into cultivating, sourcing, preserving, processing & formulating herbal products and medicines. The group extends its integration into the Indian system of treatment, Varma therapy, Indian system of medicinal education and retail outlets for herbal products. The main strength of Dharma group is that, it has institutions covering the entire value chain of the herbal medicine, herbal products and Indian medicinal system of treatment. All the firms and institutions are located in Chennai, Sriperambadhur and Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu. The time line of the group is given below.
Time Line of Dharma Group:
1988 – Dharma Clinic was started
1988 – Incorporated Dharma Pharmacy Pvt. Ltd.,
1991 – Established Dharma Medical Research & Charitable Trust
1997 – Instituted Dr. Dharma Ayurvedic Medical College, Sriperambadhur
2001 – Instituted Velumailu Siddha Medical College, Sriperambadhur
2003 – Started Dharma Vidyalaya Matriculation School, Kollimalai
2005 – Institutionalized Dharma vidyaalaya College of Education (B.Ed)
2016 – Constituted Dharma Herbal Research Foundation (DHRF)
Dharma Clinic, Chennai
Dharma Clinic started in 1988, situated at the heart of Chennai city serves to the mankind in a traditional & systematic approach. The facility in clinic includes consultation, pharmacy, herbal store, separate varma therapy centres for men & women. The clinic is dedicated for the Indian medical system of practice and scores of people are treated and cared daily.
Dharma Pharmacy Pvt. Ltd (GMP - Certified Company), Sriperambadhur M/s Dharma Pharmacy Pvt. Ltd was established in the year 1988 and started manufacturing in the same year. The objective of the company is to promote good health throughout the world by Indian Medicine.
The company’s main activities are as under
• Processing, manufacturing herbal based medicines.
• Research & development activities in ancient systems of medicines.
• Planting, cultivating herbs in own Land.
• Infrastructure for training in Indian medicinal systems.
• Sale of Ayurveda & Siddha medicines & products
The company focuses not only on the quality Ayurvedic and Siddha Medicines, but also on cultivating rare traditional medicine herbs in their herbal gardens located at Pillaipakkam Village, Sriperumbudur, Kanchipuram District and Kolli Hills, Namakkal District in Tamil Nadu, India. The Herbs undergo rigorous chemical and biological analysis to determine the quality of the herbal components by a Research Team of Dharma Herbal Research Foundation (DHRF) which acts as an in-house R&D unit. The manufacturing facility is located at Pillaipakkam Village, Sriperumbudur, and Kanchipuram District.
Company Herbal Gardens
Herbal garden is located at pillaipakkam and kolli hills and extends over 40 acres. Rare species of herbs and other essential herbs are grown in our herbal gardens and harvested during appropriate seasons under hygienic conditions. Dharma herbal garden adopts organic cultivation process. It uses natural manures such as cow dung, organic wastes, vermi-compost among others. We never use synthetic chemical fertilizers or pesticides to avoid residual chemical contamination.
Dharma Medical Research and Charitable Trust (DMRCT)
Dharma medical research and charitable trust is established on 11th dec, 1991. The trust is promoted by dr.V.Dharmalingam and his wife dr.M.Mageswari and the object of the trust is to establish medical institution for advancement of medical knowledge and education for the relief of the mentally retarded poor children besides medical treatment to the general public. The trust is being managed by the founders themselves.
The trust has initially promoted two colleges in the name of Dharma Ayurveda Medical College with hospital and another one in the name of Velumailu Siddha Medical College with hospital facility.
Dharma Medical Research and Charitable Trust incubated Dharma herbal research foundation (DHRF) to do research and development in herbal medicine and herbal products.
Dharma Ayurveda Medical College, Sriperambadhur
The Ayurveda College is established and administered by the Trust and necessary permission has been granted by the Tamil Nadu Government under the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University Act. The college is approved by the Council of Indian Medicine and is recognized by the Government of India, Ministry of Ayush, Health and Family Welfare.
The Ayurveda College is one if the most familiar Private Ayurveda Medical College in Tamil Nadu. The college is presently functioning opposite to Rajiv Gandhi Memorial at Sriperumbudur on the Chennai-Bangalore National Highway. The college offers a degree viz, B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) and duration of the course is 5 and a half year with a medium of instruction in English. The degree holders under the fold are eligible to register as “A” class medical practitioners and entitled to practice Ayurveda System of Medicine in India as well as in foreign countries. Besides the degree holders are eligible for post graduation course like M.D/M.S in any University.
The Ayurveda System of Medicine is primarily herbal based. Knowledge of herbal plants is the fundamental in the study of Ayurveda. A 20 acre herbal garden, with more than 500 plants is maintained by the college campus for the benefits of students. Separately in herbal garden where rare herbs are grown is maintained by the college within a radius of 2 kilo meters to help the students to attain knowledge of Herbals. Students are given practical training in the preparation of medicines.
Velumailu Siddha Medical College, Sriperambadhur
Velumailu Siddha Medical College is also under the trust management and also under the scanner of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University. The duration of the course is 5 and half year with six month compulsory internship. The college offers a degree viz, B S M S (bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery). The medium of instruction is both in English and Tamil. The total numbers of students both the colleges are 480.
Dharma Vidyaalaya College of Education & Dharma Vidyalaya Matriculation School, Kolli Hills.
Dharma Vidyaalaya College of Education being approved by NCTE Bangalore, Govt. of Tamil Nadu for B.Ed ( Bachelor of Education) and Dharma Vidyalaya Matriculation School established in Poonthottam, Kolli Hills, Namakkal District by the Trust. These institutions are located in area where tribal population is more and this institution caters to the tribal people upliftment.