The Open International University for Alternative Medicines chartered by Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, is the largest open international academy and a leading institution of natural and complementary medicines and health promotion in India and abroad. Established in 1991 by Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal, the Board has many flourishing affiliated colleges and study centers offering a wide variety of study programs leading to the award of diploma, degree and post-graduate degree certificates. The Board is legally established and duly registered under West Bengal Act No. 26 of 1961 which is based on the Govt. of India Act No. 21 of 1860 and the Scientific & Literary Institutions Act., 1854. The Board is conducting regular and correspondence courses in various systems of alternative medicines such as Acupressure, Acupuncture, Electro-Homeopathy, Bio-chime, Herbal Medicines, Naturopathy, Yoga Therapy, Reiki, Magneto Therapy, Indo-Allopathy and various other ancient, traditional and indigenous systems of medicines and health practices through its various centers.