Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma Ayurveda College & Hospital , Ankushpur is the one and only Ayurveda institute of southern odisha. It is one of the Govt. Ayurveda College of the state founded on 15th August 1978 under private management with the active support of Late Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma, Ex -Member of Parliament(Lok Shabha). Although initially the college was functioning at Chaturbhuja Dharmasala, Berhampur but in 1980 it was shifted to its own building at Ankuspur . It is situated at the Aska road (NH 217) about 10 kms from Berhampur railway station and 24 kms away from Gopalpur –on-sea and spreaded over about 10 acres land. During its establishment the college was named as Berhampur Ayurveda College and after the demise of the founder Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma in the year 1991 it was renamed as Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma Ayurveda College & Hospital , Ankushpur.On the 1st April 1994 the institution was taken over by the govt. of Odisha, Dept. of Health and Family Welfare and simultaneously with amalgamation of the Govt. Ayurveda Hospital, Berhampur, which was functioning inside the campus and was Called KATS Ayurveda College and Hospital, Ankuspur. The college has made the provision of teaching and practical training for U.G. Students. Every year, 30 students are being selected and admitted by the state selection committee constituted by Govt. of Odisha. The college was running by well-committed & dedicated teachers and 15 Para medical personnel. Now fourteen dept. are running in the college with 35 nos. of teaching faculties and forty non teaching staffs. The college has strength of approximately 180 students. The college has a good & well equipped library containing books, journals and periodical. A well maintained Herbal Garden is present in the campus spreading over about five acres of land containing valuable species of plants for practical demonstration of students. The college has a medicine manufacturing unit(Pharmacy) attached to the dept. of Rasasastra, meant for practical training of the students and supplying medicines for the OPD and IPD patients. The hospital which is situated in the campus consist of Outdoor and Indoor block. Apart from the general treatment in the hospital specialized Panchakarma Chikitsa has attracted patients from far distance places from the state , for which hospital has gained a good name. Good number of surgical patients especially ano- rectal diseases has been treated and cured by application of Ksharasutra therapy. Apart from teaching and training to the students the institution is rendering health services organizing Symposiums , seminars, Quiz competitions , National Level Programmes like ROTP, IEC, CME and workshops on different subjects, as a part of academic activities.