The Institution was established in the Year 1949. At first it was named as “Gopabandhu Ayurvedic Institute” and later on “Gopabandhu Ayurveda Vidyapitha, Puri” and again it was renamed as “GOPABANDHU AYURVEDA MAHAVIDYALAYA, PURI” in the Year 1971. This Institute has been upgraded to the status of Model Institute of Govt. of India for its higher order academic activities and imparts teaching to U.G. & P.G. This Institution has also been declared as Nodal Centre for Ph.D. (Ay.) study by the Utkal University from the Year 2010-11.
The area of this institution is covered with 10 acres of land. Within the campus different Deptts., 150 bedded in-door Hospital, out-door, Administrative Office, Laboratories, Hostels (Both Ladies & Gents), Herbal Garden & Pharmacy etc. are functioning.