The Open International University for Alternative Medicines has been established by Charter of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines which is incorporated under the Act XXVI of 1961 (Regd. No. S/68765 of 1991-1992) of govt. of W.B. Based on the XXI of 1860 Govt. of India and Science & Literary Institutions Act of 1854. This Act is applicable to the advancement and promotion of alternative medical sciences in several states in India.
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines under whose auspices The Open International University for Alternative Medicines has been formed is the only organisation to have received direct recognition from the United Nations University for Peace (an international inter-governmental university established under UN Resolution No. 35/55/5/XII/80 and duly recognised by the Govt. of India as signatory to the international agreement for the establishment of the University for Peace and Charter of the University of Peace, UN.
The Open International University for Alternative Medicines is a member of the World Association of Universities and Colleges.