Welcome to the faculty of Ayurveda! The late Vaidya
PG Nanal Dept. of Ayurveda was established on 1st December 1988 when vidyapeeth
received the Deemed status.
Ayurveda being an inherent part
of our rich heritage of Vedic knowledge; faculty of Ayurveda is functioning in this
Vidyapeeth since 1923. Then it was the first Vidyapeeth in Maharashtra offering
graduate and postgraduate courses in Ayurveda.
After the deemed university status
considering the needs of the society, the department of Ayurveda started with the
course Dip. In Yoga & Ayurveda & then innovatively developed many courses such as
Ph.D., M.Phil, MSc in Nutrition and Food Science and PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy.
• To provide integrated approach
of traditional and modern science
• To imbibe applied aspect of serving
• To impart quality education.
• To provide integrated health service of Ayurveda,
Yoga and modern nutrition.
• To equip the students with skills to handle
• To establish Ayurveda and Yoga as mainstream
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian science, which
we Indians are ought to be proud of! It would better be known as an esteemed Indian
way of life for perfect health; rather than just a medical science. The great seers
of our land, put together the eternal principles in texts, thousands of years ago,
which doubtless prove to be beneficial not only to Indians, but to the entire man-kind,
Year Of Establishment
1st December 1988
Board of Ayurved Studies
• Ph.D. (Ayurved):
A. Council guidelines for awarding PhD dated 19-8-1992
B. Degree specified by UGC under section 22 – Ph.D. Ayurved.
• M. Phil:
No. Ayu-2/TMV/8373/1989 dated 26.09.1989 (Govt. of Maharashtra Letter)
• M.sc. in Nutrition & Food Science :
UGC Letter No. DO No. F. 6-1(11) 2006 (CPP-I)
• Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy :
UGC approval No F.14-3/2002 (Inno. Preksha Y.T. /COS-I) Dated August 2004
Name of the Member
Dean of Faculty /Head Of the Department(Chairperson)
Dr. S.P. Sardeshmukh
All Professors of the Faculty / Department
One Associate Professors of the faculty of the department by rotation of seniority
1. Dr. Abhijit Joshi
Two Assistant Professors of the faculty of the department by rotation of seniority
1. Dr. Mrunalini Kulkarni
2. Dr. Swaroopa Bhujbal
Not more than 2 persons to be Co-opted for their expert knowledge including those
belonging to the profession or industry concern Members
1. Dr. S.M. Sathye
2. Dr. S.G. Natu
Dr. Umesh Keskar
DR. SADANAND PRABHAKAR SARDESHMUKH
• D.S.A.C. Bombay (1967)
• A.V.P. Poona (1977)
• Ph.D. Ayurveda , Poona (1983)
• First Ph.D. in the faculty of Ayurveda in the state of Maharashtra
• Total Teaching Experience - 33 years
• At Post graduate level - 26 years
• Consulting Ayurvedic Physiscian since 1967, in Pune & Bombay
• Director, Ayurvedic Hospital- Research Centre- Wagholi, Pune
• Scientific Director, Ayurved Academy of Yoga in Daily Life, Germany
• Scientific Director, Ayurved Academy of Yoga in Daily Life, Vienna
Department Contact Details
• 020 – 24403035
• 020 – 24403080
List Of Courses
* Ph.D. (Ayurveda)
* M.Phil (Ayurveda)
* M.Sc. in Nutrition And Food
* P.G. Diploma in Yoga Therapy
• Well established Ayurveda OPD & Pachakarma Centre
• Diet consultation OPD
• Yoga consultation OPD
• Yoga Training Hall
• Departmental Library
• Affiliation to BSDT's Ayurved Hospital and Research Center, Wagholi
• Affiliation to Nobel Hospital
• Affiliation to Ashtang Ayurved Hospital
• Affiliation to various research labrotaries:
National Agriculture & Food Analysis
& Research Institute
National Toxicology Center
Indian Drug Research And Laboratory
National Research Institute in
Basic Ayurveda Sciences
1. Athrvavedatil Vyadhi Ani Chikitsa Sandarbhanche Sankalan
Ayurveda is derived from holy ‘
Atharvaveda’. Ayurveda is science of life, in which firstly maintenance of healthy
life is important. Also importance is given to cure the diseases. There are 3 types
of ‘Chikitsa’ given in Ayurveda viz. ‘Daivavyapashraya’(treatment with the help
of Stones, Mantra Chanting, Medicated water etc.), ‘Yuktivyapashraya’ (treatment
with medicinal oils, ghee, tablets, decoctions etc.) and ‘Satvavajaya’ (treatment
related to psychological disorders).
We also find these references in
Holy Atharvaveda. There are many ‘Sookta’ related to maintenance of health and cure
the diseases. E.g. ‘Medhavardhana Sookta’, ‘Sarvavyadhi nashana Sookta’, ‘Kushthanashaka
Sookta’. Study is aimed to collect all these references and to study effect of any
of Sookta on human beings with proper ‘Viniyog Paddhati’ (method of chanting).
2. Assessing Normality of Cognitive Function in age group 20 to 40 & its correlation
to Dhtusar-Asarata & Prakruti - A Pilot Study
After age of 40 the decline of
Indriyabala i.e. perception and processing speed, Smaran i.e. Memory, Vachan i.e.
vocabulary and elocution and other cognitive functions begins. It is a well established
fact that ageing is correlated to cognitive decline (particularly the fluid intelligence).
Interventional treatments for decline are generally started after 60 when probably
the decline has crossed its initial stage.
If any interventional treatment
is to be given to prevent or at least slow down the pace of cognitive decline, it
should be given before the decline starts or at least in the initial phase of decline.
This necessitates knowing the age of onset of decline of cognitive functions. To
know the decline, normality of cognitive function should be known.
Based on information given in texts
it can be postulated that a person with “sama” prakruti, all or most dhatus sara,
good quality of life, good familial- socio-economic status is likely to initiate
decline at 40. In persons with Eka-doshaja prakruti (prakruti dominated by characteristics
of single dosha) or Dwi-doshaja prakruti, or a person with less than 4-5 dhatu –sara,
the life expectancy will be less and decline rate more. We would like to check this
hypothesis. We aim to slow down the pace of decline with Rasayan treatment.
Title of Project
Name of Investigator
Dr. D. P. Gadgil
1989 to 2008
a) Lakshan Kosha
b) Hetu Kosha
c) - i) AushadhaKosha Phase I
- ii) Ayuta Nidan
d) - i) AushadhaKosha Phase II
- ii) Ayuta Upachar
1989 - 1999
1-7-2005 to 30-6-2008
Critical edition of Charaka Nidansthana
Vd. Mrunalini Kulkarni
3rd May 2010 to 30 Oct. 2012
1. Triskandha Kosha Project.
Triskandha Kosha is a unique project
where Information Technology, Ayurveda , Sanskrit have come together/conglomerated
to provide information from Ayurveda in a well-classified manner. It is a pioneer
project of its kind. This project is brain child of Late vaidya M. V. Kolhatkar.
Information regarding disease is
gained under three heads- 1) its causes 2)signs and symptoms 3) Treatment. Information
from four main texts (Charaka samhita, Sushruta samhita, Ashtang Samgraha and Ashtang
Hrudaya) was collected under these 3 heads and an electronic database was created.
Printed version of Hetukosha-(information related to causes) consists of 3200 A4
size pages; that of Lakshan Kosha (information related to signs & symptoms) 3600
A4 size pages and Aushadha Kosha (information related to treatment) is 8000 A4 size
Ayuta Nidan a diagnostic software
to aid clinician was developed based on HetuKosha and Lakshan Kosha.
Ayuta Upachaar is a treatment software
based on AushadhaKosha. All this work was done by the vaidyas for the vaidyas. Hence
all the work is useful for clinicians, lecturers, researchers, pharmaceuticals and
This project received funding from
ISM & H(Indian System of Medicine & Homeopathy) (presently Ayush) in initial
phase & later by CSIR (Council for scientific & Industrial Research) both
under Health and Family welfare Ministry.
Triskandha Kosha Project Publication.
2. Critical Edition of Charaka Nidaan Sthana
We have collected manuscripts from
all over India. We have taken book of Yadavaji Trikamji Acaharya, published by Choukhamba
Surbharati Prakashan in the year 1992, as a basic reference. We have made use of
Tantrayukti to decide correctness of patha. More prominence was given to
relevance of meaning in context of vaidyak rather than literary meaning of the word
according to sanskrit language and its grammar.
It is our observation that the
authors of different manuscripts have used different Tantrayukti (Atidesha,
Adhikaran etc) and provided different readings which throw light on different aspects
of the subject, which are to be understood by the reader. Sometimes they have provided
very appropriate readings. Their reading is superior and apt as compared
to original reading. We have mentioned it there. Reconsideration and rethinking by
experts is necessary on these readings.
Sometimes they have provided with
readings which carry no meaning, sometimes misinterpretation is there. But in total,
readings from manuscripts have helped to understand the information provided in
text from different aspects.
Department jointly with the Kesari Maratha trust is publishing “Mahratta”
a peer reviewed quarterly ayurveda journal (ISSN: 0076-2571) since March 2013.
• Medical Camps on various diseases
• Lectures on Ayurveda Diet Awareness