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The Late Vaidya P.G. Nanal Department of Ayurveda


     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.

Vision
        • To provide integrated approach of traditional and modern science
        • To imbibe applied aspect of serving the community.
        • To impart quality education.

Mission
      • To provide integrated health service of Ayurveda, Yoga and modern nutrition.
      • To equip the students with skills to handle lifestyle disorders.
      • To establish Ayurveda and Yoga as mainstream health science.

Introduction
      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, even today.

Year Of Establishment
1st December 1988

Approvals
• 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

Board of Ayurved Studies
Composition Name of the Member Tenure
Dean of Faculty /Head Of the Department(Chairperson) Dr. S.P. Sardeshmukh 3 Yrs
All Professors of the Faculty / Department --- 2 Yrs
One Associate Professors of the faculty of the department by rotation of seniority 1. Dr. Abhijit Joshi
2. ---
2 Yrs
Two Assistant Professors of the faculty of the department by rotation of seniority 1. Dr. Mrunalini Kulkarni
2. Dr. Swaroopa Bhujbal
2 Yrs
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
2 Yrs
Registrar Dr. Umesh Keskar 3 Yrs

Dean
DR. SADANAND PRABHAKAR SARDESHMUKH
From 17-02-2014

• 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
Phone No.
• 020 – 24403035
• 020 – 24403080
E-mail
• ayutmv@gmail.com
• ayurveda@tmv.edu.in

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List Of Courses

* Ph.D. (Ayurveda)
* M.Phil (Ayurveda)

* M.Sc. in Nutrition And Food Science


* P.G. Diploma in Yoga Therapy

Department Facilities
• 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

Research Activities
Ongoing Researches

Sr. No. Title of Project Name of Investigator Name of Co-Investigator Project Duration
1. Athrvavedatil Vyadhi Ani Chikitsa Sandarbhanche Sankalan.
(Funded by Jagadguru Shankaracharya Peeth, Karveer, Kolhapur)
Dr. Abhijit Joshi Dr. Samarth Kotasthane 4th Dec 2012 onwards
2. Assessing Normality of Cognitive Function in age group 20 to 40 & its correlation to Dhatusar-Asarata & Prakruti – A pilot study Dr. Mrunalini Kulkarni Dr. Amit Thorave May 2013 onwards

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.



Completed Researches

Sr. No. Title of Project Name of Investigator Project Duration
1. Ayurvediya-Triskandha-Koshah Project
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
1999- 2002
2002-2004
Upto 2005
1-7-2005 to 30-6-2008
2. 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 pages.
         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 students also.
         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.

Research Activities
Department jointly with the Kesari Maratha trust is publishing “Mahratta” a peer reviewed quarterly ayurveda journal (ISSN: 0076-2571) since March 2013.

Other Activities
• Medical Camps on various diseases
• Lectures on Ayurveda Diet Awareness

Books / Papers published by Faculty Members

Recent Department Achievments
Institute of Indian Medicine International Ayurveda Research Award, to Department of Ayurveda for Outstanding contribution to Ayurveda world thorugh various research projects at doctoral level for many years.