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Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India was constituted in 1988 with the objective of reviving classical practical and textual knowledge of Ayurveda through ancient Gurukula method of learning. The targeted learners here are the fresh graduates and post-graduates of Ayurveda still desirous of making themselves more proficient in classical Ayurvedic practices and principles. MRAV (Member of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth) and CRAV (Certificate of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth) are two such courses that have been started by RAV to fulfill the objectives of making Ayurvedic students more versed in classical, practical and textual knowledge. So far 1549 and 71 students have completed their CRAV and MRAV respectively. For the session 2022-23, 218 students are being trained under 83 Gurus under the CRAV Course. Students receive practical training in various disciplines of Ayurveda under the guidance of RAV impaneled gurus of Ayurveda throughout the country.

To upgrade the skills of Ayurveda teachers in Ayurvedic classical methods of patient examination and subsequent treatment, RAV after perceiving the gap, has started a programme to train Ayurvedic teachers in classical disease diagnostic methods. The focus here is on young faculties belonging to the clinical branches to make them proficient in such methods for their subsequent use in their clinical practice. So far, a total of 19 such diagnostic training programmes have been conducted at various places in the country till the year 2022-23.

During the year 2022-23, Vidyapeeth conducted its 26th Convocation along with regular activity of two days National Seminar. The Convocation addressed given by Vaidya Pramod P. Sawant, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Goa and Member of Governing Body, RAV. The occasion was also graced by Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Ayush & Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Ayush & Ministry of Women & Child Development Shri Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai and Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush. This year, the seminar was conducted on “Usage of Trina Dhanya (Millets) in contemporary lifestyle”. The seminar was attended by many distinguished authorities of Ayurveda. The event was marked by keynote addresses on various topics by eminent scholars of Ayurveda and research paper presentations by research scholars of Ayurveda. About 20 Research Papers were presented in the seminar along with 03 Poster presentations. A souvenir containing the full text of all 23 papers was also released on the occasion.

RAV also functions as a nodal agency to the Central Sector Scheme for Continuing Medical Education (CME). RAV is also evolving many new mechanisms to strengthen its various activities of imparting training in Ayurveda. It is also continuously exploring gaps in existing systems and the ways to fill these gaps. Regular monitoring of RAV activities is also being done through various feedback and midterm appraisal mechanisms. RAV is continuously striving to excel in its field. It is striving to emerge as a dedicated centre of excellence in the area of Ayurveda skill enhancement and capacity building in the country & globally through Education, Training, Research, and Evaluation. RAV is taking many new initiatives in this direction which are supposed to produce tangible results in the future.