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5.3. National Training Programme for Ayurveda PG Scholars on Research Methodology, Manuscript Writing and Career Opportunities

This is a common observation that Ayurveda has a minimal share in the global scientific literature. Despite of large number of PG and PhDs being produced in Ayurveda every year, the number of published research remains minimal. The reason is poorly conducted research in Ayurveda which do not possess a merit of publication. This was also observed that the poor research conduction in Ayurveda is basically an outcome of poor acquaintance of research methods by the Ayurveda PG students. RAV has realized this gap recently and has designed a specific programme for Ayurveda PG scholars focusing upon research methods, manuscript writing and also the guidance upon career opportunities.

This was the two day training programmes involving senior faculties of Ayurveda and allied disciplines who are highly proficient in research. Participants were invited from Ayurveda PG Colleges from whole of the country. It was seen that this training programme was highly appraised and demanded by Ayurveda PG scholars. Approximately, 200 Ayurveda PG students had been trained in this programme.

RAV had conducted these training programmes in following places for Ayurveda PG scholars on Research Methodology, Manuscript Writing and Career Opportunities:

1. New Delhi 22nd to 24th August, 2022 2. Ahmedabad (Gujarat) 22nd to 24th September, 2022 3. Nagpur (Maharashtra) 03rd to 05th November, 2022 4. Bhubaneswar (Odisha) 24th to 26th November, 2022 5. Bengaluru (Karnataka) 15th to 17th December, 2022 6. Trivandrum (Kerala) 19th to 21st January, 2023

5.4. Charak Ayatanam (6-days Complete Residential Training Programme for Undergraduate and Post Graduate Scholars of Ayurveda)

Samhita are the base of Ayurveda. They are most clinical classical text books of Ayurveda. However, it has been observed that their clinical relevance is not understood and taught the way it should have been. Consequently, they are perceived as theoretical text books. The clinical methods are taught according to understanding to allopathic system of medicine. In the process the Ayurvedic physicians have forgotten that Ayurvedic method of clinical diagnosis is much superior to present method of diagnosis, which is mainly laboratory dependent. The tendency to diagnose diseases as per allopathic system and treat with Ayurvedic formulation may be called as herbal treatment of various disease conditions which is not Ayurveda in real sense. Often, this may lead to wrong diagnosis resulting in wrong treatment of the patient. Therefore, it is important to understand Samhita on bedside and learn to design the treatment as per classical texts.

Charak Samhita being the basic text of Kayachikitsa, the present programme has been designed to provide authentic clinical understanding of Charak Samhita and its relevance in clinical practice. The programme will also give an opportunity to the students to live and experience the lifestyle as described in Charak Samhita and also to experience its positive impact on mind and body. The stalwart Gurus of Ayurveda will provide hands on training to participants based on Charak Samhita. The method of understanding of Charak Samhita and its interpretation in reference to modern lifestyle and habits shall be described to the students. The programme will also provide an opportunity to experience the identification of various medicinal plants explained in Charak Samhita, experience few recipes described by Charak Samhita which have the potential as Nutraceuticals, the Ayurvedic dincharya, preparation of simple formulations mentioned in Charak Samhita, Ekal Dravya Chikitsa etc. in addition to charak based clinical diagnosis.

Two 6-day Samhita training programmes for Undergraduate/Post-graduate students during the financial year 2022-23 “Charakaayatan” was successfully conducted at Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Hoshiarpur (Punjab) for 100 trainees.

5.5. Short Term Hand on Training on “ready To Eat (Rte), Ayurveda Bakery Products, Food Fortification Based On Ayurveda” At Niftem, Kundli, Sonipat

A total of five innovative training programs had been initiated by Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth with MoU partner NIFTEM, Kundli, Sonipat, Haryana in the year 2023 providing the demonstration on Rheology, RTE (Ready to Eat) products, Beetroot Ladoos, Healthy & Nutritive recipes of various Millets, Formulation & Development of Baked Products using Millets, Cookies, Muffins, Millet-based Nutri Bars etc. along with theoretical lectures by eminent scholars in the field. Many teachers showed their interest in learning this art of Ayurvedic Diagnostic methods.

Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth had taken a unique initiative to promote Ayurveda Aahar. RAV conducted the following two training programs through Offline mode which was inclusive of different topics i.e. Rice, Wheat & Oil Fortification, Food & Safety Standards Regulation for Packaging and Labeling and Control on Advertisements, Millets and its Importance, Start-up Innovation & Incubation, FSSAI Registration and Licensing, Govt. Schemes etc.:-

S.No Training Programme Date
1. NIFTEM - Training Programme 19th-23rd September, 2022
2. NIFTEM - Training Programme 13th-17th February, 2023

5.6. Three Day Training Programme for Teachers, Phd Researchers & Pg Scholars of Dravyaguna-Medicinal Plant Disciplines

Three days training programme on “Identification of flora at Gandhamardan Hills of Odisha through field visit” was organised by Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth in association with Central Ayurveda Research Institute, Bhubaneswar and S.S.N. Ayurveda College & Research Institute, Nrusinghnath, Paikmal, Odisha during 05th to 07th January, 2023. The objective of the program was to impart knowledge and understanding to participants about identification of flora at Gandhamardan Hills, Paikmal, Odisha through field visit. Approximately 30 participants including Teachers, Researchers, PhD & PG scholars of Dravyaguna-Medicinal plant discipline had participated in the training program. During the program, the academicians and scholars from Dravyaguna discipline were exposed to the bio-diverse area of Gandhamardan Hills, Odisha to gain the knowledge and rich experience of the medicinal plants.