Gujarat Ayurved University Jamnagar is the only statutory University exclusively devoted to Ayurvedic Studies and Research, also called Homeopathy. This University was established in 1966 by the Government of Gujarat. It has a spacious campus extending to 37 Acres. All the Ayurvedic colleges in the State are affiliated with this University. It has all the facilities for the studies for graduation, post graduation. and Ph.D. courses. It has separate departments for the subjects like Basic principles, Dravyagun, Rasashaashtra, and Bhaishajya Kalpanaa, Kaayaachikitsaa, Shalya, Shaalakya, Kaumarbhritya, etc. and also has various laboratories i.e. Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Modern Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy . These laboratories encourage intensive research activities utilizing ancient knowledge of Ayurved. O.P.D. and I.P.D. facilities are available at well equipped hospitals where various incurable diseases are successfully managed with this ancient system of medicine. It also provides intense practical training to the students of the University. The services of highly qualified specialists from the fields of Ayurved and Modern medicine are available. Besides, distinguished scholars from all over India are also invited/appointed as Visiting Professors. Two Special methods of Ayurvedic treatment namely Panchkarma (Internal purification, Massage and physiotherapy) and Ksharasootra ( Alkline thread cauterization ) practised in these hospitals are extensively applanded. An exclusive Ayurvedic Dental department is also available in the hospital. The University has a vast library having rare publications and manuscripts. It can boast of possessing a good number of them on palm leaves and Bhojpatras .The Ayurved pharmacy is engaged in production of various Ayurvedic medicines as required by the hospitals and Research activities of the University. Realizing the importance of Ayurved University has broad based its training programmes. Beside the usual graduate and post graduate courses provided by this University, the faculty for special Diploma and Certificate courses in Ayurveda for Foreign professionals is also available. For effective management of these courses, an International centre for Ayurvedic studies has been established. Students from different countries like Japan, Sri Lanka, France, Russia, Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, Nigeria and Poland have joined the various courses.
Jamnagar, the main seat of princely state of Nawanagar was well known as a seat of oriental studies. It has a long list of renowned Ayurvedic physicians like Zandu Bhattji and Rasa Vaidya Bavabhai Achalji. The rulers of this state have patronised Ayurveda since very early days. During the regime of Jam Saheb Digvijay Singhji in 1940's and onwards Dr P.M. Mehta was court physician (trained in western medicine). He was a great learner and visionary. Dr. Mehta impressed upon the king and the queen of Jamnagar to establish a center for Ayurvedic Studies. Hence, Shri Gulabkunwarba Ayurvedic Society was established in 1940.
In 1944 a palacious building was constructed with generous contribution of the King of Nawanagar (Jamnagar) and some other rich persons at the cost of Rs.60, 00,000 /- and the building was named as "Dhanwantari Mandir".
Under the banner of Shri Gulabkunwarba Ayurvedic Society renowned and enthusiastic physician of Ayurveda were collected and they materialized the gigantic job of the translation of Charak Samhita in three languages i.e. English, Hindi & Gujarati which was published by the society in six volumes.
On July 1st 1946 in Jamnagar a college for Ayurvedic Studies was established and named as Shri Gulabkunwarba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya by the G.K. Ayurvedic Society. Renowned Ayurvedic physician of the era Vaidya Yadavji Trikramaji adorned the college as a first Principal.
After independence in 1947 Govt. of India started to work for revival of Ayurveda and few committees were appointed and they recommended the establishment of one advance Institution of Ayurveda. By that time Jamnagar had got infrastructure and name as seat of Ayurvedic learning. Hence in 1954 Govt. of India started a premier research center for Ayurveda in Jamnagar named as "Central Institute for Research in Indigenous System of Medicine (CIRISM)" with Dr. P. M. Mehta as its Director.
In 1956 Govt. of India had started another Institute in Jamnagar named as Post Graduate Training Center for Ayurveda (PGTCA) with Vaidya Bhaskar V. Gokhale as its Principal. In 1963 Govt. of India and Govt. of Gujarat jointly decided to amalgamate three Institutions viz. Shri G. A. Mahavidyalaya, CIRISM & PGTCA and named it as Institute for Ayurvedic Studies and Research (IASR).
In some big cities of Gujarat State viz. Surat, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Vadodara and Tankara Ayurvedic colleges were already in existence. This prompted the assembly of Gujarat State to pass legislation on 17.12.1965 to establish a University named as Gujarat Ayurveda University with its head quarter in Jamnagar. This University came in existence on January 5th, 1967 with Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research as its constituent faculty and other Ayurvedic Colleges of Gujarat State as affiliated colleges.
Maharishi Atreya AIDS & Cancer Research Center
P. G. Institute was already working in the field of Cancer and AIDS research since long. Looking to the growing menace of the dreaded disease AIDS Gujarat Ayurveda University with the support of Govt. Of Gujarat and Govt. Of India has started this center for intensive research. This center is working in collaboration with M.P. Shah Medical, Jamnagar. A high level advisory board has been constituted including the eminent Ayurvedic physicians of India. In the hospital of P.G. Institute a special indoor ward has been reserved for the purpose.
The two hospitals provide Outpatients and 150-bedded Inpatients treatment facilities. Pathology and biochemistry laboratories provide necessary support for modern investigations. It also has the facility for X - Ray, Ultra Sonography, E.C.G. etc.
In this hospital most of the facilities are provided free of cost with full financial support from Govt. of India. Poor patients are provided free consultation, medicines, food and clothing in this Hospital. Hospital has the support of well-qualified physicians and provide specialized treatment like Panchakarma and Ksharasutra along with the treatment for all the diseases. These hospitals are also used for the training and research for Post Graduate and Ph.D. scholars.
A fully equipped Panchakarma hospital provides various types of massages, fomentation (sudation), Vaman, Virechan, Basti, Nasya, Shirodhara, Pizichil etc. This hospital has a fully equipped operation theatre and maternity room.
At present following Institutes and Centers are working in the Campus of Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar as constituent Institutes: -
* Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research In Ayurveda
* Shri Gulabkunwarba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya , Jamnagar
* Institute for Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences
* Institute for Medicinal Plant Sciences
* Maharishi Patanjali Institute for Yoga & Naturopathy Education and Research.
To promote the teaching and learning in various other specific areas of Ayurved University has also established many centers in campus: -
* International Center for Ayurvedic Studies
* Medical Astrology Research Center
* Center for In-service Training
* Old Age Care Center
* Maharishi Atreya AIDS & Cancer Research Center
* Department of Continuing Education
* Rural Health Care Program
There are nine teaching Departments in the Institute and provide facility for teaching and research in 12 specialties for Post Graduate degree and doctorate degree. After completion of three year course a degree of Ayurveda Vachaspati M.D. (Ayu) is awarded by the University. Thirty four stipendary seats are available for the Indian students coming from all over the country. Other five seats are reserved for the Gujarat State nominee, five seats for Govt. of India nominees and three seats for foreign students recommended by Govt. of India.
1. Department of Basic Principles
* Ayurveda Siddhanta and Darshan
2. Department of Dravyaguna
* Dravyaguna Vigyan
3. Department of Rasashastra
* Bhaishajya Kalpana
4. Department of Kayachikitsa
* Roga Nidan & Vikriti Vigyan
5. Department of Panchakarma
6. Department of Shalya
* Shalya Tantra
7. Department of Shalakya
* Shalakya Tantra
8. Department of Kaumarbhritya
* Kaumar Bhritya
9. Prasuti Tantra & Stri Roga
* Prasuti Tantra & Stri Roga
University Contact Information
GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY
Administrative Bhavan, JAMNAGAR- 361 008. (Gujarat) India.
Phone (O) : 288-2676854 (R) : 288-2661188 Fax : 288-2555585 Email :[email protected]
Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar has 20 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
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