DEPARTMENT OF RACHNA SHARIR (ANATOMY)

The department offers coverage of human anatomy in accordance with the academic curriculum of BAMS course. The department enables the learning of anatomy of the human body i.e. study of Sharisthan, basic texts and treatise of sage-physicians like Susrut Samhita, Charak Samhita and Ashtang Hridaya. Major topics covered in the study of the anatomy of the human body include embryology, histology, anthropometry, genetics and marma sharir.

The Department of Rachna Sharir has a preservation tank of the dead human body that is used for the theoretical and practical learning of anatomy and fundamental ayurvedic principles of body, mind and soul. The department also houses dummy models for practical learning of the internal and external structures of the human body.

DEPARTMENT OF KRIYA SHARIR (Physiology)

Sharirkriya is the subject which deals with all the basic knowledge and siddhantas as well as clinical examination of normal individual. At BAMS level all the concepts and fundamentals are familiar but overall conceptual understanding lacks behind. At postgraduate level these concepts need a different vision to understand and implement in practice.

Our aim is to highlight this basic knowledge and to give new scientific approach to students to polish their skills of Ayurveda and making them compatible to apply in clinical practice.

Objective:

  1. i. Explain the basic concepts of Human Physiology in Ayurveda.
  2. ii. Describe the fundamentals of contemporary physiology related to all organ systems along with the important links between these systems.
  3. iii. Able to discuss whether Ayurveda can contribute to the further development in different streams of the current sciences.
  4. iv. Acquire the reasonably good skills in written and practical physiology.

DEPARTMENT OF SAMHITA SIDDHANT

The Department of Samhita Siddhant offers learning of Sanskrit treatises documented by ancient Indian sage-physicians. As such the department houses, archives and teaches the Sanskrit treatises and texts of the following sage-physicians:

  1. i. Charak
  2. ii. Susrut
  3. iii. Ashtang Hriday
  4. iv. Bhavprakash
  5. v. Madhavnidan
  6. vi. Ashtangsangraha
  7. vii. Bhela
  8. viii. Kashyap Samhita

DEPARTMENT OF RASA SHASTRA AND BHAISHAJYA KALPANA

This department has a Rasa and Bhaishajya lab which where BAMS student can learn the basic processing of herbal and herbo-mineral medicine in accordance with the academic curriculum of B.A.M.S. course

Rasa Shastra mainly deals with processing of metal and Minerals in the form of Shodhana (Purification) and Marana (incineration) and Bhaishajya kalpana preparation is based upon “Panchavidha Kasaaya” concept. According to this concept there are five basic forms of formulation known as

  1. i. ‘Swarasa’ the expressed juice,
  2. ii. Kalka’, a fine paste obtained by grinding fresh or wet grinding dried plant material
  3. iii. ‘Kwaatha’, the decoction,
  4. iv. ‘Sheeta’ or ‘Hima’, the cold water infusion and
  5. v. ‘Fhanta’, the hot water infusion.