GAU - Institute for Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Science
Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya
There are total 10 teaching departments in this institute, imparting teaching and research in 13 specialties of Post Graduate degree and Doctorate degree.
Department of Sanskrit and Samhita (Basic Principles)
This department imparts knowledge of Basic Principles in Ayurvedic classics, history of Ayurveda along with Sharira Rachana and Sharira Kriya (Anatomical & Physiological aspects human body) and promotes researches in Ayurvedic fundamental principles like Panchamahabhuta, Tridosha and their applied aspects.
Department of Rachana Shareera (Human Anatomy)
It is extremely important to know the structure of human body from both Ayurved and Modern medical point of view with regards to its treatment to be done / learnt in future. This is efficiently done through dead body dissections, models, charts etc. in the department.
Department of Kriya Shareera (Human Physiology)
It is in the base of any medical science to know the up to date functioning of the structures in the body. The knowledge about the functioning of the various systems of the human body is imparted to the students through laboratory investigations, tests, functional explanation of mechanical tests and findings, models, charts etc. by this department.
Department of Swasthavrutta-Yoga-Nisargopachara (Preventive and Social Medicine including Yoga & Naturopathy)
It is required for a physician to know about the different aspects related with personal, social, scholastic, occupational health, health administration, national/international agencies and programmes etc. related with health, which is provided to the students through this department. Besides this, as a part of parcel of the curriculum, the teaching of Yoga and Naturopathy based on the guidelines of Ayurved is also done by this department. The department has a huge collection of well made charts of the subject.
Department of Agada Tantra and Vyavaharayurved (Toxicology - Medical Jurisprudence – Forensic Medicine)
During his career, a physician encounters numerous exposures to various types of inorganic and organic poisons, its effects & has to know its remedies, to learn medical jurisprudence for medical legal cases etc. This part of his study is looked after by this department having specimens of various types and charts as well.
Department of Rasa Shastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana (Metallurgy and Pharmaceuticals)
Rasa Shastra is a unique contribution to the domain of medical science, by Ayurveda, which utilizes various metals, minerals, mercury and its preparations for treating various physical conditions. This department also provides practical training of Shodhana, Marana, Pishtikarana etc. of the minerals and teaches the formulations of Kwatha, Vati, Avaleha, Rasakriya etc. as well. The department has a vast collection of mineral / herbo-mineral drugs and well made charts and models.
Department of Dravya Guna (Materia Medica / Pharmacology)
This department deals with the studies on identification, properties, cultivation and preservation etc. of different herbal resources and conducts trials to assess the pharmacological properties of the herbs. The department has developed a good herbarium having over 1000 drugs.
Department of Rogavijnana & Vikrutivijnana (Diagnostic Methods & Pathology)
The study of medical science remains incomplete without a proper knowledge of the conditions generating the pathology in the body, or in short the proceeding of an individual from health to disease. The knowledge pertaining to this particular field is provided by the department through laboratory tests, examinations and its explanation with regards to the generation of a problem. This department looks after the clinical laboratory of the hospital as well, providing facilities for investigations of Blood, Urine, Stool, samples of the needy patients.
Department of Kayachikitsa (Medicine)
This department teaches general medicine, Rasayana and Vajikarana; provides basic medical services to the hospital and conducts research on various diseases like paralysis, sciatica, backache, joint disorders, bronchial asthma, acid peptic disorders, eczema, psoriasis, diabetes mellitus, colitis, dysentery etc.
Department of Panchakarma
This department teaches and conducts studies in the subjects of Panchakarma and Manasa Roga and provides basic medical services to the hospital and conducts research on various aspects of the diseases. More than 202 clinical trials on the affectivity and standardization of various Panchakarma procedures have been conducted and various types of Basti, Vamana, Virechana, Snehana, Nasya etc. procedures and their role in the management of chronic disorders have been studied
Department of Streeroga-Prasutitantra (Gynaec & Obstetrics)
This department focuses specifically on the disorders occurring to the females and the pre natal, natal, post natal care and problems. The department has a daily OPD and there is an IPD where different gynecological and obstetrical problems are treated on regular basis. Students receive a good technical know-how and managemental approach through this.
Department of Kaumarabhrutya (Pediatrics)
Similar to the Department of Panchakarma, this department used to be a part of the Prasutitantra & Streeroga Department.  Now, it has been given a separate identity. The study of the anomalies, specifically occurring to the children of various age groups is undertaken and treated here and the students receive practical knowledge through regular OPDs and IPDs of the department. Besides these, there are various charts & models to provide better understanding.
Department of Shalya Tantra (Surgery)
This department imparts training and teaching in classical surgical procedures and provides clinical consultation, surgical and para-surgical services to patients attending IPD and OPD sections of the hospital. The department is delivering Ksharasutra treatment (Potential Cauterizing Application), an unique classical promising therapeutic measure for ano-rectal diseases like Arsha (haemorrhoids), Bhagandara (fistula-in-ano) and Parikartika (fissure-in-ano) etc. The department also manages three more para- surgical units viz. Unit of Agnikarma, Unit of Raktamokshana and Unit of Asthi Sandhi and Marmaabhighata Chikitsa (Orthopaedic). Different conditions of Sciatica, Frozen Shoulder, Brachial Neuralgia, Osteoarthritis, Varicosity, Fractures, Dislocations, and Sprains etc. are managed in these units.
Department of Shalakya Tantra (Ear, Nose, Throat & Eye)
The Shalakya specialty, deals with the diseases of supra clavicular parts of the body, which includes ENT, Ophthalmology and dentistry. Significant studies have been carried out in the field of tinnitus, migraine, chronic rhinitis, dental cavities, dry eye syndrome, pyorrhea etc. Besides, the role of different Netra Kriya Kalpa (Specialized treatment procedures for eye) in various eye disorders like myopia, refractive errors etc. are also being carried out by this department.
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Last Updated on 09/07/2020 14:03 @Gujarat Ayurved University