Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur is one of the oldest Ayurved College in Maharashtra State and serving in the field of Ayurveda since then. It is a government aided college having undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Ayurveda as well as in acupressure, yoga and naturopathy. A very good building along with well educated teaching and dedicated non-teaching staff, well maintained departments are the strength of the college. Bharatiya Vaidyak Samanvaya Samiti has started this college with great pleasure in 1953 which was later on recognized by Vidarbha Ayurved Board in 1956. The college got affiliated previously to Nagpur University and now it is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences,Nashik. It is a well known institute of Ayurveda in Central India having central Research laboratory, excellent library, fully equipped hospital and well developed departments. The post graduate students from the college are performing excellent in the field of ayurveda in india as well as in rest of the world.
The Hospital – Shri Pakaswasa Samanvaya Rugnalaya, Nagpur – The Hospital was the inspiration of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj, Established by the then Governor of C.P. & Berar, Shri Mangaldasji Pakwasa on 13th Feb 1949. The auspicious occasion of inauguration was on 1st January 1950 at the hands of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in presence of the then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad as Guest of Honors at Raja Bakhta Buland Shah Palace, provided with 2 acres of land for Herbal garden. Various Departments as Kayachikitsa, Shalaytantra, Shalakyatantra, Strirog, Balrog, Prasutitantra etc were well equipped through the generous donation by the dignitaries present at the time of inauguration. Pharmacy and Herbal Garden also developed later. Patients from different state were being relieved of their sufferings, especially as vatrog along with treatment of piles and fistula by Chikitsa, Ksharkarma, Jalaukakarma, Agnikarma. Vd. V.P.Sharma established Kerlian treatment and teaching, even some foreign students learned the same here.
The College – Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur – Bharatiya Samavaya Samitee's dream came true in 1953 with the establishment of the college, which was recognized in 1956 by Vidarbha Ayurved Board for running a 4 years BAMS course after matriculation. With Pt. Shivkaran Sharma Chhangani as principal many renowned doctors provided their free services.
Vidarbha merged in Maharashtra in 1960 and with the formation of Maharashtra Ayurvedic Board and faculty, MFAM Course replaced previous BAMS Course. The executive body with Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj as President, Pt. Shivkaran Sharma as Secretary started efforts for government grant for this unaided institute. Government took over the college in 1965 on some technical ground. But the hospital kept on working under the supervision of the then principal Pt.Gulraj Sharma Mishra and Pt.Shivkaran Sharma Chhangani.
The effort of Pt. Shiv Sharma (M.P., Rajyasabha), Pt.Shivkaran Sharma Chhangani, and Shri Anant Sharma Tripathi etc are resulted in the constitution of CCIM in 1970 with the running of uniform Ayurvedic Course "BAMS" all over the country. The college got affiliated to Nagpur University in 1972 with 90% grant in aid from the government of Maharashtra. The collective approach of the executive body, the staff and the students and the aid from the central & Maharashtra government, Ministry Health and family Welfare developed the institute continuously as per CCIM norms along with popularisation.
The college started conducting P.G.Course in 1985. In 1998 Maharashtra University of Health Sciences started operating with the affiliation of BAMS Course but the P.G.Courses was under Rastrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur till 2006 and there after it was affiliated to MUHS. During previous 3 years the admission capacity for BAMS was increased to 70 from the previous capacity of 50 students with P.G. in 13 subjects.
It is well known institute of Ayurved in central India for patients as well as for students. Health Camps are arranged by NSS and a village "Yerla" has been adopted for its health care. Similarly the institution played a vital role during Bhopal gas tragedy. Pure Ayurvedic treatment and panchkarm are the strong backbone of the institute with X-Ray and Pathological investigations.
Bharatiya Vaidyak Samanvaya Samitee came forward with its collaborative hand for research in ayurved with the establishment of Smt. Laxmidevi Bajaj – OPD, inaugurated on 24th January 1989, by the then governor of Maharashtra Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma. The programme was chaired by Dr.Shrikant Jichkar, Minister of State for Information and public relation. The programme was graced by the advisor to government of India, political leaders, renowned doctors and social workers (check full version of the programme at www.essaydb.net).
This research centre is working for the treatment of the patient at nominal fee, it also conducts conferences, seminar, diagnostic camp etc. The Research Centre was later extended with the inauguration Shri Gangabisanji Vyas – IPD on 3rd May 1998 at the hands of Shri Shivkumarji Mishra in the chairmanship of Dr.N.G.Bokare, Vice Chancellor, Nagpur University. The programme was witnessed by the Additional Director General of CCIM, Director, Shri Baidyanath Pratisthan, President and Executive Board of Bharatiya Vaidyak Samanvaya Samitee and other dignitaries.
Central Research Laboratory – Another feather to the cap of the institute was the approval and inclusion of the monographs in "The Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India", Dept of AYUSH, prepared by the Central Research lab. of this institute under Dr.S.G.Jyotishi. The drugs prepared by M.D./M.S.(Ayu) students are studied here for their standards and composition. Sample from other ayurvedic institutes as well as from non-ayurvedic institute including private companies such as part & Devis, Warner – Lambert etc have been studied as per companies requirements. Apart from analysis, the main approach of the Central Research lab. is the "On table demonstration" of fundamentals and basics related to clinical, para clinical and non-clinical branches of Ayurved; series of such experiment have been designed and performed in this lab, such as experiments for the demonstration with scientific explanation and presentation of various Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana procedures along with experimental studies with respect to Tridosh, Saptadhatus, Sara, Gunas and pratical approach to Panchamahabhoot, effect of different mahabhoot pradhan Aahar, Aushadhi dravya, environment etc on body growth and physiological processes and facts. Studies related to Gada-Agada and various detoxifying processes and their scientific aspets with respech to their ayurvedic antidote are also studied here. Since, Gomutra is used in the preparation of majority of Ayurvedic medicines, it becomes essential to have standard for the same; a project for the standards of Gomutra under MGIRI, Wardha (IIT, New Delhi) has been worked out in this lab. The approach is to bring Samhitas from library to laboratory.
– Very good building with adequate space for all the departments.
– Well qualified and experienced staff. Every dept. has required facility like laboratory, museum, dissection hall, department library etc.
– A big seminar hall with all the facility including good sound system LCD projector etc.
– An excellent library having under graduate and post graduate reading rooms separately.
– It has separate reference books dept. and professor's reading room.
– It is equipped with 20,963 books, 21 periodic journals and 7 daily new papers.
It has approximately all types of sports facility including cricket, badminton, volley ball, carom, T.T.ring, handball, chess etc.
A ultramodern gym is available for males and females separately
– A well developed herbal garden having 45,000 sq.ft. of land.
– Garden has 200 species of medicinal plant.
– Total number of plants is 1,000.
– College has a separate building for the hospital and has all the specialized departments.
– Pakwasa Hospital of 215 beds is attached to the college since beginning.
– The hospital is well equipped and famous for the good service.
– Rog Nidan department has its own X-Ray, ECG and Pathology Lab facility.
– Shalakya Tantra department has ophthalmology, dental and ENT department with all the facilities including minor operation theatre.
– Shalya Tantra department has very good operation theatre where expert surgeions perform all types of surgeries.
– Swasthvritta department run a special guidance centre where expert dietitian give guidance about the diet and about yoga.
College has a very good and well known punchkarma department having all the facility of snehan, swedan, vaman, virechan, basti, raktamokshana and nasya. Well qualified and experienced vaidyas give their service for the same along with special excellence in agnikarma, jalauka karma (leech), ksharsutra treatments.
College has a well developed physiotherapy centre with experts guidance.
Yoga and Naturopathy Course
College run a one year certificate course recognised by Govt. of Maharashtra Technical Education Dept. in yoga and naturopathy and has separate infrastructure and staff for the same.
Post Graduate course starts from 1982 till today. Number of students got postgraduate degree and giving excellent performance and their services in academic and clinical field.
Seminars, workshops, discussions, presentations, lectures medical camps are the regular activities arganised for U.G. and P.G.Students.
Salient features of the college
Students participate at get reward in various cultural and academic activities at inter university and national level.
Pharmacy – Aushadha Niman Shala
A separate well equipped pharmacy is available in the college other than Rasashashtra department. Many medicines prepared here are used in hospital. Pharmacy has modern equipments like pulverized grinding machine, tablet making machine etc.
All types of medicines including medicinal oils, avelehas, gugul kapas, tablets etc prepared by traditional granthokta ways manually as well as with the help of machines. The quality and hygiene is maintained.
The National Service Scheme department organizes various camps and participate in all the activities organised by the university.