(Formerly Basic Principles)


The major focus of the department is on proper interpretation of the basic tenets, and growth and development  of Ayurvedic theory. Ayurvedic constructs and paradigms are empirically tested, evaluated, and validated using  rigorous scientific methodology. Necessary  changes and modifications in the theory are incorporated if the predictions  adumbrated by the theoretical constructs and paradigms are  not upheld on scientific evaluation. The primary aim is to build up scientifically evaluated constructs and paradigms of  Ayurvedic theory so that the the basic tenets of Ayurvedic theory become acceptable globally. To achieve this aim, a multi-method approach has been adopted which involves empirical studies, case histories, surveys and field studies. The objective is to understand and identify the factors that help in causing desired changes in behavior in the light of Ayurvedic theory and principles.


The department has the following ongoing programs:

(a)    Teaching of all fundamental principles of Ayurveda related subjects and philosophical concepts described in Ayurveda at UG, PG & Doctorate level.

(b)   Teaching and research about the historical background of Ayurveda.

(c)    Conceptual study of spiritual health & healing.

(d)   The conceptual and clinical study on panchamahabhuta, tridosha, triguna, sara, prakriti, bhutvidya  (Para Humanology).

(e)    Bhut-vidya and Vyadhikshamatva Vigyan have been published first by this department to extend the knowledge of Ayurveda in the field of divine therapy and immunology in modern era.

(f)    Work on Hindi commentary on Ayurveda Dipika, commentary on Charak Samhita  by Chakrapani Dutta, eleventh century is in progress.

(g)    Empirical study of stress, anxiety, depression and alexithymia in modern life and their clinical implications in the context of Ayurveda.

(h)   Role of complementary medicine in health and helaing.


Maharshi Gautam
Maharshi Kanad
Maharshi Kapil