School of Health Sciences

This is essentially a school of health sciences. Its principal focus and pivot is the Ayurveda Shastra. However the school will be dedicated to resurrecting the weakened creative spirit of Ayurveda and hence it will engage in exploring the scope of integrative medicine. By integrative medicine we mean the interface between Ayurveda and other health sciences viz; biomedical sciences, Yoga, Sidha, Unani and including the highly diverse, ecosystem and ethnic community specific, health practices, in different parts of India. The word integrative is quite distinct from the term integrated. The former implies exploration and evolution, the latter implies a completion or closure.

Centre for Local Health Traditions

From 1998 to 2009, this centre has promoted ‘green health’ in rural communities by facilitating the establishment of over 200,000 home herbal gardens and dozens of community herbal gardens. It has also supported the creation of a network of over 250 Taluka based folk healer association across seven states of India. This centre presently has its main focus on outreach and to a lesser extent on training and research.