Best Practices

Best practice-1

1. Title of the practice
Vaidya Sundarlal Joshi Smriti Purskar Samaroha –felicitation of eminent personalities of Ayurveda for their outstanding contribution in the field of Ayurveda.

2. Objectives of the practice
To value the remarkable contribution of legendary personalities in the field of Ayurveda by felicitating them with an Award.

There are number of personalities who have spent their whole life working for Ayurveda. It is the duty of the society to consider their work and dedication.

The institute is having excellent performance in academics and in clinical activities; it also appreciates the work of others at different places even globally.

To encourage and motivate our students with these kind of functions.

3. The context
India is origin of Ayurveda but unfortunately it is seen as alternative medicine.

But still there are few people, whose efforts helped in growth of Ayurveda.

There are many other institutes of Ayurveda but this is the only institute that every year felicitates 4 awardees to honor their contribution in various fields of Ayurveda i.e. -1) Academic,2) Research activities, 3) Administration and4) Life time achievement since 2014.

4. Challenges
The first challenging issue is funding.

-The management bears all the expenses for this grand event.

-All arrangements are being made by the institute for the transportation and hospitality of the guests and awardees.

5. The practice
On 1st September 2007, the institute switched over from a grant in aid to a Self Finance Institute (SFI) to accelerate the pace of development. In the year 2014, the institute started celebrating this day and decided to do something very different and unique. Thus the decision was taken to celebrate it as Vaidya Sundarlal Joshi Smriti Purskar Samaroha.

• This award is named after the founder of the institute-Vaidya Sundarlal Joshi. The institute organizes a grand event every year to felicitate eminent personalities for contribution in these four fields -1) Academician, 2)Research activities, 3)Administration and 4)Lifetime achievement.

Each and every field of Ayurveda has been taken into consideration.

6. Evidence of success
The institute started this unique practice since 2014, and from that each and every year we honour the work of the legends in Ayurveda. We feel proud to start such practice and have all those great people in our institute on the same platform. Till now total of 16 great personalities have been awarded by the institute.

7. Problems encountered and resources required
The funds are the major issue for such kind of events. The institute utilizes own infrastructure and men power for this.

8. Notes
– Since 2015 the institute has started organizing an international conference on different subjects of Ayurveda on the sideline of the Award function. More than 200 delegates (including international delegates) have participated in every conference and they have witnessed and admired the grand event of this award ceremony.

Best practice-2

1.Title of the practice
SHARIRAVIJNANAM – A National Workshop on Cadaver Dissection

2. Objectives of the practice
• To share the knowledge of dissection with students of different parts of India
• To set a benchmark of infrastructure and working pattern of anatomy department for other Ayurveda institutes

3. The context
Medical science cannot be learned completely without studying human anatomy. Considering this fact the subject of Rachana Sharir is included in the first year of B.A.M.S. course. To get proper knowledge of human body cadaver dissection is must. Unfortunately most of the colleges Ayurveda do not have enough cadavers and infrastructure to teach dissection. With the purpose of sharing knowledge; the institute started organizing 5 days workshop named ‘Shareervijnanam’ since 2017 in which whole-body dissection is shown to the delegates.

4. Challenges
-To demonstrate the dissection properly, we have to keep the number of delegates limited
-The whole body dissection itself is a very lengthy process. So to go through proper dissection it takes minimum of five days

5. The practice
The Rachana-Sharir department of the institute is an advanced department having the number of donated dead bodies used for dissection, which is a rare scenario in most of the Ayurveda institutes. At present per 25 students, one cadaver is allotted. The process of dissection starts by preserving the dead body also called embalming procedure. After embalming; the cadaver is put in cadaver tanks, and whenever required, the cadaver is taken out of the tank, placed on dissection table and at the end of the dissection it is put back into the tanks. For this purpose, a cadaver lifting machine is specially designed to make the carrying of cadaver easy. To share the same knowledge our institute organized first of its kind workshop on cadaver dissection. The grand success of the first workshop encouraged us to continue this practice and we started organizing two workshops per year to accommodate all interested participants.

6. Evidence of success
-The first workshop was organized in March-2017 for five days from Dt.6/3/17-10/3/17. In which total 25 delegates were registered and whole-body dissection was performed.

-In that workshop the response was overwhelming. The number of delegates was very large. So we had to organize the workshop twice a year-First in March-2018 from Dt.12/3/18-16/3/18 and second in April-2018 from Dt.23/4/18-27/4/18. In which total 25 and 22 delegates were registered respectively.

-Following that in 2019 also we have organized workshop in January-2019 and February -2019. In which total 11 and 22 delegates took part.

7. Problems encountered and resources required
-Could not be able to arrange for a large number of delegates

-With regular UG& PG courses, the institute cannot organize more than two workshops per year.

-To demonstrate the dissection the department needs a certain amount of cadavers and appropriate planning.

8. Notes
– The Shariravijnanam 2020 is organized this year on January 20th to 23rd and march 2nd to 6th.