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Gujarat Ayurved University News Letter
Vol. V, Issue No. 10           10th October, 2005
Shri Ashok Bhatt visited the University
Shri Ashok Bhatt, Hon'ble Minister of Health & F.W. Government of Gujarat visited Gujarat Ayurved University on September 17, 2005. In his address Shri Ashok Bhatt said that Gujarat Ayurved University is a globally known university but we should not be satisfied as satisfaction may hamper further progress and development. Our goal should be clear and we should have clear vision for our needs. The objective should be to promote and propagate ‘Shuddha Ayurveda’ so that we can give something concrete to the state, nation and the world over. Gujarat Ayurved University has progressed tremendously and the leadership is competent and committed, the Minister said.
Hon'ble Health Minister Shri Ashok Bhatt addresses the University staff while Shri B.C. Choudhary (L) &
Prof. Vasuben Trivedi (R) are on the dais.
Quoting the quiz competition-‘Kaun Banega Karorpati’, the Health Minister said how many people today know that there is a Gujarat Ayurved University in Jamnagar. Even after the span of so many years we could not deliver the benefits of our achievements to common man. We should think seriously and give due importance to social marketing of University, Shri Bhatt added.
Commenting on Ayurvedic education, Shri Ashok Bhatt said that our education should be of that high order, that our graduate should feel proud for his identity as Vaidya.  It should be the base of our education system. Shri Bhatt said that Pavitrata (piousness), Karuna (kindness), Manavata (humanity), our devotion and dedication to Lord Dhanvantari are  the basis of teaching for our ancient traditional system which is for sampurna arogya (holistic health) and linked with longevity.
Shri Ashok Bhatt said that today Ayurveda has global acceptance. The students should have devotion and should feel proud towards this ancient Indian wisdom. We should do self assessment to evaluate whether faith of foreign students in Ayurveda is enhanced after coming to this University or not?  Commenting on pavitrata – the basics of education, Shri Bhatt said that it is composed of Aradhana, Tapasya and Manomanthan.  Teachers should also promote traditional values. Study should be carried out to identify Nadivaidya in the State of Gujarat and their knowledge should be utilized under the project –Guru Shishya Parampara for which Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth is established, Shri Bhatt said.
Stressing upon to develop Action Plan for students, the Hon'ble Health Minister said that the focus should be on ‘No Holiday Mood’. They should be kept engaged by giving them additional work. Under such project, students can be sent for applied training for Nadipareeksha where knowledge of the persons like Vd. Brihaspatidev Triguna can be utilized. This university has collection of rare manuscripts and teachers should study them to impart knowledge to the students. Teachers should also upgrade their knowledge and should be regular visitor of library to acquaint them with recent advances.  One should have good knowledge of Sanskrit, Hindi and Gujarati and English too in view of globalization of Ayurveda. Giving due importance to ‘Research’, the Minister said good piece of work had been done on AIDS at Jamnagar and Surat but no documentation has been done. He insisted to publish research data of such result oriented work.
Shri Bhatt said that during old days Vaidyas used to manufacture medicine by their own and that is why they were getting better results. Standardization of medicinal raw drugs and finished products is need of the hour. Our strategy should be that we are inferior to none.  Ayurveda should not be the replica of Allopathic system. Hon'ble Minister quoted the example of Shri Ramdev who has promoted the cause of Yoga, globally in recent years.
Commenting on administration Shri Ashok Bhatt said that holy practices should be adopted and examination system should be transparent.  One should have Aatmachintan. Care should be taken while granting affiliation to self finance courses and only those institutions should be given affiliation who have established Ayurvedic hospital since more than 10 years.
Talking about global herbal market worth $ 23000 crore, Shri Ashok Bhatt said that Gujarat can contribute significantly in this direction as we have rich flora and fauna. This University may organize one week course for Ayurvedic pharmaceutical industry on IIM pattern, Shri Ashok Bhatt concluded.
Earlier, Dr. M.N. Gohil Principal – Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Mahavidyalaya welcomed the Chief Guest. The Registrar Shri R.M. Jhala proposed vote of thanks. Prof. Vasuben Trivedi, MLA- Jamnagar; Shri B.C. Choudhary, Dy. Secretary- Health & F.W., Government of Gujarat; Prof. R.R. Dwivedi Dean & I/c. Director – I.P.G.T & R.A.; Dr. P.K. Prajapati, I/c. Director –Pharmacy; Dr. (Mrs) M.G. Chauhan, Dean- IAMPS, Heads of the depts. of I.P.G.T & R.A. and Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and other university staff attended the programme. Dr. H.M. Chandola compered the programme.
Dr. Savrikar attends West Zone V.C’s Conference at Goa
Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Dr. S.S. Savrikar attended West Zone Vice Chancellor’s Conference -2005 during September 14-16, 2005 at Goa University, Goa. Inaugurating the conference, Chief Guest His Excellency Shri S.C. Jamir, Governor of Goa and Chancellor of the University said that Universities are citadels of higher learning & excellence and established to contribute to the intellectual wealth of the nation. University can play a leadership role to bridge the gap between the technological present and the traditional past, between dreams and reality and theory and practice.
The Governor said that Universities can indeed play a critical role in creating a strong nation where different states, religions and cultures learn to not only respect each other, but also realize that all our differences should only enrich us and not divide. Shri Jamir said that the University should be sites where creativity flourishes and people are encouraged to express freely. The Chief Guest said that relationship between students and teachers should not be one sided because teachers have as much to learn from students. The University is a community that stands for intellectual endeavour and transformation through new paradigms and newer ideas.
Sharing his views on University autonomy, the Chancellor said that there are so many aspects of autonomy e.g. financial autonomy and raising of resources, internal autonomy through de-centralization. But autonomy must always be counterbalanced by accountability. The higher the level of autonomy, the higher has to be the level of accountability. The University leadership should provide open corridors for students, teachers, researchers and scholars for their best, H.E. Shri Jamir concluded. Shri Pratapsingh Rane, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Goa also graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.
Lt. Gen. (Rtd) M.A. Tutakne, Vice Chancellor-SIEC, Pune expressed his views on Impact of Privatization on Ethos of Higher Education. Prof. Dayanand Dongaonkar, Secretary General- AIU discussed about University- High School Education Link. Ms. Kumud Bansal, Dept. of Elementary Education and Literacy discussed questionnaire involving higher education and GATS. Dr. D.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar had spoken on Vocationalization of Higher Education. Prof. Vijay Khole, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai discussed about Making Indian Education Globally Competitive. Prof. Vachaspati Upadhyaya, Vice Chancellor, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi & President – AIU also graced the occasion. Total 30 Vice Chancellors from the West Zone – Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra and Goa attended the conference. University of Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai are completing 100 years of their establishment this year.
2nd Panchakarma Workshop at Ahmedabad

Second Panchakarma Workshop for Ayurvedic practitioners was organized by Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences at its Nidan Chikitsa Kendra during August 23 to September 5, 2005 at Paladi, Ahmedabad. Shri Ashok Bhatt, Hon'ble Minister of Health & F.W., Government of Gujarat graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Prof. Vasuben Trivedi, MLA- Jamnagar & Dr. M.N. Gohil, I/c. Dean- IAPS as the Guest of Honour. The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Dr. S.S. Savrikar presided over the inaugural function. Dr. Hitesh Jani, Lecturer- Panchakarma, Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Mahavidyalaya was the course coordinator. Syndicate Members: Dr. Hasmukhbhai Soni, Dr. N.B. Kapopara, Senator – Dr. Ganibhai Mansuri, Dr. Arvindbhai Trivedi, Dr. K.L. Koradia, Dr. Ravindrabhai Amin, Dr. Pushpaben Shah and many others graced the occasion.
Dr. M.N. Gohil, Prof. Vasuben Trivedi, Shri Ashok Bhatt, Dr. S.S. Savrikar & Dr. Hitesh Jani on the dais (L-R)
Campus Director Dr. Mayank Chhaya conducted the programme. Dr. Pragna Mehta, Medical Officer, Nidan Chikitsa Kendra proposed vote of thanks. During the workshop subject experts who delivered lectures and demonstrations include: Prof. Gurdip Singh, Dr. H.S. Kasture, Prof. V.D. Shukla, Dr. S.N. Gupta, Dr. H.I. Jani, Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, Dr. H.T. Khamar, Dr. S.H. Acharya, Dr. Anup Thakar, Dr. Kishoresinh Chudasama, Dr. Haridra Dave, Dr. Dhaivat Vora, Dr. Nilesh Bhatt, Dr. T.L. Swami, Dr. Prerak Shah, Dr. Atulbhai Bhavsar, Dr. Manoj Upadhyaya, Dr. Hareshbhai Vyas, Dr. Ashutosh Pandya, Dr. Neha Tank etc. The valedictory function was graced by eminent Ayurvedic Physician Dr. Kiritbhai Pandya as the Chief Guest and Dr. Mayaben Kodnani, MLA- Naroda as the Guest of Honour. Shri Kesubhai Shah, Managing Trustee – AYU Trust presided over the function. Dr. Anand Barot, Dr. Foram Shah, Dr. D.S. Limbasia had also spoken on this occasion.
M.D. (Ayu) Admission
During the academic year 2005-2006, 32 candidates (including 5 under reserved category) have joined First M.D. (Ayu) course out of 34, selected at the I.P.G.T. & R.A.  It includes five seats under Government of Gujarat nomination quota, five seats under Government of India nomination quota and three foreign student seats which have been filled by general category as none of the foreign student had applied. Two candidates out of Government of India nominated quota have not joined till September 30, 2005. Eleven  students (including one under Government of Gujarat nomination quota) have been given admission at Govt. Akhandanand Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Ahmedabad in the upgraded Dept. of Kayachikitsa, out of which one candidate from out of state quota had not joined till September 30, 2005.
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