Duration of each diploma: 1 year / 4 semesters
Each diploma starts in February and ends in October
Each diploma has four modules / subjects

Total 150 hours compulsory
Division : 100 hours self study
50 hours : Lectures, Workshops, Seminars, compulsory.
Fees: 375 USD

Assessment Theory
(written and oral (vivavoce) at the end of course - 60 % weight age)
Essays for each module - 40% weight age
Passing 50% assignment.
Study material will be provided for self study.
Lectures will be conducted by Ayurvedic specialists from India on regular basis
for every 3-4 months.


Distance learning, self study, attending lecturers, seminars, workshops, conferences, meetings, audio, video, CD ROMs, reading, etc.
Recommended books for reading.
Queries will be answered by correspondence, fax, e-mail, telephone, video conferencing


1. Introduction to Ayurveda Anatomy and Physiology
2. Healthy Life
3. Herbs, Minerals, Metals, Pharmacy
4. Common symptoms, Effective remedies

Introduction to Ayurveda

1. Introduction
1.1 Introduction to Ayurveda
1.2 Origin & History of Ayurveda
1.3 Present Status of Ayurveda Education and Research in the world

2. Principles of Ayurveda
2.1 Panchmahabhoota Siddanta (Five element theory / pentads)
2.2 Triguna Siddhanta (Three Omnisubstances)
2.3 Tridosha Siddhanta (Concept of three energies)
2.4 Saptadhatu Siddhanta (Concept of seven tissues)
2.5 Trimala Siddhanta (Concept of three waste products)
2.6 Agni Siddhanta (Concept of digestive enzymes) (Conversion energy)
2.7 Annapachan Siddhanta (concept of digestion)
2.8 Prakruti Siddhanta (concept of constitution)(Body&Mind)
2.9 Loka Purusha Siddhanta (concept of Macrocosm &Microcosm)
2.10 Samanya Vishesha Siddhanta (concept of similarity & Dissimilarity)
2.11 Rass- Veery- Vipaka - prabhav Siddhanta (Concept of taste, thermal effect,post digestived effect &special attribute)
2.12 Vyadhi Siddhanta (Concept of disease)
2.13 Chikitsa Siddhanta (Concept of treatment)
2.14 Rasayana Vajeekarana Siddhanta (Concept of Rejuvination & vitalization)
2.15 Panchakaarma Siddhanta (Concept of Panchakaarma)
(Five purification methods)
2.16 Satmya - Asstmya Siddhanta (Concept of acclaimatisation)
2.17 Sawasthya Siddhanta (Concept of Health)
2.18 Guna Siddhanta (Concept of properties / attributes)
2.19 Deerghayu Siddhanta (Concepts of logevity)
2.20 Stholya Karshya Siddhanta (Concepts of obese & thin)
2.21 Vyadhikshamatwa Siddhanta (Concept of immunity)
2.22 Ashtang Ayurveda (Eight folded Ayurveda)

Text Books
Ayurveda Philosophy by Prof. Dr. P .H. Kulkarni
Published by Ayurveda Education Service

Body, Mind and Soul by Prof. Dr. P .H. Kulkarni & Prof. Dr. Manish Patwardhan Published by Ayurveda Education Series

Anatomy & Physiology

The Five Basic Elements (Panchamahabhootas) :
a) Earth (Pruthvi), b) Water (Aapa), c) Fire (Teja), d) Air (Vayu), e) Ether (Aakasha)
Properties, Functions of Mahabhootas.

The Three Doshas :
Vata, b)Pitta, c) Kapha
Properties, ii) Site, iii) Functions, iv) signs of increase & decrease
5 Sub - types of each dosha and their site, functions.

The Seven Dhatus (Tissues) :
1)Rasa (Lymph), 2) Rakta (Blood), 3) Mamsa (Muscles), 4) Meda (Faty), 5) Asthi (Bony), 6) Majji (Narras), 7) Shukra (Reproductive) - Properties, site, functions signs of increases / decreases.

Three Malas (Waste products) :
i) Mala (Faces) ii) Mutra (urine) iii) Sweda (Sweat), - Properties,
functions - sign of increases / decreases Malas.

Sortasas : (Channels) Various body systems / (channels) location, functions physiology of different systems.

Concept of Agni : (Conversion energy / Enzyme system)
i) Types of Agni, ii) Functions of Agni, iii) Physiology of Angi

Concept of Anma : (Half digested food Materials).
Relation of Agni & Aama
Signs or present of Aama
Treatment of Aama

Concept of "Oja" : (Essence of all body tissues / metabolism), site functions signs of increase / decrease, factors responsible for increase / decrease.

Concept of "Prakruti" : (Constitution), different types of constitutions, Anatomical Physiological and Mental Characteristics of different constitution.
Assessment of constitution, importance of constitution.
Concept properties and functions of mind. Anatomy of various organs (Ayurvedic approach), functions.
Marma points, locations, properties, types etc.
Embrylogy (Grabhavkranti)

Text Books
Ayurveda Philosophy By Prof. Dr. P. H. Kulkarni
Published by Ayurveda Education Series

Body Mind and Soul By Prof. Dr. P. H. Kulkarni & Prof. Dr. Maneesh Patwardhan
Published by Ayurveda Education Series


Concept of Swasthya (Health)
Dinacharya (Daily Regimen)
Rutucharya (Seasonal Regimen)
Concept of Aahar ( Diet)
Aahaar (Diet)
Various food items
Food of health
Food as medicine (Aushadhi)
Concept of exercise (Vihar)
Relation of Yoga and Ayurveda
Health and beautiful body

Text Books
Ayurveda Aahar / food by Prof. Dr. P. H. Kulkarni
Published by Ayurveda Education Series
Ayurvedic Aahar - The scientific diat with CD Rom by Prof. Dr. P. H. Kulkarni



Concept of Rasa, Veerya Vipaka (Theory of taste, potency, post digestive effect and special effect).
The 20 (Gunas) attributes (10 pairs of attributes).
Concept of Karma (Various actions).
Study of herbs.
Basic principles of Rasahastra (Metals and Minerals).
Study of few basic metals and minerals.
Concept of Ayurvedic pharmacy. Panchakashya Kalpana (Concept of and basic methods of preparations of Ayurvedic medicines).
Concept of Swarasa (Juice).
Concept of Kalka (Paste).
Concept of Kwatha (Decoction)
Concept of Hima (Cold Infusion).
Concept of Phanta (Hot Infusion).
Ayurvedic oils and ghees. Avalehas (Ayurvedic Herbal Jams)
Allied concepts of pharmacy
Anupana (Concept of Vehicle) Aushadhi sevana Kaala (The time of administration of the medicine).
Matra (Dosage of Medicine).

Text Books
Ayurveda Herbs by Prof. Dr. P. H. Kulkarni
Published by Ayurveda Education Series

Ayurveda Metals by Prof. Dr. P. H. Kulkarni
Published by Ayurveda Education Series


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