Ph.D. Ayurveda: KayachikitsaInstitute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi
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The department of Kayachikitsa is established in 1963 and is the major clinical department of the faculty. This department is essentially concerned with postgraduate education, research and patient care in the area of Ayurvedic Internal Medicine and its clinical specialties. The Department conducts MD(Ay) and Ph.D. programmes in its three broad specialties besides other subspecialties Le. Kayachikitsa-Chikitsa (General Medicine), Manas Roga (Ayurvedic Psychiatry) and Panchakarma (Biopurification and Physical Medicine). P.G. Diploma course in Panchakarma therapy was started in the year 2000.
The various research activities in the evaluation of efficacy of ayurvedic drugs in hrid roga (cardio-respiratory disorders), udar roga (gastrointestinal disorders), yakrit roga (hepatology), twak roga (skin & VD), manas roga (psychiatry), rasayana and vajikarana (geriatrics and aphrodisiacs) and vata vyadhi (rheumatology and neurology) are going on. The future development plans are to start geriatric clinic and to establish well equipped departmental laboratory to conduct drugs research.