Prof. Kishor Patwardhan


    Prof. Kishor Patwardhan currently works for the Department of Kriya Sharir, Faculty of Ayurveda, Banaras Hindu University. His doctoral work was on identifying various issues, concerns and challenges of Ayurveda Education in India which he executed through a Nation-wide survey that involved Ayurveda students and teachers. He is involved in developing and evaluating different teaching-learning methods for Kriya Sharir. He has lectured in India and abroad on various topics such as Ayurveda physiology, academic writing, research methods, educational research, and education policy. He has received ‘AYUSH-sponsored Vaidya-Scientist Fellowship’ from TDU, Bengaluru. His research interests include Ayurveda biology, Ayurveda Education and Policies on Higher Education. He is a recipient of Dr. C Dwarikanath Award of Indian Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine [IASTAM-India] for the year 2019. He is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. He has worked as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committees of IPGT&RA (Jamnagar), the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) and the School of Life Sciences, MAHE, Manipal.

    He is the coordinator and Principal Investigator of Ayurveda Network, an activity that was initiated under Subject-Based Network component of the PMMMNMTT scheme of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. This is currently being supported by the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India.

    His research publications can be accessed HERE.