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India’s First AYUSH University to be set up at Kurukshetra

AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

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  • Haryana is all set to have India’s first AYUSH University in Kurukshetra
  • State government had decided to make Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College into a university
  • AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

Haryana is all set to have India’s first AYUSH University in Kurukshetra and is gearing up for the major development process. After focusing on Gurgaon regarding its Electricity supply, water supply, infrastructure project and road projects; there is shift of focus from Gurgaon to Kurukshetra.

The state cabinet approved the decision to set up India’s first AYUSH University in Kurukshetra. Actually, it is not a University but, State government had decided to make Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College into a university. “Cabinet has approved a proposal in this regard and the Shri Krishna AYUSH University would have courses of all the systems of AYUSH. The institute is expected to be functional soon with various facilities,” said Health Minister Anil Vij to Tribune news service.

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The University will have all the courses same as that of AYUSH University. The courses offered would include Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Naturopathy, Yoga and Homeopathy. In addition these courses will include Surgery, physiology, anatomy, panchakarma and surgery.

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There are currently 10 Ayurvedic colleges and a Homeopathic college working in the state out of 10, two are government colleges which were affiliated with Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences at Rohtak which will now be affiliated with Shri Krishna AYUSH University after it becomes functional.  The University will allow the students from all the states to take admissions.

An ordinance will soon pass for the university after which it would become functional. Shri Krishna Government Hospital was established in 1975 and has a capacity to take 50 students in BAMS and 50 students in D.Pharma. Both BAMS and D. Pharma are Ayurvedic courses.

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Shri Krishna government medical college records an average of 30,000 patients in Outdoor Patient Department (OPD) annually. AYUSH University will include both undergraduate and post graduate courses and will soon be function with different facilities that are offered by the university.

-by Aparna Gupta, an intern with NewsGram. Twitter @writetoaparna99

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Education Protects Women Against Memory Loss: Researchers

The study also suggests that early-life education improves memory in women

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Education protects older adults, especially women, against memory loss, say researchers. Pixabay

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss, say researchers, suggesting that children, especially girls, who attend school for longer will have better memory abilities in old age.

The study published in the journal Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, tested declarative memory in 704 older adults (58-98 years of age). Declarative memory refers to our ability to remember events, facts, and words, such as where you put your keys or the name of that new neighbour.

“Evidence suggests that girls often have better declarative memory than boys, so education may lead to greater knowledge gains in girls,” said study’s senior investigator Michael Ullman from Georgetown University in the US.

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“Education may thus particularly benefit memory abilities in women, even years later in old age,” Ullman added. Participants were shown drawings of objects and then were tested several minutes later on their memory of these objects. The findings showed that their memory performance became progressively worse with ageing.

However, more years of early-life education countered these losses, especially in women. In men, the memory gains associated with each year of education were two times larger than the losses experienced during each year of ageing. However, in women, the gains were five times larger. For example, the declarative memory abilities of an 80-year-old woman with a bachelor’s degree would be as good as those of a 60-year-old woman with high school education. So, four extra years of education make up for the memory losses from 20 years of ageing.

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Early-life education improves memory and counters memory loss in women. Pixabay

The results suggest that girls who attend school for longer will have better memory abilities in old age. This may have implications for memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. “Education has also been found to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. We believe that our findings may shed light on why this occurs,” Ullman said.

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“Since learning new information in declarative memory is easier if it is related to the knowledge we already have, more knowledge from more education should result in better memory abilities, even years later,” said study’s lead author Jana Reifegerste.

“These findings may be important, especially considering the rapidly ageing population globally. The results argue for further efforts to increase access to education,” Reifegerste added. (IANS)

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How COVID-19 is Reshaping Education in India?

Learning has shifted to virtual mode during the pandemic

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Education during the times of the pandemic is being delivered virtually. Pixabay

If there is one thing we have learned from the Coronavirus outbreak is that the future is unpredictable. In order to survive and thrive in the ever-changing world, we need to become more adaptive and innovative in every aspect of life. The wake of COVID-19 has coerced businesses, governments, education institutions and students, and almost every collective body to reinvent the ways they do things.

Schools and colleges were the first institutions that were locked down as soon as COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in India. This had an adverse effect on education in India. Amongst the additional concerns of learning of students, the virtual mode of delivering education has come to aid. Many online learning and training platforms in India have come forward with discounted or free access to their trainings. This is so that the school and college students could still continue learning courses of their syllabus as well as other necessary skills while staying at their homes.

E-learning has become a preferred way of learning among Indian students over the past couple of years. Though, it is still an optional way of learning for the Indian learning population. However, the sudden and unfortunate COVID-19 outbreak has turned it into a necessary mode of learning. It is allowing students to keep up their learning whether it is for school exams, semester finals, or competitive exams for college admissions, and jobs. E-learning is letting them study at their own pace and thus making productive use of their time at home.

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E-learning has become a preferred way of learning and education among Indian students during the pandemic. Pixabay

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Many schools and universities across India are also turning to online modes to deliver classes and lectures to their students. With support from technology, parents, faculty, and students, these institutions are making sure that the education is not hampered. They are continuing the classes online by live broadcasting or recorded videos, sharing homework and assignments over emails, and even helping students with their doubts through video mode. This mode of teaching and learning is not only limited to basic subjects but classes like physical education, yoga, dance, photography, and many more are also being taught through the same.

To fight this pandemic, a lot of universities across the world like Stanford University are also contemplating and planning to conduct ‘take-home examinations’ (Source), that is, arranging the examinations such that the students could take them from their homes only. This hasn’t been implemented in India yet; however, with the rising number of cases across India, the institutions may need to plan a similar mode of teaching and evaluating the students.

And, not just examinations, with the uncertainty around how long this situation may persist, students especially college going students may even miss out on doing industrial trainings, finding internships, and placement opportunities. To tackle the same, universities could make students aware or also arrange online internships and job fairs wherein the students could apply for the opportunities online. The corporate industry is equally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and is switching to offline mode of hiring at the moment and are open to work-from-home options until the situation persists.

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Online Examinations or ‘take-home examinations’ are being conducted for students. Pixabay

The Indian education system has shifted to the online mode of education and all the stakeholders including educational institutions, teachers, students, and parents are welcoming it with open arms. Although this is so as to continue the teaching and learning until the pandemic situation lasts, the stakeholders are also learning and exploring new and efficient ways to continue the process of learning. This makes it highly probable that this mode of education would continue and there will be new such innovations in teaching methods even after the situation has improved.

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Someone has rightly said, “Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity”. This unfortunate outbreak has propelled our education system to reinvent the way education is delivered and received. These difficult times are teaching us to be resilient in the face of hardships. Education in India is being reshaped out of necessity. We could either succumb to the changes or choose to see this as an opportunity to learn as well as teach the students various new skills like agility, adaptability, creativity, problem-solving, forward-thinking, flexibility in learning and performing various other tasks.

About the author: Sarvesh Agrawal is the founder and CEO of Internshala, an internship and training platform (internshala.com)

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Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced for at least 5000 years

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The word “Ayurveda” comes from the Sanskrit terms Ayur (life) and Veda (knowledge). Pixabay

Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced in the Indian subcontinent for at least 5000 years. The word “Ayurveda” comes from the Sanskrit terms Ayur (life) and Veda (knowledge). Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine was documented in Vedas thousands of years ago. It has evolved over the years and is now integrated with other traditional practices, including yoga.

Suśruta Samhita

Suśruta Samhita is an important book in Ayurveda. Originally written in the Sanskrit language by Sushruta about 5000 years ago. Sushruta (Suśruta) is regarded to be the Father of Surgery for inventing and developing surgical procedures in ancient India. According to legend,  Lord Dhanvantari passed the medical insight to his follower Divodasa, who then instructed Sushruta.

Charak Samhita

During 300 BCE, Charaka, an Ayurveda Physician compiled his knowledge of medicine and called it Agnivesa Samhita, later re-named it as Charak Samhita. This consists of eight books and one hundred twenty chapters. Charak Samhita describes the facts of diseases, diagnosis, treatments, and medicines which are necessary for the well being of human. It also includes sections on the importance of diet, hygiene, prevention, medical education, the teamwork of a physician, nurse, and patient necessary for recovery to health. Charaka Samhita mentions 84 types of alcoholic preparations and their medicinal value. Cannabis (Bhang) and Papaver somniferum (Afu) were used as potential pain relievers due to unavailability of analgesics. Use of cannabis is also mentioned in texts for sedation and anesthetization during surgeries.

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Ayurveda is one of the earliest sciences known to many. Vedicfeed

 

Appearances of people

According to Ayurvedic principles, everyone has a specific constitution or prakruti that determines his/her character and disease vulnerability. Health care is highly individualized practice under Ayurvedic principles. Appearances of people are categorized into 3 groups VataPitta, and Kapha.

  1. Vata – Thin and slim figured persons – It is associated with air and space. Vata energy is liked to a bodily movement that includes blood circulation and breathing. People who are creative and thinkers are of this category.
  2. Pitta – People of medium build and sharp features – Pitta energy is linked to fire and is thought to control the digestive and endocrine systems. People of this category are fiery in temperament and intelligent.
  3. Kapha – People with a stout figure and well-developed body and calm in Nature – Kapha energy is linked to earth and water. It is believed to control strength and growth and is associated with the back, torso, and chest.

Ayurvedic medicines

Ayurvedic medicines are prepared according to the Prakruthi of a person and the therapeutic effect needed. Milk, ghee, honey, molasses, ashes of pearls or diamonds, rock salts, several types of herbs- these are ingredients of Ayurvedic medicines.

In Ayurvedic preparations, the part of an herb is chosen and used depending on where its medicinal value lies and its curative effects on the body. Some examples are listed below:

  • Turmeric, Ginger, Velvet Leaf, Rhubarb: Roots
  • Chaste Tree, Coriander, Aloe Vera: Leaves
  • Black Pepper, Gooseberry, Indian Gall Nut: Fruit
  • Neem Tree, Ashoka Tree, Sandalwood: Bark
  • Cardamom, Coriander, Cowhage Plant: Seeds

Different herbs have different healing powers.

  • Aloe Vera, Sandalwood, Turmeric, Shatavari- Antiseptic (Protects against infections)
  • Turmeric, Echinacea – Antibiotic (Fights against viral and bacterial infections)
  • Cinnamon, Yarrow, Jasmine, Sandalwood – Astringent (heals tissues)
  • Cardamom, Coriander – Appetizer (Induces appetite)
  • Chamomile, Chrysanthemum, Basil, Ginger – Carminative (Helps in proper digestion)
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Health care is highly individualized practice under Ayurvedic principles. Pixabay

Bhasma

Bhasma literally means ashes. The medicated ashes of various metals and non-metals are administered as medicines. The effect of this bhasma is so instantaneous that it seems no less than a miracle. There are various researches on where the properties of these bhasmas are being evaluated. Bhasma is nothing but nanoparticles it is said.

Ayurveda for Animals

There is a specific branch in Ayurveda named as Pashu Ayurveda, where treatment protocols for diseases occurring to horses, elephants, and dogs are also mentioned.

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God of Ayurveda

Dhanvantari is a celebrated figure amongst the practitioners of Ayurveda. He is the progenitor of Ayurveda, and he stands on the top in the hierarchy of medicine in India. They celebrate Dhanvantari’s birthday on Dhanteras every year too. In Srimad Bhagavata Purana, there is a story about Bhagavan Dhanvatari when he revealed Ayurveda to the world. He is worshiped today as the pioneer of medical science in Hindu dharma. (VedicFeed)