The process of learning in Vedic period was mainly in the form of hearing – memorizing- using. In the later days, they were documented in texts in the form of Sutras. They are concise, unambiguous, meaningful, easy to remember and properly applied. Ayurveda texts mainly contain the concepts in the form of sutras. Learning the sutra is the first step towards learning the Ayurveda. With this concept SDM College of Ayurveda, Daksha – SDM men's club organized Hridayavabodhini Shloka recitation competition at SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi. More than 650 students from 10 different Ayurveda colleges across Karnataka had registered for the first round. The competition was held at three different levels at various venues and final was held at SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi on 25/01/2018. Mr Sandeep S Achar of SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi bagged first place and Miss. Sharada M K of SDM Institute of Ayurveda Bengaluru bagged second place. Valedictory program was presided by Dr Shreekanth U Principal SDMCA Udupi and said these type competitions help the students in learning the Ayurveda and improves the knowledge. Judges of the program Dr Satyanarayana Bhat Principal Muniyal Institute of Ayurveda Medical Sciences Manipal, Dr Ragavendra Udupa, Professor Dept of Dravyaguna Alvas Ayurveda Medical College Moodabidri, Dr Uday Kumar, Sanskrit Scholar Udupi, Dr.Muralidhar Sharma Medical Superintendent SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi, Dr.Niranjan Rao Professor Dept of Panchakarma SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi, program coordinator Dr.Shrinidhi Dhanya and Dr Archana Himalaya Drug Company were present on the stage. Dr Ravikrishna S welcomed the gathering, Dr Ravi K V presented the program report, Dr Yogeesh Acharya presented vote of thanks, Dr Arunkumar was master of ceremony. Daksha Team members Dr Sandesh Kumar Shetty and Dr Shrinidhi Ballal were also present in the programme
On the occasion of Diamond Jubilee celebration, the 1st of the series of CME on ‘Karma Abhyasa’ was organised by SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi on 5th and 6th January 2018. The program was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the Medical Superintendent of SDM Ayurveda Hospital Dr.Muralidhara Sharma, Principal of the college Dr. Shreekanth U, Prof.& HOD, Dept. of PG studies in Kayachikitsa Dr. G. Shrinivasa Acharya and the delegates on 5th January 2018. This was followed by interactive session and hands on training in various branches of Ayurveda like Kayachikitsa, Panchakarma, Shalakyatantra, Shalya Tantra, Prasootitantra and StreeRoga and Rasashastra and BhaishajyaKalpana. This CME series has been open to all practitioners with the aim to bridge the gap between the practitioners and the institution and to refresh their academic potential. There were delegates from various states of India. The session concluded with a panel discussion will all the resource persons followed by the valedictory function on 6th January 2018.
World Sight Day was celebrated in Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi on 12/10/2017. The event was organized by the Shalakya Tantra Department. The function was inaugurated by Dr. Shreekanth U, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi. Sir emphasized on the excessive use of gadgets as the major cause of vision problems. The function was presided by Dr. Muralidhara Sharma, Medical Superintendent, SDM Ayurveda Hospital who highlighted on the role of Ayurveda in prevention of eye diseases in his presidential address. Dr. Muralidhara R, General Manager, SDM Ayurveda Pharmacy planted medicinal herbs beneficial for the protection of eyes in the hospital premises. The gathering was welcomed by Dr. Gayathri G. Hegde, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Shalakya Tantra. Dr. Sapna D. Bhandary, HOD, Dept. of Shalakyatantra delivered the vote of thanks. Dr. Chaithra S. Hebbar, co-ordinated the function. Dr. Deepak S.M., Dr. Jayakrishna Nayak, Sri C.Shrinivasa Hegde, Sri Nagesh C.H. were present in the program along with other doctors, teaching staff, PG scholars and Internees. The invocation was done by Dr. Swathi. An exhibition of medicinal plants, raw materials for the preparation of medicine and prepared medicines from SDM Ayurveda Pharmacy was conducted.
Free Eye Check Up camp was held on Saturday, 07-10-2017, by the department of Shalakya tantra. More than sixty patients participated and received treatment at discount rate and free eye check up. The hospital's chief superintendent Dr. Muralidhar Sharma said diseases related to eye, nose, mouth, throat and ear and its treatments are wxaplained in detail in Sushruta samhita. Some of the classical treatments available in the NIMI section of the Hospital which will benefit the patients.
Head of the Shalakya tantra Division and Ayurveda Ophthalmologist Dr. Sapna Dinesh Bhandari, said the camp was being held on the first Saturday of every month, for about nine months and that the public could get the benefits of this camp in the future. Eye specialist Dr. Gayatri Hegde and Dr. Chaitra S. Hebbar were present. Hospital Manager Mr. C. Srinivasa Hegde and the internees helped organizing the camp.
“Swacchata Hi Sewa” one week programs were conducted by NSS wing of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College, Udupi. As a part of the program importance of the hand wash and awareness campaign was organized from 15th to 24th September. NSS Volunteers carried out awareness programs for the inpatients and their assistants and demonstrated and trained the right method of Hand wash. As a part of the same program Manifestation letter competition was conducted to the college students. NSS unit officer Dr. Vidyalakshmi K. coordinators Dr. Mohammed Faisal, Dr. Aniruddha, Dr. Srinidhi Dhanya, Dr. Harshita MS organized this program.
September 5: Guruvandana program was organized at Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College and Hospital, Kuthpadi as a part of Teachers Day celebrations. Dr.D.Krishnamurthy, director of Om Shri Ayurvedics , Kalsangka, retired as a Head of the department & post graduate dean and the new CCIM member Dr. Tanmay Goswamy, director of the Punarnava Ayurvedic treatment center of Kunjibettu were honored. Honorable Dr. D. Krishnamurthy spoke on the occasion "The medical student must have patience and with the teachers guidance must come up in life. If the teachers with good intention and students with good behavior, the progress is certainly possible. In the current condition of the extinction of the Ayurveda plants, each institution should take up the task to grow Ayurvedic plants and make medicines and use it for people health. & He thanked the college Management as well as staff members who cooperated him in his work during his . Dr. Tanya Goswami , CCIm member, addressed the gathering and said student can only grow if he/she is fully committed to his Guru. He thanked for the blessings of all teachers for his success Presiding over the program, Dr. Srikanth U said identification of the achievers should inspire the next generation. Dr.Prabhakar U Ranjal welcomed. Professor welcomed the gathering . Dr.Suma V. Mallya and Hospital Manager Mr. C. Srinivasa Hegde praised the service of the Honorable guests. The hospitals medical superintendent Dr. Muralidhar Sharma is the read out the honorary letter, Dr. KR. Ramachandra geve the vote of thanks. On this occasion Postgraduate Dean Dr. B.R.Doadamani, Dr. Dr. Dr. Yogish Acharya, Dr. Chethana Dr. Seema were present
. Syndrashree, a student of BAMS 4 th year invoked.
71th Independence Day was celebrated in the presence of all students and teachers at Ayurveda College, Manjunatheshwara, Udyavara. Shri Krishna rao, retired teacher of Shirva Government Junior College, attended the event as the chief guest and performed the flag hoisting program. He spoke to the students and said, 'It is the duty of the youth to retain the freedom that our ancestors have gained. India should defend & protect the motherland as we protect our parents, "he instructed the students. The college's principal, Dr. Srikanth U. Greeted the gathering. National Service Planning Officer Dr. Vidyalakshmi welcomed the gathering. Physical Director Mr. Adarsh Shetty looked over the flag hoisting program and saluting the flag. Kasturirangan, Final Year BAMS ,proposed vote of thanks. Kruti K student of final year concluded the program. The program was compiled. In this case SDM Men's Club 'Daksha' released its quarterly magazine 'Arogya Patrika. National Anthem was sung by college students & staffs.
Breast feeding awareness programme was organised by the Dept. of Kaumarabritya, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Udupi on 4th August 2017 in association with Health Care Division Sandu. Dr. Shreekanth U, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi presided the function. Dr. Vidya Ballal, Associate Professor, Department of Prasootitantra and Streeroga was the chief resource person. She spoke on the importance of breast feeding in child health and adoptable breast feeding techniques. Dr. Prathviraj Puranik, HOD, Dept. of Kaumarabritya welcomed the gathering. Sri Vittal, Area Sales Manager, Health Care Division, Sandu delivered the introductory speech and was present with his team. Dr. Kavya compeered the function and Dr. Almas delivered the vote of thanks. Sri Ravishankar B., Director, SDM Research Centre, Dr. V.N.K. Usha, HOD, Dept. of Prasootitantra and Streeroga graced the programme. Dr.Chethan Kumar V.K., Dr. Sharashchandra R and Dr. Nagarathna S.J. faculty of dept. of Kaumarabritya with post graduate scholars organised the program. Mothers with their kids from different places nearby Udupi attended in great number and were provided with a kit by the sponsors.
A guest lecture on the topic ‘Exam related anxiety and solutions’ was organised on 12/07/2017 by the Examination committee of S.D.M. College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi. Dr. Deepak Mallya, Consultant Psychiatrist from A.V. Baliga Hospital, Doddanagudde, Udupi was the resource person. Dr. Shreekanth P, Head of the examination committee shared the dias. Importance of planned methodical preparation throughout the year, time management and importance of concentration and focus in the class were the highlights of the lecture. The programme began with an invocation by Miss Vaishnavi, followed by welcome address by Miss Nithyashree and vote of thanks by Mr. Kasthurirangan. Miss Swathi Bhat was the Master of ceremony. Dr. Gayathri Hegde, Dr. Sahana Kamath and Dr. Suma Mallya co-ordinated the programme.
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College organized A health awareness program at SVS PU College , Katapady, Udupi. Health Awareness Campaign was about 'Rainy Diseases and Precautionary Activities'. Dr. Dr. Sandesh Kumar Shetty, Assistant Professor of Swastha vritta Department of our college delivered sppech about the symptoms and prevention of monsoon, malaria, dengue, typhoid, liver disease etc. Assistant Professor Dr. Yogish Acharya, Dr. Srinidhi were also presenent.
As a part of 3rd International Yoga Day celebration Department of Swasthavritta have organized varieties of programs from 30th May to 21st June. “Yoga Masa”- from 30-05-2017 to 21-06-2017 - camp for public with the collaboration of SDM College of Yoga and Naturopathy, Ujire. Conducted different competitions like Yoga dance competition, Yoga demonstration competition and article writing competition on 14-06-2017.“Yoga saptaha” – 1 week Yoga camp in college and visited 3 schools namely St Francis Xavier High School, Udyavara, Hindu Higher Primary School, Udyavara and Kuthpadi Higher Primary School, Kuthpadi from 15-06-2017 to 21-06-2017. On 21st June mass yoga practice followed by guest speech by Mrs Roopa Ballal, Yoga Teacher, Syndicate training school, Manipal.
Our College celebrated its annual Day on 21st January, 2017 in Bhavaprakasha Auditorium at 9:30 am. Dr.M.Mohan Alva, President, Alvas education Foundation– Moodabidri graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Dr Shrikanth U, Principal, Dr.Muralidhara Sharma, Medical Superintendent, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital udupi, ,Shri Subramanya Bhat,Student welfare Dean, were the other dignitaries present. Kumari Nityshri K welcomed the gathering and also introduced the Chief Guest Dr.M.Mohan Alva to the audience. The annual report of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College,Udupi. showcasing the activities of the Institution over the last one year, was presented by the Dr. Muralidhara Sharma, Medical Superintendent. In his address, Dr.M.Mohan Alva spoke about the major challenges of students during their Medical studies. He told that the institute not only provides the technical knowledge but also builds in the students a scientific mind and a sense of rational questioning and also shared his experiences of this College during his Graduation. He also motivated the students to organize themselves to be a fruitful citizen and to give the best to the society. He appreciated the institution for giving such a quality technical education and he ended his speech by congratulating all the prize winners. Students who have achieved excellence in co-curricular and sporting activities were awarded on this occasion and was convened by Dr.Seema M.B and Dr.Vidya Ballal . Mr.lekhan K.G , Secretary, Student sports council addressed the activities and events of the council for past one year. Dr.leenu C.B , Student council representative read the wishes from the honorable president Padmavibhushana Dr.D.Veerendra heggadeji, Prof.S.Prabhakar, Vice President, Shri.D.Harshendra Kumar, Secretary, Dr.B.Yashovarma, Secreatry, SDM Education Society. Mr. Kasturirangan, Secretary, Student Council delivered the vote of thanks. The stage was then set for a variety of entertainment programs by the students. The cultural activities began with a Classical Dance performance as a medium of expression of prayer.
Swacch Bharath Program was conducted as a part of Swacch Bharath Abhiyan drive. The event was held on 23/11/16 at 3pm in SDM Ayurveda College campus by Youth Red Cross wing and NSS wing of the college. Dr. Muralidhara Sharma, Medical Superintendent inaugurated the program addressing the gathering. Volunteers from 1st year BAMS participated actively in the program. Dr. Shrilatha Kamath, Program officer, Youth Red Cross and Chairman of Extracurricular committee, Dr. Vidyalakshmi, Program officer NSS, Dr. Sudheendra Honwad, Dr. Aniruddha and Dr. Yogeesh Coordinators of the committee, post graduate scholars Dr Leenu and Dr Venkatesh, members Ms. Kanakalaxmi and Ms Ananya cooperated in the smooth conduction.
On 4th of November Shishopanayana Samskara was held marking the start of new batch of Undergraduate as well as Post graduates at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College & Hospital, Udupi. The Gathering was welcomed by Dr. Mamatha K.V Professor, Department of Prasooti tantra & Stree Roga . Speaking on this occasion Chief Guest Prof.Madhur Mohana Kalluraya, Retd Professor, Shri Mahaveera College, Moodabidri explained the duties of the student in path of gaining knowledge from the teacher. He also called upon the qualities expected in students. Dr.Shrikanth U, Principal of the college in his presidential address spoke about how students can shape their future and become successful. Shri Subhramanya Bhat, Associate Professor of department of Ayurveda Samhita & Siddanta administered the oath to the new batch students. Vote of thanks was given by Dr.Rajalakshmi, Associate Professor, department of Panchakarma. The Program was anchored by Dr.Ravindra Angadi & Dr.Harshita, and the whole program was Supervised by Dr.Prabhakar Upadhyaya Renjal, Professor & Head, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana.
It is only befitting that the most loved teachers of the institute be thanked for their service to education on the birth anniversary of the most distinguished teacher in the history of India. As a part of the Teachers’ Day occasion on 7th September 2016, Dr.Sunanda Pai, Retired Principal, SDMCA, Udupi was felicitated by our Principal Dr.Srikanth U, Dr.Muralidhara Sharma, Medical superintendent of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi, Shri. Shrinivasa Hegde. Manager, Dr.K.R.Ramachandra, former principal of our college, Dr.Shrilatha Kamath, Assosiate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa. The institute conveyed its gratitude for the distinguished teacher who dedicated her working life to teaching on campus. Dr.Shripathi Kinnikambala & Dr.N.T Anchan said it is because of teachers like Dr.Sunanda Pai that SDM College of Ayurveda has achieved the stature it holds today. Dr.Veerakumara K, Associate Professor, Department of Kaychikitsa delivered roll of honor. Dr.Yogeesh Acharya and Dr.Harshita M mastered the ceremony. Dr. Srikanth P.H delivered vote of thanks.
The eve of 14th August, 2016 saw faculty, students coming together to show their respect of 70th Independence day in the form of a candle march in remembrance of the martyrs of freedom fight . The candle march began at 7p.m from Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College, Udupi in which more than 200 students joined the march where all the students took up candles and walked around the premises singing various patriotic songs. This was in the memory of all the freedom fighters who pledged their life for their country as well as those unnamed soldiers without whose support independent India would still be a distant dream. The name “India” drawn on the stage was illuminated by candles in front of Lord Dhanwantari, signifying the independent unified India. The march was attended by Dr.Muralidhara Sharma, Medical superintendent of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi , Dr.B.Ravishankar, Research Director, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Research Center, Dr.Muralidhara ballal, General manager, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Pharmacy, Dr.Seema M.B, Convener of the Cultural Committee, Shri. Shrinivasa Hegde. Manager, SDM Hospital and other staffs of College and Hospital.
Department of Dravyagunavijnana in association with National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of our institution organised Surapala Saptaha in connection with Vanamahotsava 2016, by plantation of medicinal plants in herbal garden for one week from 13th to 19th July 2016 . All the head of the departments, staff members, Undergraduates, Postgraduate scholars and the internees took active participation by planting medicinal plants. Sri Ramesh Poojary President GIANTS Udupi, Sri Madhusudan Herur Ex President GIANTS Udupi, Sri Anand Secretary GIANTS Udupi were the chief guest for Vanamahotsava program on19th July. Principal Dr.Shrikanth. U inaugurated the program by planting Neem plant in Nimba vana. A total of 245 medicinal plants especially useful for various Panchakarma procedures were planted in Saptavana (7 gardens) during Surapala saptaha.
Dr.Sujatha K, Proffessor, Department of Rasashastra & bhaishajya Kalpana. Her valuable contributions to this institution are not hidden to all of us. She joined this college 22 years ago however, it never known to us that how this big time has passed with her happily. It is her hard work and commitment towards her duty made what she is today. On this occasion Dr.Nagaraj Poojary Prof & Head, Department of Roganidana, SDMCA, Udupi shared his experiences and said that She was like a pillar in this college who always helped us and college activities with her strategic suggestions. Dr.Shreekanth U, Principal, SDMCA, Udupi spoke on this occasion admired about her activeness and good energy level in the academic and other activities and he also said it is impossible to hold the time and wished all the very best for the rest of life. One of her post graduate students Dr.Shrilaxmi said that she was like the maker of future to the students. Dr.Kavya tyagarajan, internee, said she will be missed by us and students forever. Miss meghana, Second year BAMS student shared her experiences and said Of-course she has been a part of the lifeblood of this college.
1st July 2016 a cloudy day, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital celebrated Doctors Day. This Day was intended to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. This event was organized by staff’s of our Hospital. Dr.Shrikanth. U, Chief Medical Officer, SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi spoke about importance and responsibilities of the doctors as well as to promote Health Care and follow the responsibilities of their profession . Dr.Muralidhar Sharma, Medical Superintendent, SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi was present. Dr.Shridhar Holla, coordinator, HRD & Documentation spoke about the day and said It is very important to understand the significant roles and responsibilities of the doctors, this annual celebration should helps common public to get aware about the roles, importance and the precious care of the doctors.
World environment day 2016 was celebrated on June 10,2016 as a part of the Vagbhata Saptaha which is conducted to pay our respect to Acharya Vagbhata who is author of “Ashtanga hridaya” one of three important scriptures in Ayurveda. On this occasion Dr.N.A.Madhyastha, Rtd Principal, Poornaprajna College, udupi was the chief guest who spoke about the protection of the environment and species as essential factor for the survival of the mankind.Dr.Shrikanth U, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Dr.B.R.Doddamani, Dean, Asst P.G Dean, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Dr.Shridhar Bairy, Head of the dept Dravyaguna, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi were present.