Qualification: 
MD, BAMS
haroon@am.amrita.edu

Dr. Haroon Irshad currently serves as Associate Professor in the department of Samhita, Sanskrit and Siddhanta at Amrita School of Ayurveda. He has 8.5 years of teaching experience including 6.5 years of Post graduate teaching experience. He completed his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) in 2008 from SDM college of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka and MD in Ayurveda Siddhanta in the year 2011 from Dr. BNMR Ayurvedic Medical college and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka. He joined Amrita School of Ayurveda on August 2011. As a Guide and Co guide he has guided 6 and 10 Post graduate students respectively. He has served as organising committee member of Charaka Tatvamritham, Hridayamritam and Jnanamritham series conducted every year by the department of Samhita Siddhanta. He has been an active participant of Environmental awareness programmes organised by Amala Bharatam and worked as team leader for serve an hour programmeas as a part of Amritavrasham-60. He has also worked as an editor of Amritakshari (Campus magazine) for the year 2014, Co ordinator for interdepartmental Post graduate Parayana programme conducted on every Thursday. He has attended various National and International conferences. He is a recognized Under graduate and Post graduate Examiner of various universities.

Awards and Achievements

Best Paper Award

Best Paper Presenter in Teacher’s Category, Paper Titled “Identification and interpretation of the changes found in different contexts of Ashtanga Samgraha Sutrasthana in comparison to Charaka samhita” in the scientific session of Anusandhana 2019, National Seminar and workshop on Research Methodology and Statistics organised by KVG Ayurveda medical college and Hospital in association with KVG Ayurveda Pharma and Research centre, Sullia, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka on 22nd February 2019

Guest Lecture/Invited Talks

  1. A session on Methodology for understanding Charaka Samhita at Charaka Govt.Ayurveda Postgraduate centre, Mysore on 12th June 2015.
  2. A session on Ayurvedic Literature for MA Philosophy and Applied Psychology students in the Amritadarshanam-International centre for Spiritual studies at School of Arts and Science, Amritapuri campus on 11th November 2015.
  3. A session on Methodology for understanding Ashtanga Hridaya for First professional BAMS students at Mandsaur Institute of Ayurveda education and Research, Madhya Pradesh on 08th January 2019.

Scientific Paper Presentations

  1. “Identification and interpretation of the changes found in different contexts of Ashtanga Samgraha Sutrasthana in comparison to Charaka Samhita” at Anusandhana 2019, National Seminar and workshop on research Methodology and statistics organised by KVG Ayurveda medical college and Hospital in association with KVG Ayurveda Pharma and Research centre, Sullia, Dakshina Kannada on 22nd February 2019
  2. “An Introduction to Pramana in Ayurveda” at National seminar on Bharatiya Darshaneshu pramanasamiksha- Vedantaparibhashadisha organized by Dept.of Vedanta, Govt. Sanskrit college, Thiruvananthapuram on 25th – 27th October 2018
  3. “Role of Vakyasha, Vakyarthasha and Arthavayavasha in understanding Samhita” at National seminar on Role of Sanskrit in the Development and updation of Ayurveda organized by Dept.of Nyaya, Govt. Sanskrit college, Thiruvananthapuram on 25th -26th Nov 2016
  4. “Application of the Concept of Vivarta Vada in Atatwabhinivesha” at Sthaapana- National level seminar on Fundamentals of Ayurveda organised by Dept. Of Basic Principles. KLE university’s Sri BMK Ayurved mahavidyalaya, Shahapur, Belgaum,Karnatka on 29th-30th Jan 2010.

Improvement of Professional Career by Attending Following Programs:

  1. Attended workshop on Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis using R-software at Christian Medical college, South Asian centre for Cochrane network, Bagayam campus, Vellore on 12th – 14th December 2019.
  2. Attended one day workshop on “R Programming language for Teachers” at Sri Buddha college of Engineering, Noornad organised by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai on 9th November 2019.
  3. Participated in CME for Teachers of Samhita-Siddhant organised by Institute of Postgraduate training and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar- sponsored by Rashtriya Ayurved Vidyapeeth, Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India, on 5th- 10th August, 2019.
  4. Participated in CME for Teachers of Samhita-Siddhant organised by North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy (NEIAH), Shillong- sponsored by Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India, on 24th – 29th September, 2018.
  5. Participated in Training Programme on Samhita adhyayane samskritasya Prabhavah organised by Dept. of Samhita-Siddhanta, Govt.Ayurveda college, Thiruvananthapuram on 16th – 17nd February 2018
  6. Participated in ROTP on Dosha sameeksha-A clinical outlook (sponsored by Ayush) organised by Dept. of Samhita-Siddhanta, Govt.Ayurveda college, Thiruvananthapuram on 20th – 22nd January 2016.
  7. Participated in TTT (Training to Teachers) workshop organised by CCIM at Pankaja Kasturi Ayurveda Medical college, Thiruvananathapuram on 29th – 31st December 2015.

Programmes Organised

  • Team Leader- Programme committee Head for Prajnanam 2019, National seminar on Infertility and Ayurveda management at Amrita school of Ayurveda on February 1st – 2nd 2019
  • As a Team leader conducted Zonal competitions of Hridayamritam 2015 at SDM college of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan on 7th to 9th December 2015.
  • Team leader for Amritakalotsavam fest- December 2013
  • Organised Dhanwantari Jayanti celebrations, November (2013 and 2018).
  • In collaboration with Dept. of Kayachikitsa, Prepared the Models of Sroto Vignaneeyam and Dhatu Poshana Nyayas, represented Amrita School of Ayurveda at Global Ayurveda Summit & Expo, Trivandrum. February 2012.

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2019

Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Ramdas P. V., C. Ushakumari, and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Relevance of Panchamahabhuta in Ayurveda”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental vision in Vedas. Dept. of Vedanta, Govt. Sanskrit college, Tripunithura, pp. 108-116, 2019.

2016

Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Role of Vakyasha, Vakyarthasha and Arthavayavasha in Understanding Samhita”, proceedings of National seminar on Role of Sanskrit in the Development and updation of Ayurveda . Dept.of Nyaya, Govt. Sanskrit college, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 79-87, 2016.

2014

Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Satvavajaya Chikitsa-Its role in Ayurveda”, Proceedings of National seminar on Concept of Mind in Nyaya-Vaisheshika and Ayurveda . Department of Nyaya, Government Sanskrit College, Thiruvananthapuram , pp. 118-122, 2014.

Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Publication Title

2019

Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Haroon Irshad, Haritha Chandran, Dr. Ramdas P. V., and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Importance of Panchavayava Vaakya In Ayurveda”, in Nyayadarshanan as an undercurrent in Indian Literature -Edited by Dr. Lakshmi Vijayan V. T., 2019.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

M. Muhsina, Dr. Leena P. Nair, Dr. Ramdas P. V., and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “A Comprehensive review on the preventive and curative aspects of Vyayama”, International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 417-430, 2019.

2018

Athira P., Dr. Leena P. Nair, and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Chatushka Methodology :A Unique Contribution of Charaka Samhita”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 4-1, pp. 110-113, 2018.

2018

Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Ramdas P. V., Dr. Haroon Irshad, Ravinder Korede, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Comparitive Analysis of Caraka’s Tantrayukti and Vadamarga and its application for logical interpretation of concepts in Samhita-A Review”, Ayushdhara-An International Journal of Research in Ayush & Allied Systems, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1786-1790, 2018.

2018

D. Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Ramdas P. V., Dr. Haroon Irshad, Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Nyaya (Maxims) and its Applied Aspect in Charaka Samhita - A Review”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 3, 2 vol., no. 2, pp. 172-174, 2018.

2018

D. Sukanya V. S., Dr. Haroon Irshad, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Vada and Vadamarga - Its Utility in Ayurveda”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 3, 2 vol., no. 2, pp. 160-163, 2018.

2018

Praneetha Kesavan V., Dr. Haroon Irshad, Akhilesh Shukla, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Understanding Sukha and Dukha from Ayurvedic Perspective”, Aryavaidyan - A Quarterly journal on Ayurveda And Allied Sciences, vol. XXXI, pp. 54-60, 2018.

2018

D. Shweta Hegde, Dr. Leena P. Nair, Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Pandulipi Samshodhak: A Manuscript Editor”, International Journal of Sanskrit Research (IJSR 2018), vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 91-96, 2018.[Abstract]


Manuscriptology is the science dealing particularly with the study of manuscripts or old literary documents. Before the writing & printing speaking was the medium of transmitting ideas. Man evolved the technique of oral communication by the use of sounds. In India Vedas were transmitted from generation to generation only through speaking & hearing. Writing was done on walls of caves, clay cylinders, stone, wood, metal, pottery etc. Later on writing on leaves -Palm, bark of Bhurja, cloth, papyrus & parchment by incising or inscribing. India has the largest number of Manuscripts in the world. In India there are a large number of Manuscripts and other documents written during the last several centuries and now available in different Institutions. In fact the number is so large and wide spread even rough estimate is also difficult. Lots of difficulties can be faced while studying the manuscript. Searching, getting and reading the manuscript need lots of effort. To overcome that C-DAC developed a software called Pandu lipi samshodhak which helps the literary scholar to easily find the manuscript source, availability, condition and all the facilities to study and translation to the universal language English.

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2018

S. Hegde, Haritha Chandran, Dr. Leena P. Nair, and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Traditional Indian way of Eating an Overview”, Journal of Ethnic Foods, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 20-23, 2018.[Abstract]


Eating (also known as consuming) is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth. Hands are most vital for cooking sustenance and for eating. Many individuals find eating with hands unhygienic, primitive, and nauseating; however, eating food with hands is associated with not just the body but also the psyche and soul. There is rationality behind the Indian routine of eating with fingers. Different types of vessels are used as needed to set up the sustenance . In Indian families, distinctive leaves such as banana leaf and jerk teak leaf are used for serving food. While eating in abundance, one must use hands to feel the food. Eating with a spoon or fork is often the current practice and is considered clean and advantageous; however, the vast majority of people do not understand that there is reasoning behind eating sustenance with hands. Eating by sitting on the floor has multitudinous advantages and is yet to be popularized in different regions across Asia.

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2016

D. T, Dr. Haroon Irshad, and Mund, J. Shankar, “Gramya Ahara Vihara”, Unique Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicines (UJAHM), vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 44-47, 2016.

2016

Dr. Haroon Irshad, T, D., P.V, R., and Mund, J. Shankar, “Understanding Swapna or Dream”, Unique Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicines (UJAHM), vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 12-16, 2016.

2016

Dr. Leena P. Nair, Sures, D. Suramya, Akhilesh Shukla, Dr. Haroon Irshad, and Mund, D. Jaya Shank, “Significance of Natural Sleep and Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Health”, International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy, vol. 7897, pp. 2277-4343, 2016.

2016

Dr. Leena P. Nair, suresh, D. Suramya, Shukla, D. Akhilesh, Dr. Haroon Irshad, and Mund, D. J. Shankar, “Concept of Vegadharana in View of Prevalence of Diseases in Females”, Global journal of research on medicinal plants & Indigenous Medicine, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 101–113, 2016.

2015

Dr. Haroon Irshad and Shukla, A., “Jalapana vidhi-Method of Drinking Water in Ayurveda”, Ayurveda Journal of Health, vol. XIII, no. 4, pp. 16-22, 2015.

2015

A. T. Manjusha, Dr. Haroon Irshad, Ramadas, P. V., and Mund, J. Shankar, “Nyaya and Its Relevance in Ayurveda”, Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine (GJRMI), vol. 4, pp. 247–252, 2015.[Abstract]


The simple metaphors used by the ancient people in the colloquial language later technically termed as Nyaya. Afterwards it is used as a tool to define many difficult concepts in a simplified manner even for the common people. Nyayas are widely accepted as an authorized tool to express
the ancient scientific principles. In Ayurvedic texts, mostly the commentators use Nyayas to make the learner understand the concepts in a better and apparent way. The understanding of Nyaya is very much necessary to get clear knowledge about the hidden concepts. The present review emphasizes on various Nyaya and its importance in understanding the basic principles of Ayurveda. Some of such important Nyayas used are - Kakadanta Pareeksha Nyaya, Go-Balivarda Nyaya, Go Dohana Nyaya etc-.

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2015

M. Chandran, Dr. Haroon Irshad, and Mund, J. Shankar, “Concept of Tantrayukti with Special Emphasis on Pradesa Tantrayukti”, Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine (GJRMI), vol. 4, pp. 253–258, 2015.[Abstract]


The effort to acquire knowledge is necessary for the growth and development of human culture. Every branch of knowledge in the course of its transmission from generation to generation acquires a unique mode of expression and evolves a specific methodology to explain the concept to the learner. In Ayurveda, a sound knowledge of this methodology i.e. “Tantrayukti” is a desideratum for the exposition of the subject and its understanding. While going through Samhita (ancient ayurvedic classics),it can be found that some points are only implicit or some are mentioned as a pointer and some may even raise doubts in the mind of the scholar. Here lies the importance of Tantrayukti, which are used for the construction of classical texts. One should interpret the Samhita with the help of these Tantrayukti to understand the science in an apparent way. Pradesa Tantrayukti is one among the 40 Tantrayukti explained by different Acharyas. It is widely used by our Acharyas while constructing the Samhita so that they can make it concise and precise. Even in the field of research, we are using the logic of Pradesa Tantrayukti knowingly or unknowingly. This review article highlights the importance of Tantryukti in exploring the Samhitas. Also, the paper stresses the utility of Pradesa Tantrayukti, in understanding the concepts in classical texts and applicability in research.

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