Dr. Haroon Irshad currently serves as Associate Professor in the department of Samhita, Sanskrit & Siddhanta, Amrita School of Ayurveda. He completed his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) in 2008 and MD in Ayurveda Siddhanta in 2011 from RGUHS, Bangalore. He joined Amrita School of Ayurveda on August 2011.

He had presented a Scientific paper titled “Application of the Concept of Vivarta Vada in Atatwabhinivesha” at Sthaapana- a National level seminar on Fundamentals of Ayurveda organised by Department of Basic Principles, KLE’s Sri BMK Ayurved mahavidyalaya, Shahapur, Belgaum from 29th- 30th january 2010. Dr. Haroon has attended various national, international conferences and Continuing medical education (CME) on Ayurveda. He is a recognized U. G. Examiner of various universities. He has also delivered guest lecturers in various institutions on different topics.


Year Publication Type Title
2015 Journal Article Chandran, Minu, Irshad, Haroon, Jaya Shankar Mund, "Concept of Tantrayukti with Special Emphasis on Pradesa Tantrayukti", in Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine (GJRMI), vol. 4, issue 12, 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. More »»
2015 Journal Article Manjusha, AT, Irshad, Haroon, Ramadas, PV, Jaya Shankar Mund, "Nyaya and Its Relevance in Ayurveda", in Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine (GJRMI), vol. 4, issue. 12, 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-. More »»
2015 Journal Article Irshad, Haroon, "Jalapana vidhi-Method of Drinking Water in Ayurveda", in Ayurveda Journal of Health, Centre for Indie Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, vol. XIII, issue-4, ISSN: 2372-1804, 2015.
2014 Conference Proceedings Irshad, Haroon, "Satvavajaya Chikitsa-Its role in Ayurveda", in Proceedings of National seminar on Concept of Mind in Nyaya-Vaisheshika and Ayurveda, Department of Nyaya, Government Sanskrit College, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 118-122, ISBN: 978-81-922232-4-7, 2014.