Dr. C. UshaKumari currently serves us Professor and Head in the Department of Samhita, Sanskrit and Siddhanta at Amrita School of Ayurveda. She has completed her BAM in the year 1982 and MD (Ayurveda) in Kayachikitsa in the year 1991 from Government Ayurveda College Thiruvananthapuram. In the year 2003, she has passed the Account test  for executive officers (Kerala Public Service Commission) and in the year 2008,  she has been awarded Pg certificate in medical and  psychiatric social work.   She has organised  numerous medical  camps and  the project  Vayojanaparipalana for old age patients intiated by her deserves special attention.She has guided Pg theisis in the Department of Basic Principles.

Professional Experience

She has a vast teaching experience in which she has started her career as Tutor in  Pharmacy and Department  of Kayachikitsa at Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram in the year 1988 till 1993.  She has worked as lecturer in  the Department of  PrasutiTantra, Government Ayurveda  College,Thiruvananthapuram from 1993 to 1998. From 1998 till 2001 , she has rendered her service as Reader in the Department of Basic Principles of Ayurveda, Government Ayurveda college,Kannur. From the year 2001 to 2011, she has  rendered her service as Professor in the Department  of Basic principles of Ayurveda at Government Ayurveda College Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram  respectively.  She has worked as Principal, Government Ayurveda college kannur and Thiruvananthapuram from 2011 to 2017.She served the prestigious position of Director, Ayurveda medical education(DAME) at  Directorate of Ayurveda medical education,ArogyaBhavan,Thiruvananthapuram  from 2017 to 2019.

Other Academic Activities

  • Worked as Deputy Warden of ladies hostel Government Ayurveda College,Thiruvananthapuram
  • Worked as chair person of common seminar for Pg students  at  Government Ayurveda  College,  Thiruvananthapuram
  • Worked as chair person for Vanitha cell, Government  Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Anti ragging committee executive member  at Government Ayurveda College Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chief superintendent for Pg and Ug examinations  and answer script  valuation of  Kerala,Kannur and KUHS universities
  • Question paper setter  for Ug and Pg examinations of various universities like Kerala,Kannur Calicut ,Pondicherry and MG university  etc
  • Worked as internal and external examiner for Ug and  Pg examinations in universities like Kerala, Calicut,kannur etc
  • Member of Ug and Pg Board of Studies, in Kerala, kannur and KUHS universities
  • Worked as chairperson and conducted Viva and Practical Examinations for Kerala and Kannur University
  • Member of academic Council and governing Council,Kerala University of Health sciences (KUHS)
  • Worked as Professor and editor in the publication division ,Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Executive member in Kerala state medicinal plant board
  • Core committee member of Ayush conclave, 2018
  • Executive committee member of National Health Mission and National Ayush mission
  • Member of Expert committee of  International Research Institute in Ayurveda(IRIA)
  • Conducted ROTP program in the Department of Basic Principles,Government Ayurveda College ,Thiruvananthapuram in 2010.
  • Attended District Development committee meetings.
  • Worked as Entrance Commission screening committee member


Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title


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.


Priyada K. V., Haritha Chandran, C. Ushakumari, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Panchamahabhuta Siddhanta In Ayurveda”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental vision in Vedas. 2019.