Faculty Members:

  1. Dr. Bharati S Yaragal – Reader
  2. Dr. S A Patil – Professor
  3. Dr. V Gopalakrishnaiah – Assistant Professor
  4. Mr. B P Shadakshri – Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Pankaj Pathak – Assistant Professor

Shareera Rachana is the study of Human Anatomy. The department has a well-established museum. Dissection of cadavers is done to demonstrate Human Anatomy in detail to the students. The dissected parts, organs and sections are preserved in the museum. Every year the department organises an educational tour for students to famous anatomy museums across Karnataka.

Faculty Members:

  1. Dr. Alka Jayavanth Kumar – Professor
  2. Dr. Shelly divyadarshan – Reader
  3. Dr. Hinduja P S – Assistant Professor

Kriya Shareer mainly deals with the study of Human Physiology.

The Department of Kriya Shareera has a well-equipped laboratory and museum, which comprise models, specimens and self-explanatory charts. Theory and practical knowledge, including modern physiological experiments like ESR, TC, DC, estimations of HB% and examination of urine, are provided to the 1st year B.A.M.S students. Practical training of assessment of Prakruthi (Body Constitution), Nadi Pareeksha, Dosha Dhatu, Mala- Vruddhi and Kshaya Lakshanas are also provided.

Faculty Members

  1. Dr. P C Chappanmath – Professor
  2. Dr. Savitha Hiremath – Reader
  3. Dr. Meghna N – Assistant Professor

Dravyaguna:  The study of medicinal plants is an integral part of Ayurveda. As a matter of fact, the majority of the Ayurveda drugs come from plant sources.

The department is always vibrant with activities, which include field trips, a collection of plant species, interaction with departments of allied sciences research activities, etc.

Herbal  Garden: A medicinal herb garden known as  “Dhanwanthri Moksha Vana” has been established inside the campus. This garden consists of 300 different species of medicinal plants. There are some rare species like – Moorva, Lodhra, Pata etc.

While some of the specimens are preserved in bottles, a good number of dry drugs adorn the glass cabinets.

More than 200 live specimens in the garden and dry drugs in the Department quench the knowledge thirst of both students and faculty. About 350 bound volumes of compilations of single medications prepared by the students are also available in the department. Additions are made to these volumes with newer compilations every year.

There are about 200 beautiful well-framed colour photographs that have been adorned on the walls of the department museum.

There is an excellent collection of charts as well. All these material will help the students to know more about Dravyaguna.

The postgraduate studies in Dravyaguna were started during the year 2010-11, and it has opened a door for higher studies and research activities in the field of medicinal plants. Four students are currently pursuing P.G. in this subject.

The faculty includes senior as well as young staff, striving for the development of the department. All of them possess P.G. Degrees in Dravyaguna and have a lot of interest in research activities.

Faculty Members :

  1. Dr. Nagamani – Professor
  2. Dr. Shivaprasad Huded, Professor
  3. Dr. Sathish Pai, Reader
  4. Dr. Krishna Prasad N – Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Nataraj H R – Assistant Professor

The undergraduate training including practical training in Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kaplana was started in the year 1998 and M.D. in Rasashastra was commenced during the academic year 2002-2003, with an intake of 3 candidates. After 2 years the intake was increased to 4 candidates.

The department has well qualified and experienced teaching staff. PG scholars show a keen interest in departmental activities, research activities, pharmaceutical, analytic, toxicity study, antimicrobial studies etc.

The following are the qualified and experienced teaching staff as per CCIM norms.

Faculty Members:

  • Dr. Gurubasavaraj B – Professor
  • Dr. Jagadish G Miti – Professor
  • Dr. V Shreeshananda Sharma – Reader
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad – Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Nischitha M.S – Assistant Professor

Roga Nidana deals with pathology and examination of patients to arrive at a diagnosis of the diseases. We have a well equipped pathological laboratory and various diagnostic equipment for a practical demonstration.

Faculty Members:

  1. Dr. Omprakash K – Professor
  2. Dr. Subash Chandra Bose – Professor
  3. Dr. Venkatesha S – Reader
  4. Dr. Nivil V Joseph – Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Madhusudan – Assistant Professor

(Department of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine)

Agadatantra and Vyavahara Ayurveda is a subject taught to the BAMS students. Students acquire knowledge about different types of poisons and their effect on the body and the skills of medical management. They will get exposure and knowledge about post-mortems through demonstrations and live case proceedings in the court of law. The department has a well-established museum equipped with charts, specimen, photos and models.

Faculty Members:

  1. Dr. Nagamani – Reader
  2. Dr. Anjana L Siddapur – Reader

Healthy and happy life of hundred years is a wish of every human being. The first and foremost aim of Ayurveda is to protect and promote the positive health of an individual. Further, Ayurveda has recognised health as a root cause or means to achieve dharma, artha, kama & moksha. It means only a healthy individual can perform daily activities with optimum capacity.

To achieve the state of positive health and to maintain the state of health, one should follow the prescribed regimen, seasonal regimen and yogasana. The department has laminated food articles, models and equipment of Ayurveda, Naturopathy & Modern Community medicine.

As a part of the curriculum, Ayurveda and Yogasana practicals are conducted for 2nd year BAMS students. Demonstration of Naturopathy procedures for the students is also done.

Apart from teaching, the department regularly conducts health awareness programmes, rural health survey, school health programmes and yoga camps regularly.

The department celebrates all important days like WHO day, AIDS day etc., by organising guest lectures, poster presentations and health education through street plays, drama etc.

In addition to the above activities, the department has Yoga & Naturopathy sections in the college hospital, where yoga therapy is carried out for different ailments. The department also conducts regular yoga camps in rural areas and in different schools & for NGO’s.


Yoga is a spiritual discipline and art and science of healthy living. The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit word ”yug” which means ‘to combine’. Yoga combines mind with body. Yoga does not consider the human body as a mere machine but as a perfect combination of self (soul) mind and body. Yoga is a science of physical, mental and spiritual approach by which a human being can achieve harmonious development of health of the body-mind complex. Yoga brings harmony to all aspects of life by integration.

The ultimate goal of yoga is to overcome all kinds of sufferings and their root cause and ignorance and lead one to ultimate freedom (moksha).

Yoga is practised as a preventive medicine since the ancient times, and it’s very beneficial in the management of Psychosomatic disorders.

Faculty Members:

  1. Dr. Sudhakar Reddy P – Professor
  2. Dr. Rekha B V – Reader
  3. Dr. Sadananda Jigajinni – Reader
  4. Dr. Sowmya M N – Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Mohammed Safeer – Assistant Professor

Faculty Members:

  1. Dr. Sajjan V M – Professor
  2. Dr. Sachin Mohan Raut – Reader
  3. Dr. Usha D T – Assistant Professor
  4. Dr. Vidya Narayan – Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Nanda K O – Assistant Professor

Koumarabrithya (Ayurvedic Pediatrics) is one of the 14 departments of the college. The broad goal of the department is to teach undergraduate students in Koumarabrithya/ Bala Roga and help them acquire knowledge and skills for optimal dealing with health problems of children and to ensure their growth and development. The department is equipped with various charts, models and equipment, which help the students to enhance their theoretical knowledge about the branch.

Hospital is provided with separate OPD and IPD facilities for Koumarabrithya where the practical training is given to the students in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood disorders. The unique method Swarnaprashana, which enhances the immunity of child, is practised every month on the day of Pushya Nakshatra. The department is also conducting health check up and health education programmes for the school children.

Faculty Members

  1. Dr. K Lakshmeesh Upadhya – Professor
  2. Dr. Harsha Murthy – Reader
  3. Dr. Vishwaradhya Hiremath – Assistant Professor

Kayachikitsa is the first and foremost branch of Astanga Ayurveda. It deals with the prevention and treatment of diseases of both body and mind. It is one of the subjects taught to the final year students of U.G. Department.

The charts of Kayachikitsa norms are displayed in the department for the benefit of students.

The students, during their clinical postings at the teaching hospital, learn Ayurvedic treatments and Procedures.

There are well equipped OPD and IPD sections for Kayachikitsa department and treatment procedure rooms with trained therapists in the hospital.

Chronic disorders like Hemiplegia, Sciatica, Arthritis, Peptic Ulcer, Bronchial Asthma, Skin disorders are well treated here.

Our departmental library has a good number of books about ayurvedic treatises and even modern medicine.

We conduct health camps, health awareness programmes in our hospital, villages and in various schools periodically.

Faculty Members:

  1. Dr. Jayaraj R – Professor
  2. Dr. Beena M D – Assistant Professor
  3. Dr. Deepa C Patil – Reader
  4. Dr. Komala A – Assistant Professor

The Panchakarma therapy of Ayurveda consists of five basic types of advanced treatment for the evacuation of vitiated dosha from the body. One can consider this is as body detoxification. There are many subtypes of this therapy, and different types of herbal medicines are used. These practices are beneficial in relieving deep seated diseases as well as being beneficial for maintaining and improving physical and mental health.

Panchakarmas :

  1. Vamana (emesis therapy )
  2. Virechana (purgation therapy )
  3. Basthi (medicated enema therapy )
  4. Nasya (nasal medication )
  5. Raktamokshana (blood letting therapy )

Panchakarmas procedures should be practiced with Poorva karma (pre-operative procedure), Pradaana Karma(main procedure) and Paschaat Karma (post-operative procedure).

JSS Ayurveda Medical College Hospital is a well-known centre for panchakarma practices since its inception. All the above said procedures along with upakarmas are practised in our hospital.

The Post Graduation in Panchakarma course was commenced in the year 2010-11, with an intake of five students. This course is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru and has permission from the Dept. of AYUSH, Govt. of India.

Faculty Members :

  1. Dr. Veena G Rao – Professor
  2. Dr. Seethadevi P – Assistant Professor
  3. Dr. Shashikiran – Reader
  4. Dr. Suma K J – Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Manjunath Kanthi – Assistant Professor

Shalyatantra is an important branch of Ayurveda. Here importance is given to the surgical and para-surgical procedures. Shalyatantra (Surgery) was principally pioneered by Ayurveda.

‘Sushruta’ is considered as the ‘Father of Surgery’. His works in the field of surgery have been recognised worldwide. Plastic surgery is one of the important contributions by Sushruta. Detailed knowledge of the same will be taught to the BAMS students.

Faculty Members:

  • Dr. Rupal Kishore Nagda – Professor
  • Dr. Siddayya Aradhyamath – Reader
  • Dr. Veeranna G Toravi – Reader
  • Dr. Poornima Jalawadi – Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Aiyanna P P – Assistant Professor

The shalyatantra department conducts many surgical and para-surgical procedures. Students are trained to practice Kshara Sutra and Agni Karma procedures.

The department has conducted several surgical camps in rural areas for improving the health condition of people in rural areas and to serve the needy.

Faculty Members:

  1. Dr. Gavimath Shivananda – Professor
  2. Dr. Sandhyarani D – Reader
  3. Dr. Vivek – Assistant Professor