Department of PG Studied in Shalya Tantra

General Surgery

About Department

Shalyatantra is one among the distinct branch of Ashtanga Ayurveda and is explained as Shreshta or Pradhana anga of Ayurveda. Acharya Sushruta who is better known as the Father of Surgery has given much importance to the subject Shalya tantra in his treatise Sushruta Samhita. Shalya tantra puts emphasis on fundamentals of Surgery, practical training for budding surgeons, detailed description of surgical diseases and it's management with no complications and recurrence.

Sushruta Samhita is a treatise on Shalya tantra which explains Fundamentals of Surgery, Embryology, Anatomy of Human body, Preservation of dead body and dissection techniques, Surgical Diseases and their management. Wounds, ulcers, fractures, congenital and acquired deformities, Basics of plastic reconstructive surgery and Para surgical procedures – Agnikarma ( thermal cauterisation), Kshara karma/kshara sutra (Chemical cauterisation), Raktamokshana – jaloukavacharana ( Leech therapy), Siravyadha (Venesection).

The department is full fledged and is providing good results in chronic non healing ulcers, Ano rectal diseases and practicing many general surgeries as well and effectively practicing all para surgical procedures.

VISION: To be a renowned centre for excellence for healing diseases by holistic approach and to build competitive, skilful Ayurvedic practitioners globally by providing quality education and practical training in Ayurveda.


  • To provide an efficient Shalya Tantra practitioner to meet health problems of the society.
  • To make authentic utility of Shalya Tantra into evidence based practice.
  • To propagate the efficacy of Ksharasutra in treating Fistula-in-ano among the general public.
  • To highlight the importance of Parasurgical procedures like Agnikarma (thermal cautery) Kshara Karma (Chemical Cautery) and Raktamokshana (blood letting) in diseases like Sciatica, Corn, Haemorrhoids, Fistula-in-ano, Psoriasis, Varicose Vein, etc.
  • To propagate Ayurvedic principles for the promotion and maintenance of heath.