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AU-KBC Research Centre
Anna University, Chennai


Dept. of Indian Medicine & Homeopathy
Govt. of Tamilnadu
anna university

National Workshop on

Modern Scientific Techniques for
Indian Systems of Medicine & Natural Products

(Date: 29thJuly to 31th July 2015)


About the Programme

Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM) is a time tested practices of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy. While these Systems are still in large scale practice in our country, their acceptability and market share is rather limited compared to the allopathic system. One of the reasons for this is the lack of testing, standardization, and quality control of their drugs and formulations using modern scientific and manufacturing techniques. Even though some aspects of these topics are expected to be taught within the curricula of the formal ISM courses themselves (such as BAMS etc.,), this does not seem to be happening anywhere near to the required levels.

Offering short workshops and courses is one of the ways of addressing this gap immediately and the present programme has been designed to address this need of the ISM/NP industry and Academia.


Topics Covered

         Chromatographic techniques

         Dissolution, Disintegration and Friability analysis of ISM tablets

         Phytochemical analysis of ISM formulations

         Molecules of Interest-Active ingredients

         Microscopes & UV spectrophotometer

         Stability studies of formulations

         basic theory and analysis

         Shelf life studies guidelines and analysis

         Microbiological studies

         Load of ISM drugs

         Toxicity studies

         Biochemical studies (enzyme assays)

         Basic Cell & Tissue Culture Techniques

         In-vitro Biological protocols for drug development

         AYUSH, OCED, WHO guidelines & IP

Target Group

Graduate and Post graduate Indian Medicine students/practitioners, B.Pharm, M.Pharm (Indian Medicine) Graduates, ISM Faculty Members and Research Scholars , ISM/NP Drurg manufacturreres, Herbal Science, Plant Biotechnology and Biotechnology Graduates and Post Graduates etc.,

Course Plan

Date and Duration:          29.07. 2015 to 31.07.2015 (3 days); 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
            Venue:                             ISM/NP Laboratory, AU-KBC Research Centre, MIT campus,
                                                    Chromepet, Chennai-44, Tamilnadu, India

Workshop Fees

Rs. 5000/- per candidate for all categories, in the form of cheque/DD drawn infavour of "The Director, AU-KBC Research Centre" payable at Chennai, along with application form (downloadable from http://au-kbc.org/ismnp/workshop). Fees cover Course material provided in the form of CD, lunch and Tea/coffee and Certificate of participations.

Resource Persons


Prof. Bhushan Patwardan, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

M. Dhareef, Abba Botanical Preparation, Abu Dhabi

Prof. Saeed Alghamdi,Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Palep, Dr.Palep's Medical Research Foundation, Mumbai

Dr. Vijay Kothari, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Prof. Mukesh Doble, , IIT Madras, Chennai

Dr. T. Thirunarayanan, Centre for Traditional Medicine & Research, Chennai

Dr. M.D. Nair, Health Care Consultant, Chennai

Dr. V. Dharmalingam, Chairman, TACT, Chennai  

Dr. S. Narasimhan, Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation, Chennai  

Dr. C. Saravanababu, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai  

Dr. Ramanathan, Apex Laboratories, Chennai  

Dr. Suresh, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai.  

Mr.Rajesh Kumar, Dhathri Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. Kerala.  


Contact: Dr. M. S. Ramasamy,Ph.D.,
Course Coordinator & Scientist,
Indian Systems of Medicine & Natural Products Laboratory,
AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University,
M.I.T. Campus, Chromepet, Chennai - 600044, Tamilnadu,
Mobile No: 97176049309 Tel: 91-44-22232711 Ext: 122, Fax: 91-44-22232711,
E-mail: msramasamy@au-kbc.org./visit our website: www.au-kbc.org