Projects and Researches

Ongoing Projects

Department of Kaumarabhritya, VPSV Ayurveda college, Kottakkal in collaboration with its functional centers AyuCALM and CIMCD, were constantly engaged in various intellectual summits. Now the institutions in collaboration, up brings many effective programmes, directed by the Kerala Ayurveda Studies and Research Society (KASRS), Kerala Health Ministry and AYUSH ministry intends to potentially disseminates the authentic and unbiased practical utility of our science in current Ayurveda scenario.

1. AyuCALM (Ayurveda Centre For Autism And Learning Disability Management)

AyuCALM is a functional subset of Kaumarabhritya department in effect since 2008. The project was initiated with the aim of endowing integrated management to the children with autism and learning disabilities. It provides training classes, help out support group formation and direct for life style guidelines to the parents of children with Autism and learning disabilities. Several camps are also been conducted integrating yoga, training sessions and games for children on its behalf. Several seminars, webinars, camps and workshops are conducted for the scientific group and general public. The project is been running successfully since 10 years spreading out its services in all course inside and outside the country.

2. CIMCD ( Centre For Integrated Management Of Children With Differential Abilities)

CIMCD is a new initiative of Kaumarabhritya department of VPSV Ayurveda College Kottakkal in association with Kerala Ayurveda studies and research society (KASRS), is functioning progressively and successfully inside the campus. The institution is serving a lot of children with differential abilities and other childhood disorders. The centre provides Multidisciplinary Professional assessment and diagnostic services including early identification of the disorder and intervention for children below 6 years of age, comprehensive integrated therapy including speech and language therapy, behavioral therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sensory integration therapy of all age group with special preference to pediatric population.

The centre also provides parental, caretakers and teachers training programs, nutritional and lifestyle management for its health seeks. The other areas of service are Special remedial programmes for school going children those who having learning problems and other disabling conditions, Special educational services with individual education methods, Special therapeutic intervention packages for out station clients those who are attending short durational services. The centre is giving best outcome with its therapy along with interventions in Ayurveda.

3. A Pilot Study To Assess The Efficacy Of An Integrated Ayurveda Management For Hyperactive Children With Scholastic Backwardness

The study entitled “A pilot study to assess the efficacy of an integrated Ayurveda management for hyperactive children with scholastic backwardness” is a successful ongoing joint venture of Jeevaneeyam Ayurveda research centre and Kaumarabhritya department of V.P.S.V Ayurveda college Kottakkal. The study started in 2016 with duration of 2 years is yet to be finished. The project compares the combined effect of music therapy, yoga, lifestyle guidelines and Ayurveda therapy with conventional therapy for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with scholastic backwardness.

4. Ayush-EMR Project:

CIMCD is a new initiative of Kaumarabhritya department of VPSV Ayurveda College Kottakkal in association with Kerala Ayurveda studies and research society (KASRS), is functioning progressively and successfully inside the campus. The institution is serving a lot of children with differential abilities and other childhood disorders. The centre provides Multidisciplinary Professional assessment and diagnostic services including early identification of the disorder and intervention for children below 6 years of age, comprehensive integrated therapy including speech and language therapy, behavioral therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sensory integration therapy of all age group with special preference to pediatric population.

The department is funded by AYUSH for a project entitled “A randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of a gut therapy protocol [koshtachikitsa] for managing dysbiosis in children with autism” under Extra mural projects. . The project has started functioning from October 2018 with head of department as the principal investigator. A senior and a junior research fellow are appointed for the project

Dr. S. SWAPNA CHITRA MD (Ay)
Senior Research Fellow, EMR, Ministry Of AYUSH Project
Department of Vaidyaratnam PS Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal,
Malappuram, Kerala. Ph:9495608309

5. Ayush- PHI Project:

“A community outreach programme of Ayurveda for immunity enhancement in children suffering from recurrent upper respiratory tract infection from selected Gramapanchayath of Malappuram district” is a project funded by AYUSH under its public health initiatives.

Dr. JAYAKRISHNAN K
Project Manager, AYUSH Public Health Initiative Project, Department of Kaumarabhritya,
Vaidyaratnam PS Varier Ayurveda College,
Kottakkal, Malappuram, Kerala. Ph: 9496349829

6. Project At All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) :

“Add on efficacy and functional outcomes of combination of Ayurveda therapies along with oral administration of Ashwagandhachurna(a traditional Ayurvedic formulation made up of roots of Withaniasomnifera (L) Dunal) in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled open label clinical trial”

7. On-Going PHD Works:

a. “A randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of a gut therapy protocol [koshtachikitsa] for managing dysbiosis in children with autism” at SCSVMV university, Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu in association with EMR of AYUSH, government of India- Dr. Dinesh.K.S (Professor and Head)

b. “A randomized control trial to assess the efficacy of Abhayaghritam, vachayashtyahwadichoornam and speech therapy as standalone treatment and in combination in children aged 2 to 5 years as assessed by Global developmental delay criteria” at SCSVMV university, Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu- Dr. Nazeema.P.K (professor)

9. AGASTYA Protocol

Department of Kaumarabhritya is bringing shortly an AGASTYA Training Program, to discuss, deliberate and decide on all the scientific and practical aspects of Ayurveda in autism where the best of the faculties would pass on the benefits of these expert deliberations to orient the professionals, Resource personnel’s and other learners to revamp their existing skills of approach with high standards of precision.

The core team behind the training programme has even represented the HealthCare BRICS 2018 Summit adding to the specificity and applicability in boosting the training sessions. The expert consultants will be providing progressive training on most important aspects including detailed AGASTYA protocol (Ayurveda drugs, Gut therapy, Ayurveda Standards of living, Training of parents and Yogic Assistance) - an Indian approach of Ayurveda care, region specific with detailed analysis on the effect of sensory diet and integrated approach throughout the seminar.

10. Certificate Programme In Ayurveda Management Of Autism (CAMA)

The outpatient department of Kaumarabhritya of V.P.S.V ayurveda college kottakkal witnesses a number of cases with autism every day. The experienced staffs also serve the patients. This makes it unique and the vested responsibility of the department, the college and the KASRS lies in educating the medical professionals of ayurveda on this burning issue – autism. On this regard, “ A certificate course in the management of autism spectrum

disorders in ayurveda” is proposed under Kottakkal Ayurveda School of Excellence (K.A.S.E.).

Beneficiaries: B.A.M.S graduates will be benefited from this course by familiarizing, analyzing and managing autism through a perspective of ayurveda.

What You Will Learn From The Course?

  • Making ayurveda physicians efficient to analyze autism spectrum disorder through the outlook of 18 kaumarabhritya tool
  • Clinical exposure to autism diagnosed cases.
  • Familiarizing with the allied therapy for autism like speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychology etc
  • Acquaint with 18 kaumarabhitya treatment protocol for autism.
  • Effectiveness of an ayurvedic parental lifestyle education program in children with autism spectrum disorders. Kerala University of health sciences-2016

Two batches of the certificate programme, one in November 2018 and the other in February 2019 completed the course.

Seminars and Workshops Of Department:

The department conducts several

  • Seminars on different topics of pediatrics in Ayurveda every year
  • Medical camps addressing pediatric issues
  • Awareness classes for parents, teachers and other professionals
  • Public health initiatives.

Several publications are also contributed by the department including

1. Course material for certificate programme in Ayurveda management of Autism

2. Material on Epilepsy

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Kottakkal Ayurveda School of Excellence - KASE
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