DEPARTMENT OF AGAD TANTRA

Introduction:

Agad Tantra deals with study of the poisons, its action, clinical manifestation diagnosis of acute, chornic and cumulative toxicity and treatment. Poison refers to the toxins produced by toxic materials and living organism which are dangerous to human beings e.g. poisonous plants, heavy metal and its compound, the venom of snake, scorpion, spiders, bees etc., bacterial and non-bacterial food poisoning, artificial poison like insecticide, herbicide and rodenticide etc. It includes also occupational and industrial toxiciety, its clinical manifestation, diagnosis and management. It includes also acute, chronic toxicity of various addicted drugs, it's withdrawal and it's management. The Department imparts Under Graduate and Post Graduate education and training to students in Ayurvedic classical references of Visa (poison), its detailed description, its classifications and examinations, diseases caused by it, principles of managements and preventive measures of the poisons, and legal aspect of medical practice, medical aspects of Law and forensic medicine.

During the year under report, 1 Professor (on contractual basis), 2 Associate Professors, 1 Lecturer with other supporting technical and non-technical staff were working in the Department.

Achievements

Academic:

A) Under-Graduate Level: During the year, theoretical as well as practical teaching, training and guidance in the subject of Agad Tantra, Vyavhar Ayurved and Vidhi Vaidyak were provided to students of BAMS.

B) Post-Graduate Level: During the year, theoretical as well as practical teaching, training and guidance in the subject of Agad Tantra, Vyavhar Ayurved and Vidhi Vaidyak subject were provided to PG Scholars. Research works were also conducted.

C) The Students have been taken to Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital to show them Post- Mortem demonstration and thereby giving them practical trainings on the subject. This is continuing in batches.