Rachna Sharir

‘Rachana Sharir’ is one of the basic subjects of First year Ayurveda undergraduate program. ‘Rachana’ means ‘structure’. Classical Ayurveda treaties have an extensive description of the structure and function of the Human Body under the title ‘Sharir’ Department of Rachana Sharir deals with the study of the Structural aspect of Sharir. Department also studies recent advances at the micro and gross level of human Anatomy.

The curriculum of Rachana Sharir comprises theory and practical sessions. Dissection of cadavers, demonstration of dry and wet specimens, models, the study of X-rays, use of microscopes are different ways of practical teaching. Didactic, small group teaching, open and closed-book tests, small projects, tutorials, surprise tests, presentations, seminars, horizontal and vertical teaching are various tools used for facilitating and assessment of the subject. The detailed account of the human body from Embryology to microstructures of each organ is being taught to students both in Ayurvedic and Modern ways. Special efforts are taken to impart the applied aspects of Sharir and Anatomy in clinical Practice for better service of society.


Developing state-of-the-art department of Rachana Sharir and contributing to the enhancement of knowledge and understanding of Sharir.


  • 1) To facilitate the undergraduate studies more effectively and scientifically for understanding Sharir.
  • 2) To be aware common people about the detailed structure of the human body by developing the ‘Health Museum’ and promoting body donation for teaching purposes.
  • 3) To encourage faculty for upgrading themselves academically by new and innovative ways of teaching and developing new teaching aids like innovated models and specimens.
  • 4) To focus more on applied aspects of Rachana Sharir by interdepartmental Research projects and knowledge exchange.


  • 1. Spacious 5500 sq. feet well-ventilated department with adequate space for dissection room, cadaver storage, and demonstration. 10 Full-size dissection tables and 6 half-size dissection tables are available.
  • 2. Well-equipped museum with Wet Specimens, Models, and Charts.
  • 3. Equipped with YORKO Bone and Body Sectioning Machine for fine sectional anatomy.
  • 4. OHP, LCD Projector, Computer, X-ray viewing panels for AV teaching.
  • 5. Histological Slides with microscopes having projection facility.
  • 6. Departmental Library with all Ayurveda and Modern reference and textbooks, E- books., PPT and Question bank.

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