Online, 9-hour basic course on “Introduction to Ayurveda Dietetics”, Dec 2020

Thursday, 10th December to Wednesday, 16th December


4 – 5:30pm IST daily, except Sunday.

Course Description

This course will provide information on what Ayurveda says about food, in terms of its classification and application to daily dietary habits. Where appropriate, brief comparisons to modern nutritional concepts will be discussed.

Ayurveda dietetics are for the individual, based on your nature, local context and age. We will provide an overview of the philosophy to understand this individuality, the logic underlying it’s use to design a diet and daily diet advice in Ayurveda. Through a few examples – pregnancy, diabetes, iron-deficiency anaemia and brain health – we will discuss how an integrative approach of Ayurveda and modern dietetics may work.

Do note that this course will not discuss recipes, herbs for treating diseases or clinical management of diseases. While we will make this course interactive, it is mainly suitable for those with an academic interest in what the Ayurveda shastras say about food.

A handout that covers terminology will be provided, but these are not sufficiently detailed. Participants are expected to make their own notes during the lecture. These are live sessions; recordings for each lecture will be available for viewing for the next 24 hours. PPTs will not be shared.


This batch is open to the public. However, do note that the content has been designed keeping in mind the curriculum that Indian undergraduate students in food, nutrition and dietetics are exposed to. If you are not sure if this course is for you, please email with your background information.


10th Dec – 16th Dec; 4 – 5:30pm IST daily, except Sunday.


Online Course Schedule
Day 1 Introduction to Ayurveda, Prakruti of Upayokta, Prakruti and genomics.
Assignment #1 : Prakruthi self-assessment
Day 2 Prakruthi self-assessment discussion, Prakruti of food, with relation to modern biochemistry.
Day 3 Ayurveda concept of nourishment: agni, dhatu; their relation to modern biochemistry, Dietary rules
Assignment #2: Design-a-diet
Day 4 Design-a-diet assignment discussion, Ayurveda dietetics for pregnancy and infant health
Day 5 Ayurveda dietetics for brain health and iron-deficiency anaemia
Day 6 Ayurveda dietetics for diabetes, Open discussion

Course Output

Participation certificate. To qualify, a participant must submit two assignments within the set deadline.

Fees and Registration

Fees (includes 18% GST):
Rs. 1180 for students
Rs. 2360 for non-students Fully paid in advance by online NEFT transfer.

To enrol, please make the payment first and then Fill THIS Online Registration Form

You will need the details of your payment to complete registration.

Payment Details (Payable by NEFT/Google Pay)

Account Name: UTD-HST General Fund
Account Number: 0694104000134705
Bank Details: IDBI Bank, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru-560064
IFSC: IBKL0000694, MICR: 560259014

Course Lecturers

Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan

Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan MD (Ayurveda)

Consultant Ayurveda Paediatrician. She has a special interest in educating mothers about the advantages of Ayurveda techniques in the care of newborn. Her research interests include management of children with Cerebral Palsy. Currently practicing in Bengaluru.


Megha PhD

Biochemistry and Structural Biology from Stony Brook University, New York. Assistant Professor at Centre For Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition. Active researcher in the area of malnutrition, with keen interest in public health nutrition and identifying how traditional food knowledge can be integrated with modern biochemistry. Website: :


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