Introduction to Ayurveda Dietetics Online, 9-hour basic course – Feb 2021

Tuesday, 16th February to Tuesday, 23rd February 4:00pm - 5:30pm


4 – 5:30pm IST daily; except 19 & 21 Feb 2021

Course Features

What will you get?

  • Basic understanding on how individuals are classified and the logic underlying it’s use to design a diet.
  • What the Ayurveda Shastras (traditional texts) say about food, in terms of its classification, consumption and dietary practices. 
  • Where possible, comparisons to modern nutritional concepts to help you imagine a holistic approach to foods and diets. 
  • Through examples: pregnancy, diabetes, iron-deficiency anaemia and brain health, an introduction to dietary advice from Ayurveda applied to modern times. 
  • Interactive course format. Live sessions. Q & A welcome during lectures and by email. Includes assignments, self-administered quizzes and games to help participants learn new Sanskrit terms and their meanings. To receive a certificate, it is mandatory to complete two Assignments (~ 20mins each) and course feedback form, within set deadline. Quizzes and games are voluntary. 
  • A handout that covers Sanskrit terminology to help learn new terms, but is not a substitute for lectures and are not detailed. Participants are expected to make their own notes during the lecture.
  • Daily recordings of the lectures will be shared. All lectures available for viewing for up to 24 hours after the end of the course. 

What will you NOT get?

  • Recipes, cooking tips or information on herbs for treating diseases or clinical matters. 
  • PPTs from the lecture. 


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.


16 Feb – 23 Feb; 4 – 5:30pm IST daily
except 19 & 21 Feb 2021


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


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. Associate 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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