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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119

Ayurvedic education

Department of Sanskrit, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Date of Web Publication18-Mar-2015

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Dominik Wujastyk
Department of Sanskrit, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, 2 Spitalgasse, Entrance 4.1, 1090 Vienna
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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.153481

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Wujastyk D. Ayurvedic education. Ancient Sci Life 2014;34:119

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We read with interest the editorial titled "Ayurvedic education: Where to go from here" in the January to March 2014 issue[1]. We hope that this article will start a debate, and perhaps lead ultimately to some reform in Ayurvedic education. It would be a great thing if India could lead the world in developing an appropriate training system for traditional medicine that preserved the best features of the tradition.

Incidentally, when I hear about the gurukula system, I often think of the Oxford tutorial system (that I experienced as an undergraduate). The two share some features. For example, there are very small numbers of pupils per teacher-sometimes only one-to-one. There is continuous personal engagement with the teacher, with a lot of conversation. The Oxford system also demands a great deal of essay-writing, with the students expected to write one or sometimes two essays per week.

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Manohar P R. Ayurvedic education: Where to go from here? Ancient Sci Life 2014;33:143-5  Back to cited text no. 1

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