Banaras Hindu University Ayurveda wing starts certificate course in BHOOT Vidya for BAMS, MBBS doctors
Varanasi: In a first, the Banaras Hindu University has launched a six month certificate course on the subject''Bhoot Vidya'' or the ''science of paranormal''.
The course which will see its classes begin from January 2020 will be conducted by faculty of Ayurveda is open to BAMS and MBBS degree holders.
Bhoot Vidya is essentially psychotherapy and in the six-month certificate course, the doctors would be taught about remedies and psychotherapy to treat psychosomatic disorders and abnormal psychological conditions caused by unknown reasons which many consider a Bhoot (ghosts).
The remedies to psychosomatic disorders and ailments caused by ''ghosts'' will be taught to doctors holding Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree holders.
Confirmation of the same was made by Yamini Bhushan Tripathi, the Ayurveda faculty dean to IANS, "A separate unit of Bhoot Vidya has been created in the faculty of Ayurveda for imparting formal education to doctors about the branch.
"It deals with the Ayurvedic remedies of treating ghost-related ailments and psychosomatic disorders."
Tripathi further said "Bhoot Vidya is one of the eight basic branches of Ashtanga Ayurveda. It mainly deals with psychosomatic disorders, diseases caused by unknown reasons and diseases of mind or psychic conditions. Faculty of Ayurveda at the BHU is the first in the country to create a separate unit of Bhoot Vidya and design a certificate course on the subject."
Efforts to set up a separate unit for this Ayurveda branch began six months back. The proposal was drafted after the meeting of heads of all 16 departments in the faculty that gave a go-ahead.
The proposal was then sent to the academic council of the university, which approved a separate unit and a certificate course on one of the basic branches of Ashtanga Ayurveda.