‘Ayurveda E-learning Course’ is a online computer based learning program of Ayurveda. It is a project of Department of AYUSH, Ministry of health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (GOI), New Delhi, designed and implemented by IPGT&RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat (India). This course is launched by Secretary, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of health & Family Welfare, GOI, New Delhi on 15th February 2010 and now available through internet for all.
Ayurveda is an art and science of healthy livings which is originated from the Veda. It is considered as 5th Veda and Upaveda of AtharvaVeda. Documentation of Ayurveda started about 1500 BC by Agnivesha, author of Charaka Samhita and hundreds of literary works available on this science, mainly in Sanskrit language. Atreya – Charaka Sampradaya (School of Medicine) and Dhanwantari – Sushruta Sampradaya (School of Surgery) are the two main schools of knowledge and it is further spread out in 8 clinical disciplines for the first time in medical history.