[Padma Shri] Prof. Ram Harsh Singh
Founder President AAPI : Prof. Ram Harsh Singh is a life time Distinguished Professor in Faculty of Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University. He has played commendable role in revival and development of Ayurveda and its scientific validation which has accelerated the process of its mainstreaming in India and its globalization. His work has helped setting trends in Contemporary Ayurveda.
Prof. Singh born on Jan.10, 1942 graduated in Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery from Banaras Hindu University (1961), did Ph.D. (1969) and D.Litt. (1982). He is Fellow of National Academy of Indian Medicine and is a Jewel Member of All India Ayurveda Academy. Professor Singh has produced over 80 MDs and 40 Ph.Ds under his guidance, many of whom are holding top positions in the country. He has published 20 books and 200 research papers in National and International Journals. He is on the Editorial board of several National and International Journals.
Prof. Singh joined the Faculty of Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University in 1964 and served this prestigious institution for 40 years in the capacity of Professor, Head of the Dept. and Dean of the Faculty till Feb. 2003 after which he joined the Rajasthan Ayurved University of Jodhpur as its First and Founder Vice Chancellor (2003-2006) where he played a commendable role to establish a new role model institution of higher learning in Ayurved.
Prof. Singh is the Member of National Commission on History of Science, INSA. He is the recipient of the prestigious Triguna Award (2015) and Ram Narayan Sharma National Research Award (2005) by HE the President of India, Hari Om Ashram Award, IASTAM Award (2005) of Asian Medicine, Life-time achievement Award of AIIMS and Kasturba Oration Award, Platinum Jubilee Oration Award of Indian Science Congress (2002) and Distinguished Alumnus Award of Banaras Hindu University (2008). Prof. Singh has been honored by the President of India with prestigious civilian award Padmashri in 2016. He has widely traveled all over the world to promote Ayurved globally.
Prof. Singh has been the Chair Professor at Wonkwang Digital University, Republic of Korea and a Visiting Professor at Mount Madonna Institute of Creative Science and Arts, USA. He has been working as Emeritus Professor and now is the Life-time Distinguished Professor at Banaras Hindu University. He is Adjunct Professor at Central University of Tibetan Studies at Sarnath. He is designated as Ayurved Guru by RAV under the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India and has been the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board (2012-2015) of CCRAS. He has been the Chairman of AYUSH sector Innovation Council constituted by Govt. of India.
Prof Singh is an extremely popular Ayurvedic Physician practicing Ayurvedic medicine on classical lines with scientific temper. He is a successful and extremely popular teacher and a researcher in his field of specialization and has produced several text books and contributed chapters in over a dozen important books published in India and abroad. He has been seriously engaged in revival and development of Ayurved on scientific lines as an evidence-based system of Medicine and has extended commendable help at National level in educational reform in AYUSH sector.
The research interest of Prof. Ram Harsh Singh has been the chronic disease management and Geriatric health care including Mental health with attempts to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Ayurvedic drugs and therapies specially Rasayana Therapy. Through his teachings, deliberations in innumerable national and international forums and publications Professor Singh has extended commendable help in bridging the gap between traditional and conventional systems of medicine promoting Medical Pluralism and its mainstreaming.