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Dr. Thugutla Maheswar

Assistant Director (Ayurveda) M.D.(Ayu.), PhD

Dr. Thugutla Maheswar has completed his M.D. in Rasa Shastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Ph.D from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

Currently, he is working as Assistant Director as well as head Product Development and Trial Drug Coordination Cell, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. He has worked as Lecturer at SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan and Sri Jayendra Saraswati Ayurveda College, Chennai. He has served as Research Officer (Ayurveda) at various peripheral units of CCRAS i.e Regional Ayurveda Research Institute, Nagpur for Six Years, Regional Ayurveda Research Institute, Vijayawada for Nine Years and as Assistant Director In-charge at Dr. A. Lakshmipathi Regional Ayurveda Research Institute (ALRARI), Chennai for four years.

He has successfully completed various Clinical Research projects as Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator viz Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bronchial Asthma, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Obesity, Hemiplegia, Hypertension, Malaria etc. Participated in various programmes of the Council viz Tribal Health Care Research Programme, Ayurveda Mobile Health Care Programme etc. Successfully implemented the Covid-19 related projects at ALRARI, Chennai. He has Participated in around 40 Seminars/Workshops/Exhibitions etc. Participated in various training programmes viz Research methodology, Ayusoft, Foundation training programme, capacity building training, NABH, NABL training etc. He has published more than 60 research papers in various journals.