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Meet Our EGA Founders


Co-Founder & CEO - Start EGA Health Services Pvt. Ltd.       

Dr. Ratheesh is a young and inspired physician, infused with enthusiasm, has given years of his life to the ancient and traditional medicinal science of Ayurveda. 

With brilliant academic records, he completed his Masters in Ayurvedic Medicine ( MD ) from SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, and did his Bachelor's ( BAMS ) from Sushrutha Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore. He also obtained his Masters ( MSc )  in Nutrition and Food Technology from Madurai Kamraj University, Salem , Master degree ( MSc ) in Yoga and Naturopathy from Vinayaka Mission University, Salem and is a certified Yoga Instructor ( YIC ) from SVYASA deemed University, Bangalore. 

He has wide across the globe clinical experience of 10 years in treating a number of complicated diseases. He intends to bring about a consciousness to physical as well as mental wellbeing of the people.  

Dr. Ratheesh's area of expertise lie in healing the root cause of several lifestyle disorders with his nutritional expertise in order to help people make unique and positive lifestyle changes. 

He is associated with several nutrition awareness programs, and is an active participant of various Ayurveda workshops and Seminars including Global Ayurveda Festival, World Ayurveda Congress etc.. 


Conferences and Seminar


1. State level Conference on KriyaShareera– Drushti - at Rural Ayurvedic Medical college, Badami.(21-22 June .2014)

2. National seminar on Liver Disorders on 29 & 30 July 2015 at VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal.

Conferences and Seminar


1. State level Conference on KriyaShareera– Drushti - at Rural Ayurvedic Medical college, Badami.(21-22 June .2014)

2. National seminar on Liver Disorders on 29 & 30 July 2015 at VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal .

3. National Workshop AAkruti on 27 & 28 September 2013 in SDMCA&H, Hassan.

Dr G G Gangadharan

PhD, MoM (McGill, Canada). Has dedicated himself to propagation of traditional Ayurveda knowledge and local health traditions. Engages in influencing public and state opinion on issues concerning Indian traditional knowledge in general and Ayurveda fraternity in particular. Has supervised production and Publication of 10 Monographs on Local Health Traditions and Ayurveda which made significant contributions to the revival of Indian System of Medicine and Local Health Traditions in India.


  • To assume leadership to ensure the application of Ayurveda and traditional systems of healthcare to meet contemporary healthcare needs.
  • To conceive and lead basic and applied research in the field of Traditional Medicine that broadens the frontiers of healthcare research and drug development.
  • To continuously pursue excellence in Ayurveda in order to be a catalyst in the renaissance of Ayurveda.
  • To participate in research and development that attempts to uncover the inherent power of the holistic principles of Ayurveda in understanding the cause and remedy for human suffering.


  • Master of Management degree pursuant to the International Masters in Health Leadership (IMHL), a post-doctoral international management program for outstanding senior health leaders, from McGill University, Canada, 2014
  • PhD on developing a standardized clinical protocol from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, 2013
  • Fellow of Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Ashoka Trust, USA, 2000
  • Completed a unique 7½ years Ayurveda Medical Degree ‘Ayurvedacharya’ from Madras University in 1985


  • Director, MSR Indic Centre for Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine since Oct 2014
  • Additional Director, Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (I-AIM), BANGALORE and Medical Director of its healthcare wing, the I-AIM Healthcare Centre, a 100-bed healthcare facility since 2003. As Additional Director and a part of the top leadership of I-AIM, was involved in steering the organization guiding the major research activities and programs of the organization. As medical director, manages and supervises the 100-bed integrative healthcare center and guides the major research programs of the institute.
  • Started career with Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Coimbatore. Involved in development of new dosage forms and traditional Ayurvedic formulations – classical as well as proprietary. As a technical director at Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, continued to practice Ayurveda and actively lead many initiatives to promote Ayurveda and use of medicinal plants.
  • President, Centre for Innovation in Science & Social Action (CISSA), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

CISSA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, safer and healthier world. ( As the head of CISSA, was centrally involved in the conception and execution of a landmark event on national biodiversity called the Indian Biodiversity Congress, 2010 and 2012. Also, was instrumental in CISSA organizing two major events called ‘Annam’ (2008 and 2010) on food security focusing on India’s wholesome food traditions.

Dr Girish Kumar


Graduation: B.A.M.S. - Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery 1997– 2003Govt. Ayurvedic medical College Bangalore, Karnataka

Post Graduation: M.D. (Dravyaguna) 2005– 2008Govt. Ayurvedic medical College Bangalore, Karnataka

Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition & dietetics (PGDND)2013KSOU, Mysore

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 8 years of Teaching (post MD – 2 years at Atreya Ayurveda medical college & 6 years at FRLHT/TDU) 14 years of Clinical expertise (from 2002)

  • Chief consultant at Ayur Arogya Dhama, Yelahanka Newtown, Bangalore
  • Visiting Consultant at Sri. Venkateshwara Ayurveda Clinic, Yelahanka, Bangalore Expertise in treating various health conditions using holistic approach of Ayurveda like Musculo-skeletal disorders (joint pains, sciatica,etc), Haemorrhoids (piles), Gastritis (Ulcers), Respiratory problems (Wheezing, sinusitis, etc), diabetics & hypertension.


  • Domain expert for Curriculum development for Ayurvedic Education
  • Resource person for Teaching in Fundamentals of Ayurveda, Dravyaguna & Bhaishjyakalpana (Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Pharmaceutics)


2010 to present (2016)
  • Working as Sr. Asst. Professor in School of Health Science, Education Innovation Group, IAIM-TDU on developing curriculum for various Ayurveda education programs for laymen (Housewives/students/health workers/folk healers/overseas participants), Paramedical & Medical
  • Head of Department for Panchakarma services @ IAIM health care centre
  • International students’ coordinator, conducting various training program.
  • Team lead for Outreach wing of IAIM and leading Ayurvedic home care services.2008 to 2010
  • Worked as Lecturer in Atreya Ayurvedic Medical College & Research Hospital, Doddaballapur, Karnataka, India2005 to 2008
  • Perceived the Master degree in Dravyaguna (Ayurvedic Pharmacology) & worked as a P.G. Scholar at Govt. Ayurvedic medical College Bangalore, Karnataka, India2003-2005
  • Worked as Research coordinator at Vedic remedies, An Ayurvedic Pharma company in Bangalore, India 2002-2003
  • Visiting Consultant at Arya Vaidya Shala – Kottakal (franchise), Bangalore
Projects handled
  • Thai – IAIM collaboration on training & capacity building Thai traditional Doctors & researchers in traditional knowledge & health sciences development (including Ayurveda, folk medicines, etc) (2011 - 2012).
  • IGNOU – CEI collaboration in conducting “Panchakarma therapist training program” for rural youth (2013).
  • INNERGY Ayurveda and Yoga Pte. Ltd (Singapore) – CEI collaboration in conducting Ayurvedic courses for South East Asia participants (2010 – till date)
  • Mount Carmel college – CEI collaboration in conducting “Medicinal plants & Primary Health Care” training program for graduate & Post graduate students for their self reliance in PHC management (2010 – till date)
  • India study program – 6 weeks elective/intern program, for the Overseas Allopathy medical doctors (especially from US & Uk).
  • EVA – TDU – providing technical support in developing Treatment (Therapy) protocols for Wellness establishments.
  • IAIM – Nightingale – providing protocol driven Ayurvedic homecare services for Joint care.
  • IAIM – ISHA – providing technical support in developing protocols for treatment, Panchakarma & wellness establishments.


To develop an innovative, need based curriculum so as to meet the expectations & add value in the work of the participant

  • Developed curriculum for following courses
  • 1 Certificate course on “Medicinal plants and Primary health care
  • 2 Introduction to Fundamentals of Ayurveda & Yoga
  • 3 Short term training on “An introduction to Management of Ayurveda Hospitals”
  • 4 Short term training on “Development of Databases on Local Health Wisdom and Medicinal Plants in Ayurveda”
  • 5 Short term training on “Ayurvedic Medical and Pharmaceutical Knowledge”
  • 6 Short term training on “Ayurvedic Midwifery”
  • 7 Short term training on “Research related to Ayurveda & Traditional Knowledge”
  • 8 Certificate course on “Ayurvedic Nutrition and Beauty Care”
  • 9 Short term training on “Fundamentals of Ayurveda”
  • 10 P. G. Diploma program on “Medicinal plants and Primary health care”
  • 11 Diploma program on “Ayurvedic Diet & lifestyle management”
  • 12 Daily Routine (Dinacharya)
  • Revised the curriculum on following courses

1. Certificate course on “Panchakarma therapy and Yoga basics”

2. Short term training on “Orientation to Good clinical management”


  • Attended 8 international and 10 National conferences in Ayurveda.
  • World Ayurveda Congress held at Chennai – 2000
  • World Ayurveda Congress held at Cochin – 2002
  • World Ayurveda Congress held at Delhi – 2005
  • World Ayurveda Congress held at Pune – 2006
  • NATIONAL SEMINAR held on December 2007 in Pankaja Kasthuri Ayurvedic Medical College, Trivendrum
  • World Ayurveda Congress held at Pune – 2009
  • World Ayurveda Congress held at Bangalore – 2012
  • International conference held in Cochabamba, Bolivia on Endogenous development on 29th Oct – 5th Nov 2011
  • World Ayurveda Congress held at New Delhi – 2015
  • Ayur Expo & Seminar on Entrepreneurship held at Trivandrum - 2015


  • Presented a SCIENTIFIC PAPER in International conference held in Cochabamba, Bolivia on Endogenous development on 29th Oct – 5th Nov 2011.
  • Presented a SCIENTIFIC PAPER in Global Ayurveda conference held in Pune, India on “Evaluation of Jeevanthi for Rasayana Activity” on 9th to 11th Jan 2009.
  • Presented a SCIENTIFIC PAPER on adverse drug reaction in NATIONAL SEMINAR held on December 2007 in Pankaja Kasthuri Ayurvedic Medical College, Trivendrum.


Scientific Research Articles published:
  • Published a paper in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology – “Modulating effect of Leptadenia reticulata (Retz) Wight & arn against chromate (VI)-induced immunosuppression and oxidative stress on mouse splenic lymphocytes and bone marrow derived macrophages”.
  • Magazine publication:
  • Published article in the magazine Amruth Heritage on
    o “Heart of the matter – Scope of Ayurveda in Preventive cardiology”
    o “Drive your day with Dinacharya”

Ganganagar, Bangalore


Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, (can understand Tamil & Malayalam).

Sh.Sumit Nanda

Sh. Sumit Nanda is a Serial Enterpreneur who has now dedicated his life for promotion of AYURVEDA globally and to spread the concept of food as medicine so that the world can follow a more preventive approach to healthcare.


Graduate from Hindu College Delhi University.
MDP program from IIM- Ahmedabad

He started his career with consumer goods industry as OEM manufacturing partner for large MNC clients like Gillette, Amway, Walgreens, Target stores etc The company he co founded in 1990 is today one of the worlds leading oral care products company owning brands like Reach, Binaca, Fire Fly, Dr Fresh etc. He is an investor in joint ventures with Ascendas, Lemon Tree Hotels, Burman GSC among others.

He has successfully transformed his own life by following a life based on ayurvedic principles and is a strong believer in them having experienced the benefits himself. He had a history of growing up with ENT issues as a teenager and used to fall sick often and was on frequent medication.

The issues kept growing so much that by the age of 40, he developed high blood pressure, diabetes, enlarged liver, swelling in the heart to name a few. He miraculously met up with an Ayurveda expert Dr Ratheesh who saved him from all the daily sufferings of sickness and medication by detoxification. He is totally off all kinds of medication and has regained energy and life without disease. He follows a regular lifestyle and actively practices yoga every morning. His objective in life is to help others in the world realize the same benefits by adopting a preventive approach to health.

He has attended a course in Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle organised by IHST in Singapore. He organized an event as Chairperson for Friends of AYURVEDA as part of the World Ayurveda Congress 2014. He has participated as speaker at National Arogya Fair, Kerela and Global Ayurveda Festival, Kerela.

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