Padmashree Prof. Rajesh Kotecha

Padmashree Prof. Rajesh Kotecha

Vice Chancelor, Gujarat Āyurved University, Jamnagar, India

Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat

Educational Background

•  BAMS  & M.D. (Ayurveda) from Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar and CFN from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.


Academic, Research, Administrative & Corporate Experience

•  Head- Department of Kayachikitsa at P.G. Institute of Ayurveda, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya University, Chitrakoot, M.P. from 1991 - 1995

•  Head of P.G. Institute of Ayurveda, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya University, Chitrakoot, 1992 – 1995 and 1997 - 1998

•  Director of Research at J R D Tata Foundation for Research in Ayurveda & Yoga Sciences, Chitrakoot. 1995 - 1996


•  Organizing Secretary - 3rd World Ayurveda Congress, December 2008.

•  International Coordinator - International Delegates Assembly of 3rd World Ayurveda Congress 2008 & 5th World Ayurveda Congress 2012 and Coordinator -International Students & Teachers Meet, 5th World Ayurveda Congress.

•  Instrumental in the implementation of Academic and Infrastructure projects for Faculty of Ayurveda at Chitrakoot.

•  PI for project -“Experiments on Total Health achievement of 100 villages” by Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot (1995 -1996)

•  Chief Physician & Executive Director of Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Research Center, Jaipur, 1998 - 2013

•  CEO of,,, 75 other Ayurveda related websites, 1998 - 2013

•  CEO of Chakrapani Global Center for Training & Research in Ayurveda, Jaipur, 1998 – 2013

•  Trustee, World Ayurveda Foundation, an initiative of Vijnana Bharati, India

•  Patron for “AYU” which is most respected peer reviewed indexed journal being published by Gujarat Ayurved University


Padmashri conferred by the President of India in 2015. This is 4th highest honor by the Government of India given as a recognition of the contribution in the area of Ayurveda medicine.

Global Ayurveda Physician Award - 2007 from the Chief Minister of Delhi Mrs. Sheila Dixit, India on 2nd March 2008 conferred by Hakim Azmalkhan Society, New Delhi and “Ayurveda Ratna” award 2008 from International Academy of Ayurveda Physicians for the year 2008.


Other Responsibilities 

•   Trustee: World Ayurveda Foundation, Advisor- Vijnana Bharati

•   Member, Advisory Panel, Central Council of Indian Medicine

•   Member, Governing Council, Association of Indian Universities

•  Director: Chakrapani Ayurveda Private Limited and Utkarsh Ayurveda Private Limited, Jaipur.

•  Ayurveda Consultant: Garry and Sun, Reno, Nevada; Omaha Healing Arts Center, Omaha, Nebraska; Curacao Vedic Foundation, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles; Kamala Centro Ayurveda, Bogota, Colombia, USA; Center Ayurveda d’ Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France.

•  Visiting Faculty: Yoga Teachers Training Program of Omaha Yoga and Body Works Center Omaha, Nebraska; Ames Yoga Center, Ames, IA, USA; Externado University, Bogota, Colombia; Island Yoga Vista, Nanaimo, British Colombia Island, Canada.


Contact Information

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Ayurved University

Chanakya Bhavan, Hospital Road, Jamnagar – 361008, Gujarat, India

Phone: +91-141-2624003 (O),

+91 9461616987 (M)

Fax:    +91-141-2620746

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