GADA means disease (Roga). So the literal meaning of the term AGADA is “disease free” (Arogya). The term is being used to denote ANTIDOTE also.
The science that deals with antidotes (AGADA) or medicines that combat toxins is known as AGAD TANTRA here Tantra stands for science. It is a branch of Ayurveda that deals with various endogenous and exogenous poisons, their toxic manifestations and their remedial measures. It comprises general information, signs-symptoms and treatment of various poi- sons of vegetable/animal and mineral sources like bites of snake, scorpion, insects, rats etc.
The subject is also concerned with the application of medical knowledge to aid the administration of justice in a court of law is helpful in investigation of death and any crime related to mankind. It also deals with legal aspects of medical practice. It teaches medical ethics, duties of medical practitioner towards patients, his professional colleagues and towards the government.
The department of Agad Tantra & Vidhi Vaidyak occupies about 1000 sq.ft. area which comprises a museum having ample number of models, charts and specimens of various poisons, their effects, treatment etc. Drugs used generally in management of poisoning are exhib- ited. A coloured atlas of almost all types of wounds have been prepared for academic purpose collection of good number of weapons of assult (models only in case of licensed weapons) help students to understand nature of possible injuries.A full fledge working P.G. department.
Department has its own tutorial place. Lectures and Practicals are being regularly conducted in college premises. We visit MORTURY at Civil hospital Nasik for “Post Mortem Examination” training and visit to Regional Forensic Science Laboratory is regularly arranged to upgrade knowledge of the subject.