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Dr. Ajit Singh graduated with Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from Punjabi University. For over 18 years he worked for the Government of India in various positions in both Ayurvedic hospitals and pharmacies.
In 1996, he moved to New Zealand with the dream of bringing Ayurveda to the West. He is the founder and director of Planet Ayurveda (www.planetayurveda.co.nz), one of the largest Ayurvedic clinics in Australasia. With his employment background with Indian Government, his extensive teaching experience and continuous clinical practice for over 35 years in both India and New Zealand he is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic doctor in the region. Dr. Ajit is also a specialist in Panchkarma therapy and his centre in Auckland is one of the few therapeutic Panchkarma Clinics outside India.
With his wife, Rippan Sandhu, he developed the “Ayurda,” (www.ayurda.com), the first ayurvedic skin care range based on authentic formulations from the Vedas, the ancient texts of India. The range is being marketed in Australia New Zealand and overseas countries such as USA and Europe.
In 1999, he established the Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies in Australia and New Zealand (www.aiasinstitute.com). As a Registered Training Organization under the Australian Skills Quality Authority it provides nationally credited courses in Ayurveda that offer the most comprehensive curriculum in the study of Ayurvedic Medicine outside India.
He is currently CEO of the International Council of Ayurvedic Medicine Inc, an organization established to standardize and streamline the educational, teaching and regulatory standards for Ayurvedic practice in the world outside of India. He was also founding Patron of the Australasian Ayurvedic Practitioners Association (AAPA) and past and founding president of Australasian Ayurvedic Practitioners Association (New Zealand), both professional bodies for Ayurvedic practitioners.
He has been instrumental in raising the profile of Ayurveda in Australasia, not only through his teaching and practice but through his numerous speaking engagement, media work and meetings with Government officials. His efforts have been recognised with a number of awards, most recently a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Zealand Charter of Health Practitioners (2008).