In pre-independence era, it was the need of time to bring Ayurvedic Medicine to main stream along with Modern medicine which was the only medicine promoted by British Government. Even main leaders of Independence struggle were of same opinion.

For this to happen it was necessary to systemize the education system of Ayurvedic Medicine. At that time Ayurved was still taught and studied in traditional way mostly in families and through Guru-Shishya Parampara. There was neither the official Ayurvedic course nor the institution for Ayurvedic Medicine.

It was necessity of the time to establish an institute or College imparting official and systematic course in Ayurvedic medicine. Banaras Hindu University, commonly known as BHU founded in 1912 by Madan Mohan Malaviya initiated this process.

Taking inspiration from him 'Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ayurved Vidyalaya Samiti' (SDAVS) was established in 1940 with the aim of starting Ayurved College in Panvel. Many renowned vaidyas were students of this institution.

When in post independence era many Ayurvedic institutions were founded and Education of Ayurvedic medicine was finally systemized students from SDAVS were transferred to ‘Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Sion’

Today 'Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ayurved Vidyalaya Samiti' (SDAVS) is engaged in Reprinting and Publishing of old Ayurvedic text books and treatises to make them easily available and accessible to Ayurvedic physicians as well as students.

Its key publications include 'Ayurvediya Aushadhikaran' by Vd. Dhamankar and Vd. Gangadhar Puranik, and 'Ayurvediya Aushadhi Dravya Shodanvidhi' by Vd. Dhamankar.a