Post completion of his M.Pharm and Ph.D, Dr. Nandedkar started his academic career at the ARA College of Pharmacy in Dhule. He was the professor and Head of Department at the college. The start was not easy, as it was difficult to make students accept him due to his disability. However, he did not lose hope.
He introduced practical and conceptual teaching methods that went very well with his students. As students started enjoying his lectures, it then became easy for Dr. Nandedkar to teach. Just six months into teaching and Dr. Nandedkar got an irresistible opportunity from NTVS institute of Pharmacy in Nandurbar. Impressed by Dr. Nandedkar’s academic credentials, NTVS wanted him to become the Principal of their college.
Dr. Nandedkar took up this lucrative opportunity to continue his academic career. Being a bigger role, this job had bigger challenges in store for him. But Dr. Nandedkar’s positive spirit helped him brave all challenges associated with this job too and helped him emerge as a successful administrator and a visionary who could bring about many positive changes at NTVS.
In September 2000, two more feathers were added to his cap. He was invited to attend two international conferences in Switzerland as two different research papers published by him were accepted for the conference.
It was this international exposure that gave Dr. Nandedkar’s career a new dimension and motivated him to start something of his own. Thus, in 2001, Dr. Nandedkar, an Ayurved Vaidya Visharad and an M.D in alternative medicine from the Open International University, Colombo, Sri Lanka, who knew of the potential that Ayurveda had for the treatment of diabetes, started the Anuyash Diabetic Research Centre in Jalgaon.
He dedicated his research on this disease and was able to invent path breaking medicines for the prevention and control of Diabetes. One of his patented and most famous medicines, ‘Mehanta’ is world renowned for the cure of diabetics in the pre‐diabetic stage. In 2007, Dr. Nandedkar started his own manufacturing company to help the production of his invented medicines.