IIT-Delhi, AIIA partners for research in ancient Indian Medicines

To upgrade the educational quality and facilities in the field of Ayurveda, the Ministry of AYUSH will invite technological expertise from Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi.

To encourage further research in ancient Indian medicines, the All India Institute of Ayurveda and IIT-Delhi are scheduled to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would be signed during a two-day conference ‘Raising Towards Excellence’ on July 17-18 at IIC, New Delhi.

IIT-Delhi director Rampgopal Rao confirmed participation in the conference and the signing of the MoU. “Since we do not have a medical faculty, we are trying to connect with AIIMS and AYUSH in studying Ayurveda, especially through our physical engineering department,” he said.

Sanjiv Oza, Vice-Chancellor of the Gujarat Ayurveda University, under AYUSH Ministry, will also be attending the conference. “We need to build the institutes of national calibre, like IIMs and IITs. So basically, we will be brainstorming over our structural changes with Ayurveda’s roots remaining intact,” he said.

The conference will be attended by the national institutes under the AYUSH Ministry, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (Jamnagar), Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga National Institute of Ayurveda (Jaipur), National Institute of Homoeopathy (Kolkata), National Institute of Naturopathy (Pune), National Institute of Siddha (Chennai), National Institute of Unani Medicine (Bangalore) and Rashtriya Ayurved Vidyapeeth (New Delhi).

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