Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday devoted to the nation an Ayurveda teaching and research institute right here in Gujarat that may provide a variety of programs and forge inter-disciplinary collaborations to provide a recent thrust to the traditional drugs system.
The newly fashioned Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), which the PM inaugurated by video conferencing, has been accorded the standing of an “institution of national importance” (INI).
ITRA, located within the Gujarat Ayurveda University campus in Jamnagar metropolis, was created by an Act of Parliament not too long ago.
It was fashioned by merging a cluster of 4 Ayurveda institutes on the college campus.
These 4 institutes have been – the Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Shree Gulab Kunverba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences and Maharshi Patanjali Institute for Yoga Naturopathy Education and Research.
In September, Parliament had handed a Bill for creation of ITRA and conferred it the standing of an “institution of national importance”.
ITRA is the primary institute to get pleasure from this standing within the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) sector, mentioned a launch by the PIB.
“ITRA will be the first institution with INI status in the AYUSH sector, and this will enable the institution to be independent and innovative in the matter of deciding course content and pedagogy,” mentioned the discharge.
“The decision comes at a time when global interest in health solutions based on traditional wisdom is at an unprecedentedly high level and ITRA is poised to take Ayurveda education to new vistas,” it added.
A launch by the Ministry of AYUSH said that ITRA could have autonomy to improve requirements of Ayurveda training.
“It will offer courses as per national and international demand and forge inter-disciplinary collaborations to give a contemporary thrust to Ayurveda,” mentioned the discharge.
The Gujarat Ayurveda University was established in 1967 by an Act of the state Assembly.
It is the primary statutory University of its sort each at nationwide and worldwide stage – solely dedicated to Ayurvedic research and research, mentioned a launch by the state authorities.
“This college is an autonomous organisation absolutely financed by the Gujarat authorities.
“The university looks after the management of the institutes and colleges situated in the campus along with conducting examinations of degrees/diplomas awarded by the university,” it added.