To conduct collaborative research in mutually identified areas and promote research activities, Regional Ayurveda Research Institute (RARI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sikkim Manipal University (SMU).
Dr.Shriprakash, Assistant Director-Incharge RARI, Gangtok and Dr. (Lt Gen) Rajan S Grewal, Vice Chancellor, SMU signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions.
At the MoU signing ceremony, SMU VC Dr. (Lt Gen) Grewal also asked RARI to open a unit at Central Reference Hospital of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences in Gangtok. Dr.Shriprakash assured him for the same after getting an approval from the competent authority at New Delhi.
The MoU aims at promoting relations and mutual understanding between the two institutions to recognise their strengths in research and education in one or more disciplines of science, medical and allied health sciences.
The RARI and SMU also agreed on promotion and development of academic co-operation by jointly engaging in research and training programmes and jointly organize seminars, conferences and workshops on topics of mutual interest. Both the institutions also decided to explore opportunities to exchange information on research, training, learning material and other literature relevant to their educational and research activities.
Other officials present at the MoU signing ceremony included Dr.Rahul Dhanraj Ghuse,Research Officer (Ayurveda) and Dr.Ashok Sinha,Research Officer (Ayurveda) from RARI and SMU Registrar Dr. K. S. Sherpa, Dr Remon Chettri, OSD to VC, and Dr Pragya Kafley, I/C Blood Bank, Central Referral Hospital,SMIMS.
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In a significant step forward, the Ministry of Ayush has paved the way for strengthening the quality of Ayurvedic and other Indian Traditional Medicine products globally and also enhancing their export potential, especially to the USA Market. This has been achieved by signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) and American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, USA on 13thSeptember, 2021.
The MoU was signed virtually and the Ministry of Ayush has entered this MOU with the specific purpose of strengthening, promotion, and development of standards in the field of Ayurveda and other Indian Traditional systems of medicine between the two countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.
This collaboration of efforts will go a long way in enhancing the export potential of the ASU&H (Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy) drugs. Under this MOU, there will be the constitution of a Joint Committee to develop the action plan along with timelines for the development of Monographs and other activities for cooperation in the field of Traditional Medicine.
The Ministry feels that this MOU will develop the confidence of the global community about the safety of ASU&H drugs. One of the major outcomes of this partnership will be that both PCIM&H and AHP, USA would be working to identify various challenges faced by theherbal market of Ayurveda products/drugs in the USA. This will lead to adoption of Ayurveda standards developed out of this cooperation by the manufacturers of herbal drugs in the USA. This can be termed as a major move and will eventually foster the adoption of Ayurveda standards developed out of this cooperation for the market authorization of ASU&H products/drugs in the USA.
Development of Monographs of Ayurveda & other Indian Traditional Medicine products and herbal products, exchange of technical data for the development of Monographs with due acknowledgement between the parties, training and capacity building, exchange of Herbarium specimens and Botanical Reference Samples and phytochemical reference standards are also the part of MoU. There is an understanding in development of a Digital database on Ayurveda & other Indian Traditional Medicine products/drugs and herbal products and identifying further areas of co-operation for the promotion of quality standards of drugs/products used in Ayurveda & other Indian Traditional Medicine.
This MoU between India and USA is a timely step to add further momentum to the ongoing initiatives of the Ministry of Ayush to strengthen the quality of Ayurveda and other Indian Traditional Medicine products both inland and globally. Ayurveda and other AYUSH medicines have much to contribute in dealing with lifestyle disorders which are the major killers of this century.
Further, the role of ASU&H drugs in promoting the immunity of the body to fight against the prevalent infections is evidence based and worth praising. India enjoys the distinction of having the largest network of traditional health care systems which are widely accepted owing to its wide accessibility, affordability, safety and trust of people. It is the mandate of the Ministry of Ayush to work for promotion and propagation of these systems at international level for its global acceptance.
Through this MoU both the collaborators would strive to recognize the role of standards ensuring the quality and safety of Ayurveda and other Indian Traditional Medicine products. Will ensure an increase in awareness and understanding of the quality of traditional herbal medicines and their products.
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आयुष मंत्रालय के तहत अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान ने आयुर्वेद के क्षेत्र में एक अकादमिक चेयर की नियुक्ति के लिए एनआईसीएम वेस्टर्न सिडनी यूनिवर्सिटी ऑस्ट्रेलिया के साथ वर्चुअल मोड में एक सहमति पत्र पर हस्ताक्षर किए। आयुष मंत्रालय में सचिव वैद्य राजेश कोटेचा और ऑस्ट्रेलिया के व्यापार, पर्यटन तथा निवेश एवं विदेश मंत्री श्री डैन तेहान एमपी की उपस्थिति में, आयुष मंत्रालय के अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान के निदेशक प्रोफेसर तनुजा नेसारी और वेस्टर्न सिडनी यूनिवर्सिटी ऑस्ट्रेलिया के कुलपति एवं अध्यक्ष प्रोफेसर बार्नी ग्लोवर ने सहमति पत्र पर हस्ताक्षर किए।
नया अकादमिक चेयर हर्बल औषधि तथा योग सहित, आयुर्वेद के क्षेत्र में अकादमिक और संबद्ध अनुसंधान गतिविधियों को शुरू करने के साथ-साथ शैक्षिक मानदंडों और अल्पकालिक/मध्यकालिक पाठ्यक्रमों तथा शैक्षिक मार्गनिर्देशों की रूपरेखा तैयार करेगा। यह चेयर आयुर्वेद पर कार्यशालाएं/सेमिनार/सम्मेलन भी आयोजित करेगा, ऑस्ट्रेलिया में आयुर्वेद प्रणालियों के सुरक्षित और प्रभावी उपयोग पर जोर देगा, आयुर्वेद पर अकादमिक और अनुसंधान पाठ्यक्रमों में उनकी ताकत और कमी की पहचान करेगा, अनुसंधान गतिविधियों को बढ़ावा देने सहित छात्रों को ट्यूटोरियल प्रदान करेगा। इसके अलावा, भारत में आयुर्वेद के क्षेत्र में नवाचार, पारंपरिक स्वास्थ्य सेवा में अच्छी तरह से साक्ष्य आधारित आयुर्वेद दवाओं के इस्तेमाल और एकीकरण को बढ़ावा देने के लिए रणनीति विकसित करने के लिए, मजबूत ऑस्ट्रेलियाई नियामक ढांचे के भीतर आयुर्वेद से संबंधित अनुसंधान और नीति विकास शिक्षण में उत्कृष्टता को प्रदर्शित करने और बढ़ावा देने के लिए अकादमिक नेतृत्व प्रदान करेगा।
वेस्टर्न सिडनी यूनिवर्सिटी ऑस्ट्रेलिया के प्रति कुलपति प्रो. लिंडा टेलर और वेस्टर्न सिडनी यूनिवर्सिटी ऑस्ट्रेलिया के कुलपति एवं अध्यक्ष प्रो. बार्नी ग्लोवर ने स्वागत भाषण में कहा कि इस पहल से दोनों देशों को काफी फायदा होगा और अनुसंधान नवाचार और सहयोग को प्रोत्साहन मिलेगा तथा सामाजिक विकास में भी मदद मिलने के साथ-साथ आर्थिक विकास एवं लोगों के स्वास्थ्य की स्थिति में सुधार होगा। सचिव वैद्य राजेश कोटेचा ने अपने मंत्रिस्तरीय उद्घाटन संबोधन में, चेयर के बारे में एमओयू की आवश्यकता पर जोर दिया और आयुष मंत्रालय के सहयोग तथा समर्थन का आश्वासन दिया।
यह आयुर्वेद अकादमिक चेयर वेस्टर्न सिडनी यूनिवर्सिटी के वेस्ट मीड परिसर स्थित एनआईसीएम स्वास्थ्य अनुसंधान संस्थान में स्थापित होगा, जिसका कार्यकाल तीन साल की अवधि के लिए होगा। इस अकादमिक चेयर की स्थापना के लिए आयुष मंत्रालय और वेस्टर्न सिडनी यूनिवर्सिटी द्वारा संयुक्त रूप से वित्तपोषण किया जाएगा और 2022 के प्रारंभ में इसके शुरू होने का अनुमान है।
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All India Institute of Ayurveda under Ministry of Ayush, signed a MoU in coordination with NICM Western Sydney University Australia, in virtual mode, to appoint an Academic Chair in Ayurveda. The MoU was signed by Professor Tanuja Nesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush and Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University, Australia, Professor Barney Glover in presence of Vaidya Rajecsh kotecha, Secretary Ayush and Mr. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Foreign Affairs of Australia.
The new Academic Chair will undertake academic and collaborative research activities in Ayurveda, including herbal medicine and yoga, as well as design academic standards and short-term/medium-term courses and educational guidelines. This Chair will also conduct workshops/seminars/conferences on Ayurveda, advocate the safe and effective use of Ayurveda Systems in Australia, identify in academic and research programs on Ayurveda their strengths and gaps, provide tutorials to students, including the promotion of research activities and innovations in Ayurveda in India, provide academic leadership demonstrating and fostering excellence in teaching research and policy development related to Ayurveda, within the robust Australian regulatory frame work, to develop strategies to promote the translation and integration of well evidence based Ayurveda medicines into conventional healthcare.
Professor Linda Taylor Pro Vice Chancellor, WSU Australia and Professor Barney Glover Vice Chancellor and President, WSU Australia, gave the welcome address and highlighted that this initiative would largely benefit both the countries and will encourage research innovation and collaboration and will also help in developing social and economical development as well as improve the health status of people. The opening Ministerial remarks given by the Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, emphasized on necessity of the Chair MoU and assured cooperation and support of Ministry of Ayush.
This Ayurveda Academic Chair will be based at Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute, located on the West mead campus, with tenure for a period of three years. The appointment of the chair is jointly funded by the Ministry of Ayush and Western Sydney University and anticipated to commence early in 2022.
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New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday was apprised of the MoUs between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the GARDP Foundation on Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Innovation, and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), both in Switzerland.The MoUs, signed in March and February, respectively, this year, are aimed to strengthen relations within the framework of the international scientific and technological collaboration and to promote cooperation in fields of mutual interest.The ICMR-GARDP collaboration will include establishing a strategy and modalities for financial and in-kind contributions by both parties to ensure the success of the joint objectives. Funding may be provided directly to the other party or to the third parties engaged in projects. All financial and in-kind contributions will be subject to separate legally binding agreements.In the MoU with the FIND, the ICMR is committed to make available funding up to $100,000 while the FIND will make available funds up to $400,000 to local partners and researchers identified through Request for Proposals (RFP).--IANSssb/vd
An MoU was signed between Jamnagar based Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) under the Ministry of Ayush and the Government of Gujarat in the presence of the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Nitinbhai Patel and Secretary, Ministry of AyushVaidya Rajesh Kotecha on 15th July 2021.
Through this MoU, all the institutions functioning in the Ayurveda campus in Jamnagar have been brought under the umbrella of ITRA, the only institution under the Ministry of Ayush that has been accorded the status of Institute of National Importance (INI). Underlining the importance of the MoU, shriNitinbhai said that this will pave the way of the strengthening of the education system in all branches of Ayurveda.
The MoU was exchanged between the Director, ITRA, Prof. Dr. Anup Thakar and Shri H.P. Jhala, I/C Registrar, Gujarat Ayurveda University.
“This arrangement will result, in due course, in the opening of new doors in the fields of education, research and medicine,” said the Deputy CM on the occasion of the signing ceremony. It is hoped that in the field of Ayurveda, it will be easier to prepare new teaching, medical and research methods and the study-research process will be intensified, expanding the overall scope of Ayurveda education and research.
Addressing the gathering, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said that in the field of Ayurveda, it will be easier to prepare new teaching, medical and research methods. He said that the study and research process can be made more in-depth and ITRA will be an exemplary institution for Ayurveda education and reshaping research institutes across the country.
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