Delhi University of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DPSRU) and All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the fields of research and academics on Ayurvedic and herbal medicines. of medicinal plants.
This collaboration will mainly focus on the evaluation of Ayurvedic and herbal medicines by modern science in patients. The MoU will also see collaborative efforts by faculty as well as students from both universities in the areas of research, academics and scientific activities.
AIIA is a centrally funded government institute on Ayurvedic Studies.
Research has shown the growing imprints of the science of pharmacology and pharmacognosy in the study of Ayurvedic formulations and the discovery of AYUSH drugs.
Along with joint research between institutes funded by external bodies, this collaboration would focus on students from the two universities coming together to carry out research projects, with faculties from both institutes acting as co-directors.
This MoU was signed by Prof. Ramesh K Goyal, Vice-Chancellor, DPSRU, Dr OP Shukla, Registrar, DPSRU and Prof. Tanuja Nesari, Director, AIIA
DPSRU would start a new B Pharm (Ayurveda) course in the 2021-2022 academic year.
According to Dr Mukesh Nandave, Chief MoU Coordinator and Associate Professor of Pharmacology at DPSRU, “Both institutes will benefit to a great extent in advancing Ayurvedic therapies and practices to the next level. “
On this occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of the DPSRU, Professor Ramesh K Goyal, also inaugurated the integrated clinical unit of the DPSRU.
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest medical systems in the world and remains one of the traditional health care systems in India. Ayurvedic treatment combines products mainly derived from plants, but can also include animals, metals and minerals, diet, exercise and lifestyle.
Although Ayurvedic medicine and its components have been described in numerous scientific papers, only a small number of clinical trials using these approaches have been published in Western medical journals.