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CSTT Adopts Acronym ‘AYUSH’ as a Scientific Word

Published on May 21, 2018
The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) has decided to adopt the acronym "AYUSH" as a word for scientific and technical purposes.
CSTT adopts acronym ‘AYUSH’ as a scientific word

  • The CSTT adopted the acronym as a word based on a proposal of the Ministry of AYUSH.
  • AYUSH is an acronym for five traditional systems of medicine -- Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
  • CSTT has decided to adopt the same (AYUSH) as a word in both the Hindi and English languages.
  • Following this recognition, AYUSH word is expected to gain currency in popular usage in a short span of time.
  • However it would officially be used in all Government communications.
  • The word will have the meaning "traditional and non-conventional systems of healthcare and healing, which include Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy etc.
  • Through these efforts the Ministry aims to develop integrated solutions to manage the public health challenges of the country.
  • It would highlight the unifying features of the different systems.
  • The CSTT was formed in 1960 with the objective to evolve and define scientific and technical terms in Hindi and all Indian languages.

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