AIIA inks MoU IIT Delhi to boost research in traditional medicine

Published on August 10, 2018
Govenment moves in the direction of exploring the age old wisdom of Ayurveda All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), a premier institute of Ayurveda under the AYUSH Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Delhi to boost research in traditional medicine and streamline hospital care facilities in the country.

AIIA inks MoU IIT Delhi to boost research in traditional medicine

About the MoU:

  • The MoU was signed at the two-day conference of heads of AYUSH National Institutes organised by All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) aimed at upgrading the national institutes of traditional medicine at par with the IITs and IIMs.
  • Under it, the faculties of IIT Delhi and AIIA will work together in projects to look at ways to integrate technology with Ayurveda.
  • Under this partnership, projects developed will be given scientific validation to ancient medical science and integrate it with technology.

About the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA):

  • AIIA is the apex institute for Ayurveda in the country under Ministry of AYUSH.
  • It is located in New Delhi. 
  • It aims at bringing synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern tools and technology.
  • It offers postgraduate and doctoral courses in various disciplines of Ayurveda and focuses on fundamental research of Ayurveda, drug development, quality control, standardization, safety evaluation and scientific validation of Ayurvedic medicine.
  • It also has a 200 bed referral hospital for facilitating clinical research.

Question:

Q1. Who has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Delhi to boost research in traditional medicine and streamline hospital care facilities in the country?
a. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
b. All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA)
c. All India Institute of Unani Medicine (AIUM)
d. None of the above

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