IIT-D and AYUSH Plans to Unite to Enhance Research in Ancient Indian Medicines


IIT Delhi and All India Institute of Ayurveda are about to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-benefit in the field of tech and Ayurveda

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been scheduled to sign between IIT-Delhi and All India Institute of Ayurveda in order to enhance research in ancient Indian medicines. The MoU has to be signed during a two-day conference on ‘Raising Towards Excellence’ at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi on July 17-18.

The Ministry of AYUSH has invited the technological expertise from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi to reform the quality of education and facilities in the field of Ayurveda.

Enjoying benefits by joining hands

AYUSH is upgrading its facility as well as education in Ayurveda research and healthcare by inviting doctors, engineers and management experts on the same platform. On the other side, IIT Delhi is lacking medical faculty for which it is moving ahead to collaborate with AIIMS and Ayush to study Ayurveda.

The sessions will also focus on the use of nanotechnology in Ayurvedic drug preparation and how this tech can be used in ‘Panchkarma’ (procedure of purification) or in ‘Sushruta Samhita’, an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine and surgery.

By bringing together the expertise from various fields, they will open the gates for exploring the scientific validation and will make Ayurveda more technologically advanced while remaining rooted to the past.
As of now, Ayurveda is physician-specific but by signing MoU it will bring engineers and management experts to the field so that physicians can deliver healthcare at the fastest pace. Additionally, it will also focus on gaining administration and financial uniformity in national institutes under AYUSH.