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PARLIAMENT PASSES ‘INSTITUTE OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN AYURVEDA BILL, 2020’

PARLIAMENT PASSES ‘INSTITUTE OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN AYURVEDA BILL, 2020’

Context

Parliament has passed Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020.

Details about the Bill

  • The bill seeks to establish an Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda and declare it an Institute of National importance.
  • The bill also has the provision to merge three Ayurveda institutes situated in Jamnagar, Gujarat into one.
  • The institutes are, the Institute of Post-Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and the Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • The proposed Institute will be situated in the campus of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.

Objectives of the Bill

  • To develop patterns of teaching in medical education in Ayurveda and pharmacy.
  • To bring together educational facilities for training of personnel in all branches of Ayurveda.
  • To attain self-sufficiency in postgraduate education to meet the need for specialists and medical teachers in Ayurveda.
  • To make an in-depth study and research in the field of Ayurveda.

Functions of Institute:

  • To provide for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Ayurveda (including pharmacy).
  • To prescribe courses and curricula for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Ayurveda, To provide facilities for research in the various branches of Ayurveda.
  • To hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas and other distinctions and titles in education in Ayurveda and pharmacy.
  • To  maintain well-equipped colleges and hospitals for Ayurveda supporting staff such as nurses and pharmacists.

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