Ministry of AYUSH signs MoU with CSIR for research and modern science

The Ministry of AYUSH signed MoU with CSIR for cooperation in research and education in areas of traditional systems of medicine and its integration with modern science.
Vamsi Athreya

Updated: Apr 29,2019 12:20:53 pm

Ministry of AYUSH signs MoU with CSIR for research and modern science

24 April 2019 Current Affairs:The Ministry of AYUSH signed MoU with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for cooperation in research and education in areas of traditional systems of medicine and its integration with modern science. The aim is to bring both Ministry of Ayush and CSIR together to pursue focused R&D efforts in the domain. Under the MoU, both organizations shall jointly endeavor to pursue:
  • R&D covering Fundamental research
  • AYUSH specific diagnostic tools, linking microbiome, gene expression and Prakriti, multi- ingredient herbal formulations, including their standardization
  • Exploring modern scientific methods for integration with traditional Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM)
  • Linking disease signatures
  • Furthering the collaboration in preserving and protecting traditional knowledge related to the Indian systems of healthcare, through the existing TKDL platform
  • Development of international standardized terminologies (disease-morbidity codes) in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU), Database on Medicinal plants, Foods, etc.

Enhancing the collaboration through joint R&D efforts ranging from fundamental science to validation and thereafter product development, will significantly help in the growth of the Indian contributions to the traditional medicines sector, not only nationally but internationally as well. The MOU also includes the pursuit of Data mining & analytics and Artificial Intelligence to enable and facilitate concepts such as Traditional knowledge inspired drug discovery and development and Food as Medicine.
Ministry of AYUSH:
AYUSH - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy
  • It is a governmental body in India purposed with developing, education and research in the field of alternative medicines including Ayurveda, yoga, unani, naturopathy, Siddha and homeopathy
  • Founded on: 9 November 2014
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Minister responsible: Shripad Naik (MOS independent charge)
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