Established in 1967, Institute of Teaching & Research in Ayurveda or Gujarat Ayurved University is the first university to offer education and training in the field of Ayurveda across the world. The institution was formed by an act approved by Gujarat State legislative Assembly in the year 1965. Located in Jamnagar city of Gujarat, the university is devoted to Ayurvedic studies and Research and is administratively associated with the Health Ministry at State and Centre level. This university is a self-governing institution supported by the Government of Gujarat State.
The university houses three wings and offers more than thirty-five different programs that include Yoga and Naturopathy. Moreover, it manages the college and institutes in the campus and awards certified degrees/diplomas in the relevant field. Also, it offers a full-time Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) program for qualified overseas students. An International Centre for Ayurveda Studies is made to deal with issues related to the foreign students. In addition to this, the University has signed MoU with various national and international Institutions.
Other than this, the university houses a well-maintained library that holds a collection of over 30,000 books on a variety of subjects. It also contains a collection of manuscripts in diverse languages. The university has designed programs like ‘Ayurveda e-learning’ to sensitize modern medical researchers and scholars.
The institution boasts of its well-established research laboratories and animal homes. Every research that takes place in the university goes through the institutional ethical bodies for clinical and experimental studies. Also, the university is home to several herbal gardens that are used to teach and train students.
Apart from this, the university maintains hospitals equipped with contemporary facilities to offer better treatment to patients and clinical training to students and researchers. With its OPD facility, the university hospital attends a large number of patients to provide specialized Ayurvedic treatment like Kriya Kalpa, Panchakarma, etc. The hospital has qualified staff and experienced Ayurveda specialists who can treat diseases related to skin, neurological disorders, paralysis, immune-related disorders, arthritic problems and many more.
- The Government of India finances the university in order to promote the advantages of Ayurveda in and around the world.
- The university has received top ratings by the Ministry of Ayush.
- This university is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicines (Ayurveda).
- The university offers higher level teaching and training facilities to students coming from students from Africa, Europe, and SAARC countries.
The University has signed MoU with 11 National / International Institutions.
Complete details may be obtained from: www.itra.ac.in
Last updated on December 14th, 2021 at 04:02 pm