From the Director’s Desk

Director’s Message

Prof. Anup Thakar

Director

It is a great honour to be the Director of ITRA at this vital juncture of amalgamation of three institutes (IPGT&RA, SGAM and IIAPS). ITRA (formally IPGT&RA) is pioneer institute in Ayurveda and the outstanding contributions made by the Institute in the field of Ayurveda culminated in the recognition of the Institute as an “Institute of National Importance” on 15 Oct 2020.

Vision of institute is our guiding force in the past and in times to come. High skilled, experienced and recognized faculty and research team along with good teaching and learning and research infrastructure are main strength and assets. Our 5000+ alumni contribute to academic, health care and research in Ayurveda across India and the globe. Institute has established high standards of teaching, training, research and patient care and also to invoke scientific outlook to the knowledge of Ayurvedic System of Medicine.

In the last few years, we have taken several initiatives, like introducing a new program such as M. Pharm (Ayu) and M.Sc. (Medicinal Plants), Certification courses, up gradation of resources laboratories and library, Collaboration with WHO and other global and national institutes and stakeholders, initiation of National Pharmacovigilance Program for ASU, and Digitalization of research database. Many more ventures are being planned in the next couple of years. Institute established strategic collaborations with local and global institutes and taken many innovative initiatives to research and promotion of Ayurveda.

Institute work on establishment of Ayurveda as evidence-based medicine through researches and bringing scientific approaches in clinical practice. Generated evidences in research are high quality that can accept in global standards. Institute also performs its social responsibility directly through regular medical camps, blood donation, green and clean movement etc. This institute is best for the students who wish to develop their career in clinical, research, academic and industrial field of the Ayurveda. It would be my pleasure to receive your valuable suggestions and ideas for further developments of institute and promotion of Ayurveda in teaching, research and patient care.

Prof. Anup Thakar
Director
ITRA