ITRA- Pharmacy Introduction
“It is rightly said that successful treatment of a disease depends upon correct diagnosis and the use of authentic medicines”
Ayurvedic medicine is a system of Hindu traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and a form of alternative medicine. The oldest known Ayurvedic texts are the Suśrutha Saṃhitā and the Charaka Saṃhitā. These Classical Sanskrit texts are among the foundational and formally compiled works of Ayurveda. By the medieval period, Ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments. In the last few decades, Ayurveda has spread throughout the World. Up to 80 percent of people in India use some form of traditional medicine, a category which includes Ayurveda.
In 1999 and before, there were thousands of Ayurved Pharmaceutical Industries in India, but there was not a single Institute across the globe for giving professional education of Ayurved pharmacy. With the tremendous upsurge of interest in Ayurved, a need was felt for an intensive training to produce quality Ayurvedic drugs. By the untiring efforts of Padmashri Dr. P N V Kurup and his team, Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences (Renamed as Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences) came into the existence on 1st August, 1999. Till 2020, it was a constituent Institute of the globally known Gujarat Ayurved University. Upon centralisation, the institute has gained the identity of Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA)- Pharmacy.
It is the World’s first and the only of its kind in the entire Gujarat state, offering education in Ayurved Pharmacy at the Diploma and Bachelor level. Diploma and Bachelor of Ayurveda Pharmacy education at ITRA aims at producing Diploma and Graduates of profound scholarship having deed basis of Ayurveda Pharmacy with scientific knowledge in accordance with Ayurvedic fundamentals who would be able and efficient as good Ayurvedic pharmacists, academicians and researchers, fully competent to serve in the medical and health services of the society.
Our alumni are recruited throughout the Nation in various departments of Ayurved pharmacies, Government Sectors and in the academic Institutes as
- Quality Control Head/ Officer
- Production Manager
- Regulatory Affairs Manager
- R & D Head
- Principal Scientist
- Raw Drug Supplier
- Drug Chemist
- Assistant Purchase Manager
- Medical Representative
- Marketing Head and many more