Institute of Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda
WHO Collaborative Centre
for Traditional Medicine (Ayurveda)
We are happy to inform all scientific fraternity that, the
expertise services and specialities in the field of Ayurveda by
IPGT & RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar have been very
recently recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) and
designated the institute as Collaborative Centre for Traditional
In India, there are around 30 Collaborative Centres for WHO from
different disciplines of modern and allied sciences, but it is
noteworthy to emphasize that, IPGT & RA is the only Ayurvedic
centre throughout the world (out of 22 for traditional systems),
which is designated as collaborative centre for Ayurveda.
Institute for Postgraduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda (IPGT &
RA) right from its establishment has been the premiere centre of
Post Graduate in Ayurveda Education and Research and providing
Ayurveda training to WHO sponsored fellows from various countries.
Since inception this institute is engaged in activities related
with the research and attained unique achievements. Considering
the growing popularity of Ayurveda globally, many Memorandum of
Understandings (MoU) have been signed by Gujarat Ayurved
University with various International and National Institutions to
propagate Ayurveda. IPGT & RA is the nodal implementing agency for
most of these MoUs. Over the years, various activities have been
undertaken by the institute in collaboration with WHO.
institute became centre of attraction to foreigners for learning
of Ayurveda. Many new courses have been designed exclusively for
Scientists and scholars from countries like Canada,
Germany, France, Poland, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, USA,
Russia, Ukraine, Mongolia, Australia, Vietnam, Japan, Reunion
Island, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Thailand, Myanmar,
etc. have visited the institute to receive training in various
specialties of Ayurveda.
Considering the emergence of global demand for Ayurveda for
healthy life style, IPGT & RA is focussing on developing
standardized methods of diet, physical activity for health
promotion of individuals and communities. Besides on generating
public awareness regarding such practices, the institute is also
designing standard treatment protocols, particularly for the
management of life style disorders like Diabetes, Hypertension,
Obesity, and Anxiety disorders etc.
These initiatives will definitely prove to be beneficial to the
ailing global population, ultimately validate the treatment
modalities and prove the impact of Ayurveda practices in global
healthcare. This designation is the result of the continuous
efforts of the faculty of IPGT & RA and encouragement, support
given by the Department of AYUSH specially the Secretary,
Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New
The below are the terms of references that are to be focussed
during the period of collaboration.
Rationalization and Standardization of Health Promotion
Guidelines of Ayurveda
Development of Standard Ayurveda Treatment Protocols for
Organization of Orientation Training Programmes for
Foreign and National Medical Professionals and WHO
Fellows & Officials on Scientific Aspects and
Evidence-based uses of Ayurveda.
Development of a Base Paper for Regional Consultation on
Enhancing Communication between Traditional Medicine
Practitioners and Modern Medicine Practitioners.
Development of Strategic Measures and Capacity Building
Programme for Strengthening of Pharmacovigilance of
Proposed Mail Address
Director WHO Collaborative Centre for
Traditional Medicines, IPGT & RA, Gujarat Ayurved
University Gujarat - 361 008 (India)