institution of National Importance. he Bill seeks to merge three Ayurveda institutes into one institution by the name of Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda. The Bill declares the Institute to be an
Features of the Bill
- The existing institutes which will be merged into the Institute are: the Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar, Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Jamnagar, and the Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jamnagar.
- The proposed Institute will be situated in the campus of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.
- The Bill provides that the Institute will consist of 15 members. The Director of the Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar will be appointed as the first Director of the Institute.
- The functions of the Institute will include:
. provide for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Ayurveda (including pharmacy)
. prescribe courses and curricula for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Ayurveda
. provide facilities for research in the various branches of Ayurveda
. hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas and other distinctions and titles in education in Ayurveda and pharmacy
. maintain well-equipped colleges and hospitals for Ayurveda supporting staff such as nurses and pharmacists.
- The Bill requires the Institute to maintain a fund for meeting its expenses. It will be credited with funds received from the central government and other sources, including fees and other charges. The accounts of the Institute will be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
- ITRA will be the first institution with INI status in the AYUSH Sector, and this will enable the institution to be independent and innovative in the matter of deciding course content and pedagogy.