WHO Collaborative Centre

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 Medicines (Ayurveda).

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.

Gradually, this institute became centre of attraction to foreigners for learning of Ayurveda. Many new courses have been designed exclusively for foreign nationals. 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 Delhi.

The below are the terms of references that are to be focussed during the period of collaboration.

  • TOR - 1: Rationalization and Standardization of Health Promotion Guidelines of Ayurveda
  • TOR - 2: Development of Standard Ayurveda Treatment Protocols for Lifestyle Disorders.
  • TOR - 3: Organization of Orientation Training Programmes for Foreign and National Medical Professionals and WHO Fellows & Officials on Scientific Aspects and Evidence-based uses of Ayurveda.
  • TOR - 4: Development of a Base Paper for Regional Consultation on Enhancing Communication between Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Modern Medicine Practitioners.
  • TOR - 5: Development of Strategic Measures and Capacity Building Programme for Strengthening of Pharmacovigilance of Traditional Medicines.
Mail Address
Prof. Anup Thakar
WHO Collaborative Centre for Traditional Medicines,
IPGT & RA, Gujarat Ayurved University
Gujarat - 361 008 (India)

WHO Working Group Meeting on Standard Terminology Documents of Ayurveda, Unani & Siddha Systems of Medicine