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Ministry of AYUSH: a govt. of India Initiative
Not many in India and, of-course in the world would know that recently in November 2014, govt. of India declared the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani , Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) as an Independent Ministry! The now ministry of AYUSH was once Department of Indian System of Medicine and  Homeopathy  (ISM&H), which was created in March 1995. The department was renamed to AYUSH in 2003, but very recently, under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, it got elevated to a full fledged Ministry: AYUSH.

Objectives of the Ministry of AYUSH
  • To upgrade the educational standards in the Indian Systems of Medicines and Homoeopathy colleges in the country.
  • To strengthen existing research institutions and ensure a time-bound research programme on identified diseases for which these systems have an effective treatment.
  • To draw up schemes for promotion, cultivation and regeneration of medicinal plants used in these systems.
  • To evolve Pharmacopoeial standards for Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy drugs.

National Institutes Under AYUSH

Creating a separate Ministry for AYUSH reflects upon the seriousness of the Indian government in promoting across the globe the values and utility of Indian systems of Medicine and research. It should encourage the budding biologists to look for a novel line of career in Indian systems of Medicines.

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Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (
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