The University of Patanjali and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh have inked an agreement, to jointly carry out research in the field of Ayurveda.
Patanjali University is an educational arm of Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurved that has an annual turnover of Rs. 10,000 crore.
AIIMS Rishikesh director Prof Ravikant asserted that the agreement was crucial for creating scientific evidence and the institute would focus on this angle.
AIIMS has an Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, (Ayush) wing which will work with Patanjali. In the past few months, Patanjali is working with the government institutions.
Balkrishna, managing director of Patanjali Ltd and vice chancellor of Patanjali University, stated that the agreement with AIIMS will focus on enhancing research on Ayurveda.
Patanjali has expressed interest in doubling the under construction international herbs research institute in Haryana as a facilitation centre. The researchers of Patanjali has so far planted saplings of more than 800 herbs in the upcoming institute.
Patanjali has also signed a letter of agreement with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to market an array of herbal products developed by the DRDO’s Life Sciences wing - Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR).