National Institute of Ayurveda

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National Institute of Ayurveda
Established7 February 1976
DirectorProf. Sanjeev Sharma
AffiliationsDr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University

The National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) is the apex institute for training and research in Ayurveda in India, established in 1976 at Jaipur, by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.[1] The institute is one of the eight national institutes established across the nation, for training and research in "Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy education", by Department of AYUSH, Government of India,[2] and the lone institute of Ayurveda under the AYUSH.[3]

The institute has its origins in the Government Ayurvedic College, Jaipur established by Government of Rajasthan in 1946, which was merged in 1976 to form the present institute.[4] It is now affiliated with Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur, formerly known as the Rajasthan Ayurved University.[1] It is also one of the only two post graduate institutes for study of Ayurveda under the Union government, with other one being, the Institute of Post Graduate Training and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) Jaipur". Department of AYUSH, Govt. of India. Archived from the original on 2012-12-14.
  2. ^ "AYUSH: National Institutes". Government of India portal.
  3. ^ "AYUSH students stir". The Times of India. 15 March 2011.
  4. ^ History, Aims and Objectives NIA website.
  5. ^ "Ayurveda institute on the lines of AIIMS to be set up". The Hindu. 25 January 2008.