IIT Jodhpur Launches Ayurtech, A Ministry of Ayush CoE to Combine Ancient Ayurveda with AI and Data Science

IIT Jodhpur has inaugurated the AyurTech Center of Excellence (CoE) sponsored by Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, combining Ayurveda and Technology to develop evidence-based solutions for precision healthcare. An initiative towards individual-centric medicine at an affordable cost using AI & data science.

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, secretary, Ministry of Ayush on Friday inaugurated the Ayush supported CoE at School of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, IIT Jodhpur.

He delivered an institute lecture on Ayurveda in the digital Age: Harnessing Technology for Health and wellness, and visited the campus to understand the working of the institute.

AyurTech is being proposed as the first-of-its-kind initiative in the precision health and medicine space that would combine Electronics, Digital health and AI and multi-omics technologies for realising ‘Evidence-based Ayurveda’ solutions in a transdisciplinary framework.

The new CoE aims to establish an AI-driven integrative framework for population and individual risk stratification and early actionable precision health interventions.

A built-up space of approximately 3760 sq.ft. for an AyurTech facility for Phenotyping, Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Device development fabrication and characterization area has been provided by IIT Jodhpur.

The new AyurTech facility for technological immersion will enable capacity building in different domains of Ayurveda, increase employability in transdisciplinary domain, provide innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities and help in trans-disciplinary research programs.

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, said, “I am honored to inaugurate the AyurTech Center of Excellence sponsored by the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, at IIT Jodhpur. ‘Ayurveda Vigyaan’ is the future of healthcare system. I congratulate IIT Jodhpur for taking this initiative and hope this will help researchers in developing indigenous technologies. I am sure in the upcoming years this center will translate various research projects into successful outcomes for the betterment of the public at large.”

The Ayush Ministry is exploring how fusion of AI and Ayurveda can help in advancement of the healthcare system and the potential applications of AI in Prakriti diagnosis, phytomedicine.


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