National Institute of Siddha and Sri Ramachandra University signed MoU on 26-2-2010

A Memorandum of Understanding between National Institute of Siddha and Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai has been signed by Prof.Dr.K.Manickavasakam, Director i/c., and Dr.S.Rangaswami Vice Chancellor, Sri Ramachandra University on 26-2-2010 at Sri Ramachandra Univeristy in presence of Dr.T.K.Parthasarathy, Pro Chancellor, Prof.S.P.Thyagarajan, Pro Chancellor (Research), Dr.K.Somasundaram, Dean from Sri Ramachandra University and Prof.Dr.R.S.Ramawamy, Research Co-ordinator / HOD, Sirappu Maruthuvam, Shri.M.Subramanian, Senior Research Officer (Statistics) and Dr.V.Mahadevan Lecturer from National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.

Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) is one of the premier medical educational and research institutions in India focusing on teaching and research in medical and allied health sciences, besides providing health care services on international standard through its hospitals and whereas the SRU has fully equipped laboratories, workshops and hi-tech research facilities and air-conditioned state-of-the-art library and computer centres; and whereas SRU is having collaborative tie-up with various national institutions such as Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, National Metallurgical Laboratory and international institutions such as Harvard Medical International, University of Wisconsin, USA to promote academic and research collaboration in the areas of mutual interest with a view to benefit the student community, faculty and the society at large.

The Memorandum of Understanding envisage conduct of collaborative research work using the good laboratory support exists in Centre for Toxicology & Developmental Research, Sri Ramachandra University to study the safety and efficacy of Siddha Medicine using the animal model. The strength of Siddha Medicine in treating non-communicable diseases and life-style disorder could be integrated with modern medicine by launching a joint venture studies in such a reputed hospital. It also facilitate in organizing national level workshop, seminar and conference for propagating and promoting Siddha medicine. It thus becomes, pioneering effort in public private partnership to strengthen the validation process of Siddha medicine and develop scientific benchmarks efficiently.

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