Ayurveda Chair: Healthy Beginnings at DUT

2011-09-19 00:00

Vice-Chancellor of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) Professor Ahmed Bawa (left) and director-general of the Central Council For Research In Ayurvedic Sciences Dr D. Ramesh Babu, who represented the Indian government, sign a Memorandum of Understanding during the ‘Colloquium on Ayurveda’ at the DUT on Saturday to create a new chair in Ayurvedic Medicine at the DUT by the Indian government. This is the first of its kind in the country. Several experts on Ayurveda, including senior academics, directors-general for the council and Unani Medicine were present. Ayurvedic medicine originated in India over 5 000 years ago. Bawa said, ‘This partnership will allow our students to engage with knowledge systems that are different from the ones that they will engage with in their programmes of study at DUT’. Assisting them is Indian Consul-General in Durban, Anil Sharan (back).

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