JSS Ayurveda College, Mysuru, News & Events 2024

On May 6th 2024, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru and Himalaya Wellness Company, Bengaluru signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at fostering collaborative research and educational programs which took place at our institution.

The program was attended by Dr. Rajesh Kumavat, Head, Head, Medical Services and Clinical Development (R&D) and Dr. Surya Narayana, Manager Clinical Operations of Himalaya Wellness Company, Bengaluru. Sri. R. Mahesh, Director, Medical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru presided over the program and Principal Dr. Sarbeswar Kar and Prof & Head, Dept. of PG studies in Kaumarabhrutya, Dr. Srihari. S were also present.

The MoU was signed and exchanged by Dr. Rajesh Kumavat and Sri. R. Mahesh. Under this MoU, students and scholars will have the opportunity to use Himalaya’s premises for their study and research, adhering to the rules and regulations set forth by Himalaya. This agreement will be valid for a period of five years from the date of signing.

Objectives of the MoU:

1. Support for Research Works: The MoU will facilitate support for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation projects and faculty research works. Himalaya will provide pure herbs to postgraduate students and explore the possibility of polyherbal or proprietary formulations.

2. Industry Training and Hands-On Experience: The partnership will provide postgraduate students with industry training and hands-on experience in clinical research, enhancing their practical knowledge and skills.

3. Exploration of New Indications: The collaboration aims to explore newer indications and scientific markers to widen the scope of herbs in unmet medical areas, thus contributing to innovative healthcare solutions.

Dr. Rajesh Kumawat, Head-Medical Services and Clinical Development (R&D), Himalaya Wellness Company, expressed that, as per Himalaya’s continuous endeavors for clinical research collaboration with various medical institutes, we are entering into this agreement with prestigious JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru. This MoU will help us in various research collaborations and we are very confident that this collaborative partnership will pave the way for quality education and research developments.

Director, Medical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Sri. R. Mahesh said, this is a historic moment and momentous occasion for both the industry experts to enter into agreement. He further said that, JSS Mahavidyapeetha always strives to provides best exposure to the students with world class facilities for 360degree development of their skills. Signing this MoU, the commitment for empowering the students and faculties under the medical institutes of JSS Mahavidyapeetha is reiterated. He also called upon the scholars and faculties to utilise this golden opportunity to provide evidence-based treatment to the sufferers.

Later in the afternoon, the delegates from Himalaya Wellness Company, met with Clinical Research Head of JSS Hospital Dr. Ravi and discussed the scope and their plans for conducting the Interdisciplinary clinical trials with them.

This collaboration marks a significant step towards integrating academic research with industry expertise, further benefiting students, researchers, and the broader medical community. JSS and Himalaya wellness company are committed to fostering innovation and excellence in the field of Ayurvedic research and education.