August 26, 2016
The Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Latvia and city-based Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Research Foundation (AVPRF) for collaborative research and training on herbal plant technology, herbal product development using reverse pharmacology techniques.
“Both the universities propose to offer joint degree and diploma programmes with the approval of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The three parties shall jointly initiate research activities on reverse pharmacology of herbal products, standardization of herbal raw materials and processes, herbal monography, clinical safety and efficacy. This will facilitate industrial training, orientation for students, scholars and staff in specific and it will also benefit the community at large. The research outcomes will be exchanged among ourselves and they will be jointly reported in reputed journals and books,” Dr. P.R. Krishnakumar Chancellor Avinashilingam University and Managing Director, Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Research Foundation (AVPRF) said.
Dr. Premavathy Vijayan, vice-chancellor, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Prof. Valdis Pirags, Director, Centre of Complementary Medicine, University of Latvia and Dr. P.R.Krishnakumar Chancellor Avinashilingam University and Managing Director, Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Research Foundation (AVPRF) signed the agreement.