Odisha’s SOA To Conduct Joint Research On Two Plants Together With Ayurvedic Institute CARI

Bhubaneswar: The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University (SOA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a two-year research on the project entitled ‘Aqueous and ethanolic extraction of two promising extra-pharmacopoeial (Anukta Dravya) plants and evaluation of their anti-inflamatory and wound-healing activities.’ The MoU was signed with the Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARI), an institute working under the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) in the state capital.

CCRAS is an autonomous institution functioning under the Ministry of Ayush and is the nodal apex body in the country for formulation and coordination of research in Ayurvedic Sciences.

CCRAS will fund the entire proposed project through CCRAS-CARI, Bhubaneswar, while it will be executed in part at SOA’s Centre for Biotechnology.

Prof. Bibhuti Bhushan Pradhan, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Registrar of SOA and Dr Sarada Ota, Director in-charge of CCRAS-CARI in Bhubaneswar, who has been deputed by CCRAS as Coordinator of the project signed the MoU. Dr Pratap Chandra Panda, Professor, Centre for Biotechnology, SOA and Dr Purnendu Panda, Research Officer (Ayurveda), CCRAS-CARI, Bhubaneswar will be the Principal Investigators of the project.

As per the MoU, CCRAS-CARI, Bhubaneswar and SOA will organise joint fieldwork for the collection of plant samples and ethnomedicinal data from different habitats of Odisha and other places. Laboratory work and animal experiments will be conducted by the Centre for Biotechnology.

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