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International Conference on Consciousness

International Conference on Consciousness- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: International Relations- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

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International Conference on Consciousness in News

  • Recently, the Union Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the International Conference on Consciousness at NIMHANS, Bengaluru.
  • He also inaugurated the Centre of Excellence (CoE) project in the Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS, Bengaluru.
    • CoE project was inaugurated as part of “AYURSWASTHYA YOJANA”, a flagship programme under Ministry of Ayush.



International Conference on Consciousness

  • About: Conference on Consciousness will bring together-
    • Some of the most eminent researchers and inventors in the areas of physics, biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, quantum computing and allied fields as well as
    • Scholars and spiritual teachers of the major Indic Spiritual and psychological disciplines and doctrines.
  • Organizing Body: International Conference on Consciousness is being organized by India Foundation and NIMHANS and supported by Ministry of Ayush.
  • Theme: Conference on Consciousness 2022 theme is “Exploring Consciousness- From Non- Locality to Non- Duality: The Man- Machine Debate”.



Centre of Excellence (CoE) project at NIMHANS

  • About: The Centre of Excellence (CoE) project was launched with an aim to strengthen competencies of Ayush professionals in Education technology, Research & innovation and others.
  • Main objectives: CoE project at NIMHANS mains objective is to-
    • Conduct clinical trials in four neuro-psychiatric disorders to establish efficacy, safety and proposed mechanism of Integrated Yoga and Ayurveda treatment approaches.
    • Understand the Integrative neurobiology of Neuropsychiatric Disorders (“Doshic-Brain”),
    • Create a unified digital database and
    • Train and develop clinician-scientists who have niche skills-sets in examining brain-health from both traditional and modern scientific approaches.


National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)- Key Points

  • About NIMHANS: The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a multidisciplinary institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the field of mental health and neurosciences.
    • Headquarter: National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences is a premier medical institution located in Bengaluru, India.
    • NIMHANS is the apex centre for mental health and neuroscience education in the country.
  • Parent ministry: NIMHANS Institute operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • An Institute of National Importance: NIMHANS, Bangalore Act 2012 declares NIMHANS to be an Institute of National Importance and provides for its incorporation and matters connected therewith.
    • Earlier, the Central Government recognized NIMHANS’s eminent academic position, growth and contributions, and declared it a ‘Deemed University in 1994.

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