Indian Council of Medical Research an autonomous body under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The objective of establishing this centre is to carry out scientific evaluation of herbal medicines, both from codified as well as non-codified systems. The centre will also conduct studies on diseases of regional importance and the utility of traditional medicines in treatment of these diseases.
The Centre has taken up research on scientific validation of Herbal and Traditional Medicine, through studies in phytochemistry, efficacy, safety, mode of action and clinical evaluation of herb, its ingredients and traditional formulations, as the thrust area. NITM is also involved in studies on prevalence of various diseases at regional level, and lending active support to the State health authorities in investigation of outbreaks, laboratory confirmations, as well as providing infrastructural support and expertise in the relevant fields of interest. Furthermore, NITM Belagavi is serving as a nodal Centre for execution of various Task Force projects and Schemes of the ICMR and DHR. Raising to the current occasion of COVID 19 pandemic, all the scientists in the institute are currently engaged in development of traditional medicine formulations to combat this viral infection.