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PG Draft Syllabus

The following are the draft syllabus of Post Graduate studies in Ayurveda – Please suggest any changes required in the syllabus to CCIM.

Request to oppose the new gazette notification

Respected Dignitaries/Leaders of Ayurveda,

We came to know that you have been invited for the interactive workshop to be held at the Dept. of AYUSH, getting an opportunity to express your opinions on the new gazette notification of CCIM on the minimum standard requirements for Ayurveda colleges and attached hospitals. As you have already gone through the new gazette notification, we do not need to explain how it could become the biggest blow Ayurveda education has ever faced. The reduction in the number of teachers required, option as reader or professor in all subjects except Kaya chikitsa, superannuation of maximum age limit of teachers to 70 years, min. only 40% bed occupancy required and visitation by CCIM once in five years are major points of the new gazette which will worsen the Ayurveda education if the notification come into execution.

We are happy that you have been asked to opine on this and we are sure that being sincere well-wisher of Ayurveda you will definitely try your best for withdrawal this draft notification by expressing your strong views against it and in favour of Ayurveda education. We are sure that you will represent Ayurveda fraternity in the workshop more effectively, being true to your consciousness for the cause of Ayurveda, irrespective of any pressure from any corner.

At this junction, we would like bring your kind notice on the statements
made by Madras High Court expressing concern about the fading away of the indigenous systems of medicine from public domain due to a systematic campaign conducted during the colonial rule in order to promote allopathic treatment. Justice V. Ramasubramanian in March 2012 traced various historical instances which according to him, if ignored, “would put the indigenous systems of medicine in the Intensive Care Unit and that too in an allopathic hospital.”

Quoting this statement, The Hindu made national news on March 20, 2012 titled, “High Court bats for Indigenous Medicine”. (For full length of the news, please follow the link-
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/article3016295.ece). In a concluding statement it stated “At present, most of the larger institutions promoting indigenous systems of medicine are controlled and financed by the State Governments, and little interest shown at the central level.”

Ayurveda has been suffering from poor care by the government policies. No national health programmes have included Ayurveda so far. On the other hand, now it is the time where policies made for Ayurveda itself are throwing it down. We are fortunate that you have a potential role in
preventing this from execution without amendment of the above specified lacunae and we request you all to strongly put forward your views in the interest of Ayurveda education and Ayurveda fraternity in the workshop on 7th.

We are sure you will utilize this best opportunity, raise your voice for
the science you belong to and ensure us that Ayurveda is lead by the right hands.
Advance greetings for the Independence Day.
Yours Sincerely,
*PG and PhD Scholars ,
Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda,
Gujarat Ayurved University,
Jamnagar, Gujarat.


These are the new regulations given by the eminent to save the Indian Heritage and Ayurveda for Long time. But it looks as if they think what is  not able to be done by the many in the past is done by the few in future. Probably all is the fault of Ayurvedist to ruin the system and running behind the Allopathy for the livelihood.  May God Save Ayurveda!

Teacher’s List 2012-13

All over India AYUSH colleges teachers listing is displayed in CCIM site.  It is a good start from the hands of Dr. Ved Prakash Tyagi (President, CCIM from 5-7-2012) [ccimpresident@gmail.com,  dr.vptyagi@gmail.com]. This facilitates the colleges to correct themselves from duplicating Teachers and regulate the AYUSH teachers from malpractices. But how can CCIM stop the teachers those who are “Paper Tigers” – just on paper or visiting in a year or so. Let the CCIM provide a grievance/complaint cell through CCIM portal. It offers the line open to Students, Parents, UN-employed AYUSH teachers to observe and enroll in portal. It becomes a good stop or at least prevention for the  Teachers non presence in the Institutional areas.  Click to see the site

You can click to download List of teachers 2012-13

BAMS amendment 2012

dated  26 april2012 – click to see inslideshare

AYUSH Practice Rule


In association with Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,  QCI is designing STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF AYUSH Colleges. The draft Scheme documents are being made available for public comments till Oct 15, 2010. [source]

Comments may be sent to:

Dr Bhawna Gulati
Assistant Director
National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH)
Quality Council of India
2nd Floor, Institution of Engineers Building 2,
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi – 110002
Telefax: 91-11-23379321/9621/9260/0567
Email: bhawna.nabh@qcin.orgeonrbpt@qcin.org

A step towards AYUSH-nursing

AYUSH is keen in observing the shortage of nursing staff in Ayurvedic Hospitals. Even though the specialist massagers and other skilled staff are not available at the demand, the step considered to provide Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM)/ General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) is a good step. But with an Open University assistance is discouraging. The existing Ayurveda institutions can be included in this regard along with the rest of paramedical staff training under the supervision of CCIM.  The full story from the source is as follows.

Dept of Ayush to introduce Ayush-Nursing from July, 2012 in 20 Ayurvedic Colleges across country [Abhidnya Matwankar, Mumbai- Friday, March 30, 2012, 08:00 Hrs  (IST)]

Aiming to provide proper quality care to the patients undergoing treatment under ayurvedic system of medicine, the department of Ayush in cooperation with School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi will introduce a certificate course in Ayush-Nursing  (Ayurveda) for Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM)/ General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) from July this year across country. IGNOU is also planning to begin certificate programmes in Unani and Homoeopathy in the coming years.
This programme is designed to discuss the current issues and trends in Ayurveda, to develop skills to provide nursing care to patients admitted to hospitals providing care through the ayurvedic systems of medicine, to develop understanding and depth in performing ayurvedic nursing skills and to apply knowledge of Ayurveda in diverse settings- hospital and community.
“As per government of India’s report on Human Resources for the health sector, there is no ANM trained nurses in Ayurveda.  So the GOI along with IGNOU has decided to start this programme to provide certified quality professionals in this field. IGNOU with its large network has the capability of catering to the needs of a large number of aspirants,” said M Rajesh, regional director of IGNOU, Mumbai.
Prof. Bimla Kapoor, director of School of Health Sciences, IGNOU, Delhi said that this course will be conducted by IGNOU in 20 Ayurvedic Colleges throughout the country as identified by Department of Ayush as Programme Study Centres. “In our country we have around 20 centres which includes: Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, Govt Ayurveda College Mysore, RA Podar Medical College (AYU), Mumbai, Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbia College, New Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi Ayurvedic College, Paprola, J B Roy Govt Ayurvedic College, West Bengal, SDM Ayurvedic College, Udupi, Govt. Ayurveda College, Nagpur, etc.. which have intake capacity to admit 30 students having ANM/GNM qualification and already in service,” she added.
Prof. Kapoor added that GoI has mentioned that the required centres should have 30 candidates in service for ANM/GNM in Ayurveda Hospitals across the country for training at the Ayurveda colleges. Although this course is designed for all ANM/GNMs even then preference for the first year may be given to ANM/GNM employed in Ayurveda Hospitals in the states. In case of non-availability of ANM/GNM in the Ayurveda Hospitals then the interested ANM/GNM candidate in the allopathic hospitals can be nominated to go for training in this course.
The minimum duration of the programme is for 6 months and the maximum duration is for two years, and also the students will be given hands on training by the existing Ayurveda faculty in identified centres.

Boosted Technocracy

Ayurveda faculty is boosted with the technocracy in 2012. In 2011-12 academic years what is not possible with full staff is going to be fulfilled in 2012-13 even with less staff. When I see these relaxations and alterations, I recollect the long back story of Murphy Pocket Radio. When the pocket Radio is brought in to market it is quite big in size. To get the Radio popularized the company gave big pocket uniform and one Radio to all his workers. The pocket size grows as the component grows in this occasion. Now instead of the growth the Ayurveda is shrinking. Probably our mechanism thought that to come out of half bottle impression, the best solution is to shift the bottle content in to a small bottle, where the content is seen as FULL in the new small bottle.

The minimum bed strength for a teaching hospital attached toAyurvedicCollegeshould be 100 for up to admission strength of 50 students per annum. Up to 50 students or less than that require a total of 35 teaching faculty in which the Professors and Readers strength is 20 and the rest of 15 are Lecturers as par CCIM norms speak for the year 2011-12 admissions. Few departments have been given an option of showing either Professor or Reader. The distribution of Teaching Staff for Various Departments of Ayurved Colleges up to 50 students or less is after Gandhiselvan Norms given in the table. [Source]

S.No. Department Professor Reader Lecturer
1. Samhita,Sanskrit & Siddhanta
(one should be a Sanskrit Lecturer)
1 or 1 2
2. Rachana Sharir 1 1 1
3. Kriya Sharir 1 or 1 1
4. Dravyaguna 1 1 1
5. Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana 1 1 1
6. Rog Nidan 1 or 1 1
7. Swastha Vritta 1 or 1 1
8. Agad Tantra & Vidhi Ayurved 1 or 1 1
9. Prasuti  & Striroga 1 1 1
10. Kaumar Bhritya 1 or 1 1
11. Kayachikitsa 1 1 1
12. Shalya Tantra 1 1 1
13. Shalakya Tantra 1 or 1 1
14. Panchkarma 1 or 1 1
    6 6 15
6 Professors, 6 Readers 8 Professors/Readers and 15 lectures are required

Up to 50 students or less Ayurveda college require Professors and Readers  =  20 and Lecturer =  15
Total   =    35

Note:- In those department where against Professor and Reader either one is shown, in these department may have either one Professor or one Reader.

As the CCIM requirement in the 2012-13 visitations, many relaxations are offered. From the reliable sources we came to know that the number game of the teaching staff is still reduced and molded to make a favor to the Managements. As the requirement is made to 90% occupancy, the faculty required became 32 for 50 students. But here the fun is 50% of the higher faculty is accepted. So, the number of higher faculty condensed to 10 and the rest in 32 can be lecturer cadre, i.e. 20 teachers of lecturer category, where the provision doesn’t exist to accommodate more than 15. At the least it is supposed to be 15 lectures and 17 higher faculties (Professors / Readers). The fate of the Ayurveda colleges is known soon after the CCIM visitations. 

Violates Norms

Gandhiselvan Violates Norms, Clears 170 Ayurveda,Unani Colleges in 2010

Josy Joseph | TNN

New Delhi: After A Raja, another DMK member of the Central government — the junior minister in health ministry, S Gandhiselvan — appears to have committed an impropriety that could kick up a fresh controversy. Violating the recommendations of the regulator, the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and Supreme Court’s specific observation on norms, the ministry has allowed around 170 ayurveda and unani medical colleges to continue admitting students despite not fulfilling minimum requirements. Professional college education has become lucrative business in India.
The decision to allow these colleges to operate was taken following a single page order that was issued on July 15 last year. According to documents with the TOI, the order was initiated by Gandhiselvan, who appears to have misinterpreted the CCIM’s recommendations to relax the norms. The order has come at a time when the Medical Council of India (MCI) had come under a cloud for similarly watering down norms to allow a mushrooming of sub-standard colleges. The MCI is being probed by the CBI and the then council chief Ketan Desai has been arrested.
Gandhiselvan’s order, which reversed the process of derecognition initiated by CCIM of more than 170 colleges, said: “Conditional permission may be given for the academic year 2010 if the colleges fulfil the conditions like 40% IPD (that is, 40 in-patients on an average daily), 100 OPD (out-patients) per day, and only 80% faculty on the same lines as was done for the year 2009-10.”

May 2010 | Central Council of Indian Medicine informs SC that 100 outpatients per day, 100 in-patients on daily average and 100% faculty needed to qualify as medical college. Court approves CCIM norms
July 15 | Gandhiselvan (in pic) issues order, saying conditional permission may be granted even to colleges with 40% IPD, 100 OPD and 80% faculty

This reversed process of derecognition of 170 ayurveda and unani colleges initiated by CCIM

Gandhiselvan diluted CCIM norms 
New Delhi: In the backdrop of the MCI controversy, and a Supreme Court hearing into unani and ayurveda colleges in Maharashtra, the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) had clarified to the court that nothing less than 100% standards — meaning 100 out-patients per day, 100 in-patients on a daily average and 100% faculty — would qualify for approval to a college.
In a letter to the department of ayush in the health ministry, dated May 31, 2010, the CCIM said the court had approved the CCIM norms and “complimented the mechanisms put in place”.
Despite this communication, Gandhiselvan diluted the norms just two months later. He twisted the CCIM recommendations to state that CCIM had set 80% faculty as minimum requirement.
In his order — which was approved by senior minister Ghulam Nabi Azad — Gandhiselvan said his recommendation for diluting norms was also based on a letter written to the health ministry by minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises Dinsha Patel.
An officer with Patel told TOI that the “minister routinely refers representations received by him”. He added that a large number of institutes come under the MSME categories which are under his ministry. When it was pointed out that Patel was also the chairman of the Mahagujarat Medical Society, which owns J S Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, which has been allowed to increase its student intake without meeting the norms, the officer said, “The minister is known as a Gandhi-vaadi. He does not believe in pressure tactics or any such undue favours.”
The larger issue of decline in the standards of medical education figured in the Supreme Court on May 19, 2010, when a vacation bench, comprising Justices G S Singhvi and C K Prasad, was hearing a case relating to ayurveda colleges inMaharashtra. The CCIM’s counsel reported back to the council that the court had made “stinging observations” on the decline. [source]

who is in 2012?

Certainly this is old news – but the theme and action is the same as of previous. Whether CCIM officials and the college Managements learned any lessons from the past experience or not is known to us soon – as the CCIM visitations are finished and AYUSH councils them. 

CBI books CCIM officials, MP colleges for fraud

TNN Oct 13, 2010, 03.24am IST [source]

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered two seperate cases against officials of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) along with two Madhya Pradesh-based medical colleges for allegedly misusing their official position to gain affiliations from the Central government. The College of Ayurvedic Medicine and Hospital and Shrimati Dhariya Prabhadevi Sojatia Ayurved Medical College in Gwalior and Mandsaur, respectively, are in the dock.

The officials have been booked under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, which deal with cheating and conspiracy.”It is alleged that the officials of CCIM while inspecting these colleges have abused their official position, and gave false and undue favourable reports despite glaring inadequacies in the institutions’ infrastructure. They allegedly facilitated the colleges to get the approval from the ministry of health and family welfare in violation of norms,” said a CBI spokesperson.

Get-together festival begins in Ayurveda

With the sun’s transition in to the “Uttarayana Punayakala” – the Northern inclination of Sun, the auspiciousness is out busted. Under the AYUSH directions, the CCIM starts inspections to the All Ayurveda colleges from January 27th onwards and completes before to 15th February. This visitation finalizes the 2012-13 sanctions of undergraduate and postgraduate admissions. The visitation of CCIM brought festive colour to the Ayurveda colleges. On the day of event one can see the working place with many new faces to make friendship and meet the old friends who appear like comets. We get educated well with present day style of Ayurveda curriculum. Students are pressured to decorate the college premises and departments. It is a very nice opportunity for the patients even. In normal days to get the food-bed is difficult. But in the Ayurveda festive moods, all managements will offer not only food-bed but also money. Thank God! Ayurveda managements not following the politicians to offer liquor bottle along with. The Visitors, Teachers, Doctors, Managements, Patients, Para-Medical staff in Ayurveda colleges will certainly enjoy the “Visitation Festival”.

May this festival bring you peace and harmony! Happy Ayurveda Festival- 2012