Academic sessions declared zero for past five years and 2013- 14 may not be different
BHOPAL: The government apathy has stalled research work in the field of Ayurveda, as the MD ( Ayurveda) course, offered by colleges, has not been recognised by the Central Council of Indian Medicines and Department of Ayush, Government of India for over five years. The sessions have been declared zero for past five years and the trend is likely to continue in 2013- 14 session too.
There are seven Ayurveda colleges in the state, out of which three colleges started MD in Ayurveda. These colleges include Government Dhanvantari Ayurveda College, Ujjain, which is offering MD in Dravyagun, anatomy and medicine with nine seats; the Government Ayurved College, Gwalior, is offering MD ( physiology) with four seats; the Government Ayurved College, Rewa, is offering MD ( Sanhinta) with five seats only.
However, the CCIM and the department of AUSH, Government of India, has not granted permission to these colleges to conduct the MD course continuously for 2008- 09, 2009- 10, 2010- 11, 2011- 12 and 20012- 13. For getting recognition the colleges should have college and hospital buildings, OPD, labour room, herbal garden, paramedical and medical staff, teaching staff including at least 15 higher faculty ( reader or professor) and 15 lecturers ( one for each of the 14 subjects). For MD course, there should be one extra lecture and a reader or professor for each subject.
There is shortage of 50 faculty members for MD course in these ayurveda colleges. There are a large number of MD degree holders looking for an opportunity but the government has not taken any concrete steps towards this direction. Dr Rakesh Pandey of Ayush Medical Association said the CCIM might conduct inspection for recognition of the course for session 2013- 14 between the last week of January and first week of February.
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