The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), a body under the Department of Ayush recently notified minimum standard norms for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) colleges wanting to get conditional permission for the academic session 2011-12.
Notifying requirements for the teaching and non teaching staff for Post Graduate (PG) ASU colleges it states that all Ayurveda and Siddha colleges are required to be recommended on the basis of provisions notified in the PG regulations for Ayurveda entitled ‘The Indian Medicine Central Council (Postgraduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2005’, except for the two modifications which are separately being notified. As per the notification, the minimum standard requirements needed for the teaching staff for the Under Graduate (UG) course is at least 90 per cent of the total requisite teaching staff as per the CCIM’s draft norms with no minimum requirement of teachers from modern faculty and 50 per cent higher faculty which includes professor and reader of the total required higher faculty staff as per the CCIM’s draft norms. It also stresses that at any given time there should be availability of at least one teacher in each Department. Stating the parameters for the number of beds for teaching hospitals for UG ASU colleges notification states, “For hospitals of Ayurveda and Siddha colleges, student bed ratio must be 1:2 for a minimum 100 bedded hospital. Whereas for hospitals of Unani colleges the student bed ratio should be 1:1, though, minimum 50 bedded hospital is required in all.” Whereas for PG course in Ayurveda and Siddha minimum 150 beds are required including 50 beds for 10 PG seats in clinical subjects with UG intake capacity of 50 students. However, number of beds in hospital for PG seats in clinical subjects will be maintained in 1:5 student bed ratio in addition to beds required for UG seats.
Source : Pharmabiz