SECTION 4 : MEDICAL EDUCATION
Medical Education Section - 4
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entral Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) is the statutory body constituted under the 'Indian Medicine Central Council Act,1970' which lays down the standards of medical education in Ayurveda, Unani & Siddha through its various regulations.Similarly, Homoeopathy medical education is being regulated by Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) through its variousregulations under the 'Homoeopathy Central Council Act,1973'. For medical education in Yoga & Naturopathy, no suchgoverning body exists.Since the inception of a separate Department for IndianSystems of Medicine and Homoeopathy in 1995, there has beena substantial increase in the number of AYUSH colleges in thecountry. There were 479 colleges conducting undergraduate AYUSH education with an admission capacity of 27135students in India as on 1.4.2007. Out of which, 20.5% of thetotal colleges with 15.8% intake capacity belong to Government sector. About 50% of the colleges with 41.4% admissioncapacity were of Ayurveda, whereas, about 38% of the colleges with 49.5% admission capacity belong to Homoeopathy. Only 11.7% of the colleges with 9.2% admission capacity pertain toUnani, Siddha and Naturopathy systems of medicine.Medical education at under graduate level was beingimparted in 24 states only as on 01.04.2007. The state of Maharashtra had a lead over other states for having themaximum number of AYUSH colleges (23.8%), and also havingmaximum number of Ayurveda (25.8%) and Homoeopathy (25.7%) colleges in the country. The states of Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu had the maximum number of Unani (28.2%) andNaturopathy (40%) colleges respectively. As Siddha system of medicine is widely practiced in the state of Tamil Nadu, 85.7% of the Siddha colleges hail from this state.
(a) Under Graduate Education:
5 0 . 1 % 3 8 . 2 % 8 . 1 % 1 . 5 % 2 . 1 % 4 1 . 4 %4 9 . 5 % 6 . 4 % 1 . 3 % 1 . 4 %
AyurvedaHomoeopathyUnaniSiddhaNaturopathyNumber of Institutions Admission Capacity
System-wise Percentage Distribution of Undergraduate Collegesand their Admission capacities as on 01.04.2007