Ayurvedic College Jammu gets 63 BAMS seats for 2020-21


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Jammu, Nov 6 : Days after new Government-run Medical Colleges besides upcoming All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have been allotted academic seats for the current session, the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) have granted conditional permission to the Jammu based Ayurvedic College with 63 seats in UG Bachelors in Ayurvedic and Medical Surgery (BAMS).

Official sources said that the AYUSH Ministry has granted conditional Permission to Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Akhnoor, Indira Chowk, Jammu, Near MLA Hostel, Jammu and Kashmir with 63 seats including Economically Weaker Section in Under Graduate (BAMS) course for the academic session 2020-21 under section 13A/13C of the IMCC Act, 1970-reg.

Referring to the Ministry’s letter No. L.14014/32/20.18-EP (IM-1) dated 18.06.2019 related to admission matter for the academic year 2019-20, intimating certain requirements to be fulfilled by the college for consideration of permission for the academic session 2020-21, official sources said that the Ministry found that the College is fulfilling notified and approved criterion for granting Conditional Permission for UG (BAMS) course.

They said that it was further referred to the CCIM’s letter No.Ref.26-112f2020-Ay dated 18.09.2020 therewith recommendation of the college to the Central Government based on thorough examination of the visitation report Part-I, indemnity bond, affidavit and latest details of teaching, non-teaching and hospital staff submitted by the college along with the assessment report, as the physical verification by conduction of inspection could not be carried out in view of present COVID-I9 pandemic situation for the A.Y. 2020-21.

“On examining in terms of Regulation 3 of the ‘Indian Medicine Central Council (Requirements of Minimum Standard for under-graduate Ayurveda Colleges and attached Hospitals) Regulations, 2016’, provisions under the IMCC Act, 1970, it is found that the College is fulfilling notified and approved criterion for granting Conditional Permission for UG (BAMS) course,” sources said.

They added that the Ministry of AYUSH hence, decided to grant Conditional Permission to Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Akhnoor, Camp Office, Indira Chowk, Jammu, for conducting 63 seats in UG (RAMS) course for the academic session 2020-21 under Section 13C/13A of the 1MCC Act, 1970.

“The minimum 15 percent of undergraduate students of the permitted intake capacity of 63 UG (BAMS) seats shall be treated as all India quota,” sources added.

They added that the counseling for seats under all India quotas shall be conducted by the Central Government and counseling for the remaining 85 percent seats or as the case may be, shall be conducted by the concerned Counseling Authority of that State.

“If any seats are not filled up in the Central Counseling, the same shall be transferred to the Counseling Authority to admit students as per their rule, reservation policies/norms,” sources asserted.

They further maintained that the permission of the college stands withdrawn if the college fails to comply with the Central counseling for all India quota or the students admitted there under.

“Admissions made in violation of the conditions laid, will be treated as invalid and action will be initiated under IMCC Act and Regulations,” sources said and added that discrepancies, if any, may be immediately brought to the notice of the Board of Governors, CCIM and the Central Government.

The requirements should be fulfilled by the college by December 31, 2020 to get permission for the session 2021-22, all the Requirements of Minimum Standard of infrastructure and teaching and training facilities as specified in Regulation 3 of the ‘Indian Medicine Central Council (Requirements of Minimum Standard for under-graduate Ayurveda Colleges’ and attached Hospitals) Regulations, 2016.

All the requirements of the Indian Medicine Central Council (Minimum Standards of Education in Indian Medicine) Amendment Regulations, 2016 (for Ayurveda), all the requirements under the provisions of the IMCC Act, 1970 and relevant Regulations made there under should be fulfilled in foto, the fulfillment of the conditions given may be made within the time period specified and compliance report should be submitted by the college to CCIM under intimation to this Ministry, they added.

The CCIM however, sources said that will verify that the conditions have been fulfilled by means of an inspection and submit a report along with its assessment in this matter to the Ministry of AYUSH for considering the permission matter from the academic session 2021-22 and the issues are to be taken up by the approval of Competent Authority.

Principal Ayurvedic College, Jammu, Narinder Sharma said, “by the efforts of Finance Commissioner (Health), Atal Dulloo, the College has been allotted the seats and it will boost the professional studies in this field further.”


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