BANGALORE: Taking a step ahead, the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) will offer a training programme for its members and nearly 200 professors working from government colleges. Members of the CCIM inspection team will on check further mushrooming of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha colleges which are not complying with the minimum standards of education and infrastructure set by the CCIM.
The council will train the council and faculty members with the help of the officials from the Ayush department under Union Health ministry. The training programme will be held for members across the country. The event will take place in Bangalore on January 20, Delhi on Jan 12 and 13,and in Mumbai on January 19.
The council observed that the teachers were often being shuffled between colleges to overcome staff crunch during council inspections. Besides, most colleges lack minimum standards prescribed by the council, like shortage of staff, faulty records in terms of OPD cards, practical, and theory tests.
Also, most of the colleges did not maintain transparency in administration.
Speaking to Express, Vaidya Raghunandan Sharma, president, CCIM said that the whole purpose of training programme for the members and teachers was to provide quality education to the students, as the quality of education is getting worse in these colleges.
“The inspection team will be trained to check various facilities and services, earlier records of the colleges, OPD cards, staff and other infrastructure facilities provided by the authorities of the colleges”, Vaidya Raghunandan further added.