Govt Unani Medical College in Jammu- Kashmir gets permission to admit first batch of students – education
The Government Unani Medical College (GUMC), Kashmir received permission to begin the first batch of Unani Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) courses from the 2020-21 academic session with an admission capacity of 60 seats, an official spokesperson said. . .
The Ayush Union Ministry has issued the “letter of permission” to start the course, the spokesman said.
Following the recommendations of the Central Council of Medicine of India (CCIM), the Ministry of AYUSH had previously issued a Letter of Intent to start a new Unani Medical College on behalf of the Government Unani Medical College and Hospital, Kashmir with 60 seats subject to compliance with the preconditions.
Consequently, the CCIM had carried out an inspection of the Institution on December 1 and sent its recommendations and report to the Ministry, which found that the school is complying with the notified and approved criteria to issue the “Letter of Permission” to initiate a new Unani College, the spokesperson said.
The Financial Commissioner of the Department of Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, who played a decisive role in the commissioning of the necessary infrastructure, the teaching staff and the commissioning of the associated hospital before the inspection of the CCIM team to the university, said there was no Unani educational institution in the public sector in the Union Territory.
He said that students have to leave JK or enter private universities to seek medical education in Ayush.
“In order to impart quality education in Ayurvedic, Unani Systems of Medicine and produce qualified graduates in Ayurvedic, Unani, the need was felt to establish Universities of Ayurvedic, Unani Medicine in Jammu and Kashmir and consequently became proposals to establish Govt Ayurvedic universities, Unani Medical submitted to the Government of India in 2008, ”he said.
He said that in 2009 the Center approved the establishment of the government Ayurvedic Medical College in Jammu and the government Unani Medical College in Kashmir at 50:50 at an estimated cost of Rs 25.80 crore and Rs 32.50 million. rupees, respectively.
He said that the excessive delay for the start of the first batch of the BUMS course was due to the denial of permission by the CCIM, Ayush Ministry to start the College due to some shortcomings and, simultaneously, the CCIM placed a rider for two years to submit new proposals. for the opening of new Unani universities.
The Financial Commissioner said that 129 teaching and non-teaching staff positions have already been created for the university and that the announcement has been issued to fill the positions required under the academic arrangement until the positions are filled on a regular basis.