13 ayurveda colleges get approval

Delay in finalising seat matrix has created anxiety among the students

The casual vacancy round for medicalcourses is scheduled to be held on July 20, but neither the Department of Medical Education nor the medical colleges are making any attempts to finalise the seat matrix with the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).

According to sources, the reason for delay in finalising the seat matrix for Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani courses is lack of communication and apathy by the State colleges. The result of which has caused anxiety amongst students, who await to get admissions to the ayurveda, homoeopathy and unani colleges for the 2009 academic year.

“The State ayurveda colleges refuse to communicate with the KEA or the Department of Medical Education on the status of seat matrix. To finalise on the seat matrix, the representatives of the institutions have to meet the authorities of CCIM. Due to the apathy, personal reasons and ego issues, the representatives of private institutions are uninterested to get the seat matrix finalised,” sources said.

It may be recalled that the engineering seat matrix reached the KEA the day before the engineering counselling process began. According to sources, “The Department of Higher Education took drastic steps to ensure that seat matrix reached the KEA on time.
Higher Education Department clearly warned the engineering institutions to finalise the seat matrix with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) failing which the erring institutions will be withdrawn from the list of colleges at the time of CET counselling process.

This method proved to be effective as the colleges lined up the seat matrix just one day before the engineering counselling.”

 When contacted, P V Umesh, Principal Secretary to Medical Education said, “The Government Ayurveda college has fulfiled conditions required by AYUSH and the approval of seat matrix for these colleges will come by well before the Casual Vacancy round. The Director for Medical Education, pertaining to AYUSH was sent to New Delhi to apprise the situation of the State colleges.”

G N Srikantaiah, Director, AYUSH-Medical Education Department said, “About 13 institutions have already received the orders from CCIM regarding the seat  matrix two days back. Of the 13 institutions, four are government ayurveda colleges which have been approved. However the CCIM has agreed to meet the aided ayurveda, homoeopathy and unani colleges of the State to finalise the seat matrix. We are trying to get the approval of the Council before the casual vacancy round.”

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