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78 new colleges teaching Ayurvedic, Unani, Homoeopathy, Siddha Medicine

The total strength of students in these new institutions is 6,020 while the total strength of qualified teachers enrolled and recruited is 1,207

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There are 78 number of new colleges teaching Ayurvedic Medicine, Unani Medicine and Homoeopathy as well as Siddha during the academic year 2017-18 which are currently functioning. The total strength of students in these new institutions is 6,020 and the total strength of qualified teachers enrolled and recruited in these new institutions is 1,207, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik informed in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament on Tuesday.

In order to maintain the quality of education, Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathic colleges have to fulfil the minimum standards requirement in terms of infrastructure, teaching and training facilities referred in Indian Medicine Central Council (Requirement of Minimum standards for under graduate Ayurveda Colleges and attached hospitals) Regulation 2016, Indian Medicine Central Council (Requirement of Minimum standards for under graduate Unani Colleges and attached hospitals) Regulation 2016, Indian Medicine Central Council (Requirement of Minimum standards for under graduate Siddha Colleges and attached hospitals) Regulation 2016 and Homoeopathic Central Council (Minimum standards  Requirement of Homoeopathic colleges and attached hospitals) Regulation 2013.

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