Centre Gives Permission for 18 New Ayurveda Colleges

Government has given a nod to establish 18 new Ayurveda colleges in our country. The colleges will promote ‘holistic health’ or traditional forms of treatment.

Created On: Dec 2, 2014 10:32 IST

Taking up the government’s stance to promote traditional forms of treatment and make them an integral part of our overall health system, the centre has given nod to 18 new Ayurveda Colleges which would soon come up in various cities around India. Seven of the new colleges would come up at Uttar Pradesh; three would be built in Maharashtra, two in Rajasthan and six others in six different states. The last government in the last three years has only agreed for one such institution in the country.

The proposal to the government was of setting up of 39 new Ayurveda institutions, of which the centre has given nod to establish 18. Last year only one such college was granted permission while there were 30 proposals for the same. In the year 2012 and 2011 there were no permissions given to these colleges by the centre.

At present there are 281 Ayurveda colleges in our country which offers 15,057 graduate and 3,081 post-graduate seats. The BJP government has set up a committee to promote the concept of ‘holistic health’ and has recommended reforms in medical education, research and legal framework.

Important Points

  • Centre has given nod to 18 new Ayurveda Colleges to be set up
  • Colleges will come up in UP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and other places
  • Out of 39 institutions proposal, only 18 are permitted
  • Presently 281 Ayurveda colleges are in our country

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