Counselling for admission into UG, PG seats to be held from Oct.29
After a gap of three years the Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) has given permission to all the four Government Ayurvedic Colleges in the State to fill 190 undergraduate (UG) seats and 66 post-graduate (PG) seats. The Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences has issued a notification for holding of counselling to conduct admissions to the PG seats on October 29 and the UG seats on October 30 and 31. The Principal of the B R K R Government Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad, received an email from the CCIM saying that it had granted permission to college to fill 50 UG seats and 37 PG seats, one less then last year, CCIM member M.L. Naidu told The Hindu. The CCIM refused permission to all four colleges for making admissions to UG and PG seats in 2010-2011. Only the TTD run SV Ayurvedic College was granted permission to make admissions for UG and PG courses in 2011-12. The Hyderabad college was, however, granted permission in the subsequent year (2012-13). Colleges in Vijayawada and Warangal had to wait yet another year to be granted permission.
The CCIM conducts stringent inspections for nearly 250 colleges registered with it, every year before granting permission. The CCIM denied permission to Government Colleges in the State on the grounds that they lacked faculty strength, bed strength in teaching hospitals, and other facilities required as per its norms.