: Srinivas Bannigol, member, Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), New Delhi, underlined the need for resource persons to prepare the syllabus that would help students gain knowledge besides lessening their burden by providing additional information wherever possible.

Dr. Bannigol was speaking after inaugurating the two-day State-level workshop on preparing study material for first and second year students of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). The workshop was hosted by the Taranath Government Ayurvedic College in association with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and other institutions, here on Monday.

Dr. Bannigol said the CCIM and the varsity have revised the course duration from one-and-a-half years to one year. The workshop will come out with uniform modules for teaching and training, he said.

“You (resource persons) can also make suggestions about the changes needed. We will, in the end, consider them and incorporate all the relevant ones. Let the outcome of the workshop be a guiding force for other universities in the country,” he said.

G.R. Vastrad, principal of the college, said the study material and uniform module prepared at the workshop would be brought out in the form of a book and presented to the varsity and CCIM for approval.