Govt. of India (AYUSH) given strict direction to Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) to implement Minimum Standard of Education with immediate effect.
Govt. of India received many complaints and found that many medical colleges are not fulfilling the minimum standards, norms of CCH with regard to availability of infrastructure, teaching and non-teaching staff.
Department of AYUH Govt. India in their report (F.No.R-13040/10/2011 -HD (Tech) dt. March 2011 expressed their concerns as "The Central Government has also received complaints, in this scenario gives apprehension that there may be possibility of growth of substandard education. Similarly, the existence of such substandard colleges may create a possibility of adopting malpractices and unfair practices by the colleges.....it is necessary to adopt urgent measures to regularly monitor the Homoeopathy Medical Colleges.
Govt. of India had given the flowing guidlines with cut of date
(with immediate effect CCH may carry out the following)
To carry out the inspection/ visitation of all Homoeopathy Medical Colleges minimum once in a year during January to March of each calendar year to ascertain the availability of teachers, equipment, accommodation, training and other facilities as specified in Homoeopathy (MSE) Regulations, 1983 and submit their report and recommendation to the Central Government by the end of April every calendar year.
The Council should carry out inspection of those 11(eleven) colleges which have been granted permission by the Department under provision of Section 12(A) of HCC Act, 2002, from 2004-05 onwards (list enclosed at Annexure- 2) and the 72 colleges which were granted permission by the Department?s order No R.11011/03/2003-EP (Pt.) dated 13th September, 2004
The visitation/ inspection reports along with CCH recommendations pertaining to the above said 83 colleges on the availability of having requirements as specified in provisions of Homoeopathy (MSE) Regulations, 1983, should be made available to the Central Government by 31.05.2011
CCH is also requested to strictly monitor the compliance of Homoeopathy (Minimum Standard of Education) Regulations, 1983 before sending any recommendations to the Central Government in respect of either inclusion of degrees in second schedule of HCC Act, 1973 or proposals as received under Section 12A of HCC Act, 1973.
Measurable Minimum requirements
The Regulation no:3 of these Regulations provide for Minimum requirements: There shall be attached to every Homoeopathic College a Hospital having not less than 25 beds and having minimum requirements, norms and standards as specified by these regulations in regard to teaching as well as hospital staff, equipment, accommodation, training and other facilities and such Homoeopathic Colleges shall also have one peripheral Homoeopathic clinic for every 10 admissions?.
The summary of measurable norms are as follows:-
(i) Hospital - Minimum 25 bedded hospital with one peripheral homeopathy clinic for every 10 admission along with the student bed ratio 1:1
(ii) Minimum teaching staff - for BHMS degree college ? 13 Professors, 15 Reader and 15 lecturers totaling 43. Out of which 37 should be full time and 6 can be part-time.
(iii) Non-teaching staff - 8 employees.
(iv) Hospital Staff - for 50 bedded hospital - 41 full time and 9 part-time.
(v) Equipments - 466 equipments as listed in Annexure-F.
(vi) Lecture Hall - 6
(vii) Teaching Lab - Lab in three specified departments
(viii) OPD - Running OPD in 8 departments.
(ix) IPD - Running IPD with 4 wards
(x) Museum ? Museum in 5 specified departments
Majority of the homoeopathic colleges in India are substandard even though CCH inspect them regularly. CCH allowed colleges to start MD course who are still lacking the infra structure even for under graduation. Moreover some of the members of CCH have either their own colleges or investments in various private Homoeopathic Colleges all over the country - everbody knows the standard of that colleges.
The Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) itself the apex body to monitor the standards of Homoeopathic education in India - is diluted the standards of education in Homoeopathy.
This is due to immense lobbying by various vested interests, flouting all the established norms, standards. eligibility, and quality of Homoeopathic education in our country. No where in the country and no field of education, especially in medicine we find the external courses (External MD) being offered at the cost of regular courses
The government of India have received many complaints about the malfunctioning of CCH and constituted a commission to inquire into the activity of CCH over a period earlier. Irregularities and corruptions done in CCH over a period of time have caught the eye of law makers and the Govt. of India
Read the Central Govt. Order and list Homeopathic Colleges under Scrutiny