Frontlist | First govt. college for Unani to start in J&K

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The Government Unani Medical College (GUMC), Kashmir has been granted permission to start the first batch of Bachelors in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) course from the academic session of 2020-21.

The Union Ministry of Ayush has issued the “letter of permission” for starting the course in the Government Unani Medical College (GUMC), Kashmir. The college has been granted permission to start its first batch of Bachelors in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) course from the academic session of 2020-21 with an intake capacity of 60 seats, an official spokesman said.

On the recommendations from the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), the Ministry of AYUSH had earlier issued a Letter of Intent to start a new Unani Medical College in the name of Government Unani Medical College and Hospital, Kashmir with 60 seats subject to the fulfillment of requisite pre-conditions.

The CCIM has carried out an inspection of the institute on December 1 and has forwarded its recommendations and report to the Ministry. After this, the ministry approved for issuing the “Letter of Permission” to start the new Unani College.

Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo mentioned that there was no unani educational institution in the public sector in the Union Territory. Earlier, students had to take admission in private colleges or had to go outside J&K for Ayush medical education.

The Financial Commissioner said 129 posts of teaching and non-teaching staff have already been created for the college and the advertisement for filling necessary posts on an academic arrangement basis has been issued till the posts are filled regularly.

Source: India Today

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