The recent order of Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) for not granting affiliation to 2011-12 batch of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) course of Gaur Brahman Ayurvedic College and Hospital here has put the future of 70 students in a jeopardy.
The CCIM finalises the curricula and syllabi of Indian systems of medicine - ayurveda, siddha and Unani - at the under-graduate and post-graduate level.
The CCIM order said that there were only 42 teachers against the minimum requirement of 45. However, the college had submitted a list of 46 teachers, out of which 4 teachers were found ineligible during the inspection by the body. On second reason, it said that daily average attendance in all OPD's from January 2010 to December 2010, was only 97.36 against the approved norm of minimum 100 patients per day.
Advocate Ram Karan Sharma, former pardhan of Gaur Brahman Sabha charged the incumbent management of playing with the future of medical students. He said that a team of CCIM and department of AYUSH had visited the campus several times regarding the eligibility norms, but the management could not fulfill the criteria for the best reasons known to them. He also charged that the management had kept the kin of students in dark, despite charging a hefty capitation fee from them in 2011-12 and 2012-13.
However, discarding the allegations of former pardhan, incumbent Brahman Sabha pardhan advocate Prem Atri attributed the serving of notice by CCIM on the previous management, which did not make efforts to fulfil the criteria. He claimed that all the eligibility norms have been fulfilled and they are likely to get green signal from the affiliating authorities in near future.
Sources said that students of BAMS are in mood to go on warpath if management fails to get affiliation back to the 2011-12 batch.