​CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE

Notification

New Delhi, the 18.07.2012

 

No. 28-15/2011-Ay.(Minimum Standards)- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (j) of section 36 of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 (48 of 1970), the Central Council of Indian Medicine, with the previous sanction of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These regulations may be called the Indian Medicine Central Council (Minimum Standard Requirements of Ayurveda Colleges and attached Hospitals) Regulations, 2012.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definition.- (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Act" means the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970;

(b) "college" means an Ayurveda College or Institute conducting or proposed to

conduct degree course of Ayurveda;

(c) "attached hospital" means a teaching Ayurveda hospital attached to the

college.

(2) Words and expression used herein and not defined but defined in the Act shall have

the respective meanings assigned to them in the Act.

 

3. Minimum Standard Requirements.- (1) The Ayurveda colleges established under section 13A of the Act and existing Ayurveda colleges under section 13C of the Act and their attached hospitals shall fulfill the minimum standards requirements of infrastructure and teaching and training facilities referred to in the regulations 4 to 11 by the 31st  December, 2014 for consideration of grant of permissions for undertaking admissions in the coming academic years.

(2) If a college fulfills the requirement by the 31st December, 2014 as per these notified regulations, it shall be granted permission to undertake admissions for a period not exceeding five years during which the college shall not be inspected, except for random checks on receipt of any complaint, or otherwise as deemed necessary either by the Central Government or by the Central Council of Indian Medicine. The Central Council shall visit the college suo moto three months before the expiry of permission.

(3) The conditional permission shall be granted only to those colleges which are fulfilling at least the requirement of teachers as specified in the Schedule-V, the requirement of functional hospital as specified at sub-regulation (2) of regulation 7 and availability of 15 on the basis of the separate inspections to be carried by the Central Council of Indian Medicine after the 28th February, 2013 for the academic year 2013-14 and after the 31st December, 2013 for the academic year 2014-15. Such conditionally permitted colleges or which have been denied permission during academic year 2013-14 and/or 2014-15, will be required to fulfill the requirements as specified in these regulations by the 31st December, 2014.

(4) All the existing colleges, which are not able to achieve full compliance of the requirement as specified in these regulations by the 31st December, 2014, shall be denied permission from academic year 2015-16 onwards and action as envisaged under section 21 of the Act shall be initiated against all such colleges apart from rejection of their applications under sections 13A or 13C, which have been under consideration by way of conditional permissions or denials.

4. Requirement of Land.- The total build up area required for adequate infrastructure including medical college, hospital and other infrastructure required under these regulations, is made available in a single piece of land, not less than three acres, for an intake capacity up to sixty seats. For intake capacity from sixty one to hundred seats, the land shall not be less than five acres and in not more than two plots at a distance not exceeding two kilometer. The plot, if separated by a road or canal or rivulet but connected with a bridge, will be treated as one piece of land. The total constructed area shall be based upon the permissible Floor Area Ratio (FAR) or Floor Space Index (FSI) allowed by the competent authority or local laws or rules. A certificate from the local municipal authority certifying or approving the construction plan of the proposed buildings having the required construction area as per the Schedule-I and the Schedule-II which can be accommodated in the piece of land, must be provided at the time of applying for permission of the Central Government. There should be separate buildings for the college and hospital as per the requirements mentioned in the Schedule-I and the Schedule-II. The land should be owned by the college or possessed on lease, in the name of the college, of not less than ninety nine years or maximum permissible period as per State regulations. Renewal of permission shall, however, be required on expiry of lease. This requirement is not applicable for the colleges established prior to the 7th November, 2003.

Explanation.- The floor area ratio (FAR) or floor space index (FSI) is the ratio of the total floor area of buildings on a certain location to the size of the land of that location, or the limit imposed on such a ratio.

5. Requirement of minimum constructed area.- (1) College and attached hospital shall have the constructed area of two thousand square meter each for intake capacity up to sixty and four thousand and three thousand and five hundred square meter area for college and hospital respectively for intake capacity of sixty one to hundred students. College and hospital should be constructed in separate buildings as per the details specified in the Schedule-I and the Schedule-II.

(2) The college shall also maintain other infrastructural requirements like sufficient accommodation to work comfortably, for college and hospital staff, outdoor and indoor games facility, civil and electrical services and workshop and adequate parking space within the campus of college and hospital. The herbal garden should have the minimum area as prescribed in the Schedule-III.

6. Admission Capacity.- The annual intake capacity in under graduate course will be in the slabs of sixty and hundred. If any college has the intake capacity of less than sixty or within sixty one and hundred seats, it has to comply with the requirements for sixty or hundred seats respectively as mentioned in the Schedules-I to Schedule-VII.

7. Requirements of teaching Hospital.- (1) The teaching hospital shall fulfill all the statutory requirements of the concerned State or Union Territory or local authority to establish and run the hospital and shall submit the updated certified copies of such permission(s) or clearance(s) to the Central Government and the Central Council. The concerned State Government or Union Territory shall verify the availability of such permission(s) or clearance(s) before issuing the No Objection Certificate to such applicant colleges.

(2) Requirement of beds, bed occupancy and Out Patient Department attendance: The ratio of students with number of beds, bed occupancy and Out Patient Department attendance shall be 1:1, 1:1 and 1:2, respectively for under graduate course, as given in Table-1. Distance between two beds in General Ward should not be less than one and a half meter.

 

Table-1

 

Intake capacity
per year​


Minimum number of beds in In Patient Department on the 1:1 student-bed ratio

Minimum per day average number of patients in In Patient Department during last one calendar year (365 days) (40% bed occupancy)

Minimum per day average number of patients in Out Patient Department during last one calendar year (365 days) (1:2 student-patient bed ratio)

60 students60 beds 24 120
61 to 100 students100 beds 40 200

 

(3) Maintenance of Record of attendance of Out Patient Department/In Patient Department patients: The College and hospital shall maintain the computerized central registration system for maintaining the records of patients in Out Patient Department and In Patient Department. The college shall also maintain the Department wise Out Patient Department and In Patient Department records, case papers of Out Patient Department and In Patient Department patients, laboratory and radiological investigation reports, medicines dispensing register, diet register for In Patient Department patients, duty roster of hospital staff, birth and death certificates etc to substantiate the claim of genuine functional Ayurveda hospital fulfilling the norms as specified in the sub‑regulation (2) of regulation 7.

(4) Space requirement: The hospital shall be suitably spacious to accommodate Out Patient Department and In Patient Department and wards in addition to reception, patients' waiting area, dispensing room, dressing room, clinical laboratory, radiology section, side pharmacy, kitchen, service rooms, medical record-room, Pancharkarma therapy section, Ksharsutra therapy section, Operation Theatre, Labour Room, Store Rooms, separate wards for male and female, Duty rooms for Doctors, Nurses and other staff etc. required for a fully functional hospital. The specification of built up area in the attached hospital shall be as per Schedule-I.

(5) Outdoor Patient Department: The hospital shall have minimum eight following Out Patient Departments-

  1. Kayachikitsa
  2. Panchakarma
  3. Shalya Tantra
  4. Shalakya Tantra (two rooms for Out Patient Departments)
    1. Netra Roga Vibhaga
    2. Karna-Nasa-Mukha evam Danta Roga Vibhaga
  5. Prasooti evum Striroga
  6. Kaumara Bhritya (Balaroga)
  7. Swasthavritta evum Yoga
  8. Aatyayika (Emergency)

(6) In-Patient Department: The indoor department of the hospital shall have separate male and female wards and distribution of beds shall be as under-

 

In Patient Departments 100 beds

Distribution60 beds40 beds
Kayachikitsa (Panchakarma, Rasayana and Manas Roga etc)40% beds2440
Shalya Tantra20% beds1220
Shalakya Tantra10% beds610
Prasooti evum Striroga10% beds610
Kaumara Bhritya (Balaroga)10% beds610

 

(7) Rog Nidan avum Prayogshaliya Parikshan Prayogshala (Clinical Laboratory for clinical diagnosis and investigations):There shall be a clinical laboratory in the hospital complex with proper infrastructure and manpower as specified in the Schedule I, the Schedule-II, the Schedule-IV, the Schedule-V and the Schedule-VII for carrying out routine, pathological, biochemical and hematological investigations and Ayurvedic diagnostic techniques on the patients referred from outdoor and indoor departments of the hospital.

(8) Hospital Staff: The minimum staff required for a sixty bedded hospital shall be as specified in the Schedule-IV and it shall be liable to be increased proportionately in accordance with the increase in required bed strength.

(9) Age of superannuation of teachers: The age of superannuation of teachers shall be seventy years. Retired teachers fulfilling the eligibility norms of teachers can be re employed up to the age of superannuation as full time teacher.

 

(10) Requirement of technical and other staff: Technical and other staff in various units and departments of the college shall be as per the details given in the Schedule-VI.

9. Miscellaneous Requirements.- 

(1) Office Support: Dean, Medical Superintendent and each department shall have independent computer and printer facility.

(2) College Council: Every medical college or Medical Institution shall have a College Council comprising of the Head of departments as members and Principal or Dean as Chairperson. The Council shall meet at least four times in a year to draw up the details of curriculum and training programme, enforcement of discipline and other academic matters. The Council shall also organize interdepartmental meetings like grand rounds, statistical meetings and clinical meetings including periodical research review in the Institution regularly.

(3) College Website: Each and every college or institute shall have its own website wherein the following details updated in the first week of every month shall be provided-

(a) details of Director or Dean or Principal and Medical Superintendent including their name, age, Registration Number, qualification, date of joining, complete address with telephone/mobile nos. and STD code, fax and E-mail etc;

​(b) details of teaching staff along with their photograph, registration number, date of birth, qualification, experience, Department etc;

(c) non-teaching staff of college and hospital staff along with their department;

(d) details of the sanctioned intake capacity of various courses under graduate as well as post graduates;

​(e) list of students admitted, merit-wise, category-wise (under graduate and post graduate) for the current and previous year;

(f) any research publications during the last one year;

(g) details of any Continuous Medical Education (CME) programmes, conferences

and/or any academic activities conducted by the institution;

(h) details of any awards and achievement received by the students or faculty;

(i) details of the affiliated university and its Vice-Chancellor and Registrars;

(j) result of all the examinations of last one year;

(k) detailed status of recognition of all the courses;

(l) details of clinical material in the hospital.

 

(4) Biometric Attendance: It is desirable to have biometric attendance supported with web camera based computerized attendance system for teaching, non teaching college staff and hospital staff.

10. Phase wise specific requirements of new colleges.– (1) An Ayurveda college seeking permission for starting Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (Ayurvedacharya) Course under the provisions of section 13A of the Act, shall establish infrastructure and manpower in phased manner as provided in sub-regulations (2) to (5) of this regulation.

(2) Before admission of the first batch of students for intake capacity of sixty students, the college shall have-

(a) at the time of submission of application, there should be a fully developed hospital building with functional Ayurved hospital having appropriate number of beds, bed occupancy and Out Patient Department attendance corresponding to the annual students intake capacity specified in the sub-regulation (2) of regulation 7 in the land earmarked for college and attached hospital for the last one year;

(b) all teachers with the requisite qualifications as mentioned in Regulation 8, required for first professional year teaching should be available. Wherever there is shortfall of Professors, equal number of Readers shall be appointed;

(c) at least one specialist doctor or clinical teacher, each of Kayachikitsa,Panchakarma, Shalya, Shalakya, Prasooti Tantra evum Stri Roga and Bal Roga appointed for operating the hospital;

(d) a library with two thousand books, sitting capacity of hundred students and adequate staff;

(e) a properly furnished and well-equipped two lecture halls and teaching departments and laboratories and museums essential for the first professional year teaching;

(f) a medicinal plants garden covering over two thousand and five hundred square meter of land with plantation of at least one hundred species of medicinal plants; and

(g) fifty percent of paramedical, supporting and other hospital staff on the posts sanctioned for the purpose, on regular or contractual basis as per norms.

(3) The College will be visited at least three months before the admission of the second batch of students and at that time the college shall have-

(a) all teachers with the requisite qualification as mentioned in regulation 8 and non teaching staff required for the first and the second professional years teaching and training should be appointed. Wherever there is shortfall of Professors, equal number of Readers shall be appointed;

(b) at least one specialist doctor and one clinical teachers in each of Kayachikitsa, Shalya, Shalakya, Prasuti Tantra and Stri Roga, and Kaumarbhritya departments for working in the college hospital;

(c) a library with five thousand books, sitting capacity of hundred and fifty students for sixty admissions and two hundred and fifty sitting capacity from sixty one to hundred admissions and adequate staff;

(d) a properly furnished and well-equipped three lecture halls and teaching departments, laboratories and museums, essential for first and second professional years teaching; one hundred and fifty species of medicinal plants and a herbarium-cumdemonstration hall in the medicinal plant garden;

(f) fully developed buildings for college and laboratories and teaching pharmacy;

(g) there should be a fully developed hospital building with functional Ayurved hospital having appropriate number of beds, bed occupancy and Out Patient Department attendance corresponding to the annual students intake capacity specified in the sub-regulation (2) of regulation 7;

(h) seventy five percent of the paramedical, supporting and other hospital staff on the posts sanctioned for the purpose, on regular or contractual basis as per norms; and

(i) there shall be an Teaching Pharmacy (Rasayanashala) attached to Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana with minimum area of fifty square meter consisting of equipment as per the Schedule-VII for preparation of medicine as per syllabus.

(4) The College will be visited at least three months before the admission of third batch of students and at that time the college shall have-

(a) all teachers with the requisite qualification as mentioned in regulation 8 and non-teaching staff required for the first, second and third professional year teaching and training should be appointed. Wherever there is shortfall of Professors, equal number of Readers shall be appointed;

(b) at least one specialist doctor and one clinical teachers in each of Kayachikitsa, Shalya, Shalakya, Prasuti Tantra and Stri Roga, and Kaumarbhritya departments for working in the college hospital;

(c) a library with five thousand books, sitting capacity of hundred and fifty students for sixty admissions and two hundred and fifty sitting capacity from sixty one to hundred admissions and adequate staff;

(d) a properly furnished and well-equipped three lecture halls and teaching departments, laboratories and museums, essential for first and second professional years teaching;

(e) one hundred and fifty species of medicinal plants and a herbarium cum demonstration hall in the medicinal plant garden;

(f) fully developed buildings for hospital, college and laboratories and teaching pharmacy;

(g) there should be a fully developed hospital building with functional Ayurved hospital having appropriate number of beds, bed occupancy and Out Patient Department attendance corresponding to the annual students intake capacity specified in the sub-regulation (2) of regulation 7;

(h) seventy five percent of the paramedical, supporting and other hospital staff on the posts sanctioned for the purpose, on regular or contractual basis as per norms; and

(i) there shall be an Teaching Pharmacy (Rasayanashala) attached to Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana with minimum area of fifty square meter consisting of equipment as per the Schedule-VII for preparation of medicine as per syllabus.

(5) Before the admission of the fourth batch of students, the college shall have-

(a) all teachers with the requisite qualification as mentioned in Regulation 8 in the concerned subject and non-teaching staff required for the first, second, third and fourth professional years teaching and training;

(b) all infrastructure and manpower requirements of college, hospital and other units in accordance with the specified norms;

(c) a library with seven thousand and five hundred books, sitting capacity of more than hundred and fifty (for up to sixty intake capacity) and two hundred and fifty person (for up to hundred intake capacity) and adequate staff;

(d) a fully developed medicinal plants garden with at least two hundred and fifty species of medicinal plants;

(e) there should be a fully developed hospital building with functional Ayurved hospital having appropriate number of beds, bed occupancy and Out Patient Department attendance corresponding to the annual students intake capacity specified in the sub-regulation (2) of regulation 7;

(f) fully functional laboratories and pharmacy with drug testing facilities; and (g) assured round the clock availability of medical services including medicines, paramedical staff , doctors and emergency management in the hospital.

(5) The permission to establish a medical college and admit students may be granted initially for a period of one year and may be renewed on yearly basis subject to verification of achievement of annual targets as mentioned under regulation

10. It shall be the responsibility of the college to apply to the Council for purpose of renewal six months prior to the expiry of the initial permission. This process of renewal permission will continue till such time the establishment of the medical college is completed for passing-out of the first batch.​

11. List of equipment, machinery, etc.– To ensure proper provision of teaching and training material to the students, the colleges shall possess the minimum ninety percent of required equipment, machinery etc. in the teaching departments, hospital, laboratories and dissection hall, library, pharmacy and other units of the college in sufficient numbers, as specified under the Schedule-VII.