The education and training facilities in Unani system of medicine are presently being monitored by the Central Council of Indian Medicine, which is a statutory body set up by an Act of Parliament known as Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970. One of the objectives of the Central Council of Indian Medicine is to prescribe minimum educational standards in Indian systems of medicine including Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Tib besides advising the Central Government on matters relating to recognition (including withdrawal) of medical qualifications in the second schedule of the Indian Medicine Council Act, 1970. The undergraduate course in Unani Medicine leading to award of Kamil-e-Tib-o- Jarahat (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surger y) is being governed by Indian Medicine Central Council Amendment Regulations 1995. Postgraduate courses leading to award of Mahir-e-Tib (Doctor of Medicine) and Mahire- Jarahat (Master of Surgery) are being governed by Indian Medicine Central Council Postgraduate Unani Education Regulations 2007. The set up for Unani Medicine in the Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) comprises of a Vice-President from Unani system elected by the members of the CCIM. There is a Unani Education Committee headed by Chairman Education Committee, which looks into the matters related to standards, syllabus, courses and infrastructures of Unani colleges and makes suggestions/recommendations. The Vice- President (Unani) also nominates members of the CCIM to visit colleges for on-the-spot assessment of infrastructures and facilities and make recommendations for continuation/withdrawal of permission for the next session under section 13-C of CCIM Act and also make recommendation for opening new colleges of higher courses/ increase of number of seats under Section 13-A to the Government. At present, there are 41 recognized colleges of Unani Medicine – including National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bangalore – in the country, which provide education and training facilities in the system. These colleges have a total admission capacity of 1750 students per year for undergraduate courses. They are either Government institutions or set up by voluntary organizations. All these educational institutions are affiliated to different universities. The curriculum prescribed by the Central Council of Indian Medicine is followed by these institutions. State-wise list of the colleges is as follows;
National Institute of UNANI Medicine
Objectives To develop the Institute as an apex Institute of National and International standards with the following aims and objectives:
- To promote growth and development of Unani Medicine.
- To undertake research in various subjects of Unani Medicine and provide training in teaching and research at Postgraduate level.
- To conduct experiments and develop patterns of teaching post-graduate education in all subjects of Unani medicine.
- To provide medical care through Unani System of Medicine to the suffering humanity.
Affiliation National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM) is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, and follows the curriculum prescribed by the Central Council of Indian Medicine, as approved by the university. Postgraduate education facilities of a three years duration course leading to award of MD Degree is available in the following subjects
- Moalajat (Medicine)
- Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology)
- Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib (Social and Preventive Medicine)
- Ilmul Qabalat wa Amraze Niswan (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
- Kuliyat (Basic Principles)
- Ilmul Saidla (Unani Pharmacy) The total admission capacity to the postgraduate course is 38. Besides some other courses such as Certificate course in Unani medicine” (an introductory course in Unani Medicine) for foreign nationals is also likely to be started.
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