LINKING EDUCATION WITH RESEARCH
In addition to research activities and healthcare services, the council’s Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine (CRIUM), Hyderabad and Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM), Srinagar emerged as the centres for offering postgraduate courses in two disciplines of Unani Medicine namely Moalajat (Medicine) and Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology). The postgraduate programme (MD) in Unani Medicine is running at (CRIUM), Hyderabad and (RRIUM), Srinagar in affiliation with Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal (Telangana) and University of Kashmir, Srinagar respectively from the academic session 2016-17. Three batches of students have been admitted with intake capacity of 07 students in each discipline of Mu‘ālajāt (Medicine) and ‘Ilm al-Adwiya (Pharmacology) at both the institutes.
The students are trained through a structured academic schedule comprising theory classes, hands-on practical classes, bedside teaching, and dissertation projects. The institutes also organize monthly meeting for postgraduate training that include clinical and research skills, development of protocols, case presentations and discussions. Students aree posted in various OPDs as well as IPD wards for clinical training on rotation basis. The academic activities also include seminars, journal club and tutorials. The faculty members conduct classes as per syllabus prescribed by the CCIM. The meetings of Departmental Research Committee, Board of Studies and Institutional Ethics Committee are organized regularly to deliberate, evaluate and approve the research proposals for dissertation work.
The doctoral (PhD) programme in two disciplines of Unani Medicine – Mu‘ālajāt (Medicine) and ‘Ilm al-Adwiya (Pharmacology) is being run at Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Hyderabad in collaboration with Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi with three seats in each discipline. At present, a total of eleven candidates have registration under the programme. The classes of for pre-PhD course are conducted as per the designed syllabus in addition to various research oriented academic activities. The meetings of Board of Studies and Institutional Ethics Committee are organized regularly to deliberate, evaluate and approve the research proposals for theses work.
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.
For more information regarding National Institute of UNANI Medicine visit NIUM Website