From – Prof.Dr.R.R.Deshpande
( MD in Chikitsa & MD in Kriya)
On the occasion of CCIM workshop in Pune on 15th & 16th
Guidelines for Presenting the views in Educational reforms.
Under graduation course.
Present your views for following questions with justification.
1. What should be the basic qualification and minimum % of marks for getting admission in Ayurvedic course.
Answer -- – Minimum First Class i.e 60 % marks in PCB & not any Govt or Associate CET .Because in MCQ ,negative marking can only serve the purpose of testing Talent .Only one & all Govt CET only & not Associate or Deem University CET should exist
2. What should be the minimum and maximum age of the student to get admission to Ayurvedic course.
Answer --- Minimum 18 years ,just like Election voter & Maximum should be like 50 years ( As per Ayurveda then Dhatu starts speedy degeneration )
3. What should be the medium of instruction.
Answer --- Local Popular Language like Marathi in Maharashtra (Because 70 % students are going to do medical Practice in their local area .So with patients they can use local language) .But Ayurvedic part in Sanskrit & explanation in local language & Modern Allopathic part in English .But considering Globalization of Ayurveda separate Language programmes should be conducted for interested students only like English speaking course,Sanskrit Speaking course, German speaking course etc
4. The present nomenclature of the course requires to be changed.
Answer – Not necessary
5. What should be the duration of course and phase wise distribution.
Answer – one & half year for 1st,2nd,& 3rd BAMS + 1 year Internship
6. Whether Ayurvedic teaching should be Samhita oriented are text book oriented
Answer --- It should be Subject oriented .Please understand why & how Samhitas are developed .Medical knowledge was scattered in Vedic literature .Then it was scrutinized ,analyzed ,Scientifically tested & then Samhitas are written on the basis of Triskandha kosha .Now in this era ,we must be Subject oriented to understand knowledge properly .Text Books are also written with the same base of Samhitas ,like Compilations from different Samhitas ,analyzing it ,updating information with new clarification & validation of Samhita’s verses
7. What should be the nomenclature of subjects and year wise distribution of the subjects
Answer – Very similar to 2012 of CCIM reform
8. Whether Modern Medical should be included in the syllabus. If so how they are to be taught and what should be extent of teaching
Answer – Modern medical knowledge of Physiology, Pathology & Investigations, Diagnosis, Clinical features ,will help to built of confidence of Ayurvedic students & also protect them Medico legal problem or Consumer protection Act .Sushrut Says – Ekam Shastram Adhiyano ,na shastram vinishayat l Tasmat bahushastram janiyat –
But Modern Pharmacology or Modern Medicine Management is not really necessary .Ayurvedic Practioner should refer acute cases like heart attack or septicemia ,if he or she only feels ,that it is not manageable by Ayurveda
Modern Medical Doctors should refer cases of chronic degenerative diseases like Osteosrthritis or Metabolic disorders like obesity or Auto immune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis to Ayurvedic Physician .This can be better Integration of Ethical value
9. What should be the pattern of theory and practical examinations including passing marks, gradation and attempts.
Answer –Same like today exists
10. Total number of minimum Teaching staff required for each subjects.
Answer --- Minimum Full time 4 teachers for UG & 2 additional teachers ,if PG exists for 4 intake capacity
11. Whether the present 14 department pattern is ideal or requires any changes.
Answer – Ideal .But Research Department with adequate staff is must ,if PG exists
12. Total number of minimum non teaching staff required in the college
Answer – Only Principal category people may give answer
13. Whether the present Ayurvedic education is in right direction or not? Give justification
Answer --- Sorry to say ,but not a single college should grant permission in any part of India .Mushroom growth should be stopped .Then only we can discuss this question . Only Ayurvedic Treatments should be compulsory in Ayurvedic Hospitals .Then & then only students will built up confidence by seeing results .All Ayurvedic Practioner’s data or experienced should be tried to exposed off ,by giving due respect,credit ,incentive to them .Secrecy is a curse to Ayurveda.Formulations of Successful Vaidyas should be only by taken for clinical trials by PG students & not any haphazard formulations from Samhitas .Because most of these clinical trials results end & buried with the completion of Thesis
Govt should take review of – what happened of the Projects ,to which Grants in crores are given .Check out 2 projects in Pune for this matter .We want the Data ,How many Ayurvedic Physicians are using Triskandha Kosha of TMV or Ayursoft of C Dac in their day today private practice .Emphasis should be given for Ayurveda practice & not only reference books or Research .Tell us how many CCRAS invented drugs are available in Medical stores ,in India ?
14. List the required reforms in effective teaching and learning in Ayurvedic education.
Answer – Please see answer of Question 13
Then most important thing that there should be Transparancy in any activity of CCIM or Ayush
Because there are lot of questions in the minds of many people .
Who has generated this idea of Educational Reform?
When it is generated –Date?
Why it is generated?
The details of meetings of this decision?
Whether all CCIM members or Executive Council members or Educational Committee members -- who are in the process of decision? Their Names, Mobile & contact Numbers?
What SOP (Steps of Procedure) is decided for this Educational Reform? How many meetings? of whom ? where? when will be conducted ? –What after these meetings?
When New Educational reform is expected to get implemented? In which year ?
Why there is no waiting for feedback for minimum 5 years after 2012 reform or passing of minimum 2 batches with 2012 reform?
While doing this reform has CCIM or Ayush collected feedback from teachers, who are working in field? Whether Critical Analysis of Feedback is made by Ayush or CCIM ? Whether results of Analysis are published on the web site? Even Pune Corporation or Govt of India are taking poll of people or suggestions from Public through web site --- So why not CCIM can remain transparent for this matter?
In 2012 – Syllabus reform opening ceremony – when Dr.Manoj Nesari ,explain the purpose ,then only teachers ,who were present their understood the purpose of reform .He told that Ayurvedic Doctors are mainly serving in remote parts of India .But they are not Good enough in Knowledge of Allopathy --- etc etc
Now today News is .students are not getting proper exposure to Ayurveda .So CCIM will identify centers or Ayurveda Practioners having Good Ayurveda practices & PG students will be sent there
Then CCIM is thinking of developing models or simulations to demonstrate various procedures .But then ,why CCIM are not preparing Documentaries ,where already these things are happening & existing – For Example KLE Ayurveda College detailed video with commentary on Skill Lab ,Vaidya Gopakumar doing case taking in Ayurvedic style ,Bone setters ,Vaidyas treating snake ,Pharmacies having GMP norms, bites etc
Let us compare the Projects of Smart City or Metro – it always a system to call opinions of all people through mobile, Face book, What’s up & mainly through mail & web site ,why CCIM & AYUSH are not following that ? Why they do not Analyze opinions & declare it on their web site ?
Post graduation course.
Present your views for following questions with justification.
1. What should be the duration of the course?
Answer – Just like today 3 years
2. What should be the medium of instruction?
Answer -- Local Popular Language like Marathi in Maharashtra .But Ayurvedic part in Sanskrit & explanation in local language & Modern Allopathic part in English .But considering Globalization of Ayurveda separate Language programmes should be conducted for interested students only like English speaking course,Sanskrit Speaking course, German speaking course etc
3. Post graduation department should be separate unit or up gradation of existing under graduation department?
Answer -- Yes ! Post Graduate Department must be totally separate like Govt Jamnagar Post Graduate Institute ,with separate Infrastructure, Separate teaching staff ,appointed ,clarifying in Interview itself that you have to work only for Research .Research should be Full time Job .
It should not be only upgradation of UG
4. What should be the requirement of additional teaching staff?
Answer ---- Now we are planning to have separate unit of PG in each college .So we are not talking additional staff but full strength new staff, with full salary only for research
5. Present 22 post graduation subjects are necessary or any change is required?
Answer – Matter is not of subjects .But it is matter starting separate Post Graduate Institutes ,with New sanctions etc .If any college is not affording ,then run only UG
6. You want to suggest any new specialty or super specialty subjects?
Answer -- Matter is not of specialty or super specialty .But it is matter starting separate Post Graduate Institutes ,with New sanctions etc .If any college is not affording ,then run only UG
Any other specific suggestions to improve the standard of UG and PG education.
Answer -- Start urgently Call center or toll free number facility in CCIM .More duration ,say one or 2 years ,interaction in between Stake holders & Field workers like Teachers is expected ,before any Educational reform .Open this topic for all Public ,all Practioners, All teachers ,All present & past students, Parents etc by making huge publicity through Web site,Face book ,Twitter,what’s up ,Radio ,Television programmes & all other possible interactive ways
Other common wish of Ayurvedic well wishers ---
In addition to above said ways & means ,most important part in Ayurveda education is different plans to control termite in Ayurvedic field like closing colleges below the optimal expectations ,stopping on paper Teacher system, Compulsory full time PG with stipend ,equality of salary & Govt grants to Govt, Aided & Private colleges Stopping malpractices like donations
Please do not take any decision in couple of meetings here & there .Make a Buzz of this issue in all sectors of Ayurveda ,through social media
My Dear Friends ,please everybody may start thinking on this matter & share your personal opinions with CCIM & AYUSH
Prof.Dr.R.R.Deshpande ( 922 68 10 630)