Punjab finalises draft act of Ayurved University Act

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Chandigarh, Oct 15 (UNI) A high - level committee headed by Dr S K Mishra, former Advisor of AYUSH, today presented the interim report and draft bill of the Punjab Ayurved University Act, 2007 for setting up of Punjab Ayurved University at Kharkan in Hoshiarpur district.

The draft bill has suggested that the proposed university should have the power to grant recognition to all educational institutes providing education in non-allopathic systems including Ayurved, Homeopathic and other non-allopathic systems.

The proposed university would have full control for affiliation, academic and administrative control and standardisation of curriculum of all non-allopathic systems of education.

The bill also suggested the standardisation of education system of non-allopathic system of education with a focus on Research and Development activities in these fields.

The bill also suggested the setting up of specialization in these fields by introducing post-graduate courses.

A herbal garden on a five acre land would come up in the proposed campus to provide on-hand education to the students and also to provide seeds of rare herbs to the small farmers.

The draft also suggested a special package for small farmers opting for the cultivation of herbs in Punjab.

The Punjab Government had earmarked a 25 acre piece land to set up the Punjab Ayurvedic University in Hoshiarpur.

Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Mr Jagjit Puri, Secretary Medical Education and Research, Dr Jasjit Singh, Director Ayush, Dr Sanjeev Goyal, Registrar of the Punjab Ayurvedic Medical Board.


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