The Central Council of Indian Medicine is the statutory body constituted under the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 vide Gazette notification extraordinary part (ii) section 3(ii) dated 10.8.71.
Since its establishment in 1971, the Central Council has been framing and implementing various regulations including the Curricula and Syllabi in Indian Systems of Medicine viz. Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Tibb at Under-graduate and Post-graduate level. The Sowa Rigpa System of Medicine is included in the Central Council of Indian Medicine from the year 2012 as per Gazette Notification No. 2345 dated 16.12.2011. Now, all the Colleges of Indian Systems of Medicine are affiliated to various Universities in the country. These Colleges are following the minimum standards of education and Curricula and Syllabi, prescribed by Central Council.
The main objects of the CCIM are as under :-
To prescribe minimum standards of education in Indian Systems of Medicine viz. Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani Tibb. and Sowa Rigpa.
To recommend Central Government in matters relating to recognition (inclusion/withdrawal) of medical qualifications in/from Second Schedule to Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970.
To maintain a Central Register of Indian Medicine and revise the Register from time to time.
To prescribe Standards of Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics to be observed by the practitioners.
To consider and furnish the recommendation to Government of India on proposal received from various institutes from Government of India for establishment of new colleges of Indian Systems of Medicine, to increase intake capacity in Under-graduate, Post-graduate and to start new or Post-graduate additional subjects.
To be an excellent regulatory body which guide, develop and sustain a network of ‘Institutions of Excellence’ in education meeting the national needs for global trends and to regulate the practice of Indian System of Medicine.
To establish, guide, develop and sustain through resource allocation, good governance and management, dedicated to the maintenance of standards and quality of academic study programmers and practice of Indian System of Medicine to national as well as global needs.
Maximum Time Limit
|1.||Recommendation for establishing
new ASUS college/courses/
increase in intake
(Ayurveda/ Siddha/ Unani)
|1.GOI forwards the scheme with application fees/documents.
2.Visitation of college, if criteria is fulfilled.
3.Visitation report is assessed.
4.Recommendation forwarded to GOI.
days each for
LOI and LOP.
30th Nov – 28th Feb for LOP.
|2.||Recommendation for existing ASUS colleges (13C)||Assistant Registrar
(Ayurveda/ Siddha/ Unani)
|1.Visitation is conducted.
2.Visitation report is assessed.
3.Recommendation forwarded to GOI.
|Compliance report.||N/A||3 months||10||Time taken from visit to sending recommendation to GOI.|
|3.||2nd Schedule Recommendation [Inclusion of qualifications in 2nd Schedule of IMCC Act.]||1.University
by GOI to CCIM.
2.Qualifications are verified.
3.Draft notification is forwarded to GOI for inclusion of recognized qualifications.
|Proforma/Syllabus (UG/MD/MS)/ Specimen degree/List of all passed out students/ College permission letter to admit students.||N/A||Reasonable time.||15||Time taken from receipt of proposal to sending draft notification to GOI.|
|4.||Issuance of NOC to Teachers in ASUS colleges||1.Receipt of application with documents.
2.Verification of documents. (Comments/clarifications are sought in cases of doubt.)
3.NOC is issued.
|Previous college application:
Resignation letter/Relieving letter/Forwarding letter from previous college.
When NOC is from new college/teacher, verified letters to be sent.
|N/A||Min. 07 days. (Previous college NOC case).
Otherwise, depends on reply of college.
|8||Time taken from receipt to issuance of NOC.|
|5.||Allotment of Teachers’ Code in ASUS colleges||1. Receipt of forms.
2.Allotment of Code.
|Faculty data base form signed by teacher and the Principal/UG-PG certificate/Registration certificate/Appointment-joining, previous experience and relieving documents/NOC. Details of teaching staff in CCIM’s MS Excel format.||N/A||Min. 07 days (Subject to receipt of complete documents.) No specified time.||8||Time taken from receipt of forms to allotment of code.|
|6.||Deciding teachers’ eligibility in ASUS colleges||1.Verification of documents from records & eligibility is decided
2.Show-cause notice(SCN) issued for submission of documents in cases of doubt.
3.Hearing convened & eligibility is decided.
|Registration certificate/UG-PG joining or relieving experience certificate/ Chronological order experience on affidavit.||N/A||Min. 07 days∗.
*If documents do not match, time gets extended.
|5||Time taken from verification to intimation about eligibility.|
|7.||Proposing amendments in Regulations||Respective Committees of CCIM||1. Draft regulations/amendments are forwarded to State Governments.
2.Comments are received from State Government in 90 days.
3.Amendments are forwarded to GOI.
|N/A||N/A||90 days for receiving comments from State Governments.||5||Time taken from sending draft regulations to sending amendments to GOI.|
|8.||Registration in Central Register of Indian Medicine (CRIM)||
|9.||Conferment of Young Researcher/Vaidya Yadavji Trikamji/Hakim Ajmal Khan/Dr. C.S. Uthamarayan/Teachers Award||Selection Committee constituted from time to time.||1. Nominations are received.
2. Decision to confer award is taken.
3.Award is conferred.
|• Nomination letter.
• 30 copies of resume.
• Statement of work
• One set of work
• Reasoned justification
• Consent letter*
*Details available on
|N/A||Reasonable time.||1||Time taken from receipt of nomination to conferment of award.|
|10.||Information under RTI Act, 2005
1.Replying to RTI application
2. AS (Admin)
|RTI application is received Reply is sent.||RTI application. Fees as per RTI Act, 2005||Rs. 10/.
BPL certificate, if applicable.
|As prescribed under RTI Act, 2005.||5||Time taken in replying.|
|2. Disposal of first appeal u/S.19(1) of RTI Act, 2005||FAA
|Appeal is received. Order is sent.||First appeal.||NIL||As prescribed under RTI Act, 2005.||5||Time taken in disposal of appeal.|
In case of non compliance of the service standards, the service recipients/stakeholders can contact the following Public Grievance Officer for redress of their grievance :-CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE
61-65, INSTITUTIONAL AREA,
JANAKPURI, NEW DELHI-110058 (DELHI)
The grievance can also be lodged on‐line on the following link:
COMPLIANT COMMITTEE AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
In case of complaints regarding sexual harassment in CCIM, complaints can be made as per The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 to the Internal Complaints Committee (‘ICC’).
The details of ICC are as follows:
1. Dr. Shamshad Bano, Assistant Registrar (Unani), Chairperson
2. Dr. K. Natarajan, Assistant Registrar(Siddha)
3. Smt. Ankita Yadav, Junior Hindi Translator
4. Ms. Vandana Anand, Advocate (NGO representative).
|List of Stakeholders|
|1.||Ayurveda/ Siddha/ Unani/ Sowa Rigpa Colleges.|
|2.||Universities having faculties of Ayurveda/ Siddha/ Unani/ Sowa Rigpa Colleges.|
|3.||Central/ State Governments.|
|4.||Indian System of Medicine Practitioners.|
|5.||State Boards/ Councils of Indian System of Medicine.|
|6.||Ayurveda/ Siddha/ Unani/ Sowa Rigpa Students.|
|7.||Citizens of Indian Nation.|
|List of Responsibility Centres / Attached / Subordinate Organisations|
Regional Centre for Training To Teachers Programme.
Name of the College
Govt./ Aided / Pvt.
SV Ayurvedic Medical College & PG Centre, Tirupati Andhra Pradesh Private Ayurveda
Ch. Braham Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan, Delhi Delhi Govt Ayurveda
Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar Gujarat Govt Ayurveda
Govindbhai Jorabhai Patel Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Research, Anand Gujarat Private Ayurveda
KLE University’s Shri BM Kankanawadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum Karnataka Private Ayurveda
Sri Dharmasla Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady Karnataka Private Ayurveda
Sri Dharmasla Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Hassan Karnataka Private Ayurveda
Sri Kalabyraveshwara Swamy Ayurvedic Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bangalore Karnataka Private Ayurveda
Ahalia Ayurveda Medical College, Palakkad Kerala Private Ayurveda
Amirtha School of Ayurved, Kollam Kerala Private Ayurveda
Govt. Ayurved College, Thiruvanathapuram Kerala Govt Ayurveda
Pankajkasthuri Ayurveda Medical College, Thiruvanathapuram Kerala Private Ayurveda
Vaidyaratnam PS Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal Madhya Pradesh Private Ayurveda
Pt. Khushilal Sharma Govt. (Autonomous) Ayurved College & Institute, Bhopal Maharashtra Govt Ayurveda
Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sansthan’s Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra Private Ayurveda
Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation YMT Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai Maharashtra Private Ayurveda
Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Ayurved & Research Centre, Pune Maharashtra Private/Aided Ayurveda
Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur Maharashtra Private Ayurveda
Gopabandhu Ayurveda Mahavidyala, Puri Odisha Govt Ayurveda
Govt .Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh Govt Ayurveda
J.B. Roy State Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata West Bengal Govt Ayurveda
Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Karnataka Private Siddha
National Institute of Siddha, Chennai Tamil Nadu Govt Siddha
Hakim Syed Ziaul Hassan Govt. Unani Medical College and Hospital, BHOPAL Madhya Pradesh Govt Unani
Deoband Unani Medical College, Hospital Research Centre, Deoband Uttar Pradesh Private Unani
|Indicative Expectations from Citizens / Stakeholders|
Indicative Expectations from Citizens/Stakeholders
|Applications/ proposals are to be submitted in the formats wherever prescribed.|
|Proper channel is to be followed. [Example: For teachers’ eligibility, forms to be submitted by college & not by teachers; for qualification-inclusion/13A proposals, GOI-route].|
|Timelines are to be adhered to, for all services.|
|CCIM’s communications on doubts to be replied promptly to reduce delay.|
|Minimum number of documents, (for example, min. copies of books for inclusion in syllabus), are to be provided.|
|Complaints are to be submitted on notarized affidavits.|
|Authentic information should be provided. No material information should be suppressed.|