Indian Medicine Central Council (Post-graduate Siddha Education) Amendment Regulations, 2019

Jul 30, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Central Council of Indian Medicine on July 24, 2019, notifies the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post-graduate Siddha Education) Amendment Regulations, 2019 to further amend the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post-graduate Siddha Education) Regulations, 2016. It will come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette that is on July 29, 2019. These regulations shall apply to students who shall be admitted for post-graduate course from the commencement of the academic session 2019-2020.

The main objectives of the Regulations are:-

The aim of post-graduate education is acquisition of specialised knowledge in Siddha medicine, producing competent scholars, experts, scientists, teachers, clinicians, physicians, surgeons, obstetricians and gynaecologists in Siddha medicine, pharmaceutical experts and research workers to carry on the work relating to Siddha medicine in Universities, research laboratories and other institutions of higher learning and to create global awareness. 

The amendments made in the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post-graduate Siddha Education) Regulations, 2016 are:

 In Regulation 8(2)(iv) which specifies the mode of admission, a proviso has been inserted providing that:

a) The all India quota for admission in the Government and Private Deemed Universities shall be hundred per cent.

b) Those Universities and Institutes which are already having more than fifteen per cent. all India quota seats shall continue to maintain that quota;

c) Five percent of the annual sanctioned intake capacity in Government or Government-aided Institutions shall be filled up by candidates with benchmark disabilities.

 A new Appendix A regarding “Specified Disabilities” and Appendix B regarding “Guidelines regarding admission of students with Specified Disabilities” has been inserted.

[Notification F. No. 18-12/2018 Siddha (Syllabus PG)]


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