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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 29-30

Educational reforms introduced by NCISM in lines with Mann Ki Baat promulgations

1 Chairperson, Board of Ayurveda, National Commission for Indian System of Medicine, New Delhi, India
2 President, Board of Ayurveda, National Commission for Indian System of Medicine, New Delhi, India

Date of Submission11-Apr-2023
Date of Acceptance17-Apr-2023
Date of Web Publication28-Apr-2023

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Dr. B S Prasad
Board of Ayurveda, National Commission for Indian System of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhartiya Chikitsa Avam Homoeopathy Anusandhan Bhawan, 61-65, D Block Rd, Janakpuri Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110058
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DOI: 10.4103/jras.jras_74_23

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Deopujari J, Prasad B S. Educational reforms introduced by NCISM in lines with Mann Ki Baat promulgations. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2023;7, Suppl S1:29-30

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Deopujari J, Prasad B S. Educational reforms introduced by NCISM in lines with Mann Ki Baat promulgations. J Res Ayurvedic Sci [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Jun 8];7, Suppl S1:29-30. Available from: http://www.jrasccras.com/text.asp?2023/7/5/29/374507

Ayurveda is the Indian Heritage Medical Science. Ayurveda, the origin of which is non-traceable and the science that does not have an end, which has been developed on strong fundamental principles, is time tested, valid and scientific medical system of India. Due to its scientific strength, holistic approach and time tested fundamental principles, Ayurveda was able to sustain all odds and destruction by invaders for centuries and presently emerging as potential medical system of globe. Through Ayurveda, India can become the global leader in health care sector while taking care of India’s health. Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modiji, committed to the upliftment of Ayurveda, with the aim to improve quality education in Ayurveda, played pivotal role in enactment of NCISM Act 2020.[1]

Identifying the potentiality of the science, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modiji promulgated several practical aspects of Ayurveda and Yoga at different Mann Ki Baat episodes.[2] The activities/reforms undertaken by NCISM that have been reflected in expressions of Mann Ki Baat and initiatives taken by NCISM in response to the promulgations made by our Prime Minister in Mann Ki Baat are listed and described here under:

  • Dinacharya (daily regimen) and Ritucharya (seasonal regimen) are the two important concepts that ayurveda introduced for the maintenance of health of healthy. These are being taught and are being practiced in India by Ayurveda physicians. Taking the lead of ‘vasudaivakutumbakam’ initiative by our Prime Minister, NCISM revised the syllabus content of Dinacharya and Ritucharya and expanded its scope to various geo-climatic zones of globe, thus producing Ayurveda physicians capable of practicing across globe.[3]

  • Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) has been introduced in Ayurveda education by NCISM. This is the first time such reforms have been introduced in Ayurveda education. Integrated syllabus content has been developed with updated contemporary knowledge without losing the fundamental roots of Ayurveda and with scientific advances while keeping the soul of Ayurveda (holistic approach) intact. The new syllabus includes Graduate attributes; Program outcomes; course outcomes; learning objectives; topic wise appropriate teaching learning methods as well as assessment methods; blueprint of question paper; marks weightage as per the syllabus category i.e. must to know; desirable to know and nice to know. First time concept of lecture and non-lecture hours has been introduced. In lines with NEP 2020,[4] in order to provide inter-disciplinary approach online elective courses have been introduced.

  • Dietetic practice is one of important practice of Ayurveda. To become ayurveda professionals as global practitioners, understanding different regional and continental food habits is essential. NCISM introduced relevant content in respective subjects in the curriculum of ayurveda.

  • Role of Ayush in Public health, is another area which has been stressed by the honourable Prime Minister in different platforms. Its importance has been well realised during Covid-19 epidemic. Ayush intervention in Public health is expected to play an important role in coming future. In consideration of these views NCISM reformed syllabus of Swasthavritta subject in line with Public Health.

  • Evidence Based Medicine and Research are the important aspects for globalisation of ayurveda, which has been rightly identified by our Prime minister and stressed in one of his Mann Ki Baat. NCISM with the intention to improve scientific writing skills among post graduate guides, has planned capacity building program for all PG guides across the country. Accordingly, 60 master trainers have been trained and is gearing to train all PG guides on ‘Publication Ethics & Scientific Writing’. Further to promote quality publication in indexed journals, ‘Publication Grant’ will be awarded to suitable candidates. This publication grant will be given to those faculty who have valid data but unable to publish due to financial constraints.

  • Swaccha Bharat is the great initiative taken by our Prime Minister. To inculcate swaccha bharat concept in ayurveda colleges, the same has been incorporated in rating of institutions. Those institutes which take part actively and innovatively in Swaccha Bharat activities will be awarded due weightage in rating process.

  • Public understanding about ayurveda and public awareness on ayurveda practices is the need of the hour. Hon’ble Prime minister of India is trying seriously to promote ayurveda. Adding to his efforts, NCISM initiated awareness program on the name of ‘Hamaara Ayush Hamaara Swasthya’. This program is aimed to create understanding and awareness among school children. Ayurveda colloges all over the country have participated actively and conducted 33,495 number of awareness programs through which 41,29,218 number of students got benefitted.

  • Physical and mental fitness is essential for students. As rightly pointed out by our Prime Minister, to keep ayurveda students fit physically and mentally, NCISM introduced yoga & meditation, personality development activities, stress management etc. in the ‘Transitional Curriculum’[5] of undergraduate program and in ‘Samsakara-PG orientation program’.[6]

  • To promote yoga in ayurveda colleges, apart from introducing yoga & meditation in orientation programs, Y-break has been included as criteria for rating of the institutions. Therapeutic yoga has been included as part of syllabus in Swasthavritta subject.

  • These are the few of the initiatives taken by NCISM on the expressions of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi ji. The entire ayurveda fraternity is highly thankful to our Prime Minister for his concern and efforts in upliftment and globalisation of ayurveda.

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      References Top

    NCISM Act. Available from: https://ncismindia.org/ncism-act-2020.php#content. [Last accessed 15 Apr 2023].  Back to cited text no. 1
    Mann ki Baat. Available from: https://www.pmindia.gov.in/hi/. [Last accessed 17 Apr 2023].  Back to cited text no. 2
    Competency Based Medical Education. Available from: https://ncismindia.org/indian-medicine-new-syllabus.php. NCISM | Home (ncismindia.org). [Last accessed 12 Apr 2023].  Back to cited text no. 3
    NEP 2020. Available from: https://www.education.gov.in/sites/uploadfiles/mhrd/files/NEPFinalEnglish0.pdf. [Last accessed 15 Apr 2023].  Back to cited text no. 4
    Transitional Curriculum. Available from: https://ncismindia.org/Transitional_Curriculum.pdf. [Last accessed 15 Apr 2023].  Back to cited text no. 5
    PG Orientation Program. Available from: https://ncismindia.org/pg-syllabus.php. [Last accessed 15 Apr 2023].  Back to cited text no. 6


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