Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Kannur varsity begins new Ayurveda courses
Wednesday January 4 2006 10:07 IST

KANNUR: The Parassinikkadavu Ayurveda Medical College, a unit of the Pappinissery Vishachikitsa Society, affiliated to Kannur University in the district here, has started BSc. Nursing (Ayurveda) and B.Pharm (Ayurveda) courses.

The four-year course of BSc. Nursing, the first of its kind in the state, has 25 seats.

It is also for the first time in the state that a B.Pharm Ayurveda course is being conducted by a college.

The Gujarat Ayurveda University is the only other institution that runs a B.Pharm Ayurveda course now.

The course is designed to meet the increasing requirements of the Ayurveda medicines sector, according to the principal of the Parassinikkadavu Ayurveda College.

The courses are being conducted under the aegis of both the State Government and the Kannur University as there are no Ayurveda Pharmacy council and Ayurveda Nursing council at present to oversee the functioning of these courses.

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