NEW DELHI.JUN.9: Admission
to various AYUSH courses will be conducted through
the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)
from the next academic (2018-19) session. The
decision was taken to standardize the admission
procedure and attract meritorious students to
the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani,
Siddha and Homoeopathy) stream. The Ministry of
AYUSH has sent advisories to all state governments
in this regard.
demand for ayurveda, homoeopathy, naturopathy
and unani medicines and yoga have increased worldwide
and the number of students pursuing such courses
have also risen. So there is a need to maintain
standard of education in this stream," Minister
of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said.
He said that with the introduction of NEET, private
examinations would not be conducted to fill seats
in any of the AYUSH colleges.