The Department of Ayush, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has denied permission to four Ayurveda colleges and one Sidha college in Kerala to start graduate courses this academic year. The list published by the Department reveals that the following colleges have been denied recognition: P.N. Panicker Sauhruda Ayurveda Medical College at Parakalai, Kanhangad, Kasaragod, Kerala By the P. N. Panicker Sauhruda Trust;
Parrasianikkadavu Ayurveda Medical College, PO Parassiaikkadavu, Distt. Kannur 670 563;
PNNM Ayurveda Medical College. Shoranur, Kerala by PNNM Bhartheeya Sastra Vidya Peetam, Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam Hospital;
Vishnu Ayurved College, PO Government Press, Shoranur 2, Distt. Palkkad , Kerala and
Santhigiri Siddha Medical College, PO Koliyacode, Thiruvananthapuram 695 607
As on August 24, 2011 the following colleges have been granted recognition. The colleges are (with the approved intake and course in bracket:
Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Distt. Malappuram, (PO) Edarikode 676 501, Kerala (Permitted for 50 UG seats, and one PG namely Manas Roga-6 seats);
Government Ayurved College, Dhanwantri Nagar, Dist. Ernakulam, Tripunithura Kerala (Permitted for 50 UG seats and 6 PG courses viz. Shalya (5 seats), Shalakya (4 seats), Rasa Shastra (4 seats), Dravyaguna (4 seats), Panchakarma (4 seats) and Swasthavritta 4 seats);
Government Ayurved College, Kannur, Kerala (Permitted for 40 UG seats and 2 PG course in Kriya Shareer (5 seats) and Rognidan (5 seats);
Mannam Ayurved Co-operative Medical College, Pandalam, Kerala (Permitted for 50 UG seats);
Amrita Ayurveda College, Kollam, Kerala - admission by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Permitted for 60 UG seats) and
Government Ayurved College, MG Road, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala (Permitted for 50 UG seats and 12 PG courses i.e Ayurveda Siddhant 6 seats, Dravyaguna 6 seats, Rasa Shastra 4 seats, Bhaisajya Kalpana 4 seats, Swasthvritta 6 seats, Agadtantra 5 seats, Prasuti Tantra & Striroga 6 seats, Kaumarbhritya 5 seats, Kayachikitsa 6 seats, Shalya 3 seats, Shalakya 3 seats and Panchkarma 5 seats).
According to Ayurveda Self-financing College Association president Vijayan Nangelil, the full list of approved colleges is expected by August 30 and the admission to the BAMS course is to be over by October 15. The BAMS course will be included in the next allotment by the CEE, he said.

He said that his association will take up the case of the colleges under his association that have been denied recognition, with the Department of Ayush through the State Government. "We had signed an agreement with the state government on August 17 for sharing of BAMS seats 50:50 in the government and management quotas. If this agreement is to work properly these colleges have to get recognition," he said. He said this year's government quota fee has been increased by Rs 5000 to Rs 45,000 while the management quota fee has been hiked by Rs 25,000 to Rs 1.25 lakh.

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