Central Council of Homoeopathy

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Central Council of Homoeopathy
Abbreviation CCH
Formation 1973
Region served
Dr.Ramjee Singh [1]
Parent organisation
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Website www.cchindia.com

Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) is a statutory apex body under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Department of AYUSH. It was set up by the Government of India in 1973, and part of the Professional Councils of University Grants Commission (UGC), formed to monitor higher education in India.[2][3]

CCH controls homeopathy education in India; any institution desiring to grant a qualification in homeopathy is required to apply to the Council, which prescribes course curriculum and maintains central registers of homoeopaths.[4]


The institution set up under the Central Council of Homoeopathy Act 1973, (Act 59). Any university or similar institution in India offering either a degree or a diploma in homoeopathy can do so only if it is approved by CCH, apart from being listed under the schedules of the above-mentioned act.[5] The CCH also defines particular course curriculum and notifies benchmarks that need to be maintained by homoeopathy teaching institutions, apart from maintaining a central registry of all homoeopathy physicians in India.[4]

In June 2008, a notice was issued to CCH by the Punjab and Haryana High Court when Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homeopathic College, Ludhiana, India, challenged the powers of the CCH in controlling intake into the college's homeopathic courses.[6]

In 2007, the Union Health Ministry set up the 'National Council for Clinical Establishments' for "determine minimum standards" for clinical establishments, a CCH representative is also a formal member of this National Council.[7]

In October 2016, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested the CCH's chief, Dr Ramjee Singh, and another man in relation to the alleged collection of money to provide a favourable report that would allow regulatory approval.[8]


Homoeopathy is a pseudoscience and its remedies have been found to be no more effective than placebo.[9][10][11]


  1. ^ Office Bearers Archived December 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Professional Councils". University Grants Commission (UGC) website. Archived from the original on 2010-01-06. 
  3. ^ CCH History
  4. ^ a b "Education Plus: Homoeopathy". The Hindu. Mar 22, 2005. 
  5. ^ "Homoeopathy not attractive among medical aspirants". The Hindu. September 12, 2005. 
  6. ^ "HC notice to Health Ministry, university over cancellation of counselling". Indian Express. June 5, 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "National council for clinical establishments". The Hindu. Apr 18, 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Central Council of Homeopathy chief Dr Ramjee Singh held for graft". The Hindustan Times. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Tuomela R (1987). "Chapter 4: Science, Protoscience, and Pseudoscience". In Pitt JC, Marcello P. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Rational Changes in Science: Essays on Scientific Reasoning. 98. Springer. pp. 83–101. ISBN 978-94-010-8181-8. doi:10.1007/978-94-009-3779-6_4. 
  10. ^ Smith K (2012). "Homeopathy is Unscientific and Unethical". Bioethics. 26 (9): 508–512. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8519.2011.01956.x. 
  11. ^ Baran GR, Kiana MF, Samuel SP (2014). Chapter 2: Science, Pseudoscience, and Not Science: How Do They Differ?. Healthcare and Biomedical Technology in the 21st Century. Springer. pp. 19–57. ISBN 978-1-4614-8540-7. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8541-4_2. within the traditional medical community it is considered to be quackery 

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