Central Council of Indian Medicine

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Central Council of Indian Medicine
Region served
Parent organisation
Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH),

Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) is a statutory body under Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, set up in 1971 under the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, (Act 48) which was passed in 1970. It is one of the Professional councils under University Grants Commission (UGC) to monitor higher education in Indian systems of medicine, including Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani.[1][2][3]


It is located in New Delhi, India.[4] CCIM was set up to suggest the benchmarks and practices to be followed in Indian medicinal systems.[5] CCIM has also been involved in regulating the Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Tibbia education courses at the graduate and post-graduate streams.[5] The Siddha course recognition system of CCIM was questioned through a public interest litigation [6]

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  1. ^ CCIM website Archived 26 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved on 15 January 2010
  2. ^ "Higher education in India". Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Archived from the original on 16 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  3. ^ "Professional Councils". 'University Grants Commission' (UGC) website. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  4. ^ CCIM DAVP, Department of Advertising, Government of India gazette, retrieved on 15 January 2010
  5. ^ a b Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) Archived 18 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine India Educationary Website, retrieved on 15 January 2010.
  6. ^ "PIL petition questions validity of diploma course in Siddha medicine". The Hindu. 1 September 2007.

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