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There is no recognized correspondence course in homoeopathy and whatever is advertised in newspapers and other media is not approved by Govt. of India (See Unrecognized Institutions).
DHMS Course spreads over a period of four years including compulsory internship of six months duration after passing the final diploma examination. Fresh admissions in 1st DHMS Diploma course stopped w.e.f. 04-02-1999 throughout the country.
BHMS Course spreads over a period of five and half years including compulsory internship of one year duration after passing the final degree examination.
The admission qualification for both the courses is Intermediate Science (10+2) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects or equivalent.
BHMS Graded Degree Course spreads over a period of two years including compulsory internship of six months duration after passing the final degree examination.
This Course has been recommended as a bridge or link short term course for the benefit of diploma holders to raise their educational level to that of degree.
The Central Council has also laid down minimum standards of education specifying that every college shall provide minimum requirements, norm and standards in regard to teaching as well as hospital staff, equipment, accommodation and other facilities for proper training of the medical students of Homoeopathy.
[which have been amended twice i.e. vide Homoeopathy (Post Graduate Degree Course) M.D.(Hom.) (Amendment) Regulations, 1992 & (Post Graduate Degree Course) M.D.(Hom.) (Amendment) Regulations, 2001 ].
The Central Council has prescribed Post Graduate Degree Courses in Hooeopathic subjects i.e., Materia Medica, Homoeopathic Philosophy and Repertory which spread over 3 years duration including one year house job or equivalent thereof.
In order to evaluate the standards of medical education being imparted in various medical colleges of Homoeopathy, the Central Council has laid down with the prior approval of Central Government, Homoeopathy Central Council (Inspectors and Visitors) Regulations, 1982 for inspection of the Colleges in terms of teaching facilities, equipments, accommodation, staff provided in the Colleges and attached hospitals.
Besides it, the Central Council has undertaken in-service Orientation Training Programme of three days duration with the aim to acquaint the Principals/Professors/Assistant Professors/Lecturers level teaching staff of Homoeopathic Medical Colleges with the provisions of the Homoeopathy Central Act and various Educational Regulations made there under as the said Act and Code of Ethics Regulations are also a part of syllabus of Forensic Medicine at the undergraduate level courses in Homoeopathic Medical Colleges. 7 such programmes have already been conducted so far at Delhi, Belgaum, Bhubaneshwar, Pune, Allahabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Gwalior. Total 178 teachers have taken training during the said programmes.
Updated on: 01 Feb 2010