Declining standards of sanskrit language & basic principles teaching inrnayurvedic institutes: A threat to quality medical education
Dr. Pallavi Varshney, Dr.Swastik Suresh, Dr.Premchandra Sharma
This qualitative retrospective study discuss andrnhighlight core issues in ayurvedic teaching standards in Sanskrit and BasicrnPrinciples subjects since the inception of Central Council of Indian Medicine.rnPresent study is aimed to identify gap (if any) between current and previousrnstandards of Sanskrit and basic principles in ayurvedic institutions based onrnCentral Council of Indian Medicine standards and their probable solutions. Itrnwas observed that where students need to know much about basic principles ofrnAyurveda, instead of teaching more it has been removed in proposed curriculum.rnIt was also found that the basic principles and Sanskrit subjects; whichrncomprised the foundation of ayurveda have been gradually minimized by therncouncil. This study points out few deficiencies in proposed standards andrnquestions about quality of standards in Ayurvedic undergraduate course. Itrnproposes few curriculum changes and recommendations to maintain standards inrnacademics. It also recommends if such trend is continued in future it mayrnresult in producing inferior quality ayurvedic physicians that may harm wholernmedical community and education system. An effort has been made through thisrnarticle to draw attention of policy makers so that knowledge of our ancientrntexts could be optimum utilized for betterment of society.
Dr. Pallavi Varshney, Dr.Swastik Suresh, Dr.Premchandra Sharma. Declining standards of sanskrit language & basic principles teaching inrnayurvedic institutes: A threat to quality medical education. Int J Sanskrit Res 2016;2(2):10-14.