Meghalaya: Inauguration of Ayush Research Division Marks Milestone for IA Ayurvedic Medical College at USTM

Minister A T Mondal inaugurates the state-of-the-art Ayush Research Division, emphasizing the significance of the first private Ayurvedic college in the region.
Meghalaya: Inauguration of Ayush Research Division Marks Milestone for IA Ayurvedic Medical College at USTM

SHILLONG: In a historic moment for the IA Ayurvedic Medical College (IAMC) at the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM), the first batch of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) students embarked on a transformative journey. The inauguration of the cutting-edge Ayush Research Division added a significant milestone to this eventful day, with A T Mondal, the Minister of Power, Community & Rural Development, and Taxation in Meghalaya, officiating the ceremony. The inaugural event witnessed the esteemed presence of Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM, Prof Anil Kumar Sharma, Director IAMC, officials, faculty doctors, and the enthusiastic batch of students.

Minister A T Mondal, in his address to the budding BAMS students, underscored the profound significance of the region's first private Ayurvedic college. He highlighted the institution's pivotal role in providing local students with an alternative to traveling long distances, such as Bangalore, for pursuing Ayurvedic education, as mentioned in a USTM press communique.

The minister encouraged the students to seize the abundant opportunities offered by the university, emphasizing the current era's essence of survival of the fittest. He motivated the students by stating, "This is a turning phase of your life, and the future is in your hands. You have to work hard to excel in whatever you do."

Expressing gratitude to the Meghalaya Government for its steadfast support since the university's inception, USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque outlined ambitious plans for expansion. He announced that although the college is commencing with a 60-seat capacity, the number will witness an increase in the coming year. Chancellor Hoque envisions USTM becoming a world-class institution, with plans to house all healthcare divisions—Allopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy—alongside state-of-the-art research facilities by the year 2030.

Dr. Hemen Kalita, Associate Professor at Government Ayurvedic College & Hospital, delivered a motivational speech, focusing on the transitional curriculum program for the newly admitted IAMC students. He highlighted that IAMC has received all necessary approvals from the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) and the Ministry of Ayush, ensuring its credibility and adherence to regulatory standards. This marks a crucial step towards providing quality Ayurvedic education and healthcare services in the region.


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