Under Section 13C/A of the IMCC Act, 207 Colleges/Institutes have been permitted by the Government of India for giving admission in Under Graduate and Post Graduate Courses of AYUSH during 2012-13.
Of these, 169 colleges are Ayurvedic colleges, 31 colleges are Unani colleges and 7 colleges are Siddha colleges. Out of 169 Ayurvedic colleges, 39 colleges are Govt. colleges, 130 colleges are private colleges. Of the 31 Unani colleges, 8 are Govt. colleges and 23 are private Unani colleges. Of the 7 Siddha colleges, 3 colleges are Govt. colleges, 4 colleges are private colleges.
While the Government has allowed 8785 seats in Under Graduate Courses in Ayurveda, 1523 seats have been allowed in Post Graduate Courses. Of the 8785 seats in Under Graduate Courses, 1765 seats are in the Govt. Ayurvedic colleges, 7020 seats are in private Ayurvedic colleges. Of the 1523 Post Graduate seats, 404 seats are in Govt. Ayurvedic colleges and Institutes, 1119 seats are in private Ayurvedic colleges.
1154 seats have been permitted for admission in Under Graduate course in Unani during 2012-13. Of these, 276 seats are in 8 Govt. colleges, 880 seats are in private colleges. Of the 86 seats in Post Graduate course, 63 seats are in Govt. colleges, 23 seats are in private colleges.
330 seats have been permitted in Under Graduate course in Siddha. Of these, 150 seats are in 3 Govt. colleges, 180 seats are in private colleges. Only 3 Govt. Siddha colleges have been permitted to admit 138 students in Post Graduate course.
Maharashtra tops the list with 48 Ayurvedic colleges. In addition to this, there are 4 Unani colleges in the state. Karnataka has 34 Ayurvedic colleges, 5 Unani colleges in the state.
Altogether 22 states are having AYUSH colleges/Institutes in the country. These states are – Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattishgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujrat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.