National Commission for Indian system of Medicine
Commission has framed the Guidelines for the determination of fees and will be implementing the same from the 2022-23 academic session onwards.
As per clause (i),sub-section (1),section 10 of the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020 (No 14 of 2020),the Commission shall frame guidelines for the determination of fees and other charges in respect of private medical institutions and deemed to be universities which are governed under the NCISM Act, 2020.
A committee comprising of the retired High court Judge, former Vice Chancellor of the University, and a Chartered Accountant, constituted by the commission for this purpose, recommended the following guidelines for the determination of fees and other charges for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha (ASU) medical systems in respect of private medical colleges and deemed to be universities.
Definition of 50% of the seats- 50% of seats in Private medical institutions and Deemed to be Universities as per 10(1) (I) of NCISM Act, 2020 means 50% of total sanctioned seats in private medical institutions and private deemed to be universities are to be governed by the fee determination guidelines prescribed by NCISM.The remaining 50% of seats are to be governed by the guidelines of Fee fixation/Regulatory Committee (FRC) of respective State/UT/Deemed to be University”. These guidelines are specific to 50% of the seats in terms of the quoted regulation.
- For the determination of fees and other charges, the principles/components explained in these guidelines are to be considered.
- These fee determination guidelines are in addition to and not in derogation of respective statutes governing the respective states.
- Period of validity of Fee Fixation:
- Established institutions: the fee fixed once, shall be valid for a period of three years or until notified by the respective FRC whichever is earlier.
- Newly Established Institutions: Yearly fixation till five years from the year of starting of the institution. Later on, as per the established institution.
4. Principles/Components are to be considered.
- No Institution should charge a capitation fee in any form or manner.
- Operating costs and other expenses for running and maintaining the institution, including the attached teaching hospital, are to be considered.
- Any infrastructural grant or salary grant, if available to the institution, is to be taken as income.
- The operational cost is to be arrived at on the basis of the last annual audited accounts of the institution, and its attached teaching hospital. Main operational costs are-
i. Salary and allowances including bonuses payable to teaching, nonteaching, and hospital staff as per the applicable regulation and subject to minimum wages as prescribed in the respective States.
ii. Stipends to interns, if any.
iii. Expenditure on administrative services.
iv. Cost of maintenance of laboratories, herbal garden, and canteen, including consumables
v. Contingency expenditure includes statutory requirements such as audit fees and the like.
vi. The cost of the acquisition of books and journals for libraries.
vii. Expenditure incurred for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
viii. Maintenance of buildings and other infrastructural facilities, including local taxes, water charges, housekeeping e.t.c.
5. In the case of newly established colleges, the expenditure required for phase-wise development of the college as per the concerned regulation is to be considered.[Note: Newly established college: If the college falls in the first five years of its establishment will be considered a newly established college (I.e. five years from the date of admission of the first batch of students)
6. The fee fixed for a student in a particular year should remain the same for the entire duration of the study in the college subject to inflation adjustment as per the FRC of the respective State.
7. 70% of the sanctioned intake capacity is to be considered for fee determination.