Varanasi: Banaras Hindu University's (BHU) students of Ayurveda can now breathe easy, as the department of Ayush has recognised Ayurveda courses for the session 2011-2012, which was in a pending status for many years. On Wednesday, the university received a confirmation letter for the same.
It can be noted that about 50 students were enrolled in BAMS course and 25 students were enrolled in different post graduate courses of the faculty of Ayurveda, BHU in session with no recognition got from Ayush department and Central Council of Indian Medicine. Each year, the university gets this recognition. However, for the academic session of 2011-2012, this was not given. The students had protested and demanded the university administration to seek identification for that specific academic session as their future depended on it.
Dr Lalji Singh, vice chancellor, took a strict note regarding the issue. A special team of university staff was formed by him and they were asked to look into the matter. Ayush department was asked to listen to BHU by the Allahabad High Court on this issue.
Recently, the recognition for the academic session under discussion was finally given.