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The Institute

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          NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HOMOEOPATHY was established on 10th December 1975 in Kolkata as an Autonomous Organisation under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

          The Institute , affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences, presently conducts the degree course in Homoeopathy viz Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery [B.H.M.S.] since 1987 and Post - Graduate course i.e. Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy [M.D.(Hom.)] in six subjects viz Organon of Medicine, Repertory, Materia Medica,Practice of Medicine, Paediatrics and Homoeopathic Pharmacy since 1998-99 onwards.

          Today it consists of an Undergraduate and Postgraduate sections with an auditorium of 800 seating capacity, a hospital having an outpatient dept. and a 100 bedded inpatients dept. along with investigative facilities.

Girls' Hostel           The Institute is functioning in its own campus measuring about 16 acres of land at Block - GE, Sector - III, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 106, with a total floor space of about 1.8 lakh square metres with effect from 11.08.1986.

          A 250 - seated Boys Hostel, a 70 - seated Girls Hostel and a Guest House are also available in the same campus. We also have a Staff Quarters on a plot of land measuring about 9 acres close to the Institute campus within Salt Lake (Block JC).

The Herb Garden - Kalyani

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           There is a Herb Garden (about 25 acres) at Kalyani, about 60km away from the Institute, envisaged for acclimatizing exotic species which are generally imported in order to save foreign exchange and to build up repository of authentic specimens of medicinal plants for use by students and researchers.

           The herb garden has maintained 90 different species of medicinal plants including 10 exotic species, which are high altitude, and cold climate plants. These exotic species has been successfully acclimatized in the genetic plain of West Bengal. Further studies are in progress. Besides maintaining plantation of indigenous medicinal plants recommended by Central Assistance Scheme 3 species have been introduced during the period under report i.e. Ocimum killimandscaricum, Sambacus javanica, Stereospermum, Sauveolens. Achillea Millefolium, Echinacea purpura and Conium Maculatum are notable among the exotic species which has been introduced during the period under report.






Aims & Objectives

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  *     To promote the growth and development of Homoeopathy;

  *     To produce graduates and post graduates in Homoeopathy;

  *     To conduct research on various aspects of Homoeopathy;

  *     To provide medical care through Homoeopathy to the suffering humanity;

  *     To provide and assist in providing services and facilities for research, evaluation, training, consultation, and guidance related to Homoeopathy;

  *     To conduct experiments and develop patterns of teaching in under - graduate and post - graduate education on various aspects of Homoeopathy;





Management

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          The chief executive of the Institute is the Director. The Management of the Institute is under the control of a Governing Body constituted by the Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The financial matters are supervised by the Standing Finance Committee, constituted by the Govt. of India.


GOVERNING BODY:-

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1.

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare /
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare /
Union Deputy Minister of Health & Family Welfare
dealing with Indian System of Medicine & Homoeopathy

PRESIDENT

2.

Minister of Health & Family Welfare,
Govt. of West Bengal

VICE - PRESIDENT

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Secretary,
Department of AYUSH,
Govt. of India

MEMBER

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Secretary,
Department of Finance,
Govt. of West Bengal

MEMBER

5.

Secretary or Joint Secretary in-charge of ISM(H),
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Govt. of West Bengal

MEMBER

6.

Joint Secretary,
Department of AYUSH,
Govt. of India

MEMBER

7.

Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor to the Govt. of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

MEMBER

8.

Vice - Chancellor of Calcutta University or his Nominee

MEMBER

9.

Three Members to be nominated by the Govt. of India
for a period of three years from amongst Homoeopaths
attached to the Homoeopathic Medical College
or Research Institutions or Organisation

MEMBER

10.

Three Members to be nominated by the Govt. of India
for a period of three years from amongst
eminent Homoeopathic Practitioners
who have contributed to the development of Homoeopathy

MEMBER

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Advisor (Homoeopathy) Govt. of India

MEMBER

12.

Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata.

MEMBER - SECY


STANDING FINANCE COMMITTEE

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1.

Joint Secretary,
Department of AYUSH,
Govt. of India

CHAIRMAN

2.

Secretary,
Department of Finance,
Govt. of West Bengal

CHAIRMAN

3.

Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare /
Director of Homoeopathy, Govt. of West Bengal

MEMBER

4.

Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor to the Govt. of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

MEMBER

5.

Two experts in Homoeopathy from amongst
the members of Governing Body
to be nominated by the Chairman

MEMBER

6.

One member of the faculty of NIH
not below the rank of Professor
to be nominated by the Director of the Institute

MEMBER

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Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata.

MEMBER - SECY