168 professors needed in Ayush department, Andhra Pradesh

The paucity of professors in teaching colleges of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush), is a major cause for concern and the bifurcation has aggravated it. The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State are unable to resolve the issues plaguing Ayush. With 100 posts vacant in Homoeopathy and Unani streams, 43 posts vacant in Ayurveda and 25 posts vacant in Siddha, Ayush is facing a major challenge this academic year.

Lack of funds and excessive litigation stalled the process of promotions. As a result most of the vacant posts have not been filled and professors are being appointed on contract basis. Since the last three years, all streams have been constantly approaching the government and requesting the Ayush department to sort out the mess. The problem needs to be resolved as the Council has warned of cancellation of seats.

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