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What is the status of Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and its courses?

Indian Board of Alternative Medicines is legally constituted, internationally recognized and the largest institution of Alternative Medicine in India. It is duly incorporated under Act XXVI of 1961 of Government of West Bengal, based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860, Literary & Scientific Institutions Act, 1854. The Diploma, Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate programs are duly chartered under the memorandum of the IBAM which has been accepted by the concerned department for registration. Moreover the rights of the practitioners of Alternative Medicine are duly protected under Article 19 of the Constitution of India.

How can I get assistance for my research work under IBAM?

Once you are enrolled in our Ph.D.(A.M.) / D.Sc.(A.M.) program, you will be given the option of appointing the guide on your own who will be assisting you for your research work or you can request us to get you the guidelines prepared by our panel of guides according to your chosen topic. The guidelines will be e-mailed to you for completion of your thesis.

What happens if I fail an exam?

If you fail to obtain the minimum pass marks, you are given a second chance for re-examination without involving any extra exam fee.

How are exams conducted?

You will be supplied materials to study and the question papers will be sent for exams to be answered at home. You should send us the answer scripts by postal mail. Your mark sheet and certificate etc. will be sent to you on successful evaluation of the course taken.

Is there a time limit?

The correspondence method has a major advantage that the duration of the course can be tailored as per your convenience, provided that the limit is reasonable. You can decide a time frame other than the scheduled duration and inform the same to the coordinator in advance. You can even benefit from an extension if unforeseen events prevent you from handing in your papers in time.

I am an overseas student, after completion of the course can i get my certificate attested with the Ministry of External Affairs (Foreign Ministry), Government of India for using it internationally?

Yes. Successful students of IBAM can apply for attestation of their certificates with Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India ;and the  for using them internationally.

I don’t live in India, can I still enroll in the IBAM’s distance learning program?

Yes! That’s precisely the point of distance learning: you can study from anywhere in the world. Your courses are conducted through postal mail while help and information is provided by phone or e-mail! Whichever country you are in, you will be benefited from the same quality distance learning course program IBAM has always been known to provide.

May I register for one course only?

If you meet the required eligibility, you can take up more than one course at a time.

How is correspondence training carried out?

There is a set of books for each course. They contain chapters to study. You will be sent a set of question papers too, which you should answer and send back the answer scripts for evaluation, following which you will be sent the mark sheet and certificate.

Since the program is offered through distance learning how can I gain practical experience?

A unique intense practical and clinical programme of 10 - 30 days duration is held every month. This training programme is for the benefit of the large number of students and at the same time the board conducts workshops and seminars on different alternative therapies, traditional medicine and holistic healing in general. Besides practical training, the Board also conducts clinical training on a monthly basis. New and innovative methods of teaching are employed by an experienced faculty, the emphasis being on simulating an environment akin to that which students are likely to experience in their professional practice.

What if my profile does not match with the eligibility criteria?

If the profile of the student does not match with the eligibility criteria of the courses.The students will be provided with the suggestions from our end regarding the course which will match with the student's profile.

How do I pay from abroad?

You can pay by the following mode of payments:
1. Online Payment
2. Wire Transfer
3. Bankers Cheque &
4. International Money Order

Who will be the issuing authority and what is the status?

The issuing authority is Indian Board of Alternative Medicines.
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines is legally constituted, internationally recognised and the largest institution of Alternative Medicine in India. It is duly incorporated under Act XXVI of 1961 of government of west Bengal, based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860, Literary & Scientific Institutions Act, 1854.

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