Students in Nepal's only Ayruvedic campus become medical graduates without finishing their courses. For the 18 subjects in the Ayruvedic faculty, students need at least 36 teachers but they have only 13. The students have to complete much of the course on their own, and even when they do have teachers, things aren't much better.
There is no paediatrician, so the campus has appointed a teacher with a PhD in philosophy to teach the subject. There are similar cases with the teachers for maternity and gynaecology. There is no one to teach ENT (Ear, Nose &Throat), pathology and surgery. The campus even lacks training on poison and animal bites. "The campus chief is supposed to teach us one of the subjects," some students say, "but he never turns up for class."
The campus is run under the administration of the Tribhuban University Institute of Medicine. The classes are held in Nardevi, the school administration is in Kirtipur and the student hostel is in Dallu. Student union leader Madan BC says: "If they can't improve the campus, they should do something about it."