The Full form of CCH is Central Council of Homeopathy. CCH is a statutory apex body under the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. It was set up in 1973 by the Government of India and part of the Professional Councils of University Grants Commission (UGC), formed to monitor higher education in the field of Homeopathy in India. The institution set up under the Central Council of Homeopathy Act 1973, (Act 59). Any institution in India desiring to grant a qualification in homeopathy is mandated to apply to the Council, which prescribes course curriculum and maintains central registers of homeopaths. Any institution or university in India offering either a diploma or a degree in homeopathy can do so only if it is approved by CCH, apart from being listed under the schedules of the above mentioned act. The CCH also defines particular course curriculum and notifies benchmarks that need to be maintained by homeopathy teaching institutions, apart from maintaining a central registry of all homeopathy physicians in India. In 2007, the Union Health Ministry of India set up the ‘National Council for Clinical Establishments’ for “determine minimum standards” for clinical establishments. A Central Council of Homeopathy representative is also a formal member of this National Council.