Ayurveda is traditional medicine system, native to India and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. Ayurvedic literature first appeared during the Vedic period and Ayurvedic practitioners identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases.
To become an Ayurvedic professional one should have a graduate degree (BAMS.). The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by private institutions across India.
Higher Secondary students (+2) with Biology group or Biology + Maths group as the major or Diploma holders in Biology or related fields are eligible to do a course in Ayurveda. For MD programs in Ayurveda, M.B.B.S graduates can apply. No age bar for anyone pursuing a course in Ayurveda.
Ayurveda offers both U.G and P.G programs across various universities.
BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) - Five and a half year duration with one year internship.
Specializations: General Medicine, Pharmacist, Surgeon, Dieticians, Gynecologist, Teacher , Practitioner, Pediatrics, ENT, Rasa Sastram, etc.
Postgraduate program in Ayurvedic medicine:M.D. (Ayurveda) - 3 years
What will be the cost or fee of Ayurvedic Medicine
The total expense for doing a bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine is as follows:
• BAMS (5+ years) - Rs.50000/ per year
• M.S. (3 years) - Rs.65000/ per year
Bank loans and private loans can easily be arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administration.
As Ayurveda system of medicine is becoming more popular in foreign countries, the demand for trained professionals in this field is also increasing. The remuneration of an Ayurvedic doctor appointed in government hospital/department varies between Rs.10,000 and Rs.15,000. In private practice, the earning is more and depends totally on experience and the effort put into action. Private sector hospitals and nursing homes have tremendous openings for Ayurveda professionals who offer excellent pay-packages.
Top institutes or colleges of Ayurvedic Medicine
1.Sri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh
2.Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
3.Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat
4.J.B. Roy State Medical College, Kolkata
5.Ayurvedic Medical College, Kolhapur
6.State Ayurvedic College of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
7.Shri Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur
8.Rishikul State College, Haridwar
9.Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar
10.Ashtang Ayurveda College, Indore
11.Aryakanya Shudha Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Vadodara
12.Ashtang Ayurved Mahavidyala, Pune
13.Ashwini Ayurvedic Medical College & Research Centre
14.Atreya Ayurvedic Medical College
15.AV Samiti's Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Bijapur
16.Ayurved & Unani Tibbiya College, New Delhi