Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine of India dating back thousands of years. Not only has this medicine system seen a revival lately with people preferring it over modern medicine, there has been a growing interest among people to learn and practise Ayurveda.
Ayurveda has never had it this good. Today many countries with a large Indian diaspora recognise Ayurveda as a part of general healthcare and have hundreds of people actively-both Indians as well as locals--practising this medicine system. Just like unani, Ayurveda uses herbs, metals, and minerals to diagnose and treat illnesses.
Ayurveda is your sureshot way to prosperity and recognition.
The first step toward becoming an ayurvedic practitioner is to get Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) degree. This undergraduate degree is for 5.5 years and this includes 4.5 years of academic studies and one year of internship. To be eligible for BAMS admission, the basic requirement is a pass in 12th standard or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and Sanskrit with 50% marks for general category students and 40% for reserved category students. Students must have completed 17 years on or before December 31 of the year of admission.
After completing your 12th standard or 10+2 or equivalent, you?ll have to attempt the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG), the only entrance test for admissions to all BAMS colleges in Bangalore. The test is very competitive as lakhs of students appear for the few thousand BDS seats.
BAMS graduates are called Ayurvedacharya.
MD/MS Programmes in Ayurveda
Further specialisation in ayurveda is available in the form of Doctor of Medicine or Master of Science degrees and these are for three years. All admissions to MD/MS courses in ayurveda are based on the marks scored in AIAPGET- 2020. Most colleges offer some or all programmes at the PG level. The MD specialists are given the title of Ayurveda Vachaspati and MS specialist are Ayurveda Dhanwantari.
MD in Panchakarma (Specialty in Panchakarma Therapy)
Doctor of Medicine in Panchakarma is a three-year clinical specialisation programme equivalent of physiotherapy of modern medicine. The programme also includes bio cleansing course that teaches five methods of purifying the body.
MD in Dravyaguna (Study of Herbal Drugs)
Doctor of Medicine in Dravyaguna is the ayurvedic equivalent of pharmacology and pharmacognosy in modern pharmaceuticals. This three-year programme includes studies in pharmacognosy, clinical pharmacology and standardisation of medicinal plants, related acts and regulations.
MD in Rachana Shareer (Anatomy)
Doctor of Medicine in Rachana Shareer is the ayurvedic equivalent of anatomy of modern medicine. It includes studies of human anatomy, marma (science of vital points in the body) and embryology.
MD in Rasashastra (Study of Mineral Drugs)
Doctor of Medicine in Rasashastra is a three-year postgraduate programme that deals with study related to the use of metals and minerals in preparation of medicine, formulation of ayurvedic medicine, and toxicology and standardisation.
MD in Kayachikitsa (General Medicine)
Doctor of Medicine in Kayachikitsa is a clinical three-year postgraduate programme that deals with modern medicine, general principles, concepts, and clinical methods of ayurveda, diagnosis of disease and more.
MD in Bhaishajya Kalpana (Pharmacy)
Doctor of Medicine in Bhaishajya Kalpana is a three year clinical postgraduate programme that deals with pharmaceuticals, machines and instruments used in making medicines, dosage forms, and toxicology.
MD in Swasthavritta (Preventive Medicine and Naturopathy)
Doctor of Medicine in Swasthavritta is a three-year non-clinical postgraduate course that deals with preventive medicine for community, personal and public hygiene, code of conduct in ayurveda, naturopathy and yoga and immunity.
MD in Roganidan and Vikriti Vigyana (Pathology)
Doctor of Medicine in Rognidaan and Vikriti Vigyana is a three-year clinical postgraduate programme in pathology in ayurveda and modern medicine, clinical methods, and diagnostic techniques.
MD in Mano Vijnana / Manasa Roga (Psychiatry)
Doctor of Medicine in Mano Vijnana and Manasa Roda is a three-year clinical programme that deals with ayurvedic concept of the human mind, psychology and psychiatry.
MD in Siddhanta (Basic Principles)
Doctor of Medicine in Siddhanta is a three-year non-clinical postgraduate programme that deals with contemporary Indian philosophies, ayurvedic philosophies, and ayurvedic principles.
MD in Kriya Shareer
Doctor of Medicine in Kriya Shareer is a three-year clinical course that deals with physiology from ayurvedic and modern medicine perspective, physical and mental constitution from ayurvedic perspective, modern laboratory and ayurvedic and clinical methods.
MD in Kaumarbhritya (Balrog) (Paeadiatrics)
Doctor of Medicine in Kaumarbhritya is a three-clinical postgraduate specialisation that deals with neonatology, nutrition, paediatric disorders, human genetics, embryology, and growth and development of foetus.
MD in Samhita (Treatises)
Doctor of Medicine in Samhita is a non-clinical postgraduate programme that deals with ayurvedic and sanskrit texts like Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Ashtanga Hridaya.
MD in Agad Tantra and Vidhi Vaidyaka (Toxicology)
Doctor of Medicine in Agad Tantra and Vidhi Vaidyaka is a three-year post graduate programme that provides specialist knowledge on management of toxicology and poisoning, ayurvedic and modern toxicology, forensic medicine and medical jurisprudence.
MD in Sangyaharan
Doctor of Medicine in Sangyaharan is a three-year postgraduate programme that is the ayurvedic equivalent of anaesthesia and is focused on ayurvedic pain management and palliative care.
MD in Chhaya and Vikiran Vigyan
Doctor of Medicine in Chhaya and Vikiran Vigyan is a three-year PG programme that teaches the specialities of radiology and radiotherapy. This programme also teaches the basics of formulating and customising medicines based on radio diagnosis findings.
MD in Shalakya Tantra: Danta and Mukha Roga (Specialty in Oral & Dental Diseases)
Doctor of Medicine in Shalakya Tantra: Mukha and Danta Rog Vigyan is a three-year postgraduate programme that deals with treating diseases of the mouth and oral cavity using ayurvedic principles.
MS in Shalya Tantra-Kshar Karma and Anushastra Karma (Parasurgical Measures)
Master of Surgery in Shalya Tantra-Kshar Karma and Anushastra Karma is a specialised programme that teaches the finer aspects of parasurgical measures like rakta mokshana, agnikarma, and ksharakarma by using surgical instruments.
MS in Shalakya Tantra: Shiro-Nasa-Karna and Kantha Roga (ENT)
Master of Surgery in Shalakya Tantra: Shiro-Nasa-Karna and Kantha Roga is a specialised programme for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, throat, and head.
MS in Shalakya Tantra: Netra Roga (Eye Specialist)
Master of Surgery in Shalakya Tantra: Netra Roga is the ayurvedic equivalent of ophthalmology. This three-year postgraduate programme deals with therapeutic procedures and correction of refractive errors as well as ophthalmic surgical procedures.
MS in Shalya Tantra-Samanya (Surgery, Orthopaedics and Anorectal)
Master of Surgery in Shalya Tantra-Samanya is a surgical, orthopaedic, and anorectal equivalent of modern-day surgery. Specialists learn to diagnose surgical disorders, surgical techniques, trauma, and emergency surgical treatment.
MS in Prasootitantra & Streeroga (Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Master of Surgery in Prasootitantra and Streeroga deals with gynaecological and obstetrics management. This three-year postgraduate programme covers obstetrics management according to Ayurveda and modern medicine, labour, postnatal care, as well as treatment of gynaecological issues
|Stream||Eligibility||Exam Name||Registration Date||Admit card||Date of examination||Result|
|BAMS||10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English||NEET UG||02.12.2019||27.03.2020||03.05.2020||04.06.2020|
|MD/MS Ayurveda||Pass in BAMS||AIAPGET 2020||01.01.2020||01.04.2020||29.04.2020||10.05.2020|
Placement And Career
Although Ayurveda has never declined, the system has seen a revival lately with many people preferring it over other systems of medicine. As a practitioner of Ayurveda, you will have an amazing career tending to patients not just from India, but from across the world. Search for ayurvedic doctor jobs on any of the job portals and you?ll see the vacancies for doctors run into thousands. With newer ayurvedic hospitals and therapy centres opening across India, jobs are never-ending.
Government hospitals, private ayurvedic hospitals, health and wellness centres, resorts, and Spas.
Doctors: Doctors are the first point of contact for people. Often practicing individually or in ayurvedic hospitals, their job is to diagnose and treat patients.
Specialists: Specialists diagnose and treat major illnesses and diseases
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Kayachikitsa
Master of Surgery (MS) Shalyatantra
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Kaumarabhritya
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Panchakarma
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Shalakya Tantra
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Rasayana and Vajeekarana
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Dravyaguna
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Swasthavritha and Yoga
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Agadatantra
Master of Surgery (MS) Prasuti Tantra and Stree Roga
Master of Surgery (MS) Shalya
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Basic Principles
The system of Ayurveda has been in practice for thousands of years and recent scientific studies have proved its effectiveness in the treatment of various ailments. As a result, Ayurveda has found itself to be a part of mainstream medicine both in India and abroad.
Although most of the basic principles of treating health conditions remain the same, some of the branches do differ such as pharmacology and anatomy. For instance, in Ayurveda, anatomy is studied from a functional perspective rather than structural.
Yes. Graduates of BAMS can start the private practice by setting up their own clinics. However, they can only offer basic treatments without specialisations
There is a tremendous potential for career growth for the practitioners of Ayurveda. They can specialise in a variety of sub-streams just like allopathy forms of medicine.
Various surgical procedures are a vital form of the Ayurveda system of medicine. However, one needs to specialise in Shalyatantra and Shalakya Tantra to be able to perform the entire range of surgical procedures prescribed by this system of medicine.