Ayurveda is the oldest treatment method which evolved around 600 BC in India. It believes that human beings and nature should be in perfect harmony and disease occurs when there is a disbalance in above. Restoration of this fundamental balance, through use of nature and its products is the main goal of Ayurveda. You can learn basics of Ayurveda, therapies, treatments, massages and use of herbs, oils & powders through professional training & grow with years of experience.
The Ayurvedic Colleges of India awards the Degree of “Ayurvedacharya” or B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) at the bachelor level. Duration of B.A.M.S is 2 years including Internship.
Eligibility required to join B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) is Higher Secondary/P.U.C. preferably with Sanskrit or an examination equivalent there to, or Intermediate (Ayurvedic group- Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Sanskrit) of any recognised University/Board which confirms to the specifications approved by the Council. Minimum age of joining for B.A.M.S. course is 17 years.
Some institutions also offer certificate courses or pre Ayurvedic courses of 1 year to 2 years. Eligibility criteria for such course is S.S.L.C./ Matriculation preferably with Sanskrit or an examination equivalent.
Main entrance exams for admission to a Bachelors degree in Ayurveda include, ‘All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam’ conducted by Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), Delhi on a national level to select the candidates at an all India level (except in the states of Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh) for admission to roughly 15% of the total seats in the colleges of each state, Pre-med entrance exam conducted by different states on their own for domiciled candidates. Some national level institutions where admission does not hinge on domicile status, give admission on the basis of merit in the 10+2 examination, or conduct their own entrance test for admission to B.A.M.S. courses.
Candidates who have passed B.A.M.S. can apply for post graduate programmes. The Post graduate programmes are conducted by many recognised institutions and has a duration of 3 years leading to degrees of Doctor of Medicine in Ayurveda [M.D. (Ayu)] and Master of Surgery in Ayurveda [M.S. (Ayu)]
Nowadays Ayurveda has become very popular among the tourists especially foreigners. It is a part of a new movement towards a global medicine that includes the best developments from the whole world. As modern medicine with its strong synthetic chemical drugs fails to combat nature, there is rapid and progressive acceptance of this system. Patients from all over the world are coming to India for Ayurveda treatment. With the popularity of the system the demand for Ayurvedic doctors are on the rise.
There are many job opportunities for Ayurvedic practitioner in India and abroad. An Ayurvedic practitioner can get employment as medical officer/doctor at government and private Ayurvedic hospitals. One can also start his/ her own practice or open one’s own retail shop of Ayurveda medicines. They can also find employment as supervisors in ‘Panch Karma’ (Ayurvedic massage) / health centres.
Ayurvedic doctors can work in industries engaged in Ayurvedic preparations. He can also work as Professor in Ayurvedic colleges or do research. A B.A.M.S. degree holder can also open up his own pharmacy after experience of 1-2 yrs of production in a reputed firm. Only after that, you can apply for a drug manufacturing license. Another option is to work as a research scientist for multinational companies with a minimum experience of 3 years in clinical research and laboratory research.
Initially the students who have pursued B.A.M.S get a start up with approx 15k to 20 k. Also the students can go for practice if they want to earn good.
Govt. Ayurveda college,Trivandrum
Vidyaratnam Ayurveda College, Ollur, Thiakkattusseri
Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Edarikode
Vadyaratnam P S Varier Ayurved College, Kottakal Dist,Mallapuram
Govt.Ayurveda College, Dhanvantri Nagar, Thrippunithura
Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine & Research, Banglore
Govt. College of Indian Medicine,Banglore
Govt. College of Indian Medicine,Mysore
S.D.M College of Ayurveda,Karnataka
ALVA’s Ayurvedic Medical College, Kannada Dt
Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital,Raichur
C.A.S.S.M Trust’s Ayurvedic Medical College,Karnataka
D.G.M Ayurvedic Medical College,Gadag
Ashwini Ayurvedic Medical College,Davangere
T.A.E Society Ayurvedic Medical College, Karnataka
Ayurvedic Medical College,Karnataka
A.L.N Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College,Karnatak