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Career as Ayurvedic Doctor

Ayurveda medicine finds its origin in vedic times and is based on the curative properties of herbs. Ayurveda has gained significant momentum as the World Health Organization has provided a world wide forum for promoting Alternative forms of healing.

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Career as Ayurvedic Doctor
  • Examines patients by interrogation, feeling pulse rate and seeing the physical condition of the patient
  • Diagnose ailments and prescribes medicines
  • Prescribes medicines for general improvement of health and prevention of diseases
  • Specializes in the treatment of diseases and disorders such as diabetes, tuberculosis, nervous or mental disorders, and disease peculiar to men, women or children
  • Prepares and sells tonics, patents and other indigenous medicines such as 'bhasms'

Employment Opportunities

  • Ayurvedic Medical Colleges
  • Ayurvedic Hospitals
  • General Hospitals with indigenous medicine department
  • Ayurvedic Clinics
  • Consulting in Private practice
  • Government Hospitals
  • Research
Himalaya Herbals

How do I get there?

  • Std XII

    Sc PCB

  • Entrance

    BAMS entrance test**

  • Graduation


  • Specialization

    PG Ayurvedic medicine****

  • Goal

    Ayurvedic Doctor

  • Std X

    Compulsory subject

  • Certificate ...

    Pre Ayurvedic
    (1-2 years)

  • Degree course


  • Goal

    Ayurvedic Physician

*Ayurveda text, the Charaka samhita, is written in Sanskrit

**Eligibility :12th standard examination with minimum 50% marks The age limit is 17 years minimum.. Selection through entrance examination conducted by the colleges.

***The duration of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) is of six and a half year. One and half year is dedicated for internship period.

****Postgraduate level specialisations -Dravyaguna- Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology; Kayachikitsa- Internal Medicine; Ayurveda Siddhanta and Darshan - Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda; Manas Roga and Manovigyana-psychiatry and Psychology; Shalya- Surgery; Vikritivigyana and Roga Nidan - Diagnostic methods and Pathology; Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana -Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics; Prasuti Tantra and Striroga- Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Shalakya- Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology; Pachakarma - Internal Purification and Massage Therapy

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