Career in Ayurveda

The word Ayurveda has originated from the two Sanskrit words, ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge, which collectively goes as knowledge of life. Ayurveda is one of the oldest treatments which have been originated around 600 BC in India. Ayurveda holds the rudimentary knowledge about various treatments and remedies. Ayurveda practiced by special physicians called ‘Vaidyas’ is known to promote positive health and natural beauty with a vision of long life.

Key to Success

To be successful in Ayurveda you should have/ develop:

  • Above average intelligence
  • Knowledge of Sanskirt
  • A caring nature
  • Self confidence

Scope and Opportunities

In this field job opportunities are prevalent; both in India and abroad. An Ayurvedic practitioner can work as medical officer/doctor at government and private Ayurvedic hospitals. One can practice personally also, and if needed can open his/her own retail shop of Ayurveda medicines. They can also find employment as supervisors in ‘Panch Karma’ (Ayurvedic massage) / health centers. Ayurvedic doctors are always in demand by Ayurvedic oriented industries that prepares or manufactures Ayurvedic related products, cosmetics and medicines.

Lifestyle & Social Status

A doctor’s profession involves a lot of hard work and at the same time, it gives the satisfaction of curing patients at times even saving lives. It is a very demanding profession. To be in this profession is more a responsibility than a privilege. It is more of what you can give the community than what you can get from it.

Job Profile

The fresh graduates or post graduates of Ayurveda are generally employed in Ayurvedic hospitals or clinics both private and government as –

  • Junior doctors
  • Junior surgeons
  • Colleges and institutions in India that bestow education in this discipline
  • Own private clinic in a well-populated, neighborhood which lead to earn good remuneration
  • Can own retail shop of Ayurveda medicines

Skill set

  • Good communication skills
  • Counseling skills
  • Ability to make critical decisions after weighing up relevant factors

Work Value

  • Responsibility
  • Flexible

Current Job Scenario

  • In government Ayurveda hospitals one can earn between Rs.8000 – 13500 PM for BAMS graduates
  • Tutors in Ayurveda colleges get paid more than Rs 8000/- PM
  • In private practice the remuneration depends totally dedication and competent against practitioners

Top Recruiters

  • Government & Private hospitals
  • Medical Colleges & Institutes
  • Panch karma Massage/Health Centres

Course Synopsis

Course Options BAMS M.D (Ayurveda) M.S (Ayurveda)
Academic Eligibility 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 BAMS course is 17 years. Candidates should have a pass degree of BAMS from the recognized institute. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery Degree, recognised by CCIM. One must have completed a 12-month rotating internship (4 1/2 years BAMS course) or 6 months rotating internship (five years BAMS course).
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1
Expenditure in Tier-2
Duration 51/2 years/61/2 years including Internship. 3 Years 3 Years
Mode Regular Regular Regular
Specialisations Basic Principles

Dravya  Guna


Pancha Karma


Entrance Exam  All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam, State Level Entrance Exam  Institute Level Entrance Exams  Institute Level Entrance Exams
Education Loan

Career prospect

  1. Assistant Director(Ayurveda)
  2. Assistant researcher officer
  3. Ayurveda consultant
  4. Ayurveda physician deputy director (Ayurveda)
  5. Pharmacist
  6. Scientist
  7. Unani specialist
  8. Ayurvedic medical colleges
  9. Ayurvedic hospitals
  10. Ayurvedic clinic
  11. Government hospital
  12. research

Entrance Exam

  • NEET
  • State Level Medical Entrance Exams

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