How to Become an Ayurveda Doctor?
We will discuss How to Become an Ayurveda Doctor. Ayurveda originated in India more than two millennia ago. Ayurveda also refers to the Science of Life. Ayurveda uses a natural health care system, they use medicine prepared from natural plants and herbs and other natural science techniques to treat patients.
If you want to know more about what exactly Ayurveda is and how you can become an Ayurveda doctor, keep on reading.
In this article, you will know more about eligibility, employment opportunities, career, and many more about becoming an Ayurveda doctor.
What Is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda focuses on maintaining the right balance between body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda is a practice that was developed around 3,000 years ago. Ayurveda believes in the five basic elements found in the universe: water, air, space, fire, and earth. Ayurveda believes in three life energies, called doshas which are said to be formed from these five elements- water, air, fire, space, and earth. These doshas control how the body works. They are of 3 types namely:-
Pitta Dosha (fire and water)
Vata Dosha (space and air)
Kapha Dosha (water and earth)
Eligibility Criteria for Becoming an Ayurveda Doctor / BAMS Program
To become an Ayurveda Doctor, you have to do BAMS Program. The eligibility for BAMS Program is:-
- To study BAMS Program from any Indian college or university, you have to clear your class 12th in science stream with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) subjects.
- The minimum percentage requirements vary from college to college or university to university. However, a basic percentage requirement lies between 50% to 60%.
Whatever type of doctor you need to become, the first step is you need to clear NEET UG Entrance Examination.
- To become an Ayurvedic Doctor, it is compulsory to hold BAMS (Bachelor’s Of Ayurveda Medical & Surgery) Degree.
- Many candidates also study further and pursue PG Courses to give a boost to their career.
To become an Ayurvedic Doctor, you can either start your learning from class 10th or you can take an option to choose from class 12th. Let’s look at the following two ways :-
The First Way Is:- If You complete your 10th standard with Sanskrit. Then you can pursue a Pre Ayurvedic Certificate Course. Then you have to appear and clear the BAMS Entrance Exam (NEET-UG). Do your graduation in the BAMS Program. And become an Ayurvedic Doctor.
The Second Way Is:- To become an Ayurvedic Doctor, you have to complete your 12th standard from Biology. Then you have to appear and clear the BAMS Entrance Exam (NEET-UG). Then do your graduation in the BAMS Program. And become an Ayurvedic Doctor.
However, if you want, you can also pursue PG In Ayurvedic Medicine. To get more knowledge about the subject and to become more expert in your field. Also, this will help you to boost your career as well.
Top Medical Colleges for Becoming An Ayurveda Doctor
- IMS BHU – Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University
- National Institute Of Ayurveda, Jaipur
- Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Chandigarh
- Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
- State Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Lucknow
- Rajiv Gandhi Institute Of Health Sciences, Bengaluru
- Ch. Brahm Prakash Government College, Delhi
- J.B Roy State Medical Colleges and Hospital, Kolkata
- Ayurvedic Medical College, Kolhapur
- Rishikul Ayurvedic College, Haridwar
- Dayanand Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Jalandhar
Salary Package of an Ayurveda Doctor
Starting salary for a fresher lie between Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh per annum. However, we all know that the salary is determined by a person’s talents and experience. With the increase in experience, salary also increases and can go up to Rs. 20 lakh per annum.
Top Recruiters For BAMS Graduates
- Surya Herbal Limited
- Patanjali Ayurved Limited
- Emami Limited
- Zandu Pharmaceuticals Works Limited
- Hamdard Laboratories
- The Himalaya Drug Company
- Charak Pharma Private Limited
- Vicco Laboratories
If you are further interested in knowing more about this course, and you want to know if this course is the best course for you or not. Contact:-
Sunanda Rao, Career Counselor