Ayurveda Education in India

Ayurveda is an ancient system of healthcare that is practised in India and is gradually gaining importance in other parts of the world as well. At present, in India, there are more than 240 colleges that offer a graduate-level degree (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery—BAMS) in Ayurveda. 

Ayurveda is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul. It deals not only with the physical aspect but also spiritual health too. The main purpose of this system is to promote health rather than just treat disease. Ayuvedica medicines are prepared by using natural herbs and minerals. 

Ayurveda Exams in India

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 5 1/2 years and /6 1/2 years including Internship. Different colleges conduct their respective ayurvedic entrance exams for admission to ayurveda courses.

Ayurveda Apex Bodies in India

Ayurvedic Education in India is presently observed by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), a Statutory Central Government body. Its main aim is to prescribe minimum standards of education and that of Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics to be observed by the practitioners.

The National Institute of Ayurveda was established on 7th February 1976 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. NIA  is an apex institute under the Department of AYUSH which promotes the growth and development of Ayurveda as a model Institute for evolving high standards of teaching, training, and research and also invokes scientific outlook to the knowledge of Ayurvedic System of Medicine. 

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