List of AYUSH Courses in India: 2023 Admission Process (Ongoing), Fees, Eligibility, Exams

Rohan Tyagi
Rohan TyagiUpdated On: November 29, 2023 01:32 pm IST

Looking to pursue a Higher Education degree in the field of AYUSH, i.e. Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, then here are some of the courses you can pursue in India. You can check out the UG and PG courses along with their eligibility, application and selection process for 2023.

Ayush Courses and Admissions In India

List of AYUSH Courses in India: Students across the nation have been looking at pursuing higher education in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy, as an alternative to MBBS and BDS. Aspirants will be able to pursue one of the AYUSH programmes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in India provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria. At the postgraduate levels, like other medical programmes, aspirants will be able to pursue an MD and MS as well. In order to study Ayush Courses in India, students must complete their higher secondary education with at least 45% to 50% marks in aggregate in their higher secondary level. 

Admissions to the AYUSH courses are based on an entrance exam, which will be conducted differently for both UG and PG courses. Candidates will be required to attempt entrances such as NEET-UG 2023 (for UG Courses) and AIAPGET 2023 (for PG Courses), in order to pursue an AYUSH course in India. The last date for admission to the allocated colleges for Special Stray vacancy round was November 27, 2023. Earlier, the special stray round seat allotment result was announced on November 21, 2023. 

AYUSH AIQ Admission Dates 2023

Here are all the dates related to AYUSH admission dates 2023 -

Events

Dates

NEET 2023 Exam

May 7, 2023

Result Declaration

June 13, 2023

Round I

Registration and Payment

September 1 - 4, 2023

Choice Filling

September 2 - 4, 2023

Final Seat Allotment List for Round 1

September 7, 2033

Reporting at Allocated Colleges

September 8 - 13, 2023

Round II

Registrations

September 20 - 24, 2023

Choice Filling

September 21 - 24, 2023

Seat Allotment Result

September 27, 2023

Reporting at Allocated Colleges

September 28 - October 5, 2023

Mop-up Round

Registration Begins for Deemed/ Central Universities/ National Institutes

October 12, 2023

Registration Ends for Deemed/ Central Universities/ National Institutes

October 15, 2023

Choice Filling

October 13 - 15, 2023

Mop-up Seat Allotment Result 

October 18, 2023

Reporting at Allocated Colleges

October 18 - 26, 2023

Stray-Vacancy Round

Publication of vacant seats

October 30, 2023

Choice filling

October 30 - November 1, 2023

Result release date

November 4, 2023

Reporting at Allocated Colleges

November 11, 2023

Special Stray-Vacancy Round

Registration and Choice-Filling

November 16 to 19, 2023

Choice-Locking

November 19, 2023

Seat Allotment Result

November 21, 2023

Reporting at Allocated Colleges

November 22 to 27, 2023


Ayush UG Courses in India

If you wish to pursue a course in AYUSH at the undergraduate level, then there are plenty of courses in each field. In other words, the candidates will be able to pursue UG courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. Here is a list of Ayush UG courses in India.

Ayush PG Courses in India

In other medical fields, graduates of MBBS and BDS can pursue courses in MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MS (Master of Surgery). Similarly, graduates in the field of AYUSH will be able to pursue the postgraduate programmes in AYUSH courses as well, i.e. in MD and MS.

  • MD in Ayurveda.

  • MS Ayurveda.

  • M.Sc. in Ayurvedic Medicine.

  • MD Homeopathy.

  • MD in Yoga and Naturopathy Sciences.

  • M.Sc. in Yoga.

  • M.A. in Yoga.

  • MS in Unani Medicine.

AYUSH Admissions in India

As mentioned above, the candidates who are interested in pursuing any of the above-mentioned programmes must appear for an entrance test for either UG or PG courses. In India, there are two entrance exams that are conducted, one each for UG and PG courses. Here are the entrance exams that the aspirants will need to attempt in order to take admission to the AYUSH courses in India.

  • For UG Ayush Courses - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG 2023)

  • For PG Ayush Courses - All India Ayush Postgraduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET 2023)

AYUSH Eligibility Criteria in India

The candidates who wish to pursue any one of the programmes will first need to meet the Ayush eligibility criteria in India. The eligibility criteria for the courses will be set by the college, institute or University that offers the programme. However, aspirants will still be required to have satisfied the general eligibility criteria for AYUSH in India. Check out the eligibility criteria for the programmes.

AYUSH UG Eligibility Criteria 2023

For admissions to the undergraduate programmes in AYUSH, interested candidates will need to ensure that they meet the AYUSH UG eligibility criteria 2023. As mentioned above, candidates must appear for an entrance test in order to take admission to any one of the Ayush UG courses in India.

  • Candidates will have to qualify the eligibility criteria for the NEET 2023, before applying for any AYUSH programme. As per the eligibility criteria;

    • Candidates should have cleared class 12 board examinations in the stream of science with subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology Along with English from CBSE or any other recognized state board.

    • Candidates who are currently appearing for class 12 board examinations will also be eligible for the exam, however, they will need to present the passing certificates with the required percentage, in the specified subjects.

  • Candidates will need to ensure that they have obtained a minimum aggregate score of 50% (for the General Category) in the qualifying exam. Candidates from reserved categories will be offered relaxation as per the government guidelines.

  • For candidates who fall under SC/ST/OBC category and PwD category in SC/ST/OBC will need to ensure that they have obtained a minimum aggregate score of 40%

  • Candidates belonging to General Category but also in PwD category will be required to have a minimum aggregate score of 45% in the qualifying exam.

  • Candidates will also be offered state-quota reservation as well, for those who appear for NEET in their respective domicile states.

AYUSH PG Eligibility Criteria 2023

The candidates wishing to pursue one of the PG courses in Ayush will be required to have to qualify the AYUSH PG eligibility criteria 2020. Just like the admissions to the UG AYUSH programmes, the candidates will be required to sit for an all India entrance test meant for AYUSH PG courses. As per the eligibility criteria;

  • A valid UG degree in BUMS, BAMS, BHMS, BNYS, BSMS or a graded BHMS.

Or

  • Candidates with a Provisional BUMS, BAMS, BHMS, BNYS, BSMS or a graded BHMS degree as per the guidelines of IMCC 1970/HCC 1973 Act provisions will also be eligible for the exam. Along with this, candidates will need to have a provisional or permanent registration certificate in BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, BNYS, BSMS or a graded BHMS degree which has been issued by CCH, CCIM, Universities, State Board, Deemed Universities will also be eligible.

  • Along with the aforementioned eligibility criteria, the candidates should have completed a one-year Internship, before 30th September 2019, in order to apply for AIAPGET 2020.

AYUSH Application Process 2023

As mentioned above, the candidates need to appear for either NEET-UG 2023 or AIAPGET 2023. All the selections of the candidates for the AYUSH course at the UG and PG levels will be done basis the scores in the entrance exam. Therefore, the candidates will be required to apply for the entrance exam, irrespective of the course they choose

AYUSH Selection Process in India 2023

Once the candidate has applied for the respective entrance exam, i.e. NEET-UG or AIAPGET, they will be able to go through the AYUSH selection Process in India 2023. For admissions to either undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, candidates will need to score a rank in one of the entrance tests. All admissions, as stated above, are done on the basis of the entrance exam scores.

After attempting the respective entrance test, the candidates will be asked to register for a counselling process. Through the counselling process, the candidates will be asked their preferred college, Institute or University, under which they wish to pursue the respective AYUSH course. Through the counselling process, the candidates will be allotted the seats. The seat allotment for the various AYUSH courses will be dependent on the score obtained by the candidate in the entrance tests, i.e. NEET-UG 2023 or AIAPGET 2023.

The counselling process for both NEET-UG 2023 and AIAPGET 2023 will allow the candidates to select the college and course of their choice in the field of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy. Candidates will need to display their rank or score, which has been obtained in the respective entrance exam.

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FAQs

Is there of NEET for Ayurveda course?

NEET 2022 or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the exclusive test selection of the students in the BAMS course. NEET 2022 is compulsory for admission into many Ayurvedic courses including Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) in India.

 

Are ayurvedic doctors in demand?

With the rise in the demand of Ayurveda, the number for Ayurvedic doctors is upsurge. One needs to complete his/her BAMS degree successfully first. After this, the doctors are eligible to practice Ayurveda in India or across the world.

 

Is Ayurveda a good career?

There is a nice career opportunity in the field of Ayurveda. An Ayurvedic doctor can get job as a licensed doctor at any government and private Ayurvedic hospitals. An ayurvedic graduate can also start his/her own practice by having a regular medical practitioner license from the health department.

 

What do we study in AYUSH?

AYUSH courses are UG and PG courses offered in the field of Ayurveda, Yoga, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy, and Siddha medical streams of government of India. These courses focus in the alternative medication treatment approaches to allopathic courses like MBBS.

 

How many marks are required in NEET for AYUSH in government college?

You need to score at least 350 marks in NEET 2022 to get admission in BHMS and BAMS Government college in India. The BAMS or the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery and BHMS or Bachelor of Homeopathic Medical and Surgery are the most preferred courses by any NEET 2022 aspirant.

Is NEET compulsory for AYUSH courses?

The admission to AYUSH undergraduate courses is granted based on the NEET 2022 results . The AACCC or the AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee is responsible for the admission to all Ayush UG courses.

 

Is there any entrance exam for AYUSH?

AIAPGET 2022 or the All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Examination is the only and mandatory entrance examination for admission in PG and PG diploma courses of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy (AYUSH) system of medicine fields in India. 

 

Who is eligible for AYUSH PG course?

A valid graduation degree in BUMS/BAMS/BHMS/BNYS/BSMS or a graded BHMS. Or Doctors with a Provisional Degree in the above mentioned AYUSH UG courses as per the IMCC 1970/HCC 1973 Act provision will also be eligible to appear for the entrance exam.

 

Is Ayush a good career option for medical?

With the rise in demand for ayurvedic medicines and healthcare services over the past few years, a career in Ayurvedic Medicine has become a much sought-after career option for medical aspirants.

 

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