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    MS Ayurveda

    About MS in Ayurveda

    Master of Surgery in Ayurveda (MS Ayurveda) is a postgraduate level degree in medicine that deals with the recognition of different surgical techniques, surgical disorders, surgical emergency management, trauma, etc. The course provides knowledge of both modern and traditional surgical techniques. Unlike usual Master degrees in India, the duration of the Master of Surgery in Ayurveda is a three year. The course is further divided into different semesters.

    Some colleges offering MS in Ayurveda course follow semester system of examination, whereas some follow the annual system of examination. The course covers a wide range of topics like Gynaecology, Forensic Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Diagnostic Procedures, Principles of Medicine, Social and Preventive Medicine, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Obstetrics, ENT, etc. 

    In India, the annual fee for MS in Ayurveda ranges from INR 1 to 7 lakhs as per the standards of the institute offering the course. In order to get admission in MS Ayurveda colleges in India, candidates need to meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the course. If one fails to meet these requirements, she/ he will not be allowed to pursue the course. In some colleges, candidates can avail direct admission to the course whereas, in some colleges, the admissions are granted through certain entrance examinations. 

    The course is administered by AYUSH (Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopath). Before 2003, the AYUSH was known as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H). This change was brought to shift focus towards the development of Research and Education in the field of Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Siddha and Naturopathy.

    Why Choose MS Ayurveda?

    MS Ayurveda can opt for various reasons some of which are as follows:

    • The MS in Ayurveda course is beneficial for students who want to learn different ways for Ayurveda treatment to treat diseases. The MS Ayurveda course enlightens methods and practices of Ayurvedic medications that are essential to learn.
    • Though treating ailments with Ayurvedic medications is an age old practice, but its professional field is not very competitive now. Therefore, getting a high-end job is never complicated for MS Ayurveda graduates.
    • Students who graduated with an MS in Ayurveda courses are employed in Panchakarma Centres, Ayurvedic health centers, massage centers etc.  
    • After completing the MS in Ayurveda course, professionals get an average salary of INR 3 lakhs to INR 8 Lakhs.

    Who Study MS Ayurveda?

    • Students having a deep interest in the treatment of Ayurveda should pursue the MS Ayurveda Course.
    • Those who want to make a career in the Ayurvedic medicine field should enroll in MS in Ayurveda.
    • Students who possess basic knowledge on Ayurvedic treatment and want to learn more need to study MS Ayurveda.
    • Whoever enroll in the MS Ayurveda would learn about the traditional ayurvedic techniques as well as their implementations.

    Highlights of Master of Surgery in Ayurveda (MS Ayurveda)

    Some of the major features of MS in Ayurveda can be found in the table below. 

    Course Name

    Master of Surgery in Ayurveda

    Short Name

    MS Ayurveda

    Course Level


    Degree Name

    Master of Surgery



    Course Duration

    3 Years

    Course Mode

    Full Time

    Exam Type

    Annual/ Semester System

    Average Course Fee

    Rs 1 to Rs 7 Lakhs

    Average Initial Salary

    Rs 3 to Rs 8 Lakhs

    Minimum Qualification Required

    Relevant Bachelor’s Degree

    Selection Process

    Either Direct Admissions or Institute Specific Entrance Exams

    Employment Sectors

    Health Centres, Educational Institutes, Medical Tourism, Herbal Product Manufactures, Hospitals, etc

    MS in Ayurveda Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates must ensure to meet certain eligibility criteria to get admission in M.S. in Ayurveda. It is also important for interested candidates to know that meeting the following criteria do not, in any way, ensure a candidate’s admission in the course. There are several other factors as well that are taken into account for the final selection. 

    • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (preferably BAMS - Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery Degree).

    • The degree should be recognised by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).

    • After 4 ½  years of the Bachelor’s degree, candidates must have completed a rotatory internship of six months. 

    • Candidates who hold an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree from an MCI (Medical Council of India) approved institution are also considered eligible for the course.

    • Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the intermediate level of examination. 

    • The maximum age requirement to pursue Master of Surgery in Ayurveda is 35 years. The criteria may vary from institution to institution. 

    Master of Surgery in Ayurveda (M.S. Ayurveda) Admission Process

    • Admission in M.S. Ayurveda can be done in two ways: direct admissions and through entrance exams.

    • In order to get direct admission in the top Ayurveda colleges in India, candidates will have to meet the eligibility requirements of the course. 

    • After that, they will have to begin the application for M.S. Ayurveda at the college/ university.

    • The application process could either be online or offline. 

    • For online application, candidates will have to create an account with the college/ university website and fill an online application form.

    • The next step towards the admission process would be waiting for revert from the university.

    • It is important for candidates to provide their valid email ID and mobile number at the time of registration as this information will be used by the institution for future correspondence regarding the application status. 

    Entrance Exam-Based Admission Process

    Following are the stages of the entrance exam-based admission process for MS Ayurveda:

    • Students submit online/offline application form to register for MS in Ayurveda entrance exams. Required documents like Aadhar card, voter ID card, and Marksheets of 10th, 12th, and final year need to be submitted along with the application form.
    • Students appear for the entrance exams on the scheduled date and after the declaration of the results, students are given ranks by the respective colleges. The ranks are decided by the college based on the entrance exam scores.
    • Selected students get rank cards and attend the counselling sessions conducted by the college.
    • The colleges then offer seat allocation and on the payment of admission fees, candidates are enrolled in the course.

    Master of Surgery in Ayurveda (MS Ayurveda) Entrance Exam

    Apart from the direct admissions to MS in Ayurveda, there are some institutions that require candidates to appear in their entrance exams and meet the cut-off marks. Here is a list of some of the entrance exams that are conducted in India for the course. 

    • JPGEE (Joint Post Graduate Entrance Examination) conducted for admission to Ayurveda Dhanvantari/ Vachaspati

    • JPGET (Joint Post Graduate Entrance Test) conducted for admission to Ayurveda Vachaspati

    • PGET AHPNP (Post Graduate Entrance Test for Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy) conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. 

    Master of Surgery in Ayurveda (MS Ayurveda) Course Fee

    The average fee for M.S. Ayurveda (Master of Surgery in Ayurveda) ranges from INR 1 lakh to INR 7 Lakhs. The fee range depends upon the institution one is applying to. Candidates should also check for scholarships and fee waivers offered by the intended college/ university to reduce the tuition fee. 

    MS Ayurveda Top Colleges in India

    Ayurveda has started to gain popularity among students as an alternative career option of late. The fact is that MS Ayurveda is being offered by very few colleges in India. The following table lists out some of the top-ranked colleges:

    Name of College

    Average Annual Fees (Rs)

    Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences - [SGPGIMS], Lucknow

    INR 62800

    Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University - [CSJMU], Kanpur


    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi


    R.A. Podar Ayurved Medical College, Mumbai

    INR 5000

    SDM Trust Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Institute, Bagalkot


    Major S.D. Singh Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Farrukhabad

    INR 510900

    Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Hospital, Hubli


    BHU - Banaras Hindu University

    INR 14326

    SMBT Ayurved College and Hospital, Nashik

    INR 310000

    Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur

    INR 200000

    Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhaya Memorial Ayush and Health Science University, Raipur


    MS in Ayurveda Syllabus

    The Master of Surgery in Ayurveda (MS Ayurveda) syllabus comprises 14 subjects that are taught over the course of 3 years. Candidates are given the opportunity to make their choices of minors and majors for the programme. The first-year curriculum of the programme includes preliminary instructions for all the students. The curriculum of the next two years deals with specialised subjects that the students opted for.

    Here are the subjects that are taught in the MS Ayurveda curriculum.

    • Sharir Rachana

    • Kaumar Bhritya

    • Swastha Vitta

    • Shalakya Tantra

    • Shalya Tantra

    • Sharir Kriya

    • Rasa Shastra

    • Roga & Vikrit Vigyaan

    • Prasuti Tantra & Stri Roga

    • Panchakarma

    • Maulik Siddhanta

    • Dravya GunaKaumar Bhritya

    • Agad Tantra

    • Kayachikitsa

    MS Ayurveda in Abroad

    You can study MS Ayurveda abroad also. Some of the very eminent foreign universities are there to offer MS degree in Ayurveda. Yale School of Medicine, New York University, Stanford School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, University of California (Los Angeles) are a few of them. They have shown interest in this Indian traditional medical system. MS Ayurveda in abroad generally takes one to two years to complete depending on the location.

    MS Ayurveda Distance education

    Currently, no college in India offers MS Ayurveda as a distance learning mode. As this requires practical classes, so it may not be possible in distance learning.

    MS in Ayurveda Career Options and Job Prospects

    There are various career options that one can opt for after pursuing MS Ayurveda. Here are some of the employment areas that candidates can go for. 

    • Private Practice

    • Pancha Karma Centres/ Massage Centres

    • Medical Tourism

    • Hospitals

    • Herbal Product Manufactures

    • Health Centres

    • Educational Institutes

    Candidates can find various job posts in the field of Ayurveda.

    • Therapist

    • Shalya Chikitaka (Surgeon)

    • Production Manager

    • Nutrition Expert

    • Nurse

    • Medical Officer

    • Kaya Chikitaka (Physician)

    • Consultant

    • Ayurvedic Supervisor

    MS Ayurveda Skills Achieved

    MS Ayurveda students need to have some specific skills that make them successful in their careers. Some skills are required to gain a deep understanding of the academic context while some skills are achieved during the course through practicing. Mentioned below are some of the skills that an aspirant should possess in them:

    • Good communication skills
    • Clinical Skills
    • Observation Skills
    • Understanding patients’ mind

    MS Ayurveda Future Scopes

    There are two scopes that MS Ayurveda graduates choose after pursuing the course. While some students go for higher education, some others prefer to choose the occupational scope MS in Ayurveda courses offers. Elaborated below are both opportunities that a student can avail themselves by pursuing this course:

    MS Ayurveda Higher Education Opportunities

    As higher education opportunities, students can enroll in MBA courses after completion of the MS Ayurveda A management study like an MBA would help the students to empower the skills achieved through the MS Ayurveda.

    Again, there is a course like Master of Chirurgiae (MCh) which is considered to be the highest degree offered in the Ayurveda field. In this 3 years Masters degree programme, students learn about surgery training, research-based training, etc. To enroll in this course, students may qualify for NEET-PG/ NEET-SS followed by Group Discussion or Personal Interview round.

    Any of the courses pursued would help the candidates to get a decent salary in the future.

    MS Ayurveda Employment Opportunities

    If students want to join the professional fields, then opportunities to start their career in the designations like Ayurvedic Doctor, Dietician, Medical Supervisor, Nutrition Expert, or Therapist are open for them.

    MS Ayurveda Job Roles

    Ayurvedic Doctor – An Ayurvedic doctor treats the patients’ ailments with ayurvedic medicines, herbals etc. They know how to make ayurvedic oils using herbs etc. This treatment strategy for utmost care for one’s body, mind and soul may look very feasible career option.

    Product Manager- The key responsibility of a product manager is to oversee the production of a material and ensure the quality standard is met. They are the one who takes care of the marketing part of the new product launched if any and conduct the in detail market research for the products already in the market to get a knowhow of their market share.

    Nutrition Expert- A nutrition expert creates diet charts, treats nutritional problems, and provides advice to patients. They are the one who creates an avenue for herbal medicines to pave one’s treatment alternative.

    Medical Officer- A medical officer in the Ayurvedic field is involved in tasks like supervision, management and execution of the different ayurvedic medicine production. They are the ones who liaisons with the Product Manager to get an idea of market demand and match up the production accordingly.

    Salary after MS Ayurveda

    An MS Ayurveda doctor can earn anything from Rs 35000/- to 60000/- per month based on the medical college and it’s location. Also, they can earn a lot of money from private practice. So, the perception of Ayurveda doctors earning less is no way correct anymore.

    Job Profile


    Ayurvedic Doctor

    INR 3.6 Lakhs

    Product Manager

    INR 16.3 Lakhs

    Nutrition Expert

    INR 3.2 Lakhs

    Medical Officer

    INR 5.0 Lakhs

    FAQs about M.S. in Ayurveda

    What are the top colleges offering M.S. in Ayurveda courses ?

    Following are some of the top colleges offering Medical courses : Lady Hardinge Medical College (New Delhi) , Stanley Medical College (Chennai) , Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (Mumbai) , Maulana Azad Medical College (Delhi) , Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (Bangalore). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.S. in Ayurveda or not.

    I want admission in M.S. in Ayurveda. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

    Delhi University Science , Delhi University Arts , National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation , Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Post Graduate Entrance Exam , Delhi University Science are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.S. in Ayurveda courses.

    What is the average fee for the course M.S. in Ayurveda ?

    The average fee for M.S. in Ayurveda is INR 350000 per year.

    What are the popular specializations related to M.S. in Ayurveda ?

    Some of the popular specializations for M.S. (Master of Surgery) are : Human Resources Management , Laryngology , Pathology , Surgery , Mechanical Engineering.

    What is the duration of the course M.S. in Ayurveda ?

    M.S. in Ayurveda is a 3 year course.
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