Directorate Indian Systems of Medicine & Homeopathy

Ayurveda Education

Only Qualified and skilled Doctors provide optimum quality of health services to the society. An excellence health education service is only tool to produce prudent and pious doctors. Department of ISM&H endeavor for same by conducting 11 Ayurvedic, 16 Homeopathic and 1 Naturopathy & Yoga colleges. Department also take initiative by starting Para- Ayurvedic courses like Ayurvedic Compounder and Ayurvedic Nursing to add excellence in current services of Ayurveda and Panchakarma. The details of various courses available in Gujarat state are as follow

Total Seats available in State

Seats available Ayurveda Homeopathy Naturopathy & Yoga Ay. Pharmacy Nursing Medicinal Plant
UG PG UG PG UG Dip. PG UG Dip. PG
Govt. Of Gujarat 180 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00
Grant in aid 165 00 400 27 00 00 00 00 00 00
Self-finance 150 00 1125 27 30 60 35 15 00 15
Govt. Of India 00 50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Total 495 61 1525 54 30 60 35 15 20 15

Education in Ayurveda

Presently 10 Ayurvedic colleges of Gujarat state are endeavoring to deliver ancient Ayurvedic knowledge to the students in a most scientific way. Three post-graduate colleges offering 14 specialties and Ph.D. in the field of Ayurveda. These colleges are attached with world renowned Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar. The facts of Ayurvedic education are as follow.

Type Course offered Name Duration
Doctorate Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy Minimum 2 Year +
Post Graduate M.D.(Ayu) Doctor of Medicine in Ayurveda 3 Year
M.S.(Ayu) Doctor of Surgery in Ayurveda 3 Year
Graduate BAMS Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery 5 1/2 year
Certificate CCP Certificate course in Panchakarma 1 year
CCK Certificate course in Ksharsootra 1 year

Introductory course for foreigner

Doctor of Philosophy

The Institute of Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar conduct Ph.D. level education in thirteen different Ayurvedic subjects. After completion of MD (Ayu), one can apply for it. They have to prepare thesis as well as clinical data of minimum 100 patients. The duration of this course is a minimum of 2 residential years. Selection for Ph.D. degree is made on the basis of Written test as well as Interview of the candidates.

Course Doctor of Philosophy
Duration 2 Year+
Eligibility MD (Ayu)/MS (Ayu)
Seats As per availability of Guide and personal interview
Institute 01 IPGT&RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
Offered in 14 specialty

Post Graduate

Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar offers post-graduation courses in 14 different Ayurvedic specialties at Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (IPGT&RA) and Akhand Anand Ayurveda College, Ahmedabad. Students can get admission after passing MD entrance test. Selection of specialty is made on the merit of entrance exam. From year 2013-14 the J. S .Ayurveda College, Nadiad has started P. G. Education in two subjects.

Course M.D.(Ayu)-Doctor of Medicine in Ayurveda
M.S.(Ayu)-Doctor of Surgery in Ayurveda
Duration 3 Year
Eligibility BAMS+ Entrance Exam
Seats 81
Institute 02
(1) Institute of Post Graduate Teaching & Research, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar
(2) Akhand Anand Ayurveda college, Ahmedabad
(3) J.S. Ayurveda College, Nadiad
Offers 22 Specialty of Ayurveda


List of 22 Specialties of Ayurveda in which Post Graduation is possible.

No Name of specialty
1 Ayurved siddhant
2 Ayurved samhita
(a) charak samhita
(b) sushrut samhita
(c) vagbhat samhita
3 Rachanasharir
4 Kriyasharir
5 Dravyagunavigyan
6 Rasashastra
7 Bhaishajyakalpana
8 Agada tantra evum vyavahara ayurved
9 Swasthavritta
10 Rognidan&vikritivigyan
11 Manovigyanevummanasrog
12 Prasuti&strirog
13 Kaumarbhritya
14 Kayachikitsa
15 Shalyatantra (samanya)
16 Shalya kshar evum anushastra karma
17 Shalakya ( netrarogvigyan)
18 Shalakya (karna- nasa-kantha-shirorog)
19 Shalakya ( mukha & danta rog vigyan)
20 Panchkarma
21 Sangyaharan
22 Chhayaevumvikiranvigyan

Model Ayurveda College

Gujarat government is planning for a Model Ayurveda College, at Kolavada, Near Gandhinagar district. This college is having capacity for 100 Ayurveda Graduation students. There is planning to start Post graduation education in all the 14 departments. The campus includes State Training Institute, Nursing College, and Educational Pharmacy College apart from Students Hostel. Graduation College will start from next educational term, afterwards all the other institutes will start.

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