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MS Ayurveda is a post-graduate program in medicine covering details of different kinds of techniques in surgery, disorders in surgery, surgical emergency management and trauma etc. The course covers topics like anatomy, pathology, physiology and diagnostic procedures, preventive and social medicine, principles of medicine, pharmacology, forensic medicine, toxicology, ENT, gynaecology and obstetrics etc.

Top Institutes that offer MS Ayurveda are:

  • GGSIPU, New Delhi
  • Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  • Uttrakhand Ayurved University, Dehradun
  • Alvas Ayurvedic Medical College, Moodbidri
  • Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar

The average annual fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1 and 7 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. This is a 3- year long course, the basic eligibility for which is graduation completed with a minimum aggregate score of 50% from a recognized university.

The average annual starting salary offered to successful postgraduates of the course in India ranges between INR 3 and 8 Lac, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Kaya Chikitsak (Physician), Ayurveda Supervisor, Medical Officer, Nutrition Expert, among others.

Top Colleges for Master of Surgery [MS] (Ayurveda)

  • MS in Delhi-NCR
  • MS in Maharashtra
  • MS in Chennai
  • MS in Uttar Pradesh
  • MS in Telangana

MS Ayurveda: Course Highlights

Listed below are some major highlights of the course:

Name of the courseMaster of Surgery in Ayurveda
Course LevelPost-Graduation
Duration3 years, full time
Examination TypeSemester/ Annual System
EligibilityMinimum 50% aggregate marks in graduation
Admission ProcessEntrance test specific to institutes, direct admissions
Average Course FeeINR 1 to 7 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 8 Lacs
Employment AreasHealth Centres, Herbal Product Manufactures, Hospitals etc.

MS Ayurveda: What is it About?

Master of Surgery in Ayurveda has been traditionally known as Ayurveda Dhanwantri. The course is divided in to various core areas of traditional Ayurveda and Modern Medicine, and offers specialization in fields like Gynaecology, Surgery etc. Enrolled students are trained in modern medical science and interpretation of modern diagnostic tests.

    MS Ayurveda: Top Institutes 

    Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:

    Sant Gadge Baba Amravati UniversityAmravatiINR 1-3 Lacs
    Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Ayurved UniversityRajasthanINR 5-6 Lacs
    Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhINR 2-3 Lacs

    Eligibility for MS Ayurveda

    Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

    • A minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of secondary high school or equivalent qualification from a recognized educational Board.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery recognized by the Central Council of Indian Medicine.
    • A 12- month rotating internship.
    • Candidates with an MBBS degree may also apply for the course.

    MS Ayurveda: Admission Procedure

    Eligible candidates are required to qualify for the relevant entrance examination followed by a round of group discussion. Subsequently, qualifying candidates would need to go through additional rounds of the personal interview as the final stage in the process of selection. However, a few colleges also have their own entrance examinations and admission procedures in place for selecting and admitting candidates. The written test contains components of assessment relating to the science of Ayurveda.

    A few of the entrance tests conducted in India for admission to the course are listed here:

    1. JPGET- Joint Post Graduate Entrance Test to Ayurveda Vachaspati - MD/ MS (Ayurveda)
    2. JPGEE- Joint Post Graduate Entrance Examination for admission to Ayurveda Vachaspati
    3. PGET – AHPNP Post Graduate Entrance Test Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

    MS Ayurveda: Career Prospects

    Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in areas such as:

    • Health Centres
    • Herbal Product Manufactures
    • Hospital
    • Educational Institutes
    • Medical Tourism
    • Pancha Karma Centres
    • Private Practice

    Read about more Master of Surgery courses

    Some of the popular avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

    Ayurvedic DoctorAyurvedic Doctors have sufficient knowledge of formulation and quality of all types of oils, cosmetics, health products, and work on ingredients, testing, quality check, methodology- formulation approvals, and on maintaining health standards.INR 5-6 Lacs
    Medical SupervisorMedical Supervisors restore, maintain health, o-ordinating care, work on improving health, related invoicing etc.INR 2-4 Lacs
    Product ManagerProduct Managers develop products by identifying potential products, conducting market research, generating product requirements, determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction, and developing marketing strategies.INR 4-5 Lacs
    DieticianDieticians explain nutrition issues, assess patients’ and clients’ health needs and diet, develop meal plans, take both cost and clients’ preferences into account, evaluate the effects of meal plans and change plans as needed, promote better nutrition by giving talks to groups about diet and nutrition.INR 3-5 Lacs

    Master of Surgery in Ayurveda: Syllabus and Course Description

    The course is divided into 14 subjects taught over 3 years with candidates making their choices of majors and minors.

    Listed here are the subjects taught in the curriculum:

    • Kayachikitsa
    • Agad Tantra
    • Dravya GunaKaumar Bhritya
    • Maulik Siddhanta
    • Panchakarma
    • Prasuti Tantra & Stri Roga
    • Roga & Vikrit Vigyaan
    • Rasa Shastra
    • Sharir Kriya
    • Shalya Tantra
    • Shalakya Tantra
    • Swastha Vitta
    • Kaumar Bhritya
    • Sharir Rachana

    The first year in this 3- year course consists of preliminary instruction for all students, and the next two years are for specialized subjects each one of them opted for.


    A candidate may even choose to undergo a 2- year diploma course in Ayurveda and Medicine instead of a postgraduate degree in Ayurveda. The postgraduate diploma is considered equivalent to the degree program.


    Enrolled students need to undergo training in their chosen department and must maintain a record of their work on monthly basis, as demonstrated here.

    Study of literature related to speciality
    Regular clinical training in the hospital
    Practical training of research work carried out in the department
    Active participation in various seminars, symposia and discussions.
    Finalisation of topic of dissertation and synopsis.
    The assessment of the work done during the first year on the above points shall be done at the time of preliminary examination.

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