Career Scope in Ayurveda
Ayurveda generally seen with the Indian culture, its ideology or philosophy. Ayurveda is also many a times connected to the vedas and thus to Hinduism. But this mostly a myth. This is all the consequences of the political exploitation and ill-mannered promotion. Ayurveda is not at all a part of hindu scriptures and it is only part of medical field which is never under the control of any religion. It is one of the ancient medical procedure which is well scripture and still efficient in the modern era though considered as pseudoscientific and classified as protoscience or uniscience. Let us define Ayurveda well according to the authorities as an alternative medicinal system with the historical roots spread in the most of the Indian subcontinent. The Indian medical association characterises exercise of medicine by Ayurvedic practitioners as quackery.
Ayurveda in the rural part of india is generally practised by a person known as ojha or a Vaidya who has gained the knowledge of it by generations of practicing of this medicines. But we also have specialised institutes of ayurvedic that teach ayurvedic way of medications. This degree course is known as bachelor of Ayurveda, medicines and surgery popularly known as BAMS.
Bachelor in Ayurveda, medicines and surgery (BAMS) is practised in Bangladesh, Nepal, south eastern countries and other countries along the indian subcontinent. It is a professional degree course that focuses on studying ayurvedic way of medicines and surgery. The duration of the degree course is 5 and a half years which includes internship of 1 year. BAMS graduated doctors have now even been now permitted to practice the modern medicines in the state of Maharashtra, Karnataka. The BAMS doctors appointed in primary health care centres in rural parts of india are also permitted to practice the modern medicines.
BAMS is mostly suitable for pupils who have a much interested in the Medicine industry and would even love to explore the different and alternative methods of treatment. Pupils who aspire to shape their career in the field of Ayurveda should have skills like empathy to treat the patients, observation, concentration, decision making capability and most important interest in medicinal property of herbs.
In india admission in the institutes teaching BAMS is through the merit list of various entrance exams. Most preferred exams are NEET, AIMS and CET exam of particular states. One is only eligible for this if he or she has basic education of 10+2 level and minimum 50% aggregate with subjects physics, chemistry and biology. Though the percentage of 10+2 level criteria may differ with the university or college specially in private colleges. The fees of the degree course can range from rupees 50000 to rupees 80000 in government colleges. In private universities or colleges the fees would even range between 1 lakh to 2 lakh rupees. Though government has came with various quotas and schemes for underprivileged disabled and financially lower class people. There are even special quotas for girls to motivate girl education. The syllabus includes topics such as anatomy, physiology, history and principles of ayurvedic medicines, toxicology, pharmacology, etc.
The BAMS graduated doctors has a widened scope ahead. They can get jobs as various profiles in health community centres, education industry, life science industry, pharmaceutical industry, nursing industry, tourism medical industry, etc. various top leading companies like dabur, Patanjali ayurved limited, the Himalaya drug company, surya herbal limited, charak pharma limited, etc.