Ayurveda By Ayush
What is Ayurveda?
One of the seven Ayush systems, Ayurveda is referred to as the "science of life" in ancient Sanskrit. For years, it has been a key part of a comprehensive natural healthcare system in India. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its treatment includes Ayurvedic medicines and Panchakarma (treatment involving elaborated methods of purification to release stress)
The basic principle of Ayurvedic medicine is to prevent and treat illness by maintaining balance and harmony between the body, mind, and environment.
With the increase in demand for traditional medicines and healthcare services over the years, a career in Ayurveda has become a much sought-after career option.
One has to complete a Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery ( BAMS ) and to get registered in the State Council of Indian Medicine/ Central Council of Indian Medicine in order to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner.
An Ayurvedic practitioner can get employment as a medical officer or doctor with government and private Ayurvedic hospitals. He or she can also start his or her own practice. Employment opportunities are also available in Health centres as professionals or supervisors. Further, one can pursue a career in academics after completing post-graduation and research in Ayurveda
The Ministry of Ayush under its medical education has established many premier institutes in the field of Ayurveda. These institutes play a pivotal role in undertaking teaching, training, research, and development in the field. The standard of medical education in Ayurveda is regulated by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), which lays down the standards of medical education in Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani through its various regulations.
Here is a list of five premier institutes run by the Ministry of Ayush which impart prestigious courses in the field of Ayurveda like PhD., degree courses, postgraduate programmes, and certificate courses.
Established in the year 1976 in Jaipur, NIA has since been imparting various cAccreditatedourses, research, and training in the field of Ayurveda. Its focus is on the growth and development of Ayurveda with a scientific outlook.
2 All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi. https://aiia.gov.in/
AIIA, New Delhi is an apex Institute under the Ministry of Ayush. It was established in the year 2015 and dedicated to the nation in 2017 by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister. Since its inception, it has been playing a pivotal role in setting benchmarks in Ayush education.
RAV was established in the year 1988 as a premier institute of Ayurveda, under the Ministry of Ayush. It has been playing an important role in reviving the traditional method of the Gurukul system of education in Ayurveda.
4 North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy (NEIAH), Shillong. http://neiah.nic.in/
The NEIAH was established in the year 2016 by the Ministry of Ayush. It is a premier institute in Shillong which aims to provide teaching, training and quality patient care services under the Ayurveda and Homeopathy systems of medicine.
It aims to establish itself as a centre of excellence in education and research in the said two disciplines.
5 Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda (IPGT&RA), Jamnagar. http://www.ayurveduniversity.edu.in/
IPGT&RA offers postgraduate and PhD. level studies in Ayurveda, Ayurvedic pharmacy and medicinal plants. It also offers relevant certificate courses. The workforce developed by this Institute forms the backbone of Ayurvedic teaching, research and administration in India.