CAREER GUIDANCE
 
 
Clinical Practice

A student entering Ayurvedic practice cannot avoid the detailed study of Ayurvedic Samhitas and basic principles of Ayurveda. The student should also be well aware about modern medical science and interpretation of modern diagnostic tests. It is advisable that a student should work with senior practitioners for at least 1–2 years before setting up his own practice, as practical experience is equally required for becoming a successful practitioner.

Academics

When a student plans to pursue a career in academics, it is necessary to do post graduation degree course (M.D. Ayu./ MS. Ayu.). Students, who cannot get opportunity for MD, can go for post graduate diplomas available in various subjects such as Panchakarma, Kshar Karma, Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics - Ras Shastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Ayurvedic Cosmetology and Skin disease, Ayurvedic Dietetics, Swasthavritta and Yoga, Prasuti and Striroga, Balroga, Dravyaguna (Pharmacognosy and Standardization), Mansik Swasthya Vigyan, Netraroga Vigyan, Rasayan and Vajikaran, Ayurvedic Sangyaharan, Chhaya evam Vikiran Vigyan, Marma evam Asth Chikitsa (Orthopeadics), Rog Nidan Vidhi (Diagnostic techniques).
After post graduation and post graduate diploma, students can join government or private colleges.

Research

There are other good courses useful for a career in research such as M.Sc. or PG Diploma in Clinical Research. These courses are available at various institutions and universities throughout the country.

Management

For students who are not interested in clinical practice but want to have a career related to the medical field, there are ample choices. MPH (Masters in Public Health), MHA (Masters in Health Administration) and MBA (Hospital and Healthcare management) are in great demand.

Miscellaneous

Medical transcription, medical tourism, medical event management, medical journalism, medical photography and documentation are also fields with a bright future. BAMS graduates can complete LLB and work as legal medical advisor.