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M.S (Ayurveda)(Master of Surgery in Ayurveda)

Course Information

M.S (Ayurveda)(Master of Surgery in Ayurveda)

3 Years
Course Type

Post Graduation

Course Details

M.S (Ayurveda) Master of Surgery in Ayurveda

M.S. (Ayurveda) stands for Master of Surgery in Ayurveda. It is Post Graduate Academic Course imparted in the medical field of Ayurveda dealing with diagnosis of various surgical disorders, surgical techniques, trauma and surgical emergency managements etc. Surgery in Ayurveda is a system of traditional practices which utilise both the traditional and modern surgical techniques for surgery. The academic study of this ancient form of medicine is traditionally known as Ayurveda Dhanwantri or M.S. (Ayu) which is an abbreviated form of Master of Surgery in Ayurveda. To be precise it is known as Ayurveda Dhanwantri - Shalya Tantra – Samanya.

The course is known as Mahir-e-Jarahat which is an Arabic Term for Master of Surgery in Ayurved. It is offered by Aligarh Muslim University (A.K. Tibbiya College). The Course is of 3 years duration divided into a number of semesters. The Course structure is combination of both the integrated systems of modern medicine and traditional Ayurveda. A person who successfully completes the course becomes Shalya Chikitaka i.e. English equivalent of Surgeon.

Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) was created in March, 1995 and re-named as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November, 2003 with a view to providing focused attention to development of Education & Research in Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy systems. Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) is the statutory regulatory body constituted under IMCC Act 1970 regulating the Ayurveda education at degree level as well as at PG level as well as the practice of Ayurvedic medicine in India.

The syllabus and curriculum for each specialty is uniform throughout the country and is being conducted only in Ayurvedic Medical Colleges affiliated to universities and only after getting prior permission from Dept. of AYUSH, Union Govt. of India to start the course / undertake the admissions.


  • Eligibility required to join M.S. (Ayurveda) is that one must possess a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery Degree, recognised by CCIM. One must have completed a 12-month rotating internship (4 1/2 years BAMS course) or 6 months rotating internship (five years BAMS course).
  • Those who have an MBBS degree, recognised by the Medical Council of India are also eligible for MS (Ayu) Course.
  • A Candidate should not be more than 35 years of age. Age Criteria may vary as per an institute’s regulation.

Mode of Admission

  • Candidates also need to clear an entrance test to get admission in the course. Selection of candidates shall be made strictly on basis of Final Merit Index calculated out of total index of 100 marks based on Written Test and Marks obtained in concerned subject and Final Year Examination of Degree Course in the following manner:
  • Marks obtained in Written Test of 80 Marks plus Index of Marks obtained in the Final Year Examination of Degree Course (to be calculated out of 10 marks).
  • The Written Test of 80 Marks shall consist of 1 Common Written Paper comprising of Objective Type Questions covering all the subjects of Ayurvedacharya (BAMS) Course as regulated by CCIM
  • The minimum eligibility marks for admission in the case of general candidates shall be 50% of the total index of marks and in the case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes shall be 40%.
  • The sponsored candidates shall also be required to possess the percentage of marks as specified.
    Change of subject shall be permissible within a period of 2 Months from the date of admission subject to availability of vacancy and guide in the concerned department.

Entrance Tests

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

Master of Surgery in Ayurveda Subjects

  • Shalyatantra (Sidhanta)
  • Shalyakarma (Sadharana).
  • Yoga (Prayogika Vyavaharika.
  • Shalya Karma.
  • Anushalya Karma

Master of Surgery in Ayurveda Specialisations

  • Shalya Tantra Kshar Karma avum Anushastra Karma
  • Shalakya Tantra Netra Yoga
  • Shalakya Tantra - Shiro Nasa Karna avum Kantha Roga
  • M.S. - Prasutitantra and Striroga.
Post your queries
Dear Sir/maim,
      I have done BAMS in march 2014 and want to do MD in ayurveda,what is the process to take in admission.If there is any other Diploma or master degree course which is related to gynologist.

Thanks & Regards

Tarique Anwar
email id- tariqueanwar2000@gmail.com
by Tarique Anwar, on Jul-03-2014
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