Post Graduate Course


The aims of the post-graduate degree courses shall be to provide orientation of specialties and super-specialties of Ayurveda, and to produce experts and specialists who can be competent and efficient teachers, physicians, surgeons, gynaecologists and obstetricians (Stri Roga and Prasuti Tantragya), pharmaceutical experts, researchers and profound scholars in various fields of specialisation of Ayurveda.


Sl.No. Nomenclature of specialty or degree Abbreviation Seats Available
1 Ayurveda Vachaspati Kayachikitsa M.D. (Ayurveda)- Medicine 06
2 Ayurveda Vachaspati Panchakarma M.D. (Ayurveda)- Panchakarma 06
3 Ayurveda Dhanvantari Shalya Tantra M.S. (Ayurveda) - Shalya Tantra 06

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The medium of instruction shall be Sanskrit or Hindi or any recognised regional language or English.


(1) A person possessing the degree of Ayurvedacharya (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) from a recognised University or Board or medical institution specified in the Second Schedule to the Act and enrolled in Central or State register of Indian System of Medicine shall be eligible for admission in the post-graduate courses.

(2) (i) There shall be a uniform entrance examination to all medical institutions at the post-graduate level namely, the All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET) for admission to post-graduate course in each academic year and shall be conducted by an authority designated by the Central Government: Provided that the said All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET) shall not be applicable for foreign national s candidates.

(ii) In order to be eligible for admission to post-graduate courses for an academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in the All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET) held for the said academic year:
Provided that in respect of-

(a) candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile;

(b) candidates with benchmark disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016), the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for the General Category and 40th percentile for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
Explanation. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the all India common merit list in the All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET):
Provided further that when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks in the All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET), as specified above, held for any academic year for admission to post-graduate courses, the Central Government in consultation with the Council may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to post-graduate course for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for that academic year only.

(iii) An all India common merit list as well as State-wise merit list of the eligible candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET) and the candidates, within the respective categories, shall be admitted to post graduate course from the said merit lists only.

(iv) The seat matrix for admission in the Government, Government-aided Institutions and Private Institutions shall be fifteen per cent. for the all India quota and eighty-five per cent. for the States and Union territories quota.

(v) The designated authority for counseling for all admissions to post-graduate course in all Ayurveda educational institutions in the States and Union territories including institutions established by the State Government, University, Deemed University, Trust, Society, Minority Institution, Corporation or Company shall be the respective State or Union territory in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations of the concerned State or Union territory Government, as the case may be.

(vi) The counseling for all admissions to post-graduate course for seats under the all India quota as well as for all Ayurveda educational institutions established by the Central Government shall be conducted by the authority designated by the Central Government.

(vii) No candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks as specified above shall be admitted to post-graduate course in the said academic year.

(viii) No authority or institution shall admit any candidate to the post-graduate course in contravention of the criteria or procedure as laid down by these regulations in respect of admissions and any candidate admitted in contravention of the said criteria or procedure shall be discharged by the Council forthwith.

(ix) The authority or institution which grants admission to any student in contravention of the aforesaid criteria or procedure shall be liable to face action in terms of the provisions of the Act.

(3) The sponsored candidates shall also be required to possess the percentile of marks specified in clause (ii) of sub-regulation (2).

(4) Change of subject shall be permissible within a period of two months from the date of admission, subject to availability of vacancy and guide in the concerned department. .

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Tution Fees Rs. 4,25,000/- per annum for the students admitted during the year 2022-23, as decided by fee fixation committee Gujarat State.


(1) The student shall have to undergo study for a period of three years after the admission.

(2) The student shall have to attend minimum seventy-five per cent. of total lectures, practicals and clinical tutorials or classes to become eligible for appearing in the examination.

(3) The student shall have to attend the hospital and other duties as may be assigned to him during the course of study.

(4) The student of clinical subject shall have to do resident duties in their respective departments and student of non-clinical subject shall have duties in their respective departments like Pharmacy or Herbal Garden or Laboratory during the course of study.

(5) The student shall attend special lectures, demonstrations, seminars, study tours and such other activities as may be arranged by the teaching departments.

(6) The maximum duration for completion of the course shall not exceed beyond the period of six years from the date of admission to the course.

(7) Web based centralized biometric attendance system shall be required for the attendance of post-graduate students and manual attendance at department level in which student is pursuing the post-graduate course.


(1) In the first year of the course, the students shall have to acquire knowledge in the applied aspects of the fundamentals of Ayurveda.

(2) Intensive training shall be provided in classical knowledge along with comparative and critical study in the respective specialty.

(3) The emphasis shall be given on intensive applied and hands on training.

(4) The student shall have to acquire the knowledge about the methods and techniques of research in the respective fields making use of information technology.

(5) In clinical subjects, students shall undertake responsibility in management and treatment of patients independently and deal with emergencies.

(6) The student shall undertake training in teaching technology and research methods and shall participate in the teaching and training programs of under-graduate students or interns in the respective subjects during the course of studies.

(7) In the clinical training, the student shall have to acquire knowledge of independent work as a specialist.

(8) In the specialties of Shalya, Shalakya and Prasuti - Stri Roga, the student shall undergo training of investigative procedures, techniques and surgical performance of procedures and management in the respective specialty.


(1) Central Scientific Advisory Post Graduate Committee appointed by Central Council of Indian Medicine shall suggest the areas of Research and topics to be focused every academic year to make campaigning of evidence based Ayurveda to the need of global standards and achieve publications and the same shall be followed by University Committee while approving the Dissertation title.

(2) The title of the dissertation along with the synopsis, with approval of the Ethics Committee constituted by the institute as per regulations of concerned recognised University, shall be submitted to the University within a period of six months from the date of admission to the post-graduate course.

(3) If the student fails to submit the title of dissertation and synopsis within the period specified under subregulation (2), his terms for final post-graduate course shall be extended for six months or more in accordance with the time of submission of the synopsis to the University.

(4) The synopsis of the proposed scheme of work shall indicate the expertise and action plan of work of the student relating to the proposed theme of work, the name of the department and the name and designation of the guide or supervisor and co-guide (if any).
a. The University shall approve the synopsis not later than three months after submission of the synopsis.

(5) A Board of Research Studies shall be constituted by the University for approving the title.

(6) The University shall display the approved synopsis of dissertation on their website.

(7) The subject of every dissertation shall be research oriented, practical oriented, innovative and helpful in the development of Ayurveda system and the subject of the dissertation shall have relation with the subject matter of the specialty.

(8) Once the title for dissertation is approved by the Board of Research Studies of the University, the student shall not be allowed to change the title of the proposed theme of work without permission of the University.

(9) No student shall be allowed to submit the dissertation before six months of completion of course and the student shall continue his regular study in the institution after submission of dissertation to complete three years.

(10) The dissertation shall contain the methods and data of the research carried out by the student on the problem selected by him and completed under the guidance of the guide or supervisor approved by the University.

(11) The dissertation shall consist of critical review of literature, methodology, results of the research, discussion on the basis of research findings of the study, summary, conclusion, and references cited in the dissertation shall be suitable for publication.

(12) The dissertation shall consist of not less than forty thousand words.

(13) The dissertation shall contain, at the end, a summary of not more than one thousand and five hundred words and the conclusion not exceeding one thousand words.

(14) The guide or supervisor shall be a person of status of a Professor or Reader or Associate Professor.

(15) Lecturer or Assistant Professor having five years University approved teaching experience in the subject concerned shall eligible for guide or supervisor.

(16) Five copies of the bound dissertation along with a certificate from the supervisor or guide shall reach the office of the Registrar of the University four months before the final examination.

(17) The dissertation shall be assessed by two external examiners and two internal examiners appointed by the University.

(18) The dissertation shall be accepted only after the approval of examiners appointed under sub-regulation (17) and in case of disapproval by one external examiner, the dissertation shall be referred to third external examiner approved by the University concerned.

(19) If the dissertation is not accepted by two external examiners, the same shall be returned to the student with the remarks of the examiners and the student shall resubmit the dissertation after making necessary improvement in the light of examiners report to the University within a further period of six months.

(20) The student shall be permitted to appear in the final examination of post-graduate degree course only after approval of the dissertation by the examiners.

(21) Inter-disciplinary research may be done by co-opting the guide or supervisor from the concerned specialty.

(22) If a para-clinical or pre-clinical subject student takes a thesis topic involving clinical trials then he/she shall work under co-guide of a clinical teacher of the speciality concerned for preparing the thesis.


(1) The preliminary examination at the end of one academic year after admission shall be conducted in the following subjects, namely:-
Paper I- Research Methodology and Bio or Medical Statistics;
Paper II-Applied aspects regarding concerned subjects.

(2) The student shall have to undergo training in the department concerned and shall maintain month-wise record of the work done during the last two years of study in the specialty opted by him as under:-
    (a) study of literature related to specialty;
    (b) regular clinical training in the hospital for student of clinical subject;
    (c) practical training of research work carried out in the department, for student of pre-clinical and paraclinical subject;
    (d) participation in various seminars, symposia and discussions; and
    (e) progress of the work done on the topic of dissertation.

(3) The assessment of the work done by the students of first year post-graduate course during the first year as specified in sub-regulation (2) shall be done before the preliminary examination.

(4) The final examination shall include dissertation, written papers and clinical or practical and oral examination.

(5) There shall be four theory papers in each specialty and one practical or clinical and viva-voce examination in the concerned specialty or group of sub-specialties selected by the student for special study.

(6) The student shall publish or get accepted minimum one research paper on his research work in one journal and one paper presentation in regional level seminar.