Among the many firsts that India gave to the world is the art of surgery. It is very well known that it was sage physician Susruta, who pioneered surgery in ancient India. Shalya Tantra or its modern equivalent, surgery was then an important branch of Ayurveda. Thanks to the compilation ‘Susruta Samhita’, the modern world is today aware of the sophisticated surgical methods that were employed thousands of years back in India. The MS course in Shalya Tantra makes the student aware of those techniques as well as provides him or her with a deeper understanding of the field of modern surgery. Just like MBBS graduates a student of MS Shalya Tantra gets exposed to the principles and practices undertaken in surgery.
Eligibility and course duration
BAMS or other equivalent bachelors degree in the field of Ayurveda and surgery. The duration of the course is normally 3 years.
More about the course
Much before the advent of surgery in the western world, the art of surgery was known to ancient Indians by the name shalya tantra. It was practiced very widely in the country and there was a range of surgical methods that were practiced to remove complications. Some of the practices that you come to learn of through this course are dealing with various types of tumours, fractures, external and internal injuries, intestinal obstructions, complications during child birth and pregnancies, bladder stones and many more. As a result, there have been numerous advances in the field of shalya tantra in dealing with surgical complications such as wound management, ano-rectal diseases, fractures and urinary disorders. By learning the ancient practices and by practicing them through practical training and surgical procedures, one gains a lot about the ancient art of shalya tantra pioneered by the field of Ayurveda.
Today, the field of Ayurveda, including shalya chikitsa or tantra plays an important role in treating many of the diseases prevalent in the country. Shalya tantra is especially useful at situations where the ailment or the problem is beyond the scope of allopathic treatment and medicines. The popularity of the field is spreading worldwide in many of the countries. It thus creates and excellent opportunity for those with an MS degree to strike it rich as an Ayurveda professional. Needless to say, there are opportunities both in the government and the private sector.
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