IntroductionThe Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV), New Delhi is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. Established in 1988, the RAV has been working actively in the promotion of knowledge regarding Ayurveda. Recently the RAV has released the notification for the written test for admission to its one-year certificate course in Ayurveda. The name of the course is Certificate of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (CRAV).
Course details The CRAV course is a certificate course for 1 year. It is meant to provide additional hands-on training to those students who have already passed the BAMS course. The course is run on the "Guru-Shishya parampara". This means that students are expected to arrange their lodging along with the Guru, that is the teacher. Students will need to submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports during their course duration. Assessments will be conducted after every two months in addition to the final assessment. During the course duration, the students will also receive a stipend as decided by the Governing body of the institute from time to time. For the current year, seven specializations will be available for the interested candidates.
How to apply
Method of selectionThe selection of candidates will be through a written test consisting of 100 MCQ-type questions from subjects of the BAMS course. Each question will be of one mark each. The total time allotted will be 1 hour and 40 minutes. The exam will be conducted through OMR sheets. Also, there will not be any negative marking for incorrect questions. In cases where several candidates obtain equal marks, the selection will be done based on seniority with the more senior candidates securing a higher rank.
We hope that the interested candidates found this article useful. If you have any doubts, please refer to the course page (link has been given earlier in the "How to apply" section). You can also refer to the official notification. This can be accessed through the following URL: http://ravdelhi.nic.in/sites/default/files/Prospectus%20-%20English%202020-21.pdf.
Subsequent to the formation of AYUSH Ministry in our country and global awareness for Ayurvedic products, there is an increased demand of Ayurvedic products as well as Ayurvedic doctors. People have realised the effectiveness of Ayurvedic potions in increasing the resistance and immunity of the human body against ailments and infections. During the current pandemic many people have resorted to Ayurvedic methods of resistance and immune building and are immensely benefited. In this situation the 1 year certification course meant for BAMS qualified people is a boon as it will impart practical training and knowledge to the selected candidates in this apex institution in the field of Ayurveda. I straggly feel that the eligible candidates should take advantage of this opportunity and apply for selection for this coveted training to increase the skill levels in this niche area.