Guru Shishya Parampara ( Teacher disciple tradition) is the traditional residential method of education where the Shishya stays with his Guru as a family member and gets the education through various ways and means from his guru.. This system of education vanished with the disappearance of Gurukuls and with the advent of more advanced institutional system of education. This is however observed that for subjects requiring a special skill, a thorough training under the direct guidance and supervision of an expert is mandatory. It is for this reason , RAV has made efforts to revive this system and launched two types of courses namely MRAV and CRAV.
In colleges and institutions of Ayurveda , only a relevant portion of the Samhita (texts of Ayurveda) is being taught in the form of syllabus. Guru Shishya Parampara of RAV facilitates the students to study the whole text to get adequate knowledge of Samhita and its Teeka (commentary). On the other hand it also gives an opportunity to learn and master the traditional skills of Ayurvedic clinical practice. During the training period , shishyas get sufficient time for practical learning, interaction and discussion with their teachers on various issues selected for study.
Vidyapeeth runs following two courses under the ambit of ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’
1- Certificate of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (CRAV)
Training : This course involves training in the clinical practices of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Pharmacy under the direct mentoring of eminent practicing / rasa Vaidyas in different parts of the country.
Eligibility: BAMS (Ayurvedacharya) Degree.
Age Limit: Maximum 30 years for graduate and 32 years for postgraduate. Relaxation up to 35 years will be given to in service vaidya duly sponsored by central or state Government.3 year age relaxation is given to SC/ST candidates.
Duration of the course: One year.
Stipend: A stipend of Rs.15820/-plus DA at the rates applicable from time to time per month is provided to the students of CRAV course.
General Conditions for both the courses:
1. The qualifications (M.D./BAMS) possessed by the candidates must be included in 2nd schedule of IMCC Act-1970.
2. Students should have the zeal to go for critical study of texts of Ayurveda in MRAV course and Ayurvedic techniques and cure of diseases in CRAV course. Good knowledge of Sanskrit language is required for both courses.
3. Reservation of seats to SC/ST/OBC candidates and Physically Challenged candidates will be implemented as per Central Government policy prevalent from time to time. In case of OBCs, the caste certificate issued by the competent authority applicable for Central Govt. will be accepted.
4. Stipend: Sponsored candidates will not be paid any stipend.
Method of Admission:
The Advertisement for admission to both courses appears in leading national newspapers. It is also posted on RAV website. Circular of the intent is widely circulated among teaching institutions of Ayurveda. Eligible candidates may send their applications on the given format along with essential enclosures. The selection will be made through Entrance Examination. Suitable candidates are interviewed after an Entrance Test and selected.
Since its inception, 71 students have completed the MRAV and 681 have completed the CRAV course.