PCL in Ayurveda and General Medicine

PCL in Ayurveda and General Medicine

3 years

PCL Medical Science (Ayurveda & General Medicine) is a three year Diploma level program offered by CTEVT via various constituent and affiliated colleges. It is a three year certificate level program.

The Government of Nepal has called for the provision of basic health service to all by establishing a network of health services in remote and urban areas. In this regard, the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) has been contributing towards the development of different level of health personnel. In the field of Medical Science (Ayurveda). CTEVT has planned to produce middle level Ayurveda health service providers in the form of Health Assistant (Ayurveda). The Council will award "Profeciency Certificate Level in Health Science (Ayurveda)" to those candidates who successfully complete the requirements as
prescribed by this curriculum. The Certificate in Health Science (Ayurveda) graduates will be able to work as Health Assistant (Ayurveda) in the hospital and clinical settings and also will be able to serve in the community.

Development of competency based curriculum is the prerequisite to develop skilled people, employment creation, poverty reduction and achieving Sustainable Development Goal. This curriculum 3 years Diploma in Ayurveda Health Science is designed for producing skilled Ayurveda health personnel equipped with knowledge and skills of Ayurveda and general medicine with a view to provide curative, preventive and promotive health services to the community. It should be based on code of conduct of Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council.

This course is based on the job required to perform by a middle level (skilled) Ayurveda health personnel at different health institutions in Nepal. The Certificate in Medical Science on Ayurveda program extends over three years. The first year courses focus on the basic sciences and foundation subjects similar to all health PCL/diploma programs, the second year focus on the subjects of medical sciences, and the third year is given to the application of learned theory and skill development in comprehensive field practice in both hospital and community. 

The foundational subjects like English, Nepali, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (offered in diffusion model of curricular programme) are applicable in the medical field. The disciplinary subjects of medical field are included in all three years. This curricular programme also makes the provision of project works as well as real world of work practices in the specific medical areas. The curriculum structure and the subject wise content reflect the details of this curriculum.

In brief, this curriculum will guide to its implementers to produce competent and highly employable middle level technical workforces in medical field. 

Program Aims and Objectives:

The program aims to produce middle level technical personnel with sound academic knowledge equipped with perfect technical skills that can be faced in real life situation. 

On completion of the course the students will be enabled to:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills of Ayurveda and general medicine.
  • Identify and resolve community health problems by applying Ayurveda and modern procedure and medicines.
  • Diagnose and manage primary health problems of patients.
  • Exhibit leadership skills and professional characteristics and attitudes required for
  • Ayurveda health personnel or primary health care manager.
  • Promote/innovate Ayurveda system of medicine with modern technology.
  • Develop Professionalism.
  • Create Enterprise on the related profession

Salient Features

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

Course Duration

The total duration of this curricular program is three academic years. The program is based on yearly system. Moreover, one academic year consists up to 39 weeks and one academic week consists up to 40 hours excluding evaluation period. 

Pattern of Attendance

Minimum of 90% attendance in each subject is required to appear in the respective final examination.

Pass Marks

The students must secure minimum 40% marks in theory and 50% marks in practical. Moreover, the students must secure minimum pass marks in the internal assessment and in the semester final examination of each subject to pass the subject. 

Grading System

The following grading system will be adopted:

  • Distinction: 80% and above
  • First division: 65% to below 80% 
  • Second division: 50 % to below 65% 
  • Pass division: Pass marks to Below 50%

Certificate Award

  1. Students who have passed all the components of all subjects of all 3 years are considered to have successfully completed the program.
  2. Students who have successfully completed the program will be awarded with a degree of "Certificate in Health Science (Ayurveda)".


Secured at least grade C in C. Mathematics, C. English and C.Science in  Secondary Education Examination (SEE) from recognized academic institution and an average GPA of at least 2.

TSLC in Related discipline with minimum 66.68%.

Should pass entrance examination as administered by CTEVT.

Job Prospects

The graduates will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazetted 1st class/level 5 (technical) as " Ayurveda " or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission or the concerned authorities of Nepal. The graduates would be eligible for registration with the Nepal Ayueveda Medical Council in the category as mentioned in the Act of the Council.

Curricular Structure

Course Structure for PCL in Health Science (Ayurveda)

First Year

Subjects Total Marks
English 100
Nepali 100
Social Studies 50
Anatomy and Physiology 100
Physics 100
Chemistry 100
Zoology 100
Botany 100
Mathematics and Statistics 100
Total 850

Second Year

Subjects Total Marks
Sanskrit 50
Maulika Siddhanta Tatha Shareera 100
3.1 Dravyaguna - Vigyan, and Pharmacology I 75
3.2 Dravyaguna - Vigyan, and Pharmacology (Medicinal Plants) II 75
3.3 Dravyaguna - Vigyan, and Pharmacology 75
Rasashastra 100
Bhaisajya-Kalpana 100
Epidemiology, CH Diagnosis, PH Care, and First Aid 125
Vikriti-Vigyan 100
Swasthavritta 125
Health Care Systems and Health Management 75
Total 1000

Third Year

Subjects Total Marks
Part I: Total Duration: 32 Weeks
1.1 Roga-nidana and Kayachikitsa I 75
1.2 Roga-nidana and Kayachikitsa II 75
1.3 Roga-nidana and Kayachikitsa 50
Shalya- Tantra 75
Shalakya - Tantra 75
Prasuti and Striroga - Vigyan 100
Balaroga 75
General Medicine 75
Community Medicine 75
Sub Total of Part I 675
Part 2: Total Duration: 14 Weeks
Clinical Practice (12 Weeks) 275
Comprehensive Field Practice (2 Weeks) 50
Sub Total of Part II 325
Grand Total 1000

Details on the distribution of marks for clinical practice and field practice evaluation are mentioned in the respective sections of the curriculum.

  • Instructions for Program Institute/Coordinator
  • Virtually, there is no provision for vacation for third-year students
  • The practical classes of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya-Kalpana could be carried out jointly.
  • The weekly hour allocated for the practical part of Health Care Systems and Management can be internally adjusted to the theory part as required.

Course Structure of PCL in Ayurveda and General Medicine.pdf