Ayurveda education is regulated under the provisions of Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 read with amended Act of 2003 and Regulations made there under. As per the Indian Medicine Central Council (Minimum Standards of Education in Indian Medicine) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012, Ayurveda Education is aimed at producing graduates, having profound knowledge of Ashtanga Ayurved supplemented with knowledge of scientific advances in modern medicine along with extensive practical training to become fully competent to serve the healthcare services.
For providing focused attention to the growth and development of Ayurveda and other Indian Systems of Medicine, the Government established a separate Department under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the year 1995 and now, on 9th November, 2014, the Department has been upgraded to a full-fledged Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).
National Institutes namely National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur and Rashtriya Ayurved Vidyapeeth (RAV), New Delhi under this Ministry are imparting quality education and training in the field of Ayurveda. Government has also approved setting up of two new Institutes namely All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi and North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy, Shillong for education in Ayurveda. Institute of Post Graduate Training & Research in Ayurveda (IPGT&RA), Jamnagar, Gujarat is also funded by Government of India. Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), New Delhi is an autonomous body under Ministry of AYUSH for conducting Research in Ayurveda through its 30 peripheral Institutes all over the Country.
Finalization of budget allotment is determined by revenue realization, budget demand, past trend of expenditure, assimilation capacity of the implementing agencies etc. Under National AYUSH Mission, there is provision of financial assistance to States/UTs for development of all AYUSH systems of medicine including Ayurveda.