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Who can manufacture Ayurvedic medicine?

Ayurvedic medicine can be manufactured only by a firm/company having valid ayurvedic manufacturing license which is issued by state ayush department. So if you want to manufacture ayurvedic medicine then first you need to take ayurvedic manufacturing license and have to fulfill its requirement i.e. 1200 sq feet area, two technical person will be required - one for manufacturing and one as analytical chemist and will require machinery, product approval for the products you want to manufacture.  So, when you fulfill all formalities, after that you can start manufacturing of ayurvedic medicines. Want to know more about ayurvedic sector click here

List of Jobs in ayush Industry

AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Industry researches, discovers, develops, manufactures, produces and markets drug and ayush products aims for internal or external use for or in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of disease or disorder in human beings or animals.

Healthcare related Jobs:

AYUSH Pharmacist:

AYUSH pharmacist require to obtain either diploma in ayush or B. Pharma (AYUSH). After completion of these courses, you can work as ayush pharmacist at different places like ayush manufacturing company, government ayush pharmacist, ayurvedic hospitals, ayurvedic retail stores etc.

AYUSH expert:

At different levels in ayush industry, different types of ayush experts is required. From formulation to selling, every step required to have an expert. If you have good knowledge in any department of ayush industry, you can associate with ayush companies as a ayush expert on full time or part time basis.

AYSUH Consultants:

Most of ayush companies tie-up with ayush doctors for consultation regarding different types of diseases and their effective formulations. You can work as ayush consultant with ayush companies.

Jobs in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Department:

Manufacturing Supervisor:

Manufacturing supervisors in ayush manufacturing unit are the persons who supervise each and every step of manufacturing process from weighing to packaging ayush medicines.

Common job responsibilities of manufacturing supervisor are:
  • Responsible for manufacturing operations
  • Ensure smooth functioning of manufacturing
  • Responsible for ensuring fulfilment of monthly production commitment against plan
  • Responsible for ensuring manufacturing equipment are running as per requirements
  • Tasking on daily output report with monthly, weekly and daily production planning
  • Master BMR, BFR, BPR, standard operating procedure, investigation report, protocol and report for topical block
  • Responsible for QMS documentation and manufacturing records- preparation and review of BPR & SOP, and Change Controls, CAPA, Deviations Management
  • Responsible for investigation of market complaints, deviations, OOS/OOT and other non-conformances from production end
Education qualification requirements:
  • Minimum of Diploma in AYUSH or B. Pharma (Ayush) or B. Pharmacy graduate qualification

Manufacturing Chemist:

Manufacturing chemist, also known as production chemist is a person who is responsible for all manufacturing operation. He/she is an approved authority for conducting ayush manufacturing operation in a ayush manufacturing unit and responsible for same.

Common Job responsibilities of manufacturing chemist is as follow:
  • Lead a team for carrying out activity related to manufacturing procedure
  • Directing workers and Supervisors regarding manufacturing processes.
  • Coordinating with QA and QC team for quality production
  • Technical Support on the manufacturing processes, machine operation, record maintenance
  • Follow Master Formula Record and maintaining sustain product manufacturing
  • To work in GMP environment by following procedure/production operations as per SOPs.
  • Comply to the regulatory requirements at each stage of activity
  • Maintaining Manufacturing Records and documentation
Qualification Education:
  • Minimum of B.A.M.S or B. Pharmacy graduate with minimum of 3-5-year experience in ayush manufacturing

Analytical Chemist:

Analytical Chemist, also known as Quality Control Chemist is a person who is responsible for all procedure related to testing of product and quality control.

Common Job responsibilities:
  • Lead a team for carrying out activity related to testing and quality control procedure
  • Directing Quality team members regarding testing and quality control processes.
  • Coordinating with manufacturing team for timely conducting tests during and after manufacturing process.
  • Technical Support on the quality control processes, software operation and data interpretation.
  • Follow Master Formula Record and maintaining sustain quality of products.
  • To work in GMP environment by following quality control operations as per SOPs.
  • Comply to the regulatory requirements at each stage of activity
  • Maintaining Analytical records
Qualification Education:
  • Minimum of B. Pharma graduate or B.Sc. Chemistry

Quality Assurance:

Some ayush companies have both departments i.e. quality control and quality assurance. Quality assurance section ensures the quality and adoption of quality standards of ayush products during and after manufacturing process. You can join in ayush company as a Quality assurance executive and start your career in ayush industry.
Minimum qualification required for this job is Bachelor in Pharmacy or science

Regulatory Affairs:

Regulatory affairs, also known as Government affairs is a department within regulated industries like ayush industry. AYUSH manufacturing process is regulated one and require to follow strict regulations. Regulatory affair department plays an important role to provide strategic, tactical and operational direction and support for working within regulations to expedite the development and delivery of safe and effective healthcare products to individuals around the world.

Common Job responsibilities in Regulatory affairs:
  • Review and submission of Technical documents/Dossiers (CTD/eCTD) related to Regulatory affairs for other country Export of ayush Formulations.
  • Preparation and Review of SOPs
  • Compilation of Validation Protocols/Reports.
  • Preparation, Review, Submission of Technical and other Documents/Dossiers with Drug Controller General of India/CDSCO/State FDAs for-Registration for import of ayush Formulations and herbs
  • Import Licenses-Export Licenses-Manufacturing & Marketing licenses -WHO-GMP Certification-No Objection Certificates etc
  • Liasioning with ayush department/DCGI/CDSCO/state FDA offices/Directorate General of Foreign Trade /FICCI/PHD Chamber of Commerce etc.
Educational Qualification Required:
  • Post graduate candidates of pharmacy and science stream is preferred.

Jobs in Sales Department:

Sales Representatives:

Sales representative or Medical Representative (AYUSH) is a front-line sales member of ayush sales team. Medical representative’s key responsibility is to generate business for its company.
Medical representatives are the persons who persuade to ayush doctors/vaids/hakims to convince him/her to prescribe their brand of drug to patients. They also provide herbal preparation information (dose required, how to use, directions, indications etc), answers doctor’s query, keep doctors up to date about latest advancement ayush industry, deliver products sample along with company promotion and generate sale for the company.

Qualification requirements:
  • Qualification required for medical representative vary company to company. Ayush companies prefer to appoint graduates as sales representatives

Area Sales Manager:

Area sales manager is higher sales position than medical sales representatives. He/she look after a large area and having- or more medical representatives under him/her.

Job responsibility of area sales manager is to
  • Manage, train and motivate existing sales team to increase sales.
  • Monitor sales team performance, analyse sales data, periodical forecasting and reporting to regional sales manager.
  • Developing sales and marketing strategy to increase sales
  • Collecting customer feed back
Requirements for Job:
  • Experience as Medical Representative

Regional Sales Manager:

A Regional Sales Manager is responsible for the sale of company’s products or in a specified region or geographical area. Regional Sales Manager handles a group of area sales managers plus medical representatives in their team and covers large territory or area. Key responsibilities of regional sales managers are collaborating with senior sales team to implement a sales goal in regional as well as handling area sales manager and medical representatives.

Zonal Sales Manager:

Zonal Sales manager is upper level sales manager than regional sales manager and responsible for whole zonal territory of company’s sales.

Other Sales Positions:

  • General Sales Manager
  • Vice President Sales
  • President Sales

B2B Sales Executive/Manager:

Above mentioned sales team generally work at primary customers i.e. Doctors, Chemists etc. But there are many other sales types in ayush industry i.e. Institutional sales, ayurvedic franchise concept etc. For dealing in such type of businesses, ayush companies appoint persons to handle these works

Educational Qualification for this post:
  • Graduate or MBA

Product management:

Product management department work is to deal with new product development, business justification, planning, verification, forecasting, pricing, product launch, and marketing of a product or products at all stages of the product lifecycle. Product management is good career option in ayush industry.

Educational Qualification and Experience:
  • MBA or PG in marketing with 3-6 years’ experience in ayush sales and marketing

Digital Marketing Experts:

Ayush medicines are mostly come under over the counter medicines and can be sold out without prescription registered medical practitioner. Hence marketing and sales through online channels is very common in ayush industry and has great scope in near future. Almost every ayush company sell their products through online channels. You can become experts in digital marketing and can work as digital marketing person in ayush industry.

Jobs in Purchase Department:

Purchase is equally important as sales. Without good purchasing ability, it is not easy for a company to maintain its stock, inventory and ultimately continuous sale without any disturbance. So, having a good purchase department is equally important as of sales. Common Jobs opportunities in purchase department is as follow:

Purchase Executive:

Purchase executives are responsible for achievement of business objectives by ensuring timely supply of requested input materials i.e. raw materials, packing Material and etc.

Qualification requirements:
  • Graduation

Purchase Head:

Purchase heads lead the team of purchase office to work efficiently and effectively.

Qualification Requirements:
  • At least graduation with 3-5 years in purchase


Human Resource (HR) Department:

Human resources department who is responsible for new recruitment and management of existing employees. Key roles of HR department are as follow:
  • Recruiting and staffing
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Training and learning
  • Labor and employee relations
  • Organization development
Qualification requirement:
  • MBA in HR

Accounting Department:

Every ayush company has account department to handle various works like maintaining the general ledger, reviewing financial statements, preparing financial reports, assisting with audits and budgeting processes, and reconciling accounts etc.
Billing and invoicing are also come under account department. Account department has many job profiles like data entry operator, accounts, CA etc.

  • B. Com or high related education


Receptionist handles the works like Serving visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately. Notifies company personnel of visitor arrival. Maintains security and telecommunications system. Informs visitors by answering or referring inquiries etc.

Supporting Staff:

There may be many job profiles in ayush industry that works as supporting hands for above mentioned or not mentioned job profiles in ayush industry.

Jobs in Research & Development:

A research and development (R&D) department conduct number of highly important roles within an organization. They are responsible for research, planning, and implementing new programs and protocols into their company or organization and overseeing the development of new products.

Research Scientist:

Research scientists are responsible for designing, undertaking and analysing information from controlled laboratory-based investigations, experiments and trials. You could work for government laboratories, Contract researched organisations (CRO) and ayush companies having R&D centres. 

Senior Research Scientist:

Senior research scientists lead the formulation, development, and optimization of new programs, designs, and prototypes. Participate in research formulating and writing with other staff.

Educational and writing Jobs:

Ayurvedic College Teaching:

Teaching is well respected profession in ayush industry.

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