The Amrita School of Ayurveda welcomed their new batch of students in a unique induction program titled Shishyopanayanam.
The Sanskrit word Shishyopanayanam indicates a ritual that one undergoes when beginning a formal course of study. This ritual or Samskara is described in classical Ayurvedic treatises such as Charaka Samhita, Sushrutha Samhita and Astanga Hridaya.
Indian tradition gives importance to every event of the life. In Indian system of education the students are inducted for learning various branches of knowledge in the Gurukula under certain Guru. For this the Upanayana ceremony will be organized and in this ceremony the disciple will admitted to the Gurukula till the completion of the education.
So the school conducts Shishyopanayanam official induction ceremony every year to welcome the new under and post graduate scholars.