Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery


What is a BAMS course?

The full form of BAMS is the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. This is a 5.5-year-long undergraduate course for students wishing to work in the Ayurveda field. During this programme, the students study various concepts of Ayurveda and how to use them for the treatment of patients. The duration of the course is 5 ½ years. It includes 1 year of internship. 

 Ayurveda is one of the oldest forms of medicine. Ayurveda not only treats the patients but also minimizes the frequency at which diseases enter the human body. Ayurveda utilizes the self-healing system of the body and it has also no side effects on the body.

WHO (World Health Organization) has given a worldwide forum for promoting traditional medicine systems such as ayurveda. That’s why students studying BAMS have a wide range of career opportunities after their graduation.

What is the duration of the course?

The duration of this course is 5.5 years. For 4.5 years, the students study various ayurveda subjects. In the last 1 year, the students complete their mandatory internship. After which they get the degree. Without completing the internship, the students don't get the degree. That is why it is important to complete the internship.

Top companies taking BAMS graduates:

In India, various companies recruit BAMS graduates every year. Some of them are

1)  Patanjali Ayurved Limited

2)  Dabur

3)  Baidyanath

4)  Emami Limited

5)  Vicco Laboratories

6)  Hamdard Laboratories

7)  The Himalaya drug company

8)  Zandu Pharmaceuticals Works Limited

Salary of a BAMS graduate:

1)  Every year, a BAMS graduate can earn between INR 400000 and INR 1200000.

2)  Salary of the graduate will depend on his/her talent, knowledge, calibre and experience in the industry.


Duration : 5.5 years

Specialization : Medicine and Surgery

Eligibilty & Entry Requirements

What is the eligiblity required for the BAMS course?

The students who are planning to pursue their career in BAMS degree should look at the eligibility criteria before sitting for the qualifying examination. Failing to fulfil the requirements of the course will result in the cancellation of the application form. The eligibility criteria for the BAMS course are given below.

1)  The student must have qualified for his/her class 12th examination in the science stream with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) subjects.

2)  Generally the minimum percentage required for BAMS in class 12th is 50-60%. It might change depending on the college.

3)  The student must have qualified for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

4)  After qualifying for the examination, the student should have appeared in the centralized counselling process.

5)  Admission to the BAMS course is given through counselling based on the marks obtained in the NEET exam.

Course Syllabus

Subjects in the BAMS course:

Students pursuing BAMS course get to study many subjects as part of their curriculum. The syllabus of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) is usually divided into three professional years which are given below as per various universities and colleges.

For 1st professional year (1 ½ years):

  • History of Ayurveda
  • Sanskrit and Samhita
  • Padartha Vigyana (Ayurvedic Philosophy)
  • Rachna Sharira (Anatomy)
  • Kriya Sharira (Physiology)

For 2nd professional year (1 ½ year):

  • Rasa shastra avam bhaisajya kalpana (Pharmaceuticals of Ayurveda)
  • Dravyaguna (Material medica of ayurveda)
  • Agadtantra, vyavahar ayurveda and vidhi vaidyaka (Toxicology and jurisprudence)
  • Nidan/vikriti vigyana (pathology)/ nadi pariksha (pulse diagnosis)
  • Swasthavritta yoga ( personal  and social hygiene including dietetics)
  • Charaka Samhita (A classical text of ayurveda)

For 3rd professional year (1 ½ years):

  • Kaya chikitsa (general medicine including panchakarma, rasayana and vajikarana)
  • Shalya tantra (general surgery and para-surgical techniques)
  • Shalakya tantra (Ent, eye and dentistry)
  • Prasuti tantra avam stri yoga (gynaecology and obstetrics)
  • Kaumarabhritya (pediatrics)
  • Medical ethics
  • Health regulations
  • Yoga
  • Dissertation

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