BAMS course

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, also known as BAMS, is a popular undergraduate medical programme as MBBS in India. With the recent awareness among people on the benefits of ayurvedic medicine there is a drastic increase in the demand for experts in this particular field.

Ayurvedic treatments for different ailments are highly respected in all countries including India. With current developments in the field, BAMS is offering a number of career paths for the students to choose from.

Highlights of BAMS

Course NameBachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
Short NameBAMS
Course LevelUndergraduate 
Course TypeUndergraduate Degree Programme
Course Duration5.5 years
Course ModeFull Time
Minimum Qualification Required10+2
Selection ProcessNEET Entrance Exam

BAMS Admission eligibility

  • Candidates must have completed at least 10+2 level of education with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects with English.
  • The minimum score requirement may vary but General candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in the Intermediate examination. 
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved category, the minimum percentage required is 40%. 
  • The lower age limit to apply for BAMS programme is 17 years and the upper age limit is 25 years 
  • Candidates must also have qualified in National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) for the BAMS admissions

BAMS Admission and application procedure

Step 1: Students have to qualify 10+2 as per the eligibility criteria.

Step 2: Students have to register for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) within the stipulated date and time.

Step 3: Application form has to be submitted with all other requisites and fee has to be paid online.

Step 4: Candidates have to attend the exam and qualify in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) as per their category with the required cut off.

Step 5: NEET-UG results will be released with the merit lists of all candidates in the order of merit.

Step 6: Aspirants can opt for AIQ and/or State Quota.

Step 7: Based on their selection, they have to register with the concerned committee website.

Step 8: Based on the aspirant’s marks and merit, they will be called for the counselling process by the respective committee.

Step 9: Once the students lock their seats in the counseling process, they can confirm their seats visiting the respective college and by completing the admission procedure.

Step 10: Students who couldn’t find suitable college for them in the counselling process can opt for the direct admission procedure.

BAMS Fees Details

The course fee for BAMS varies with the college. In Government Colleges the course fee could be from INR 25,000 per annum to up to 5 Lakh for the overall course. In private institutions the course fee may cost up to 35 Lakh depending upon the facilities available.

BAMS Syllabus

1st PROFESSIONAL B.A.M.S. (12 MONTHS)
SUBJECTS -5
S.NoSubject
01Padartha Vigyan Evam Ayurveda Ka Itihas
02Rachana Sharira
03Kriya Sharira
04Sanskrit
05Maulika Siddhanta Evam Ashtanga Hridayam
2nd PROFESSIONAL B.A.M.S. (12 MONTHS)
SUBJECTS -4
S.NoSubject
01Dravyaguna Vijnana
02Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana
03Rogavijnana & Vikritivijnana
04Charaka Samhita (Purvardha)
3rd PROFESSIONAL B.A.M.S. (12 MONTHS)
SUBJECTS -5
S.NoSubject
01Agada Tantra,Vyavahara
Ayurveda & Vidhi Vaidyaka
02Swasthavritta & Yoga
03Charaka Samhita (Uttarardha)
04Kaumarabhritya
05Prasuti Tantra & Striroga
FINAL PROFESSIONAL B.A.M.S. (18 MONTHS)
SUBJECTS -5
S.NoSubject
01Kayachikitsa
02Panchakarma
03Shalya Tantra
04Shalakya Tantra
05Research Methodology & Medical Statistics

Skill set:

Few of the most important skill sets that a BAMS professional require are listed below.

  • Interest in medicinal property of herbs
  • Empathy
  • Patience
  • Observation
  • Concentration
  • Counselling ability
  • Decision-making ability

Top BAMS Colleges and Fees Details

Institute NameLocationAverage Annual Fees (in INR)
Institute of Medical SciencesVaranasiINR 2,50,000
National Institute of AyurvedaJaipurINR 1,15,000
Maharashtra University of Health SciencesNashik
Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiINR 51,845
Gujarat Ayurveda UniversityJamnagar
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed UniversityPuneINR 14,25,000
Kerala University of Health SciencesThrissurINR 2,75,000
NTR University of Health ScienceVijaywadaINR 1,08,000
Baba Farid University of Health ScienceFaridkotINR 1,48,000
Madhav UniversitySirohiINR 1,40,000

Scope of BAMS

Students have scope in both private and government sector after completing the course. Earning capacity can vary from INR 20,000 – INR 60,000 in private sector while there are opportunities to earn up to INR 80,000 in government sector.

Various industries that employ BAMS professionals include,

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Life Science
  • Hotel
  • Pharmaceutical 
  • Nursing
  • Medical Tourism

After BAMS

There are many opportunities for the students after completion of their degree. The student can either continue his/her higher studies in specialized fields or can get engaged with employment.
Few well known job roles are,

  • Ayurvedic doctor
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical Representative
  • Jr. Clinical Trial Coordinator
  • Lecturer