Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery : BAMS Course Details


Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery is a graduate degree. B.A.M.S is the shortened form of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery. The program is having a duration of 5 ½ years including a one-year internship program. The Central Council of Indian Medicine observes Indian Ayurvedic Education. CCIM is a statutory Central Government Body. Currently, there are 154 recognized Undergraduate and 33 Postgraduate B.A.M.S institutes in India. Once an aspirant completes the B.A.M.S program from a recognized university, they will be known as ‘Ayurvedacharya’.  The syllabus of this course is a mixture of integrated topics of modern medicine and traditional Ayurveda. Many institutes in India offer the program. Those who have a strong belief in Indian traditional Ayurvedic system and want to know more about it can study the program.

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery

  • B.A.M.S holder can practice any where in the country. They are qualified to register in the Central State Government Ayurvedic boards.
  • Ayurvedic products are very poplar in abroad. Patients are getting relief from their sickness by using the Ayurvedic medicines. There is an increase in the employment of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery.
  • B.A.M.S aspirants can work in work in different medical setups like hospitals, Ayurveda clinics, and Ayurveda medicine manufacturing units, Ayurveda Spa centers and many more.
  • There is no side effect for the herbal medicines if used properly.  The medicines are also harmless, thereby, making this field profitable similar to other fields of medicine.

Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery

The qualification needed for the B.A.M.S program is a pass in an intermediate program with Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Sanskrit. The candidate must pass +2 from a recognized board. The minimum age limit is 17 years. Some colleges also provide certificate programs from 1 to 2 years. Qualification needed for such program is Matriculation with Sanskrit or an equivalent exam.

Admission Procedure for B.A.M.S

The aspirants can apply for the B.A.M.S program as and when the college comes out with a notification. The application forms are available in the website of the institute. It is also available in the office of the respected college or university. Qualified candidates will be called in for an entrance test. Those who clear and get qualified in the entrance test will be called in for an interview also. After this candidates will be selected according to the merit list.

B.A.M.S Entrance exams in India

  • AYUSH Entrance Exam
  • Common Entrance Test or CET Karnataka
  • Kerala State Entrance Exam
  • National Institute of Ayurveda Entrance exam (NIA)

How to fill in B.A.M.S Entrance Application form

Application forms and brochures are available in the admission office of different institutes or universities. Candidates can download the application form from the official website of various institutes. The form should be filled very carefully and precisely. Correct information must be provided in the form. The information about age, educational qualification and contact details should be included. All the information should be supported by valid certificates also. It is better to take a photocopy and fill it correctly and then fill the original application as to eliminate unnecessary errors.

B.A.M.S Entrance Exam Pattern

B.A.M.S Entrance Exam will be having duration of 4 hours. There are 2 papers with each having equal time duration of 2 hours each. One paper covers the Botany and Zoology. Another paper covers Physics and Chemistry. The exam contains only objective type questions. Aspirants need to choose the most appropriate answer from the given 4 options. One mark is given for every right answer. ¼ marks will be subtracted from every incorrect answer.  The unmarked answers will be considered as not attempted ones.

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Reference Books for B.A.M.S Entrance Exam

  • 10 Mock Test Papers for AIIMS
  • 10 Mock Test Papers for BHU
  • 10 Mock Test Papers for CPMT
  • Chapter Wise Solutions of AIPPEE (CBSE, Delhi) BIOLOGY
  • Chapter Wise Solutions of AIPPEE (CBSE, Delhi) CHEMISTRY
  • Chapter Wise Solutions of AIPPEE (CBSE, Delhi) Preliminary Examination
  • Chapter Wise Solutions of BCECE Medical Entrance Examination
  • Chapter Wise Solutions of K.C.E.T. Medical Entrance Examination

Top B.A.M.S Colleges in India

  • Ayurvedic medical college, Kolhapur
  • Berhampur university, Berhampur
  • Government ashtang ayurveda college, Indore
  • JB Roy state medical college, Kolkata
  • Lucknow university, Lucknow
  • Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences, Bangalore
  • Rishikul state ayurvedic college, Pilibhit
  • Shri ayurveda mahavidhyalaya, Nagpur
  • Sri Dhanwantri ayurvedic college, Chandigarh
  • State ayurvedic college, Hardwar

Other Reputed Colleges/ Universities offering B.A.M.S program

  • Ayurvedic And Unani Tibia College, New Delhi
  • Ayurvedic Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai
  • Ayurvedic Medical College, Davangera
  • Ayurvedic Medical College, Ghataprabha
  • Ayurvedic Medical College, Kolhapur
  • Ayurvedic Medical College, Terdal
  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Muzaffarpur
  • Berhampur University, Brhampur
  • Bharati Vidhyapeeth, Pune
  • Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar
  • DCS Ayurveda College, Deopur
  • Dr. B R K R Government Ayurvedic College, Hydrabad
  • Gaur Brahman Ayurvedic College, Rohtak
  • Goa University, Goa
  • Government Ashtang Ayurveda College, Indore
  • Government Ayurvedic College, Guwahati
  • Government Ayurvedic College, Nagpur
  • Government Ayurvedic College, Nanded
  • Government Ayurvedic College, Osmanabad
  • Government Ayurvedic College, Raipur
  • Gujrat Ayurvedic University, Gujrat
  • Guru Nanak Ayurvedic Medical College And Hospital, Muktsar
  • JS Ayurvede Mahavidhayalaya, Nadiad
  • KPSVS Ayurvedic Medical College, Manvi
  • KVG Ayurvedic Medical College, And Hospital, Dharwad
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Ayurvedic Mahavidyalaya, Handia
  • Lucknow University, Lucknow
  • MMM Government Ayurvedic College, Udaipur
  • National Institute Of Ayurveda, Jaipur
  • NTR University Of Health Sciences, Vijaywada
  • Rajiv Gandhi Government Ayurvedic College, Kangra
  • Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences, Bangalore
  • Rishikul State Ayurvedic College, Pilibhit
  • S Sanskrit Rajkiya Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Avam Chikitsalaya, Varanasi
  • SDM College Of Ayurveda, Karnataka
  • SGV Ayurvedic Medical College, Bailhongal
  • Shree Bhanwarlal Durga Ayurveda Vishwa Bharati, Sardarshahar
  • Shri Ayurvede Mahavidhyalaya, Nagpur
  • Sree Lakshminarayan Ayurvedic College, Amritsar
  • Sri Baba Mast Nath Ayurvedic College, Rohtak
  • Sri Balahanuman Ayurved Mahavidhyalaya, Gandhinagar
  • Sri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh
  • Sri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College, Kurukshetra
  • Sri Venkatashwara College
  • SSN Ayurved College And Research Institute, Utkal
  • State Ayurvedic College, Hardwar
  • SVM Ayurvedic Medical College,Ilkal
  • Taranath Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Bellary
  • Tilak Ayurvedic Mahavidhalaya, Pune
  • TSPS Mandalis Ayurvedic Medical College, Bijapur
  • Vikram Government Dhanvantri Ayurvedic College, Ujjain

B.A.M.S Course curriculum

First professional B.A.M.S

  • Ashtanga hrdaya
  • Ayurveda itihasa (history of ayurveda)
  • Kriya shareeram (physiology)
  • Padartha vijnanam (Indian epistemology and world view) Sanskrit
  • Rachana shareeram (anatomy)

Second Professional B.A.M.S -18 Months

  • Agadatantra , vyavaharaayurveda and vidhivaidyaka(toxicology, forensic medicine and jurisprudence)
  • Charaka samhita
  • Dravyaguna vijnanam (ayurvedic pharmacology)
  • Rasashastra and bhaishajyakalpana (medicinal chemistry and pharmacy)
  • Roga vijnanam and vikriti vijanam (principls of diagnosis and pathology)
  • Swastha vrittam (social and preventative medicine)

Third Professional B.A.M.S-18 Months

  • Charaka samhita
  • Kaumarabritya (paediatrics)
  • Kayachikitsa (general medicine)
  • Prasuthi tantra and stri roga (gynecology and obstetrics)
  • Shalakya tantram (ENT , dentistry , ophthalmology)
  • Shalya tantram (surgery)

B.A.M.S Specializations

  • Ears, Eyes, Nose And Throat - Shalakya Tantra
  • Health And Longevity - Rasayana Tantra
  • Internal Medicine - Kayachikitsa
  • Pediatrics - Kaumarabhritya Tantra
  • Purification Of The Genetic Organs - Bajikarana (Or Vajikarana) Tantra
  • Spiritual Healing/Psychiatry - Bhuta Vidya
  • Surgery - Shalya Tantra
  • Toxicology - Agada Tantra

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery Course Evaluation

The course includes theory as well as practical sessions. At the end of every semester, separate examinations are conducted. There will be internal assessments also which comes under the evaluation process of each semester.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery Text Books

  • A Comparative Hindu Materia Medica by Chanda Chakraberty
  • A Comparative Study of Ayurveda and Treatment by Indian Drugs
  • A Comprehensive Book of Ayurvedic Medicine for General Practitioners by Harish k. Verma
  • A Comprehensive Guide on Caraka Samhita
  • A Concise Introduction to Indian Medicine by Guy Mazars
  • A Critical Study of Yogaratnakara by Nirmala Saxena
  • A Guide to Ayurvedic Competitive Examination by Dr.G.P Rao
  • A Handbook of Ayurveda by Vaidya Bhagawan Dash
  • A Handbook of Ayurveda by Dr. K. Nishteswar

What to do after B.A.M.S?

After the completion of the B.A.M.S, candidates can go either for a job or for advanced studies. Some of the higher education programs are such as MD/MS in Ayurveda, MS in Ayurveda Vachaspati or Dhanvantari. Once the candidates finish higher education, they will be eligible to work with different pharmaceutical companies and also various research companies. Jobs are available in the government as well as private sectors especially in health care centers. In addition, a B.A.M.S holder can start his or her own pharmaceutical company after few years of experience.

Job and Career options for B.A.M.S

Ayurveda treatments are becoming very popular at present. There are many new job options within the country and also aboard. An Ayurvedic practitioner can obtain job as medical officer/doctor at government as well as private Ayurveda hospitals. One can start their own Ayurveda clinics or spa centers which provides Ayurveda treatments. They can work as Professor in Ayurveda institutes or colleges. Another option is to get into the research area as a scientist. After two years of experience in a recognized firm, one can apply for drug manufacturing license. Opportunities are their in MNCs once they achieved experience in this field.

Job Types

  • Ayurvedic Supervisors
  • Consultants
  • Medical Officer
  • Nutrition expert
  • Physician
  • Production manager
  • Researcher
  • Surgeon
  • Teacher
  • Therapist

Employment Areas

  • Educational institutions
  • Health centers
  • Herbal product manufactures
  • Hospitals
  • Medical tourism
  • Pancha Karma (Massage) Centers
  • Private practice

Remuneration after B.A.M.S

Those who have completed B.A.M.S program can get an initial remuneration of Rs.12000 – 18000 per month in the public sector. Ayurveda college teachers can earn more than Rs.10000 per month. In the private sector firms, the candidates can earn more based on their capability. Dedicated and competent candidates will get more remuneration. An Ayurveda specialist can get job in a variety of hospitals and colleges and they can establish his own clinic. Nursing homes are offering good amount as salary to the efficient candidates. Salary package is high once the candidate goes to foreign nations.



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14 Responses to “Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery : BAMS Course Details”

  1. 14
    yuvaraj shinde:


  2. 13
    Satish parmar:

    How is BHMS better then BAMS and why ?
    Please get details of course practical , medical and medicine knowledge , jobs and salary, future scope .

    Satish parmar

  3. 12
    shreyasi duttaroy:

    i’m a final year student of bams in a reputed college of kolkata and i want to do my internship from delhi.pls give me the indetail information about it.thank you

  4. 11

    esir. .
    Iam aged 30. . Eligible or not kerala medical entrance exam. Pls give details.

  5. 10
    Anand srivastava:

    sir i want to direct admission for BAMS plz dteail give me
    and my contact no. 8756561960 ,9897830748

    thank you

  6. 9
    Mayank goel:

    ON which site the forms available of BAMS in md university
    The domissile is necessary

  7. 8

    i had copleted puc in arts .bt i had studied in sanskrit as a first language from 8th std to 12 can i eligable to study b.a.m.s ?

  8. 7
    asif a. shaikh:

    please send me 1st year BAMS question paper

  9. 6
    can u send me the privious year 1 st year BAMS question paper ,berahampur univercity:

    [email protected]

  10. 5
    raj bharti:

    if student have not a subject sanskrit in 12th class will applicable for bams ?

  11. 4
    ayurveda school:

    Amazing issues here. I’m very satisfied to look your post. Thank you so much and I am taking a look forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

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  13. 2

    what is the fee structure for BAMS in government ayurveda college lacknow

  14. 1

    heloo,i have done my bams from shri baba masthnath college rohtak,n wana knw the direct procedure to get admission in m.d in best colege..plz suggest..