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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery


Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS) is an incorporated Indian Degree in the Ayurvedic field. This degree course is given to those students who want to study the Modern Medicines and Traditional Ayurveda. BAMS course covers all those topics in detail by which the students of BAMS can solve modern day diseases also.

The Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is offered by numerous Govt. and Private Universities and Organizations in India. In India, there are more than 394 colleges offering B.A.M.S degree.

Courses & Eligibility

It is compulsory that the student/candidate must have cleared the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects to appear for BAMS Entrance Exam i.e. National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Selection for the course of BAMS is based on the 10+2 marks and also the marks secured in Entrance Exam.

Course Curriculum

There are a lot of Subjects in Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS) which one has to study. Below mentioned is the Prescribed Syllabus of Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS):

First Professional B.A.M.S (1 and half year)

History of Ayurveda (Ayurveda itihasa)
Physiology (Kriya shareeram)
Padartha vijnanam (Indian epistemology and worldview)
Anatomy (Rachana shareeram)
Ayurvedic philosophy (Padartha Vigyana)

First professional B.A.M.S (1 and half year)

Pharmaceuticals of Ayurveda (Rasa Shastra avam Bhaisajya Kalpana)
Materia Medica of Ayurveda (Dravyaguna)
Toxicology and Jurisprudence (Agadtantra, VyavaharAyurveda and Vidhi Vaidyaka)
Pathology (Nidan/Vikriti Vigyana) / Pulse diagnosis (Nadi Parkisa)
Personal and social hygiene including dietetics (Svasthavritta Yoga)
A classical  text of Ayurveda (Charaka Samhita)

Third Professional B.A.M.S (1 and half year)

General Medicine including Panchakarma, Rasayana and Vajikarana (Kaya Chikitsa)
 General surgery and parasurgical techniques (Shalya tantra)
ENT, Eye and Dentistry (Shalakya tantra)
Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Prasuti tantra avam Stri roga)
Paediatrics (Kaumara bhritya)
Medical Ethics
Health Regulations

Career Prospect

After BAMS, one can go for the following posts:

  • Lecturer
  • Scientist
  • Therapist
  • Category manager
  • Business development officer
  • Sales representatives
  • Product manager
  • Pharmacist
  • Jr. clinical trial coordinator
  • Medical representative
  • Ayurvedic doctor
  • Sales executive
  • Area sales manager
  • Assistant claim manager health
  • Manager – internal audit

Employment Areas for BAMS Graduates are:

  • Clinical trials
  • Healthcare community
  • Life science industries
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Education
  • Healthcare IT
  • Insurance
  • On duty doctor
  • Nursing home
  • Spa resort
  • Ayurvedic resort
  • Panchkarma ashram
  • Government/ private hospitals
  • Dispensaries
  • Colleges
  • Research institutes

Pay & Remuneration

The average salary of a BAMS graduate may be Rs. 40,000 - Rs. 50,000/- per month. Earning rises with time but depending upon work performance of the employee and the position of the company where an employee is working.

Famous Personalities

There were/are many great legends of Ayurveda. Some of them are as follows:

  • Meenakshi Chauhan
  • Dr. M R V Namboothiri
  • DR. Anvar A M
  • Narasimhacharya Bagewadikar
  • Kudal Shastri
  • Bharadwaj
  • Vagbhata
  • Sushruta
  • Jivaka or Jeevaka
  • Bhavamisra

Top Colleges in India

There are various Government and Non-Government colleges available for the course of Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS) across India. Some of the famous colleges of India are as follows:

Top Colleges for BAMS
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
Sri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh
J.B Roy State Medical College, Kolkata
National Institute of Ayurved, Jaipur
Ayurvedic And Unani Tibia College, New Delhi
Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College, Kurukshetra
Ayurvedic Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai
Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat
Ayurvedic Medical College, Ghataprabha
State Ayurvedic College of Lucknow
Ayurvedic Medical College, Davangera
Shri Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur
Ayurvedic Medical College, Kolhapur
Rishikul State College, Haridwar
Ayurvedic Medical College, Terdal
Dayanand Ayurveda College, Jalandhar
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
Ashtang Ayurveda College, Indore

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Benefits of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) course:

  • BAMS Graduate are qualified to register in the Central State Government Ayurvedic Boards.
  • B.A.M.S Graduate can practice anywhere across the country.
  • Ayurvedic products are very popular abroad.
  • There is a rapid increase in the employment area of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery.
  • B.A.M.S aspirants can also work at hospitals, ayurvedic clinics, and ayurvedic medicine manufacturing units etc.
  • Ayurvedic medicines are harmless.

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