About B.A.M.S

What is BAMS Course?

 

BAMS stands for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. It is a 5-year undergraduate Ayurvedic course based on Ayurveda, a traditional healing technique in India. It studies various topics like modern anatomy, the principle of medicine, botany principles of surgery and many more.

Read Also: BAMS Syllabus 

Candidates interested in pursuing medicine as a career can enrol in the BAMS course after Intermediate with PhysicsChemistryBiology. To get admitted to the BAMS programme, candidates must have passed NEET with a minimum qualifying cut-off percentile. After NEET, BAMS applicants would get a centralised counselling invitation to choose a college based on their scores. 

Top Colleges offering BAMS are AIIMS Delhi, DBGI DehradunGGSIPU Delhi, and Ayurveda College Coimbatore. The average course fee varies between INR 25,000 - 3,20,000.

A BAMS graduate could work as a teacherdieticianpharmacist, counsellor, Panchakarma practitioner, Business Development Officer, Ayurvedic Doctor, Category Manager, Resident Medical Officer, Jr. Clinical Trial Coordinator, Medical Representative. They can also enrol in a PhD programme after completing a postgraduate degree. 

 

BAMS Course Highlights

 

Course Type

Under-graduate

BAMS Full Form

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

BAMS Entrance Examinations

NEET, OJEE, KEAM, BVP CET etc.

BAMS Course Duration

4 years 6 months - 5 years 6 months

BAMS Eligibility

Passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50%-60% in aggregate and PCB as a mandatory subject.

BAMS Admission Process

Based on the entrance examination

BAMS Fees

The average course fee ranges from INR 25,000 to INR 3,20,000.

BAMS Salary

INR 2 - 14 LPA

Top Recruiting Companies

Tata Memorial Centre, National Institute of Ayurveda, Central Ayurveda Research Institute, AIIMS Rishikesh, Dabur

BAMS Job Position

Ayurvedic Doctor, Category Manager, Business Development Officer, Resident Medical Officer, teacher, dietician, pharmacist, counsellor, Panchkarma practitioner

 

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Why Choose BAMS?

 

BAMS course aims to provide a thorough comprehensive education in many elements of Ayurveda to the applicant. 

  1. Throughout the course, students would understand the value of Ayurvedic Principles in the context of community health needs. 
  2. BAMS students will be able to perform effective Ayurvedic care of all types of ailments after completing the course.
  3. This course also teaches students how to recognise social, economic, environmental, biological, and emotional determinants of health in a given situation and factor them into therapeutic strategies. 
  4. After completing this course, students will critically evaluate relevant published research literature and use it to influence Ayurvedic practice.

 

BAMS Admission Process 2023

 

Admission to the BAMS programme will be based on the All-India Rank, and Percentile of Marks acquired in the NEET exam administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

  1. This admission exam is currently required for BAMS as well as for several other medical programs.
  2. Following NEET, BAMS applicants will be invited to a centralised counselling session to select a college based on their NEET scores.
  3. Colleges can next undertake a personal interview round to filter down the candidates further.

 

BAMS Eligibility Criteria

 

  1. Candidates must have a Science stream at Intermediate level (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) 
  2. They must have a Minimum Marks: 50% to 60%, depending on the college.
  3. The minimum age Limit is 17 years and maximum is 20 years (General category) and 24 years (Reserved category)

 

BAMS Entrance Examinations 2023

 

Exam 

Registration Date

Examination Date

NEET

March 2023

September 2023

OJEE

January 2023

June 2023

KEAM

January 2023

April 2023

 

BAMS Specializations List

 

BAMS is a vast field and this course offers various specializations in the field, some of them are enlisted below:

  • Padartha Vigyan
  • Sharir Rachana
  • Sharir Kriya
  • Swasthavritta
  • Rasa Shastra
  • Agad Tantra
  • Rog & Vikriti Vigyan
  • Charak Samhita
  • Prasuti and Stri Roga
  • KaumaraBhritya
  • Kayachikitsa
  • Shalya Tantra
  • Shalakya Tantra
  • Charak Samhita

Check out the Course wise Subjects Breakdown in the section below - 

 

 

BAMS Distance Education

 

Many universities offer a bachelor's degree programme in BAMS Distance Learning to candidates at the undergraduate level. 

  1. Candidates are offered many career openings in various medical sectors once they have completed BAMS course. 
  2. The candidates can apply for the BAMS distance education admission based on  BAMS entrance exams. 
  3. The eligibility criteria are 12th passed and over 50% marks at the Intermediate level. 

 

BAMS Distance Education: Top Colleges

 

College Name

BAMS Course Fees

Goutham College, Bangalore

INR 2,00,000

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi

INR 2,00,000 - 3,00,000

Ch. Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan (CBPACS), Delhi

INR 3,25,000

 

BAMS Syllabus 2023

 

BAMS Subjects: 1st Year

BAMS Subjects: 2nd Year

Padartha Vigyan And Ayurved Itihas

Dravyaguna Vighyan

Sanskrit

Roga Nidan

Kriya Sharir

Rasashastra

Rachana Sharir

Charak Samhita

Maulik Siddhant Avum Ashtang Hridaya

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BAMS Subjects: 3rd Year 

BAMS Subjects: 4th Year 

Agadtantra

Kayachikitsa

Swasthavritta

Panchkarma

Prasuti Tantra Evum Stri Roga

Shalya Tantra

Kaumarbhritya Parichaya

Shalakya Tantra

Charak Samhita (Uttarardha)

Research Methodology And Medical Statistics

 

BAMS: Top Colleges in India

 

College Name

BAMS Course Fees 

Ratings

IMS BHU - Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University

INR 2,25,000

 4.4

Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon

INR 19,35,000

 4.3

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur

INR 20,91,245

 4.5

Patanjali Ayurved College, Haridwar

INR 2,15,000

4.5

State Ayurvedic college and Hospital, Lucknow

INR 2,85,100

3.0

K G Mittal Ayurvedic College, Mumbai

INR 58,050 

3.2

Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Nagpur

INR 4,95,000

3.0

JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru

INR 2,50.000 

3.3

Ashtang Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune

INR 42,340

4.0

Podar Ayurved Medical College, Mumbai

INR 41,250

4.0

Sumatibhai Shah Ayurved Mahavidyalaya Malwadi, Pune

INR 1,78,000 

3.9

Government Ayurved College, Nanded

INR 44,000 

3.0

Himalaya Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Dehradun

INR 2,50,000

3.4

Government Ayurvedic College Hospital, Patna

INR 1,53,000

3.2

Dr DY Patil University

INR 6,00,000 

3.5

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Ayurved, Pune

INR 3,50,000 

4.1

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur

INR 11,20,000

3.6

Vidarbha Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Amravati

INR 61,000

2.0

CSMSS Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and Rugnalay, Aurangabad

INR 1,75,000 

2.5

Madan Mohan Malviya Government Ayurved College, Udaipur

INR 7,000 

2.3

 

BAMS Jobs In India

BAMS provides candidates with many opportunities due to the proven effectiveness of several Ayurvedic treatment modalities. They can choose to work in various relevant businesses and earn a good living. After completing several BAMS courses, candidates can pick from the following industries:

 

Job Profile

BAMS Average annual salary (INR)

Hospital

5,00,000

Research institution

2,40,000

Teacher

3,00,000

Dispensary

3,00,000

Pharmacist

3,36,000

Consultant

6,72,000

Panchakarma centre

2,50,000

Community health officer

2,40,000

Dietitian

5,00,000

 

BAMS Salary In India

  1. BAMS graduates earn between INR 4,00,000 and INR 12,00,00 per year.
  2. BAMS graduates are well compensated in government organisations, while in the private sector, the remuneration of BAMS graduates varies greatly depending on the employer, ranging from INR 4,00,000 to INR 8,00,000.
  3. Salary is determined by a person's talents, experience in the area, job description, and other factors.

 

Also Read: BAMS Doctor Salary

 

BAMS Salary In India: By Experience

 

Years of Experience

Average BAMS Salary in India(Lakhs)

BAMS Salary in India

1 -2 Years

INR 3.2 Lakh

BAMS Doctor salary in India ranges between ₹ 0.3 Lakhs to ₹ 5.7 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 3.0 Lakhs

2 -3 Years

INR 3.8 Lakh

BAMS Doctor salary in India ranges between ₹ 0.4 Lakhs to ₹ 7.2 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 3.8 Lakhs

3 -4 Years

INR 4.1 Lakh

BAMS Doctor salary in India ranges between ₹ 0.6 Lakhs to ₹ 8.8 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 4.1 Lakhs.

4 -5 Years

INR 4.5 Lakh

BAMS Doctor salary in India ranges between ₹ 0.4 Lakhs to ₹ 9.5 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 4.5 Lakhs.

5 -6 Years

INR 4.8 Lakh

BAMS Doctor salary in India ranges between ₹ 0.3 Lakhs to ₹ 9.6 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 4.8 Lakhs.

Below is a table with specific information on wage statistics based on: experience and job profile:

 

BAMS Salary :Based on Experience

Below is the table showing the salary data of BAMS qualified candidates based on their experience level in the field:

Level of Experience

Average Annual Salary

Freshers Level

Rs 2,00,000- 6,00,000

Experience Level

Rs 3,00,00-9,00,000

 

Check out the Salary Breakdown of Different Courses in the section below - 

 

 

Top Skills for BAMS Doctors

  • BAMS
  • BHMS
  • Ayurveda
  • Medical
  • Healthcare
  • Consulting
  • Medicine
  • Hospital
  • Claims Processing
  • Personal Care
  • Relationship Management
  • Communication Skills

 

BAMS Doctor Salary : Based on Company

 

Company Name

BAMS Doctor Average Salary

BAMS Doctor Highest Salary

Atkins

INR 2.5 LPA

INR 3.5 LPA

Self employed women's association

INR 5 LPA

INR 6.2 LPA

NMC Hospital

INR 3.1 LPA

INR 5.8 LPA

Government of India

INR 3.8 LPA

INR 4.6 LPA

Kailash Hospital

INR 3.1 LPA

INR 6.3 LPA

Privat Hospital

INR 4 LPA

INR 4.6 LPA

Confidental Clinic

INR 4.2 LPA

INR 6.3 LPA

Individual Consultations

INR 3.9 LPA

INR 4.1 LPA

 

BAMS: Top Recruiters

 

Top Recruiters for BAMS Graduates

Patanjali Ayurved Limited

Dabur

The Himalaya Drug Company

Zandu Pharmaceuticals Works Limited

Surya Herbal Limited

Vicco Laboratories

Charak Pharma Private Limited

Emami Limited

Hamdard Laboratories

Baidya Nath

 

Course After BAMS

 

The BAMS graduate candidates can opt for the various different specializations in their MD Courses.

The different specializations in MD along with their duration are asfollows:

MD ayurveda

MS ayurveda

PHd in ayurveda

B pharm ayurveda

MD in ayurveda-panchakarma

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BAMS Course: FAQ's

 

Q-1) Which course is better, BDS or BAMS?

A. Choosing a course is entirely determined by your interests. If you want to study Ayurvedic medicine, you should study BAMS, and if you want to study dentistry, you should study BDS. The scope of BAMS: After completing BAMS, there are career opportunities not only in India but also in other countries.

 

Q-2) Can BAMS doctor do surgery?
A. Ayurvedic doctors can now perform surgeries with the central government allowing post graduate (PG) students to practise general surgery alongside orthopaedic, ophthalmology, ENT and dental.

 

Q-3) Can I get admission in the BAMS course with 300 marks in NEET exam?
A. To be admitted to a government dental college, an applicant must earn at least 450 points in  NEET. A minimum of 50 percentile in the general category is required for admission to private dentistry colleges.

 

Q-4) How to become a medical officer after BAMS?

A. The minimum qualification required for Medical Officer post is BAMS degree. The exam will be conducted across 9 cities. The information regarding the test center will be sent to the candidate in due course of time. The test will have questions from topics included in BAMS (Ayurveda) syllabus..

 

Q-5) Can BAMS doctor practice allopathy?
A. Only a few states in India allow Ayurveda practitioners to practice allopathy as well: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and Uttarakhand.

 

Q-6) Is BAMS equivalent to MBBS?
A. They are both equivalent, but their approaches to treating patients differ. In India, the medical undergraduate course is known as MBBS, which stands for Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine. It is the country's process of becoming a doctor of modern medicine.

 

Q-7) Can I do MD after BAMS?
A. After finishing your BAMS, you can pursue an MD or MS in Ayurveda. BAMS graduates can also continue their education in a variety of medical-related fields. A Master's in Public Health, a Master's in Health Administration, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medicine, and numerous other postgraduate courses are available.

 

Q-8) What to do after BAMS?
A. Medical transcription, medical tourism, medical event management, medical journalism, medical photography, and documentation are also fields with a bright future. BAMS graduates can complete LLB and work as legal medical advisor.

 

Q-9) Is Sanskrit compulsory for BAMS?

A. Yes, It is compulsory to study Sanskrit in the BAMS course.

 

Q-10) Can a BAMS doctor become a gynecologist?

A. No, you cannot. BAMS is an ayurvedic degree & for gynecologists minimum degree requirement is MBBS.

 

Q-11) Can a BAMS doctor prescribe allopathic medicines?

A. As per rules, BAMS doctors can practice allopathy, but BHMS (homeopathic) practitioners cannot.

 

Q-12) Which is a better course, BAMS or BHMS?

A. The courses are equally competitive and both will fetch good earnings. The BAMS doctor is responsible for treating the people with ayurvedic medical system and ayurvedic medication, while the BHMS doctors treat the patients with homeopathic medication.

 

Q-13) Can a BAMS doctor practice allopathy in Maharashtra?

A. A Maharashtra government resolution issued in November 1992 for the medical education and drugs department allows doctors with degrees in Ayurveda, Unani, homeopathy, and other therapies to practice allopathy.

 

Q-14) What is BAMS course duration?

A. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery or BAMS is a 5.5-year UG Ayurvedic course .

 

Q-15) How to get admission In BAMS?

A. To get admitted to the BAMS programme, candidates must have passed NEET with a minimum qualifying cutoff percentile. After NEET, BAMS applicants would get a centralised counselling invitation to choose a college based on their scores.

 

Q-16) Is the BAMS course available in AIIMS?

A. No. AIIMS is an institute for modern evidence-based medicine. There is a separate All India institute for Ayurveda.

 

Q-17) What is a bridge course for BAMS doctors?

A. The bridge course permits bachelor of ayurveda medicine and surgery (BAMS) doctors to practice allopathy to a certain extent at health and wellness centres (HWCs) across the state.

 

Q-18) Which is a better course, Physiotherapy or BAMS?
A. Both courses are good. The advantage of BAMS over BPT is that after completion of BAMS Course , you will be a doctor. While BPT is a paramedical course.

Q-19) Can I do MBA after BAMS?

A. Yes, MBA course can be done after BAMS course. Candidates who have completed a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized university are eligible to apply for an MBA course. You must have to appear and qualify in MBA entranceexaminations such as GMAT, XAT, CAT, etc.

 

Q-20) Is BAMS degree valid in USA?
A. BAMS is not recognized in the USA. But, you can practice there under different titles like a naturopathic doctor or herbal practitioner.

 

Q-21) What is BAMS Full Form in medical?
A. BAMS stands for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery.

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B.A.M.S FAQs

Q-1

Which course is better, BDS or BAMS?


Choosing a course is entirely determined by your interests. If you want to study Ayurvedic medicine, you should study BAMS, and if you want to study dentistry, you should study BDS. The scope of BAMS: After completing BAMS, there are career opportunities not only in India but also in other countries..
Q-2

Can BAMS doctor do surgery?


Ayurvedic doctors can now perform surgeries with the central government allowing post graduate (PG) students to practise general surgery alongside orthopaedic, ophthalmology, ENT and dental..
Q-3

Can I get admission in the BAMS course with 300 marks in NEET exam?


Dear Prospective Student, To be admitted to a government dental college, an applicant must earn at least 450 points in  NEET. A minimum of 50 percentile in the general category is required for admission to private dentistry colleges..
Q-4

How to become a medical officer after BAMS?


The minimum qualification required for Medical Officer post is BAMS degree. The exam will be conducted across 9 cities. The information regarding the test center will be sent to the candidate in due course of time. The test will have questions from topics included in BAMS (Ayurveda) syllabus..
Q-5

Can BAMS doctor practice allopathy?


Only a few states in India allow Ayurveda practitioners to practice allopathy as well: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and Uttarakhand..
Q-6

Is BAMS equivalent to MBBS?


They are both equivalent, but their approaches to treating patients differ. In India, the medical undergraduate course is known as MBBS, which stands for Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine. It is the country's process of becoming a doctor of modern medicine..
Q-7

Can I do MD after BAMS?


After finishing your BAMS, you can pursue an MD or MS in Ayurveda. BAMS graduates can also continue their education in a variety of medical-related fields. A Master's in Public Health, a Master's in Health Administration, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medicine, and numerous other postgraduate courses are available..
Q-8

What to do after BAMS?


Medical transcription, medical tourism, medical event management, medical journalism, medical photography, and documentation are also fields with a bright future. BAMS graduates can complete LLB and work as legal medical advisor..
Q-9

Is Sanskrit compulsory for BAMS?


Yes, It is compulsory to study Sanskrit in the BAMS course..
Q-10

Can a BAMS doctor become a gynecologist?


No, you can not. BAMS is an ayurvedic degree & for gynecologists minimum degree requirement is MBBS..
Q-11

Can a BAMS doctor prescribe allopathic medicines?


As per rules, BAMS doctors can practice allopathy, but BHMS (homeopathic) practitioners cannot..
Q-12

Which is a better course, BAMS or BHMS?


The courses are equally competitive and both will fetch good earnings. The BAMS doctor is responsible for treating the people with ayurvedic medical system and ayurvedic medication, while the BHMS doctors treat the patients with homeopathic medication..
Q-13

Can a BAMS doctor practice allopathy in Maharashtra?


A Maharashtra government resolution issued in November 1992 for the medical education and drugs department allows doctors with degrees in Ayurveda, Unani, homeopathy, and other therapies to practice allopathy..
Q-14

What is BAMS course duration?


Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery or BAMS is a 5.5-year UG Ayurvedic course ..
Q-15

How to get admission In BAMS?


To get admitted to the BAMS programme, candidates must have passed NEET with a minimum qualifying cutoff percentile. After NEET, BAMS applicants would get a centralised counselling invitation to choose a college based on their scores..
Q-16

Is the BAMS course available in AIIMS?


No. AIIMS is an institute for modern evidence-based medicine. There is a separate All India institute for Ayurveda..
Q-17

What is a bridge course for BAMS doctors?


The bridge course permits bachelor of ayurveda medicine and surgery (BAMS) doctors to practice allopathy to a certain extent at health and wellness centres (HWCs) across the state.
Q-18

Which is a better course, Physiotherapy or BAMS?


Both courses are good. The advantage of bams over bpt is that after completion of bams , you will be a dr. While bpt is paramedical course..
Q-19

Can I do MBA after BAMS?


Yes, MBA course can be done after BAMS course. Candidates who have completed a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized university are eligible to apply for an MBA course. You must have to appear and qualify in MBA entrance examinations such as GMAT, XAT, CAT, etc..
Q-20

Is BAMS degree valid in USA?


BAMS is not recognized in the USA. But, you can practice there under different titles like a naturopathic doctor or herbal practitioner..
Q-21

What is BAMS Full Form?


BAMS stands for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery..

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