What is BAMS?

  • Full form of BAMS.

Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery

BAMS is the professional under graduation course in the field of medicine. It is the degree awarded to the students who study Ayurvedic medicine.

It is a five and a half years long course with 4.5 years of study and one year for internship. Hence, similar to the MBBS course duration .

It includes traditional study of Ayurveda which is the most ancient science in India since vedic period . As a plus point along with Ayurvedic science modern medicine is also studied.

Eligibility for admission to BAMS

  1. Candidates must have passed class 12th or equivalent examination  with the main subjects English core , biology , chemistry , physicsfrom a recognised board .
  2. Candidate must have  the age of 17 years at the time of admission or as on 31st December of the year of admission.
  3. Need yo secure an aggregate of 50% marks in their Class 12 Board examination for aspirant from general category. While, for SC/ST/OBC candidates, the qualifying percentage is 40%
  4. Candidates need to have qualified NEET by securing minimum qualifying cutoff percentile to get admission in BAMS course.
  5. For foreign students any other equivalent qualification approved by the University will be allowed.

Minimum required percentile in NEET

1. General (UR)  = 50th Percentile

2. SC/ST/OBC(including PwD of SC/ ST/ OBC)= 40th Percentile

3. UR PwD = 45th Percentile

However, NTA is only responsible to conduct NEET and prepare merit list for the same. The admission to BAMS will be taken by  state-wise counselling procedure. For BAMS admission process each state will release its own state merit rank based on the NEET merit list for which the candidates will be required to fill application form and attend the counselling.

The subjects in the first prof. year are-

  1. Sanskrit
  2. Anatomy
  3. Physiology
  4. Padarth Vigyan
  5. Ashtanghridya

The students willing to pursue their career in medicine have a great opportunity to opt for Ayurvedic medicine.

Why Ayurveda is best natural treatment?

  • In today’s scenerio we see how Ayurveda is developing & making its tremendous way in daily life.
  • With an upsurge of countless grave health issues and limitations of allopathic medicine, Ayurveda has emerged as an alternative. Therefore, BAMS as a medical course is gaining popularity not just in India but all over the world. With almost zero side effects, ayurveda is being increasingly opted by people all over the globe.
  • People suffering from lifestyle diseases also seek help in the traditional art of healing which indicates the growing demand of BAMS doctors. So it is a profitable profession one can opt for.

Post graduation in Ayurveda / Specifications in Ayurveda

Along with regular practice, a BAMS graduate can also take up specialized practice after pursuing higher education in the discipline, e.g., therapy of skin diseases, spinal disorders, ophthalmologic conditions, ano-rectal diseases, etc.
Candidates can check the specialities in the subjects which can be pursued after BAMS for post-graduation in the list below:

  • Padartha Vigyan
  • Sharir Rachana
  • Sharir Kriya
  • Swasth Vritta
  • Rasa Shastra
  • Agad Tantra
  • Rog Vikriti Vigyan
  • Charak Samhita]
  • Prastuti and Stri Roga
  • Kaumara Bhritya
  • Kayachikitsa
  • Shallya Tantra
  • Shalakya Tantra
  • Charak Samhita

BAMS course opens up many promising opportunities for the students Such as they can work in

  • General practise
  • Hospital administration
  • Clinical research field
  • Work with herbal manufacturers
  • Teaching profession
  • Health supervisors
  • Ayurvedic therapist
  • Medical tourism
  • MBA in general healthcare management

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