Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery


Like today, there was various disease found frequently in the past. So to cure or eradicate such conditions, the ancient 'Gurus' took the initiative and found out the remedy for it. This remedy is commonly known as Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the oldest form of treating any disease. Even today, many antidotes for hazardous viruses are prepared with the help of ancient scriptures and herbs. But have you ever wondered about the study of it or are you interested in studying it? Well, if yes, then Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery is the best course for you. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, also referred to as BAMS, is a 5.5-year undergraduate course. 5.5-years include 4.5 years of study and one year of mandatory internship. This course is designed for students who want to pursue a profession in the field of Ayurveda and surgery.



BAMS requires a set criterion to be fulfilled by a students aspiring admissions in any colleges offering BAMS course. The following are the requirements accepted by most of the colleges. Although for some colleges, you should refer to the particular college's website.

  • An applicant must have completed class 12th with the combination of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the mandatory subjects through a recognized university. 
  • Most colleges and universities ask a minimum 50% aggregate score in class 12th, although it might differ from college to college. 
  • Some institutes prefer a minimum age bar, which ranges between 17-19 years. 




The BAMS course is a 5.5-year course with 4.5 years of study and one year of internship. The review is further categorized into three parts, which are Section I, Section II, and Section III. Each section consists of 1.5 years. Subjects are divided into these sections and described below.




Section I

(1.5 years)

  • History of Ayurveda
  • Sanskrit and Samhita
  • Padartha Vigyana (Ayurvedic Philosophy)
  • Rachna Sharira (anatomy)
  • Kriya Sharira (physiology

Section II

(1.5 years)

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

Section III

(1.5 years)

  • Shalya Tantra (General surgery and parasurgical techniques)
  • Shalakya Tantra (ENT, Eye, and Dentistry)
  • Prasuti tantra avam Stri roga (Gynaecology and Obstetrics)



There are a couple of institutes providing the BAMS course. All the institutes follow the same rules but provide different services. Some of the institutes, depending upon the quality of facilities they provide, are shortlisted below.




Annual Average Cost

Institute of Medical Sciences

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


Baba Farid University of Health Sciences

Faridkot, Punjab


Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Nashik, Maharashtra


KLE University

Belgaum, Karnataka


Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences

Wardha, Maharashtra


Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

Pune, Maharashtra


Kerala University of Health Sciences

Thrissur, Kerala


Dev Bhoomi Group of Instritutes

Dehradun, Uttarakhand


DY Patil University

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra



Future Prospects

For a great livelihood in the future, studying today and getting an appropriate job is very important. A person holding the degree of BAMS can get access to several opportunities. Some of these are listed below.


Job Profile

Job Description

Annual Average Salary

Category Manager

Ayurvedic stores hire a Retail Category Manager who is in charge of promoting, evaluating, administering, and such practices. He/she is also responsible for managing the merchandise.

₹3,00,000 - ₹9,50,000

Medical Representatives

Any organization requires a representative who can professionally represent its organization. A Medical Representatives is also hired various purposes helpful for the organization.

₹2,70,000 - ₹8,90,000

Ayurvedic Doctor

As the name implies, an Ayurvedic Doctor work on natural remedies, which helps in building treatments for various ailments. As Ayurveda is one of the most effective forms of treatment, there should beq someone to understand and use it accordingly. An Ayurvedic Doctor is also responsible for analyzing different results and of the antidotes find by them.

₹2,85,000 - ₹10,40,000



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