Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical and Surgery (BAMS) - Course Overview

Duration: 5.5 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year

198 courses | 178 colleges

About Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical and Surgery (BAMS)

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical & Surgery (BAMS) is a five-year undergraduate program that offers an integrated course that covers a wide range of subjects of traditional Ayurveda and modern medical systems. The five and half a year-long course also includes the one-year mandatory internship.

BAMS covers a wide range of courses such as physiology, modern anatomy, pharmacology, medicine, ENT, forensic medicine, rules and principles of surgery, standards of the solution, legal drug, herbal science, with different subjects of Ayurveda.

Students aspiring for a career in Bachelor of Ayurveda must have great power of concentration and determination as the courses include a lot of reading of both modern science and ancient Ayurveda texts.

Ayurveda is gaining a lot of popularity not only in India but in the Western World because of natural healing properties with minimum side-effects as these medicines are prepared from natural herbs, vegetables, and plants.

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical and Surgery (BAMS) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 or equivalent examination with science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) as mandatory subjects in high school.
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50% to 60%, varies from college to college.
  • Age Limit: The age limit for the BAMS program is 20 years for general category and 24 years for reserved category

BAMS Admission Process:

  • All BAMS admissions are on the basis of common entrance tests.
  • Few colleges/universities have direct admission/ merit list as their selection criteria.

Popular BAMS Common Entrance Exams:

  • Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test
  • Assam Combined Entrance Examination
  • MHU-CET Maharashtra University Entrance Exam

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical and Surgery (BAMS) Syllabus

First Professional Year (1.5 Year):

History of Ayurveda

Physiology (Kriya Sharira)





Anatomy (Rachna Sharira)

History of Modern Medicine



Second Professional Year (1.5 Year):

Pharmaceuticals of Ayurveda (Rasa Shastra avam Bhaisajya Kalpana)

Toxicology (Agadtantra)

Pathology (Nidan Vigyana)

Medica of Ayurveda (Dravyaguna)

Jurisprudence (Vidhi Vaidyaka)

Nadi Parkisa (Pulse Diagnosis)


Final Professional Year (1.5 Year):

ENT, Eye &Dentistry (Shalakya Tantra) 

Gynecology (Prasuti Tantra) 

Medical Ethics & Yoga

Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine )

Obstetric (Stri Yoga) 


Career Options and Job Prospects

After pursuing Bachelors of Ayurveda & Surgery, there are a plethora of career options to choose from. Graduates can find a job in both government and private clinics, as Ayurveda Specialists, Ayurveda drug specialists and may even start their private practice. BAMS graduates are hired in the following capacities:

  • Medical Representative
  • Category Manager
  • Ayurveda Pharmacist
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Product Manager
  • Ayurvedic Doctor

The average salary of an Ayurveda Doctor is between Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh. Ayurvedic doctors can start their private practice and can make a lot of money out of it. Other job roles like Medical Representative are also very lucrative if one gets into MNCs. The salary package of a medical representative is between Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh.