Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)

Ayurveda (life –knowledge) incorporates ayurvedic medicine, considered to be the oldest form of medicine in the world; it originated in India over 5000 years ago. Owing to increasing lifestyle diseases, the demand for Ayurvedic medicine is increasing. Hence many Ayurvedic colleges and hospitals are mushrooming in India. Nowadays, people are embracing Ayurvedic medicine as it heals the body naturally. Therefore Ayurvedic doctors have a brighter future in the coming years, not only in India but overseas as well.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)


Course Eligibility Duration
Graduation Class 10 +2 Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Sanskrit ) with minimum 50% +  Entrance Exam 5.5 years
Post-Graduation (MD and MS) BAMS + Entrance Exam 3 years
Post Graduate Diploma BAMS minimum 50% 2 years

Entrance Exam    

Under Graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance Test

  • NEET

Graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance Test



Depending on the type of institute/quota, (government. or private) fees can range from INR Fifty thousand to two lakhs per year; excluding lodging/boarding expenses.

Skills Required   

  • Strong control of concentration

  • Caring nature

  • Confidence

  • Communication skills

  • Good counseling ability

  • Knowledge of Sanskrit is preferable

Career Options   

The job profiles after completing the BAMS programme are as the following:

  • Ayurvedic Doctor: Ayurvedic Doctors understand disease from an Ayurvedic perspective, while possessing a working knowledge of Western medical pathology, pharmacology, diagnostic reports, and treatments, in order to interface with the Western medical community and modify the Ayurvedic management of cases accordingly.

  • Therapist: A therapist serves as an authentic, genuine, empathic individual who is unbiased, supportive, and, can provide objective, nonjudgmental guidance, assisting clients with desired changes as well as achieving their maximum self.

  • Pharmacist:Pharmacists are medication experts and play a critical role in helping people get the best results from their medications. Pharmacists prepare and dispense prescriptions, ensure medicines and doses are correct, prevent harmful drug interactions, and counsel patients on the safe and appropriate use of their medications.

  • Medical Representative:Medical representatives are the key link between pharmaceutical or medical equipment companies and healthcare professionals. They are responsible for building a network with healthcare professionals to promote product awareness, answer queries regarding usage of products, provide advice and help introduce new products.

  • Scientist:A scientist is a person who conducts scientific research to advance knowledge in an area of interest.

Undergraduate course (BAMS)   

  • Neonatal Care

  • Vikiran Avam Chhaya

  • Kshar Karma

  • Maternal Health Care

  • Panchakarma

  • Yoga Therapy

  • Medicinal Plants

  • Ayurved Drug Standardization

Postgraduate Courses (MAMS)   

  • Agad Tantra (Medical Jurisprudence & Toxicology)

  • Bala Roga (Pediatrics)

  • Dravya Guna (Materia Medica & Pharmacology)

  • Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine)

  • Maulika Siddhanta (Fundamental Principles)

  • Panchakarma (Penta Bio-Purification Methods)

  • Prasuti Stri Roga (Gynaecology & Obstetrics)

  • Rasa Shastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana Iatro-Chemistry (Rasa Chikitsa)

  • Sharira Rachana (Anatomy)

  • Sharira Kriya (Physiology)

  • Shalya Tantra (Surgery)

  • Shalakya Tantra (ENT & Ophthalmology)

  • Swasthya Vritta (Preventive & Social Medicine)

  • Rasayana & Vajikarana (Geriatrics and Aphrodisiacs)

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


A Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery can find employment opportunities at following places:

  • Ayurvedic hospitals

  • Healthcare community

  • Life science industries

  • Pharmaceutical industries

  • Healthcare IT

  • Insurance

  • Spa resort

  • Ayurvedic resort

  • Government/private hospitals

  • Medical colleges

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.