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B.A.M.S- Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

The genesis of Ayurveda dates backs to the Vedic era of our country. Ayurveda is an amalgam of two Sanskrit words, Ayur (life) and Veda (knowledge). It is a 5000-year-old medicine system which has been used for healing diseases and chronic illnesses with the aid of nature. 

 Ayurveda is based on the principle that the proper health is an equal balance between body, mind, and spirit. It is believed that diseases and illnesses originate when there is an imbalance of three energies- Vata(air), Pitta(fire), and Kapha(water). Pursuing a career in Ayurvedic medicine has become popular among the students in last one decade. Many state-level and university-level colleges offer courses in Ayurveda.

B.A.M.S( Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) is a professional degree in Ayurveda offered by Ayurveda colleges in India, Nepal and, other South Asian countries. The course duration of this professional degree is five and a half years which includes compulsory rotatory internship of one year. The course comprises of the study of anatomy, social and preventive medicine, herbal medicine, toxicology and other subjects.

After successful completion of the degree, B.A.M.S graduates use the suffix of “Vaidyar” ( abbreviated as Vr.)


Who are eligible for pursuing B.A.M.S?

Those who have qualified 10+2 examination with Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and preferably Sanskrit.

Students should have qualified NEET UG for applying to top-tier Ayurvedic schools.

Selection to Ayurveda Schools is done on basis of final merit- 10+2 score and NEET score.


How is B.A.M.S beneficial in career-making?

Ayurveda is widely accepted throughout India as it has its origin from our country.

Many pharmaceutical and chemical companies have now turned towards Ayurveda. They are recruiting Ayurveda researchers for carrying out innovative experiments

Ayurvedic medicines are considered more credible as it is prepared from natural herbs and do have side-effects. Nowadays, people are inclined towards natural living and they prefer intake of natural products.


Fees Structure: Can vary anywhere between 3,000 to 15 Lakhs depending on the college.


Salary after completion of the course: Rs. 2.5L- 6L


Top companies recruiting B.A.M.S graduates

  1. Dabur
  2. Himalaya
  3. Vicco Laboratories
  4. Patanjali
  5. Jamia Hamdard
  6. Baidyanath
  7. Zandu
  8. Emami Limited

Career Options



Clinical Practice


Drug Manufacturing

Medical tourism

Medical Event Management

Medical Documentation

Medical Photography

Legal Medical Advisor

Medical Journalism



Top 15 Colleges in India for B.A.M.S:

College Name

Tuition Fees


Baba Farid Institute Of Health Sciences


Separate Entrance Exam

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences


NEET Score

Jupiter Ayurved Medical College


10+2 score and MUHS Entrance

Bharati Vidyapeeth University


BVP CET Medical

Ayush and Health Science University


10+2 score

Gujarat Ayurved University

2300K (approx)

10+2 score

Dr. D Y Patil University


Appeared for NEET and 10+2 score.

Banaras Hindu University

9.5k (approx)

Appeared for NEET, Interview, 10+2 Score

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences

4.11L (approx)

10+2 Score, NEET Appeared

Desh Bhagat University

5L (approx)


Santhigiri Siddha Medical College

11L (approx)

10+2 score

National Institute of Technology



Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

22K (approx)

NEET score

Patanjali Ayurved College


UAPMT score


Ayurveda in recent news: 

1. Construction of integrated AYUSH hospital underway in West Midnapore.

2. Inspired by Patanjali, Future Group to manufacture personal care Ayurved products.

3. The government signed many agreements with WHO for promoting traditional medicine.

4. Cabinet removes bridge course for AYUSH practitioners.

5. Initiatives were taken by  AYUSH ministry to promote yoga among masses: Shripad








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